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Hike in a monkey puzzle forest
Climb through Valdivian rainforest to reach a viewpoint over turquoise lakes.
The lushly forested slopes of Huerquehue National Park are an inviting setting for a day’s hiking. Starting amidst tranquil lakes, you’ll climb through Valdivian rainforest, full of monkey puzzle and the distinctive Araucaria tree with its whorl of needle-like leaves sweeping horizontally out from a towering trunk. Occasional glimpses of Villarrica volcano through the openings in the foliage, or in the mirrored surface of a lake, give a foretaste of the awe-inspiring vistas you’ll enjoy at the top.
Activity Rating: moderate
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Real Latin America Experts
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.