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Arauco Territory

Imagine and feel a special connection with the Arauco territory. The rich Mapuche cosmovision is still practiced inside rucas and in the surrounding Araucaria forests.

Tourist circuits led by the indigenous people themselves. Learn how to cook pine nut flour, spin a wooden loom and collect blue eggs from their small hens. Discover the healing powers of plants and taste a delicious sopaipilla fried on a wood stove.

Contemplate forests of native trees, beautiful shorelines, rivers and lakes of calm waters framed by the Nahuelbuta mountains.

Travel to an almost unexplored world in its solitary islands. Enjoy fly fishing in its streams and relax with a murtilla (Chilean guava) cream or goat milk massage.

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Arauco Territory
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Prob. de precipitaciones: 2%Humedad: 35% Viento: a 10 km/h.
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Explore the charms Arauco Territory

  • Lanalhue Lake

    This first step on Chile’s southern lake trail invites you to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities. The native forests, bays and beaches it offers become the perfect setting for windsurfing, swimming, waterskiing, among other water sports.

    Here, at the foot of the Nabuelbuta Mountain Range, you will find a precious world and natural heritage site marked by the works of the Mapuche craftsmen, medicinal secrets and food that combine the traditions of the native people and German settlers.

  • Tirúa and Isla Mocha

    The landscapes of Tirúa are the perfect mix between amazing coastal beauty and rural charm. Surrounded by Mapuche culture and identity, this town will seduce you with its traditional arts and crafts made of wool and natural dyes.

    The clear sand and native forests of Isla Mocha are home to more than 500 bird species that live in the National Reserve. You can trek or bike around the island and enjoy the delicious food that makes this place heaven for chefs.

  • Capitán Pastene

    Come experience a unique cultural fusion amidst the forests of the Nahuelbuta Mountains! Italian, Chilean, and Mapuche traditions have a special way of intermingling in Capitán Pastene, where the blend of flavors and hospitality of its people will captivate you.

    Take a stroll through the streets and marvel at the European-style architecture. Visit restaurants and artisanal sausage and pasta factories, where delicious, original recipes are prepared that have been passed down from generation to generation.

  • Nahuelbuta National Park

    This is where the mighty araucaria grows, symbol of the Mapuche culture. Visit this magical forest by walking its lush paths. From the Piedra del Águila, which has become a natural vantage point, you can see the line of the Pacific Ocean and the snow-capped volcanoes of the Andes.

    This park is great for observing flora and fauna, with a wide variety of orchids, insect eating plants and other species of carnivorous mammals.

  • Purén

    Discover from Petroglyphs to fort vestiges of the Spanish colonization. Climb to the top of the Pacificación Fort and explore the San Juan Bautista de Purén Fort; between its moats and artillery remains you will relive epic battles.

    Visit the Mapuche Museum and learn about the history of “the people of the land”. Enjoy catutos, tortillas de rescoldo, and muday, all typical dishes prepared in a real Mapuche ruca.

    Walk along the trails of the Contulmo Natural Monument where you will find a great variety of native trees and beautiful copihues, our national flower.

Lanalhue Lake

This first step on Chile’s southern lake trail invites you to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities. The native forests, bays and beaches it offers become the perfect setting for windsurfing, swimming, waterskiing, among other water sports.

Here, at the foot of the Nabuelbuta Mountain Range, you will find a precious world and natural heritage site marked by the works of the Mapuche craftsmen, medicinal secrets and food that combine the traditions of the native people and German settlers.

Nature
Tirúa and Isla Mocha

The landscapes of Tirúa are the perfect mix between amazing coastal beauty and rural charm. Surrounded by Mapuche culture and identity, this town will seduce you with its traditional arts and crafts made of wool and natural dyes.

The clear sand and native forests of Isla Mocha are home to more than 500 bird species that live in the National Reserve. You can trek or bike around the island and enjoy the delicious food that makes this place heaven for chefs.

Nature
Capitán Pastene

Come experience a unique cultural fusion amidst the forests of the Nahuelbuta Mountains! Italian, Chilean, and Mapuche traditions have a special way of intermingling in Capitán Pastene, where the blend of flavors and hospitality of its people will captivate you.

Take a stroll through the streets and marvel at the European-style architecture. Visit restaurants and artisanal sausage and pasta factories, where delicious, original recipes are prepared that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Wine and Gastronomy
Nahuelbuta National Park

This is where the mighty araucaria grows, symbol of the Mapuche culture. Visit this magical forest by walking its lush paths. From the Piedra del Águila, which has become a natural vantage point, you can see the line of the Pacific Ocean and the snow-capped volcanoes of the Andes.

This park is great for observing flora and fauna, with a wide variety of orchids, insect eating plants and other species of carnivorous mammals.

Nature
Purén

Discover from Petroglyphs to fort vestiges of the Spanish colonization. Climb to the top of the Pacificación Fort and explore the San Juan Bautista de Purén Fort; between its moats and artillery remains you will relive epic battles.

Visit the Mapuche Museum and learn about the history of “the people of the land”. Enjoy catutos, tortillas de rescoldo, and muday, all typical dishes prepared in a real Mapuche ruca.

Walk along the trails of the Contulmo Natural Monument where you will find a great variety of native trees and beautiful copihues, our national flower.

Culture