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6 Days Kayak and Yoga Retreat in Chile

  • AvaniYoga Retreat Center

Overview

Kayak and Yoga retreat Chile

Join this amazing yoga and kayak retreat specially designed to lift you up spiritually, bring you back to earth, and to find yourself connecting to the most beautiful white waters in the south of Chile. Special activities from daily yoga and meditation routines to exploring pristine rivers, volcanoes, and hot springs await you during this retreat. This yoga and kayak retreat is more than just a getaway, it's a retreat that takes you straight into fast movement where there is no turning back.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga class
  • Daily meditation practice
  • Visit to incredible full of life national parks
  • Daily exciting kayak practice to wonderful locations
  • Spa full body massage treatment
  • Daily delicious vegan meals
  • 6 nights accommodations

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 5.

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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For this retreat, you will be staying at a comfortable and elegantly furnished cabin with a panoramic view of the lake and volcano for one or two people, a perfect place for relaxation and silence. This cabin is a place for holistic healing and the harmonization of body, mind, heart and soul. It has a 300 square meter octagonal hall, including restrooms and showers, eating areas, and kitchen. It also has 25,000 square meters of green areas with a wide variety of flowers, waterfalls, trees, and statues designed by the musician and sculptor Devakant.

Day 1

Arrival day, one yoga class, and welcome lunch.

Day 2

Two yoga classes, one hour kayak paddle at Liucura River, breakfast, and lunch.

Day 3

Two yoga classes, two hour kayak paddle at lower Trancura River, breakfast, and lunch.

Day 4

Spa day, two yoga classes, one full body 60-minute massage, breakfast, and lunch.

Day 5

One yoga class, two or three hour kayak paddle at upper Trancura River, visit to the hot springs, breakfast, and lunch.

Day 6

Rest day, two yoga classes, option to pick an additional add on activity, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 7

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 his 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 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.

Activities
  • Fishing nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Hot spring
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Skiing
  • Spa nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
General
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Dining area
  • Night club nearby
  • River
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Board rental nearby

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 6 days
  • Lunch and dinner on departure day

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Gluten Free
  • Raw food
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

Canyoneering

The same creeks you kayak have different sections targeted for canyoneering and canopy tours. They support these eco-friendly businesses that support keeping Chile Rivers flowing.

Discotechs

The disco scene is a show-up no earlier than 02:00 am and dance until the late hours of the morning.

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.

Fly fishing and ducky tours

Kayakers are typically fishers but mention these because they are eco-friendly tourism that help support and protect the rivers. It is the main goal to support any party that supports Chile environment.

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.

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.

Mountain biking

Pucon lies in the middle of a lonely planet featuring a mountain bike loop. Start and finish the loop from your base.

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.

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 7 breakfasts, 6 lunchs, and 1 dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfer and transportation during your stay
  • Daily guided meditation
  • 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

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
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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6 days / 5 nights

Departure:
Friday December 9, 2016
(6 days / 5 nights)

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