You can Stara this day trip in Puerto Montt by way of the famous carretera austral, which is the extension of the Pan-American Highway.
After taking the road towards la arena (a small fishing village), you cross the mouth of the Reloncaví fjord by ferry (see timetable below). After taking in breathtaking views od the deep forest shoe and the entrance to this magnificent fjord durin the 30 – minute ferry trip, you arrive at puelche, where you take the unpavd road to Puelo (on the left hand side). The road follows the coastline of the relonacì fjord and passes by the foot of majestic snowcapped Volcan Yates, whose mountain pek sits at a lofty 2.111 meters above sea level. After about 38 km. you arrive at the village of Rio Puelo – the local capital.
From here you have two options. You can go further up the beautiful Puelo valley to the little village of Llanada Grande, from where you can indulge in a variety of excursions by either foot or on horseback. However, if you feel up to continuing your road trip, you can follow the coastal road to the village of Cochamó, where we recommend you visit the ancient wooden church built right by the sea. At this point the route follow the coastline of Ralun bay to Ensenada from where you can head back to Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt.
The round trip is about 250 km.
By sea kayak
Cochamó is the perfect place to practices sea kayak consider as an soft adventure activity that any one with not experience can do it, but always accompanied for a guide or instructor. Sea kayak is a way to live nature from a guide or instructor. Sea kayak is a way to live nature from a different point of view, just paddling silence in the water feeling the wind in you face and contemplating the dramatic scenery that you can find in north Patagonia.
One of the circuits you can do is to paddle from Ralun to Cochamó town one day the second day to Rio Puelo with extraordinary views to Yates volcano. Tagua tagua is a stretch Andean lake which shows us big rock wall which go inside the water as a big falls that go straight down the lake.
Rio Puelo is famous for its fishing and esmerald color that you can paddle from Santo Domingo down to the pacific sea (caution after lake tagua tagua with a rapid call El Salto grado 2') and if you want to have a culture experience and a different way to do sea kayak you can padde azul, las Rocas and inferior lakes.