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6 Days Hike and Yoga Retreat in Chile

  • Aldea Naukana Posada Boutique, Gerónimo de Alderete 656, Pucón, Chile

Overview

Hiking and Yoga Retreat Chile

This amazing retreat is a combination of body and mind and is designed to lift you up spiritually and bring you back to earth, surrounding yourself with wilderness, beauty, and finding your inner self. You may even find yourself on the crater of one of Chile's most active volcanoes, the Villarica volcano. From daily yoga routines and national parks to active volcanoes and hot springs, this yoga and hike retreat in Pucon, Chile is one of those life time experiences you just have to go for.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Kayak tour across the Villarica lake
  • Full day hikes to wonderful locations
  • Visit to incredible national parks and hot springs
  • Spa full body massage treatment
  • 2 daily delicious vegan meals
  • 5 nights accommodations
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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For this retreat you will be staying at Aldea Naukana Posada Boutique, which has with nine rooms either with twin size, queen size, king size, or super king size beds, depending on the room. All with private bathrooms, 100% organic herb based cleansing gel for body and hands, 220 thread sheets, safety box, minibar, Wi-Fi, central heating, air conditioned, and maid service. All rooms have views towards the volcano or the lovely garden.

Day 1

Arrival day, one yoga class, and welcome lunch.

Day 2

One yoga class, full day hike to Huerquehue national park, optional kayaking, hot tub, breakfast, and lunch.

Day 3

One yoga class, visit to hot springs, breakfast, and lunch.

Day 4

One yoga class, full day hike in Cai national park, breakfast, and lunch.

Day 5

Spa and rest day, two yoga classes, one full body 60-minute massage, option to pick an additional add on activity, breakfast, lunch, and farewell dinner.

Day 6

Departure day, one yoga class, and breakfast.

Roco Fernndez Maechtig

Roco Fernndez Maechtig is a beautiful native of Villarrica with a history in performing arts and has been teaching yoga for the past six years. Roco Fernndez Maechtig began her studies practicing rhythmic and artistic gymnastics as a teenager and then continued her artistic nature studying theater in Diego Portales University in Santiago, Chile. Her passion of spiritual arts in India has brought her to the world of meditation and yoga. Being one of the best teachers, she specializes in Purna yoga, Vinyasa yoga, and Pilates. She continues her eternal desire to keep learning and sharing with her students, the knowledge, discipline, and most importantly, the motivation to practice and develop the beautiful union of the body, mind, and spirit.

Rayen Arratia

Rayen Arratia is the kayak instructor. She was born in Pucon and lived all her life surrounded by adventure sport activities so kayaking is one of her great passions. She began at the age of 18 and participated in South American tournaments in its modality slalom with very good results. Rayen Arratia is passionate about kayaking and also has had the opportunity to paddle in other countries. Kayaking is a very nice experience that anyone can learn and enjoy.

This retreat will be held at Pucon Aldea Naukana Posada Boutique resort. Pucon is an adventure hub of an adventurous country. Most tourists come to Pucn to hike the Villiarrica volcano, sun bathe at one of the lakes, visit the hot springs, and enjoy the night life. Aldea Naukana is a nine room innovative architecture resort where the design in height mixes with curves and stilts, native wood, and other organic materials like Chilean bamboo, willow wood, volcanic rock, and native flowers that intermingle in the spacious gardens creating a harmonious and peaceful whole.

Activities
  • Fishing nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Hiking
  • Hot spring
  • Hot tub
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Reiki
  • Shopping nearby
  • Skiing
  • Spa nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
General
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • In-room safe
  • Lake nearby
  • Mini bar
  • Night club nearby
  • Restaurant
  • River nearby
  • Spa
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • Laundry
  • Room cleaning
  • Wireless internet

During this retreat, you will be served two delicious conscientiously prepared meals a day. All meals are gourmet vegetarian and vegan. The daily lunch and dinner buffet includes a pure food option, which offers greens, grains, and legumes. All food is purchased from local farmers and organic produced when available.

Exclusions

  • Dinner during 5 days
  • Lunch and dinner on departure day

Backcountry skiing

Enjoy a ride with backcountry skis between the trees surrounded by nature or at unique slopes with views of the Villarrica lake. There are three options, depending on the level of the participant. The idea is to combine the effort of climbing with the pleasure of skiing the slopes that you want.

Extreme rafting

For those looking for the ultimate whitewater experience, come and ride the wild, remote rapids of the Trancura River. Its class three and four rapids rush through a valley where the scenery is just as impressive as the whitewater. Your expert guide will outfit you with the latest in rafting equipment and train you in the proper paddling and safety techniques before embarking on this epic adventure. Prior rafting experience is recommended but it is not necessary. This run is perfect for the experienced rafter and for the adventurous first timer.

