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.

Meet the instructors

Mabel
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily Activity: Most days this is Hiking
  • Organic juices and smoothies
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Organic meals

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

The venue will be a beautiful eco-lodge set on an acre of abundant nature and gardens. It is located on the hill near Lake Villarica in northern Patagonia. The yoga lodge is located near a mountain stream and at night you can relax to the sound of running water and in the morning be woken up by birdsong. All buildings’ interiors are made of natural materials. You will stay in a twin or double room that is heated with radiators so that it will be warm and comfortable.

Program

This is a unique and deeply transformational retreat, facilitated by experienced guides and yoga teachers. If you are looking for a change in your life, and some nature and adventure this retreat is for you.

Day 1 Arrival

  • 1 yoga class
  • Welcome lunch

Day 2 Huerquehue National Park

  • 1 yoga class
  • Full day hike
  • Optional kayaking, hot tub
  • Breakfast and lunch

Day 3 Hot springs day

  • 1 yoga class
  • Hot springs
  • Breakfast and lunch

Day 4 Cañi National Park

  • 1 yoga class
  • Full day hike
  • Breakfast and lunch

Day 5 Spa day & rest day

  • 1 yoga class
  • 1 full body 1-hour massage
  • Option to pick an additional add-on
  • Breakfast, lunch and farewell dinner

Day 6 Time to say goodbye…it's been a pleasure!

  • 1 yoga class
  • Breakfast

Instructors

Mabel Araya
I live in Pucon. I fell in love with this area in the South of Chile and decided to stay! I’m a mom of two decided to start my beautiful family with my husband here in Pucon about 7 years ago. Being the kind of girl that does a little bit of everything, outdoor activities, yoga and meditation have always been my center, a place of creation and energy. It was in this place where I was inspired to find Avani Yoga Retreats.

Retreat location

This retreat will be held at AvaniYoga Retreat Center. Pucon is an adventure hub of an adventurous country. Pucon is located in the Arauncania province of the lakes district, at the northern gateway to Patagonia. Pucon is also known as South Americas whitewater epicenter and geologically Pucon lies on the western Andes slope in the heart of the lakes district surrounded by three volcanoes. Here in the lakes district the temperate deciduous rainforest and snow-capped volcanoes collectively offer South Americas most reliable river flows.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

All meals are gourmet vegetarian and vegan. The daily lunch and dinner buffet includes a pure food option, which offers greens, grains, and legumes. We purchase the food from local farmers and organic produce when available.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

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.

Spa treatments

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.

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 2 vegetarian and vegan meals per day (5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 1 dinners)
  • Transportation during your stay
  • Yoga classes every day
  • Massages and body treatments
  • Entrance fee to all national parks
  • Entrance fee to hot springs

What's not included

  • International flight to and from Santiago, Chile
  • Transportation from Santiago to Pucon
  • Any of our add on excursions
  • Laundry services

How to get there

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM TEMUCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ZCO)

  • Drive through Pucon taking the international highway in the direction of Caburgua.
  • Pass the roundabout, pass the airport, and keep going straight.
  • Approximately 10 kilometers from Pucon the straight highway will bend to the left.
  • Just prior to Puente Metrenehue is a street light that is a good marker at night.
  • The Pucon Kayak Hostel driveway is 30 meters before the Trancura river bridge, street light also known as Puente Metrenehue on the right.
  • Enter at the gate where there is a kayak.

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.

ARRIVAL BY BUS

The bus to Pucon Kayak Hostel runs every half hour. Across from the Jac bus station are the buses labeled caburgua on top. They run every half hour until 22:00. Get on the smaller passenger size caburgua bus. Tell the bus driver you want to stop at Pucon Kayak Hostel or Puente Metrenehue. After a 10 kilometers drive, look for a yellow kayak on a gate, then you have arrived.

ARRIVAL BY TAXI

Taxis are available at Temuco International Airport (ZCO), you just have to request any of them to take you to Pucon Kayak Hostel.

DISTANCES

Temuco International Airport (ZCO) - 10 kilometers

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 21 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Arrival: Sunday January 6, 2019
Departure: Friday January 11, 2019

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