Chile's Garden City

Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve

Adventure activities, recreation, action sports
Huilo Huilo is a private Biological Reserve and ecotourism destination in the Fourteenth Region of Los Rios, Chile. The scenery of the 100,000 hectares Natural Reserve is gorgeous, concentrated in the region are many of the most attractive natural areas of the South American cone. Its territory is home to endemic flora and fauna species, lakes, glaciers, volcanoes and waterfalls.

Huilo Huilo is located on the south shore of Pirihueico Lake, nestled in the Andes Mountains, close to the border with the Argentine Republic. The distance to Valdivia, the regional capital, is of 165 km. and to Santiago, capital of the country is 860 km. The architecture of hotels and cottages is amazingly friendly to the environment, giving the sensation to be living a Fairy Tale. The facilities are almost camouflaged with the surroundings and do not interfere at all with the ecosystem.

Montaña Magica Lodge, southern Chile.
Montaña Magica, one of the several eco-friendly lodges
the magnificent nature as its best partner, the reserve in the heart of the Patagonian rainforest of Chile, offers many tourist programs that can be arranged, either guided or self-guided, from a gentle trekking through some of its many trails to exciting activities such as reaching the top of the Mocho-Choshuenco twin volcanoes, enjoying an unparalleled view of the surroundings or practicing sports related with snow and the mountain. And for Rafting enthusiasts there is no shortage of places, the Fuy river with rapids class III and IV provides the ideal setting for both beginners and experts. 
The pristine waters that flow from the Andes Mountains give rise to a variety of rivers and lakes where the enthusiasts can practice Recreational Fishing. In this context, the Lodge located on the shores of Lake Quilmo stands out along with several other places that delight anglers.  

There are horseback rides for both experienced and inexpert visitors, for mountain bikers there is a complete network of bike trails to ride on, with different types of terrain, besides an international competition held every year called Transandes Challenge, which has been considered "the Dakar Rally of mountain bikers", whose main leg takes place here. Another entertaining option is the Canopy Village in the middle of the thick forest, with wonderful rustic cabins, well heated and all the comfort of home, offering routes that have different degrees of difficulty. In Neltume and nearby towns you can also learn from the culture and history of the ancient Mapuche ethnic group through the Educational Route.

A variety of tours run by local tourism operators are available, as well as accommodation options: Hotels, Cabins, Apartments and Shelters in the middle of the forest, official Website here.

Nearby cities and location:

Valdivia 165 Km.
Puerto Montt 306 Km.
Osorno 203 Km.
Temuco 190 Km.
San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina) 220 Km.  
Location of Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve HERE.