Hiking to Villiarrica volcano

This is a though day hike that comes with gators, an ice axe, and a grand panoramic view, where you will slide down the volcano on your way down. This is the number one tourist activity in the area. The volcano has an altitude of 2847 meters and is one of the most active on the planet. The excursion starts very early beginning the ascent together with a mountain guide, while you enjoy the beautiful views of each resting point. When you get to the summit, the panoramic view is unbeatable and to be at the crater is a unique experience. It is a must do in this zone.

Horseback riding

Get close to nature and enjoy a morning or romantic sunset ride along the volcanic area of the mountain range, crossing through millennial forest of Coigues, Lengas, and Araucarias to finally reach the naturally beautiful Huenulafken Lagoon.

Mellow rafting

Mellow rafting trips are all about fun and relaxation on the water. You will have the opportunity to swim and enjoy the views of nearby mountain peaks and magnificent flora and fauna as you cruise down the pristine and crystalline waters of the Puesco River.

Stand up paddle board

This emerging global sport is like walking on water. Unlike surfing, stand up paddle surf is very easy to learn but provides a good core workout. Within one hour the instructor will make you feel comfortable on your board and you will enjoy being out on the surrounding lakes.

Trekking in national parks

This activity is as simple as walking under the ancient trees of the different parks in the regin and then sit down and contemplate nature around you. You can either go accompanied by a guide or just go by yourself. Huerquehue, El Cai, and the viewpoint of the volcano trail at the South are recommended.

Va Ferrata climbing

This is the first Via Ferrata in the country. Located close to Pucn, it allows you to live the experience of climbing an altitude of almost 300 meters, supported by metal steps.

The activity starts with an ascent trek of moderate difficulty, followed by the rock climbing and ends with a trek through native forests in order to descend.

Visit to the hot springs

The hot springs are just twenty minutes from Pucon and is a must visit during your visit. Pucon has a late night life so it is fine to take off at 01:00 am and the hot springs will still be open. It is also a great cold rainy day activity.

Thai massage

This strong massage combines Thai massage with acupressure point work to relieve ailments such as headache, back pain, knee pain, shoulder, and neck pain caused by various conditions of physical and mental stress. The massage involves the therapist using her thumbs, palms, and fingers to apply pressure on specific points. It is a painful yet therapeutic massage and not for the faint hearted.

Lymphatic drainage massage

Help eliminate toxins from your body with this gentle massage that concentrates on the lymphatic system. By relieving congestion in the tissues and draining fluid from the lymph nodes, this treatment stimulates the natural cleansing process of your body and helps to promote a renewed sense of well-being.

  • 2 vegetarian and vegan meals per day, which includes 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 1 dinner
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfer and transportation during your stay
  • Daily hiking sessions
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Entrance fee to all national parks
  • Entrance fee to hot springs
  • Massages and body treatments
  • Any of the add on excursions
  • Airfares
  • Laundry services

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Temuco International Airport (ZCO).

Avani Yoga Retreats will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Avani Yoga Retreats an inquiry.
  • Review by Diana from Alexandria, Virginia
    10 out of 10

    "I have traveled to over sixty countries and have never had a more personalized tour than what Mabel offered."

    "At first when I booked the tour with Mabel I was a little hesitant since she is just starting off in her business. She had several set tour dates but none fit within my time schedule. We also had some challenges with the website so I had to contact her on Facebook. But once I arrived in Pucon everything went perfect. Mabel personally customized my stay. This is my third yoga retreat and I've been to many yoga studios before, so speaking from experience, the yoga instructors in Pucon are top notch. I had two private classes and one was out side in nature with beautiful scenery. During one of the private lessons the instructor, Tessa, worked with me on a few poses I've never been able to accomplish before. "

    "Mabel also arranged for me to have private white water kayaking instruction. I had only kayaked three times before so I was a little hesitant to try the rapids in Pucon. The instructor however, was excellent and only took me on waters that were suitable for my skill level. Like yoga, it was an extremely rewarding experience because I felt like I had improved my skills on the water. The beautiful scenery was amazing too- this is an absolute must! "

    "My last day in Pucon has been the highlight of my trip to Chile. We took a six hour hike to absolutely breathtaking views of waterfalls and lakes. That night I was invited to Mabel's house for dinner. We watched shooting stars and the Villarrico volcano in the distance. Writing about this all now seems so surreal. I've traveled to over sixty countries now and I've never had such a personalized experience and felt such warmth from a tour guide. Mabel and her husband feel to me more like my Chilean family than an actual tour! This was such a rare opportunity and I'm incredibly lucky I have discovered this trip. I left Pucon with a heavy heart since I felt I made so many dear friends in only a few days and was able to have an insight to Chile only a few ever get to understand."

