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Activities & Tours For 2024

All Tours, Workshops & Events: Adults 25,000 CLP - Reduced Price For Children

Events & Workshops

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Sushi Workshop

Daily: January - April.15:00 - 18:00

Location: Paul & Konomi's Garden

Learn how to make traditional Japanese Sushi in this workshop hosted by Konomi Kikuchi.

Discover the history of Sushi, how to cook the rice and make rolls and nigiri.

Eat what you make! Served with green tea and a traditional Japanese desert.

Price: 25,000 CLP.

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Permaculture Workshop

Mondays. Wednesdays, Fridays 10:00 - 14:00

Tuesdays, Thursdays 16:00 - 20:00

Location: EcolLive Garden 3 Km South Of La Junta

Learn permaculture techniques in the EcoLive garden. and enjoy a typical Patagonian mate break with your host, Donald. baking traditional bread in the ashes of a fire and learning of his Mapuche culture.

Price: 25,000 CLP per person.

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Sour Dough Workshop

Daily: January - May

Location: Aonikenk Karho, Queulat National Park

Your host Pauli will show how to make sourdough bread starter, how to make it last for years and how to bake delicious bread in the beautiful tree top surrounds of her home on the edge of Queulat National Park. 

No need to buy yeast again!

Price:25,000 CLP 

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Vinegar & Kimchi Workshop

Daily: January - May 15:00 - 18:00

Location: Paul & Konomi's Garden

Learn how to make delicious vinegar's  and the art of fermentation, including Korean favourite food, Kimchi. Sample multiple varieties of vinegar. Discover how it preserves your food adding variety to food and benefiting health. Take home what you make and explore the garden.

Price: 25,000 CLP per person. 

Forest & Garde Tours

Forest & Garden Tours

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Paul & Konomi's Garden Tour 

Daily: January - May  

Location: 1 Km North Of La Junta

A two-hour guided garden tour.  Learn how Paul & Konomi arrived in Patagonia to build a house of earth and turf, and turned a badly eroded pasture into an organic garden and thriving forest. 

Experience 'Banos de Naturaleza' combining Shinrin Yoku, the Japanese healing art of the forest, and grounding as you remove your footwear and feel allow the electro-magnetic pulse of the Earth to flow through you.

Price: 25,000 CLP per person. 

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Magic Forest Tour 

Daily: January - May 10.00 - 18.00

Location: Aonikenk Karho, Queulat National Park 

Join Leo a former park ranger for a  guided tour through the forest on a trail complete with hanging bridges, views of the glacier, and Puyuhuapi Fjord. Join Leo in a 'Nature Bathing' healing meditation and discover the Japanese healing practice of Shinrin Yoku.

Price: 25,000 CLP per person.

For a non guided tour, price per person 3000 CLP


Hotels, Campsites & Refugios

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Terrazas Del Palena

Terrazas del Palena Apartment Hotel is a privileged place for its view of the evergreen endemic forest, the mountains, the Palena River and Melimoyu Volcano.

Our apartments are fully equipped and, depending on availability, can be shared or used privately.

You can also enjoy our gallery and sale of local Arts and Crafts.

We are 2kms north of La Junta, on the Carretera Austral

Price Range
1 pax 55.000 
2 pax 65.000

3 pax 75.000
4 pax 85.000

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Aonikenk Karho

Set in dense forest, surrounded by the magnificence of Quelat NP we offer camping and refuges with two bunk beds and mattresses (use your own sleeping bag). We have a large kitchen and shared bathrooms. Enjoy our forst trail. Disconnect from the modern world, connect with nature, and enjoy the views of Quelat National Park and the Puyuhuapi Fiord.

1 km south of the entrance to Queulat National Park.

Price Range
1 pax 6000
1 pax  12000
2 pax  24000

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Refugio Rio Cisnes

Peace and beauty besides the Rio Cisnes, amidst native forests on the edge of Quelat NP. We offer campsites protected from wind and rain, quality hygienic services, and a beautiful country house to use as a Hostel (B&B) or private cabin. Our cafeteria serves country breakfasts and meals for guests and those who travel the Carretera Austral. We have Wi-Fi and are located on the Carretera Austral, at km 140  - 6 km north of Villa Amengual

Price Range
Cabaña 2-3 people from 95.000
Dormitorio/refugio 2 people (no bed sheets) 35.000
Camping 1 pax 9.000
Breakfast 8.500. Pizza artesanal 18.000

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Cafeterias & Takeaways

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Refugio Rio Cisnes Country Cafeteria

Enjoy a delicious breakfast of farm eggs, homemade bread, real coffee (not Nescafe) hot chocolate , mate, cakes, and jams all locally made and served in our bright and airy cafe. Join us for a healthy snack any time of day. 

After your drink or meal take a walk in the garden, and enjoy our small beach on the Cisnes River

We are @ km 140  on the Carretera Austral. 

A few kilometers north of Villa Amengual

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De La Raiz Vegan Kitchen Takeaway

We offer a wide range of vegan food to take away, with a menu of the day and regular dishes that include felafel, veggie burgers, mushroom stuffed potatoes, lasagnas, sourdough bread tortillas, muffins, cakes, and vegan milks. Custom orders are accepted.

All ingredients are sourced locally to ensure quality. 

We are located in Coyhaique and we can also be found cooking at the Basilique Bistro.


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Juesú María

Macarena makes a wide variety of goods, from jams, marmalades, and conserves, to decorative carving boards, key rings, lavender sachets, and much more.

She keeps bees, sells honey, decorates rocks by gaily painting them with Patagonian birds, animals and insects, and makes knitwear from local wool which she dyes with the materials she collects in nature.  All are very beautiful and very well made.

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Ruka Mágica

Pauli and Javiera, of Ruka Magica share their skills with the community through workshops that teach drawing and painting, goldsmithing, and how to read tarot and oracle cards. In  La Junta crafts market you can find a variety of their creations; paintings, postcards, bookmarks, key chains, t-shirts, bags, stickers, magnets, pendants and more. Made with love they reflect the exuberant nature of Patagonia and its fungi, flora and fauna kingdoms.

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Con Luz y Barro

Con Luz y Barro is where the stoneware creations of Paulina materialize and the artistic dreams of participants in her workshops are realised and they mold clay into practical souvenirs such as mate cups while learning the fine art of the potter and ceramicist. Enthused with her whimsical and spiritual nature, Paulis' creations, on sale at the La Junta craft market, will provide years of use and memories of your journey through our beautiful region.



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The Quinto River Valley Experience

A three day, two night adventure tour of forests, waterfalls, mountains and farms, led by Leonardo Gallardo, former park ranger and wilderness guide who was born and bred in the valley. You will cross the emerald river by horse and walk through forests until you reach your destination where you will experience the life of the pioneers who settled this valley. 

200, 000 CLP Per Person

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