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Pumalin Park

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Address: Palena, Chile

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amazing pure nature

Having traveled almost 3 months in Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia, I can say this national park is now one of my favorites. Pure and amazing nature. If you are backpacking, be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Izmir, Turkey

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Izmir, Turkey
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having traveled almost 3 months in Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia, I can say this national park is now one of my favorites. Pure and amazing nature. If you are backpacking, be ready to hitchhike as there is almost no public transport. If not you better go there with a 4X4 vehicle as the road conditions are not good. But all... More 

Thank EnginKaban
Baarlo, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Parque Pumalin is one of the most beautiful parks we visited in Chile. The sendero's are beautiful and are well signed, but still feel wild. The camping sites are luxurious: well maintained, beautifully designed and, because we where there before high summer season, they where for free! Also the boot trip from Hornopiren to Caleta Gonzalo is really worth it,... More 

1 Thank leito_rr
Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Rare beauty with several trails and tucked away campsites. Would have liked to walk more of the trails but the steep staircases were tricky in wet weather. The sendero Los alerces is a highlight...to see trees over 3000 years old simply incredible. An outdoor paradise

Thank hjt0101
St. Petersburg, Russia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We spent in Pumalin 5 days in total, three days stayed in the North part and two in the South, it was our first park on the Carretera Austral and it was a really good start for the trip. The park is free for everbody, there are good compings all for 2500pesos (4$), the trails are very clear and easy... More 

3 Thank AliaTraveler
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Well marked along the road from Calete Gonzalo to Chaiten, with a small parking. The short and easy trail is well maintained with walkways, platforms, bridge, steps and some explanations. The various trees with thick moss and the centuries old Alerce trees are a very special sight. People who appreciate nature can really enjoy the trail. Great opportunities for interesting... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Pumalín Park is a 3,250 km² private nature reserve in the Palena Province of Chile, created by the US environmental foundation The Conservation Land Trust, which was endowed and led by the American founder of North Face, Douglas Tompkins, who died in a tragic kayaking accident in Patagonia in January 2016. We arrived by ferry at Caleta Gonzalo after a... More 

Thank EdSimone
Tel Aviv, Israel
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

The park is not famous because it is difficult to access to it. I did Sendero Cacadas route. It took me 3 hours. The route is medium: not easy but not too much difficult to walk. The camping site is in a good condition. I didn't have a tent, so I could not camp. If you do have, it seems... More 

1 Thank Tomer V
Southern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

I booked a trip for our family of five, all adults, to Pumalin online through Alsur Expeditions, based in Puerto Varas. Gerardo and his team were first rate, and very accommodating to our needs. We booked well in advance, since we were combining this with a trip to Antarctica. This was good and bad. The bad: South American airlines are... More 

Thank NadoClan
Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014

We booked a night in the expensive cabañas in this park and they are certainly worth the money for beauty and proximity to the park, the food in the cafe was excellent too. The problem was with the hikes in the park. After our night in the cabaña and a hearty breakfast we asked the manager if we could buy... More 

1 Thank MaryTennant
Chennai, India
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68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

We travelled through the Careterra Austral in April 2013 and loved the wilderness, the quaint towns and cozy accommodation.

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