    Trip Advisor website, edited

  • Review by A traveller from Colorado, United States
    10 out of 10

    "We enjoyed a 3 day / 4 night yoga and hiking retreat with Mabel. Started our days with an hour of yoga on the lakeside deck before breakfast. Hiked to the beautiful Santo Clara waterfall, climbed the Volcano Villarrica and spent a day hiking and kayaking on the lake at a private lodge in Huerquehue National Park. Mabel met us at the bus station when we arrived and looked after every detail."

    "Our accommodation was at the lakeside Magma Lodge which was actually a collection of geodesic domes situated amid mature pine trees. Wonderfully relaxing location. The highlight for us was hiking to the summit at 9,500 Ft of the active volcano that erupted in March 2015. There was steam coming from the volcano and at the rim of the crater we could hear rumbling lava and smell the sulphur emissions - amazing!"

    Trip Advisor website, edited

  • Review by Jacqualynn from Encinitas, California
    10 out of 10

    "Mabel is extremely welcoming and always fun to be around. She introduced me to a wonderful yoga instructor and I was able to take classes everyday. She would then have several options for daily activities, such as, different hikes, kayaking, hot springs or Paddle boarding. She is knows Pucon extremely well and can show you all the places you can't find in a guide book. If I get a chance to come back to South America I am definitely going through Avani yoga retreats again."

    Trip Advisor website, edited

  • Review by Lisa from New York City, US
    10 out of 10

    "From the booking process all the way up until my flight back home this was an excellent experience. The company was very quick to respond and helpful when it came to booking the tour. They even gave me descriptions of what the airport in Santiago would be like, how to maneuver my way around and even booked my bus ticket for me."

    "My experience in Pucon was unforgettable. They completely customized my tour for me. Any change that I wanted done to the itinerary was made and I got to experience a vast range of activities. I’m really impressed with how attentive the tour operators were and how flexible they were in order to make sure I was as happy as possible. The hikes were incredible and the views were breathtaking; truly world-class. "

    "The yoga was awesome. More than half of the time I was privately instructed. The instructor was very attentive to small details in my poses. I got try to a variety of different yoga styles and studios. They also offered me the opportunity to practice yoga outside and get that much closer to nature."

    "I highly recommend the lodging for anyone interested in the tour. I was incredibly comfortable through out my stay. The place was beautiful and the staff went out of their way to make sure I was happy. The food was also exactly what I needed. Delicious vegan meals and smoothies, packed with nutrition and flavors."

    "If you’re considering any sort of guided experience while in Southern Chile, this is the tour operator to use!"

    Trip Advisor website, edited

  • Review by Diana from Alexandria, Virginia
    10 out of 10

    "I have traveled to over sixty countries and have never had a more personalized tour than what Mabel offered."

    "At first when I booked the tour with Mabel I was a little hesitant since she is just starting off in her business. She had several set tour dates but none fit within my time schedule. We also had some challenges with the website so I had to contact her on Facebook. But once I arrived in Pucon everything went perfect. Mabel personally customized my stay. This is my third yoga retreat and I've been to many yoga studios before, so speaking from experience, the yoga instructors in Pucon are top notch. I had two private classes and one was out side in nature with beautiful scenery. During one of the private lessons the instructor, Tessa, worked with me on a few poses I've never been able to accomplish before. "

    "Mabel also arranged for me to have private white water kayaking instruction. I had only kayaked three times before so I was a little hesitant to try the rapids in Pucon. The instructor however, was excellent and only took me on waters that were suitable for my skill level. Like yoga, it was an extremely rewarding experience because I felt like I had improved my skills on the water. The beautiful scenery was amazing too- this is an absolute must! "

    "My last day in Pucon has been the highlight of my trip to Chile. We took a six hour hike to absolutely breathtaking views of waterfalls and lakes. That night I was invited to Mabel's house for dinner. We watched shooting stars and the Villarrico volcano in the distance. Writing about this all now seems so surreal. I've traveled to over sixty countries now and I've never had such a personalized experience and felt such warmth from a tour guide. Mabel and her husband feel to me more like my Chilean family than an actual tour! This was such a rare opportunity and I'm incredibly lucky I have discovered this trip. I left Pucon with a heavy heart since I felt I made so many dear friends in only a few days and was able to have an insight to Chile only a few ever get to understand."

    Trip Advisor website, edited

  • Review by Maria, from Colorado, United States

    "I fell in love with the Chilean community even more than before, I highly recommend to everyone to go visit or to move there. It's considered one of the most spiritual places on earth, the lamas are moving their Buddhist temples all over South America. I'm back with more love that I could have imagined, thank you Pucon"."

    Avani Yoga Retreats website, edited

Pucon, Chile

Avani Yoga Retreats organizes yoga retreats in Southern Chile.

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Departure:
Friday December 23, 2016
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