The Park has a network of footpaths of big interest that allow to know the most interesting sectors of the park. Recreative footpathsFootpath Jumps of the river Petrohue: They have an extension of 370 m and it is covered in 10 minutes approximately.Footpath The Lovers: There are located in the sector Jumps of the River Petrohue. It has a length of...more
The surroundings of the river are very green, with lots of trees and mountains. It is said that southern Chile keeps its forests like they were when the dinosaurs were alive. No wonder that the Discovery Channel's documentary "Walking with Dinosaurs" was filmed in southern Chile.So if you want a taste of the past, come to Chile! You won't regret...more
Well known to any visitor coming here, it's a must-see. They're not huge or fall from a high altitude, but the clearness of the water, the volcano and the surrounding mountains, make the fall even more beautiful. Look out for the salmons on the river, just below the waterfall.more
A general warning about traveling to and from Petrohue on holidays: the bus schedules can be VERY infrequent. So, if you are like us and have a bus to catch back to Santiago that very day, you may spend hours after your hike waiting for a bus that will never come, and instead you have to hitch-hike... Luckily, hitch-hiking in rural-ish Chile is safer than many places, but of course, you just have to be smart..
First thing's first: Petrohue IS off the beaten path. The way you get there is by taking one of any buses in nearby cities (we took the bus from Puerto Varas) that say Petrohue. It is definetly worth going to, although unless you plan to take a boat or do a lot of hiking there, a few hours suffices.more
On this place, apiculture is huge. They've got this treatments with bees, and they're suppose to make you feel good. They get the bees and let them sting where it hurts. Don't know hot it works, but I've heard that it does.Now, if you're not interested in getting sting by bees, then I'd recommend you to buy honey. Why is this honey so special....more