Pudu the smallest deer in South America

Discover the wonders of a rainforest reserve Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve visit

The essence of the experience

Under the majestic Andes Mountain range resides the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve. Located in the middle of the Chilean Patagonian rainforest, this unique reserve embodies a strong commitment to the conservation of nature and local culture. Journey with a guide through the many wonders of this reserve, where you will learn about the area, the Huilo Huilo Foundation and their pledge to sustainable tourism.

The mission of Huilo Huilo Foundation is the development of fauna and flora conservation projects with the help of the local community and entrepreneurs. One of the foundations flagship projects is the protection of the huemul, the southernmost deer. The huemal are a national symbol, but are in danger of extinction.

This reserve is a place of firsts and here you can catch a glimpse of the rare pudu, the world’s smallest deer found in the Lake District’s forests. Witness the monkey puzzle tree and alerce tree (similar to the American Sequoia), two of the world’s most enduring tree species. If you are an avid birdwatcher there is an incredible variety to spot here.

If you love heights then experience the magnificence of the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve from above, in the Andean Condor Cable Car. The cable car travels through a new area of the reserve called the “Hidden Forest”, unveiling a breathtaking landscape and its inhabitants below, and offering access to a series of fun-filled activities such as trekking, mountain biking, and viewing the mighty condor.

For adrenaline junkies, try out one of the longest and highest ziplines in South America.  The Huilo-Huilo Canopy tour offers visitors of all ages the chance to “fly” over the treetops in a spectacular setting, amidst the ancient forests of the Andean mountain range.