Puerto Montt, Chile
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Approximately 6 hours
Your transportation leaves Puerto Montt, heading towards the southwest. For approximately 13 miles, you’ll drive on paved roads, but the last nine miles to the river lead you over a bumpy, unpaved road.
Arriving at the banks of the beautiful Río Maullín, you will board a small boat for an approximately eight-mile ride. Instruction and proper gear for fishing are included. A high ratio of guides to guests ensures that each participant receives personal attention.
Because of landslides during the earthquake of Valdivia in 1960, the Río Maullín can only be navigated by small boats today, so the river’s natural surroundings and its flora and fauna are very much intact. While passing dense and silent forests, you might have luck catching brown trout, rainbow trout and the salmon for which Chile is renowned.
A picnic lunch is included.
Although only a few horse flies live near this river, wear light-colored clothing to avoid attracting them. Bring insect repellent. Fish cannot be brought back to the ship, so fishing will be on a catch-and-release basis. A catch is likely but is not guaranteed. Bring a towel. Tour accommodates two guests per boat. Book early, as only three boats are available. Minimum age is 12 years.