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Oncol Park Hiking Day Tour and Float Down the Tambillo River

Experience the natural beauty of the Lakes District as you hike through Oncol Park and enjoy a boat ride on the Tambillo River. Explore forest and wetlands.

USD $74.00

Per Person

Discover the Natural Beauty of Oncol Park and the Tambillo River

On this Oncol Park Hiking Day Tour from Valdivia, hike down from the Cordillera de la Costa to the Tambillo River. Then, navigate down the river by boat to the Sanctuary of the Cruces River. Finally, stop by the town of Punucapa.

You’ll be astounded by the variety of ecosystems you’ll experience on this tour. You’ll explore an ancient Valdivian forest and enjoy lookout points while hiking in Oncol Park. You’ll also experience the lowland plains of Quitaqui and Tambillo, with incredible views of the Andean volcanoes and the Cruces wetlands.

You can also spot a variety of wildlife. In the Quitaqui and San Pedro valleys, you could spot puma and the rare Darwin’s fox. In the heart of the wetlands, you’ll visit Tres Bocas, a paradise of birds. On the islands and in the reed beds, you can see where the black-necked swan lives.

Join us for an unforgettable experience in a unique natural environment!


  • Hike in a magnificent forest and wetland environments in Oncol Park
  • Enjoy a boat ride down the Tambillo River
  • Spot a variety of wildlife and birds
  • Refresh your energy with a delicious snack, lunch, and evening tea

Tour Information

Duration: 10 hours (10:00 am-20:00 pm)
Start and end location:
Availability in 2019:
January 2, 4, and 6, January 7 through March 31, April 6 and 20, May 4 and 18, June 1 and 15, October 5 and 19, November 2, 16, and 30, December 14 and 28


  • 10:00-11:00 am – Meet your guide at the Main Plaza of Valdivia. You will be driven for 1 hour from Valdivia to Oncol.
  • 12:00-15:00 pm – Trek for 5 miles (8 kilometers) through Valdivian forest, descending from the heights of the Cordillera de la Costa down to the banks of the Tambillo River. Enjoy Oncol Park lookout points over ancient protected forests. You will stop for a snack at 12:30 pm.
  • 15:30 pm – Enjoy lunch.
  • 17:00 pm – Take a boat down the Tambillo River and through the Nature Sanctuary of the Cruces River. You’ll go past a submerged forest, evidence of the 1960 earthquake. Stop briefly in the town of Punucapa or Tralcao and enter a traditional house.
  • 18:30 pm – Rest and have evening tea.
  • 19:00 pm – You will be driven for about 1 hour back to Valdivia.

What’s Included

  • Transport from Valdivia to Oncol (one way) and from Punucapa to Valdivia
  • Snack, lunch, and evening tea

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothes (sportswear)
  • A change of clothes (shorts, t-shirt, windbreaker, a second layer)

Important Notes

  • This tour is not suitable for pregnant women, minors, people who are injured, and people with reduced mobility.
  • This tour requires a minimum of 6 passengers and a maximum of 14. If you have fewer than 6 or more than 14, contact us at and we will try to find a group for you.
  • This tour must be booked 48 hours in advance.
  • To get a refund, you must cancel the reservation 3 days before the start of the tour.
  • This tour is in Spanish.



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What Happens After I Book?

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.

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