The "lile" cormorant of Puaucho

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Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.
The location it's on high cliffs, so it's necessary to be very careful when you approach to the edge

Maximum travelers: 4



Spanish (fluent), English (advanced)

Birdwatching and Photography tour

We are going to visit a big cormorants colony near Puerto Saavedra, starting in Temuco, we arrive to the colony in almost 2 hours drive.

The birdwatching begins after we pass Puerto Saavedra, along the road we can see many species, seagulls, oystercatcher, great egret, and many others.

We have the chance to visit Lake Budi, a salt water lake were we can watch many diferent birds, including the black-necked swan.

In the colony, we're going the see the Lile cormorant (Phalacrocorax gaimardii), a beautiful endemic specie, that nests in the high cliffs by the coast.


07. 00 - Pick up in your hotel in Temuco
08. 30 - Puerto Savedra
10:30 - Playa Puaucho
12. 30 - Time for Lunch (own expenses) close to the lake
14. 00 - Continue to Puerto Dominguez to spot black swans
15. 00 - Back to Temuco

Upon request the tour can be extended.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

The tour duration may vary according to weather condition


Transportation will be on a 4WD 2007 Hyundai Tucson, air conditioned, with a 4 passengers capacity

What’s Included

Other: Includes transportation for 4 passengers on a 4WD car and my guiding fee for the whole duration of the tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

13000 CLP - That is abour 20 USD - Estimated for lunch in a local restaurant

What’s Extra

Other: lunch and personal expenses


I have a 4WD Hyundai Tucson, for up to 4 passengers, also I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

Private tour guide Jorge

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