Hike: 8-9 hours
After a hearty breakfast, we start our trek through dense coastal forests to the village of Huellehue, where we spend the next two days. We pass through the typical native forest of Southern Chile with an impressive variety of plants, shrubs, vines, ferns and mosses, as well as mushrooms, insects, birds and other creatures. The trail leads alongside native trees, such as the coastal Olivillo, Luma, Tepu and the southern beech. A large part of these endemic plant species are found nowhere else in the world.
After a 20-minute boat ride, we reach the small village of Huellelhue on the banks of the river of the same name. The center of this Huilliche community are three houses and the local school. With an average of 12 students, this school takes care of the education of all the children in the area, including those from Caleta Condor.
Overnight in a Huilliche family house in Huellelhue. (Breakfast, boxed-lunch, dinner)