Experience the beautiful scenery and discover the rich culture of the Chilean people.
We are happy to offer various options of outdoor adventures to our guests at Coyhaique River Lodge. There are many ways to enjoy the Coyhaique experience! If a few in your group want to fly fish, the others can enjoy one of our many other activities.
We are able to handle large or small groups, so bring your family, friends or colleagues and let us pamper you and show you the hidden secrets Patagonia holds. Our personal bilingual guides will take care of every detail of your trip. Specializing in small groups with each guide, we strive to maintain the small, intimate family feeling that is so important to us.
However you decide to spend your vacation, we hope our trips leave you with wonderful memories and a desire to return year after year.
Let us be your guide and let Coyhaique River Lodge be your home – in the heart and soul of Patagonia!
Journey into the wild outdoors:
Horseback Riding: Our new horseback-riding program is for anyone who wants to experience and explore the vast meadows and ancient forest of our region, from the back of a horse. Limited to small groups, this adventure is for all levels of riders. Your guide is a very experienced rider who will teach, show and guide you into another world beyond fly fishing and hiking. You will be able to go where very few people have gone before. There are thousands of acres available to explore without seeing another human and discovering first hand, another place in time. For more details click here.
Hiking/Trekking: Explore the Cerro Castillo National Park and hike through lush native forest beneath cathedral-like spires or take an easy walk in the Coyhaique Natural Reserve above the tree line. Climb to the Lago Paloma viewpoint for an expansive view of three lakes and jagged surrounding mountains. The options are endless. Our well trained guides are ready to take you on a day trip to your liking, customized for any age or ability.
River rafting: Take a plunge down one of the region’s excellent rafting rivers. Take a leisurely float down the Paloma River, a scenic and exciting paddle down the rapids of the Simpson River or get the adrenaline pumping while shooting down the Baker River, boasting the highest water-volume of any Chilean river.
Kayaking: Join our guide on a paddle through one of the area’s pristine mountain lakes or float down a gentle river in our new fleet of safe. easy, inflatable kayaks, while passing by waterfalls and gaping gorges and an occasional gaucho homestead. For the adrenaline junkie, we also offer whitewater kayaking on some of the more challenging rivers of the Coyhaique region.
Mountain Biking: Come take advantage of our fleet of new Gary Fisher mountain bikes! Cross into the pampas along the Argentine border to the Valley of the Moon and marvel at the lunar landscape formed millions of years ago by volcanoes and glaciers. Or, talk with our guides and design your own ride. The options are endless on the rarely traveled roads leading to lakes, rivers and lush green valleys.
into the natural environment:
View the Andean Condor: Take a morning ride to a magnificent viewpoint on a cliff overlooking the Valley of the Moon, with views across Argentina and the Chilean Andes. Inhabited by these magnificent birds for thousands of years, these cliffs afford up-close and personal viewing of the condors in their natural environment. Stand in awe as you listening to the sound of their wings cut through the morning air.
Chilean cooking classes: Let our Chilean culinary experts take you on a culinary adventure. Let us teach you to make pisco sours, chilean empanadas and traditional the traditional hot sauce – pebre.
Weaving classes: Learn to spin yarn, dye wool with mint leaves and calafate root or weave a poncho or scarf. Let us show you a Patagonian loom in action and why it is that wool is still the leading cloth here in Patagonia.
Photo tours: Bring your camera and we’ll take you to some of the region’s most picture-worthy places. We’ll track down an Andean condor, visit a local market or search for the perfect landscape.
Bird watching: Grab your bird book, and a local expert will accompany you to find some of the many birds that inhabit this area of Patagonia, including the andean condor, andean ibis, buzzard eagle, magellanic woodpecker, ringed kingfisher and the austral parakeet.
Tours to the Marble Chapel: Join us on a full day trip to Lake General Carrera (the second largest lake in South America), and embark on a boat ride to the famous “marble chapel” - a series of magnificent natural marble caves and vaulted formations carved out over centuries on the shoreline of the lake.
Beginner Fly Fishing: We not only have legendary fly fishing for the experts but we’ll spoil you for life when you learn first hand how to casts and catch big fish right here on the banks of the Coyhaique river. Have a group that wants to learn? We like that even better. Keep it to 6 and combine with all the other fun activities. Ask about our group discounts.
Wine Tasting: A week of activities deserves a few nights of genuine great wine with extra special wines only available through our personal contacts from the finest vineyards in Chile. We encourage 6-8 travelers enjoy this special “Vino” adventure together.
Family: Want to bring the whole family, no problem. Let us customize your trip according to ages and interests. That’s our specialty. Family! We will plan a very special vacation for those who want to experience a vacation instead of just go on a vacation
Contact us for our complete list of complementary
adventures and custom itineraries available to Coyhaique River Lodge
"I recently stayed at the lodge with friends and had a fantastic experience. From the first night, we had very personal service from the owner Gaston. Gaston and his team went out of their way to make us very comfortable."