Experience an authentic indigenous Mapuche community with a local guide and a local family. Do a day trip experiencing the local Mapuche culture and doing outdoor activities like hiking, rappelling, or kayaking; climb one of the two picturesque peaks; or spend a few nights with a local family and do all of the above!
Experience Mapuche culture and community through a combination of cultural and outdoor activities of your choosing. A local guide will introduce you to families and teach you about Mapuche culture, history, food, and spiritual beliefs.
Spend three days living among the Mapuche, learning about Mapuche culture, history, food, and spiritual beliefs. You will stay with a host family and do daily activities with your community guide and host family members. This tour includes the option to climb the Punowemanke and Peñwe mountains. Three meals per day and lodging are included in the price.
Duration: 3 days
Start Time: arrive one day before the tour starts until (6:00pm) 18:00 – you will eat with the family and receive an introduction to the community
Tour Start & End Point: Curarehue
Availability: All year round. Minimum of 2 people is required.
This tour is available only is Spanish. Sometimes there are volunteers available who speak English but unfortunately we can’t guarantee that all the time. Please consider it when you book the tour!
There can be maximum of 4 people in one group.
The tour begins in Curarrehue – after you book, we will connect you with the community guide, who will coordinate to meet you at the bus stop in Curarrehue. It’s an easy bus ride from Pucón!
How to Get to Curarehue from Pucón
From Pucón, there is a minibus that leaves from right next to the JAC Terminal (the terminal is called Buses Curarrehue – here’s the Google Map). It costs about $1.000 pesos (they use the dollar sign for the pesos here – it can be confusing) and leaves about every 30 minutes. The ride is 50 minutes.
How to Get to Pucón from Curarehue
From Curarehue, simply reverse the steps above. The buses leave every 30 minutes and the last bus leaves at 20:30.
How to get from Temuco to Pucon
From the airport in Temuco, you have a few transportation options for getting to Pucon. There are transfers (vans that you share with other travelers) that cost about $20.000 CLP (about $30 USD) per person. They are safe and reliable. The ride is a little less than 2 hours.
You can also get a colectivo taxi from Temuco airport to the main bus station in downtown Temuco (tell the driver you’re getting a bus to Pucon to be sure he takes you to the right bus terminal). You can take buses with either Jac Bus or Tur Bus – they leave about every 30 minutes. Once the bus gets going, the ride is a little less than 2 hours. The bus will cost about $2.500 – $5.000 CLP (about $4 USD – $8 USD) per person.
Taxis, Uber, and private transport options will cost about $100, depending on the service provider.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.