in the Patagonia of Chile, with its remote location, far removed from modern,
urban conveniences, it is home to a flourishing rural culture of huasos
and horsemanship, self-sufficiency, as well as to some of the most picturesque
granite peaks South of the USA's Yosemite National Park. It boasts one
of the World’s three remaining virgin temperate rainforests and more waterfalls
than you can count. Cochamó is on a partly paved and partly-gravel
road 120 km south from Puerto Varas, the nearest large town. Yet, the riverside
village of Cochamó has been linked to Argentina for more than 200
years by its very own Cochamó Road a steep, rock-strewn cattle and
horse trail that follows the river, and clambers up through the Andean
While there is no airport in there is frequent comfortable and safe bus service from Puerto Natalis that provide spectacular scenery along the way.
There may be other rivers in Patagonia that are mightier than the Rio Cochamó, may be other valleys in southern Chile that are longer than the Cochamó Valley, and there may be other little towns that attract tourists in much larger numbers. but ask any of the few hundred annual visitors who do make it here...there is no place quite as spectacular, lush, and unique as the Cochamó Valley. It also boasts a number of lodges, usually called "Camps" that offer comfort but more importantly a sense of this magic place.
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CAMPO AVENTURA NR, River Side. $100 US.
Lodges and Cabinas are Not star rated (NR) in Chile