Pucón, Chile | Travel

The most thrilling part of my Chile adventure was visiting Pucón, a small town whose center is a large volcano and is surrounded with lakes and rivers. During my time there I got to hike to several waterfall, learned about the Mapuche (Chile's indigenous population), and most importantly went white water rafting! 

Volcano Villarica in Pucón, Chile, unfortunately it was so cloudy that it could not be seen.

Volcano Villarica in Pucón, Chile, unfortunately it was so cloudy that it could not be seen.

Rio Turbio in Pucón, Chile.

Rio Turbio in Pucón, Chile.

Ruca, gathering place for Mapuche indigenous of Chile.

Ruca, gathering place for Mapuche indigenous of Chile.

Michaela, one of the members of the Mapuche tribe wearing their traditional clothing.

Michaela, one of the members of the Mapuche tribe wearing their traditional clothing.

Tribe members welcomed our group with breakfast to make us more familiar with the mapuche custom. 

Tribe members welcomed our group with breakfast to make us more familiar with the mapuche custom. 

We enjoyed deviled eggs, wheat bread, and sopalpillas. 

We enjoyed deviled eggs, wheat bread, and sopalpillas. 

Ojos del Caburga waterfalls

Ojos del Caburga waterfalls

Many of these territories are owned by Mapuche tribes, they charge entry fees as a way to sustain themselves. 

Many of these territories are owned by Mapuche tribes, they charge entry fees as a way to sustain themselves. 

Lago Caburga

Lago Caburga

Rainbow that greeted us at Lago Caburga

Rainbow that greeted us at Lago Caburga