This journey of discovery will take you to magnificent national parks of southern Chile that hold the largest southern Andes population of Araucaria Pine, Araucaria araucana – also known as Monkey-puzzle tree. We will also explore the lush rainforests of the Temperate Zone of Chile, dominated by various species of the ancient tree genus Nothofagus. On this private trip you will explore a fascinating region of Chile, dominated by magnificent volcanoes, lush rainforests and blue lakes.
Private nature and photography journey to Chiles Lake District. Magnificent temperate forests, reminiscent of the distant forests of New Zealand and Tasmania, cover extensive regions at the foothills of the southern Andes. These forests are unique in their ancient geographical isolation and rich in arboreal species in genera Araucaria, Fitzroya, Nothofagus or Drimys, as well as a high diversity of members of the Mirtaceae family. The undergrowth is very dense and is dominated by dwarf trees, ferns and herbs and is the realm for ground-dwelling tapaculos and very rare endemic mammals. Keen birders and botanists as well as nature photographers will have delightful subjects to observe and study during this comprehensive willdlife tour. The areas to be visited are surrounded by magnificent scenery dominated by spectacular volcanoes and lakes.
6-day trip Starts: Temuco, Chile / Ends: Puerto Varas, Chile. Private departures.