Spectacular is one of the few words that can be applied to Altos del Caburga, the hunting area that Cerro Indio Safaris has just incorporated as a new destination.
The grounds are extraordinarily nice and they basically consist of a valley that runs between very high mountains with rocky cliffs. The ranch is completely surrounded by the nicest Chilean National Parks.
In the center of this valley runs a river called Trafampulli, which is geographically considered to start right inside the ranch. In this river 6 to 8 pound rainbow trout can be found.
Since Chile is in the western side of the Andes it receives all the rain that comes from the Pacific Ocean, so the weather there is very humid and the vegetation is exuberant. It looks like the rainforest, with many different species of natural centenary trees. Most of these trees are very high and at ground level you have a cane species called Colihue.
In summer the weather is very nice and in winter (when itís almost inaccessible) it snows a lot.
The lodge consists of a big but cozy two storage wooden cabin with five double bedrooms and four complete bathrooms. The whole scenery is just breathtaking. The house faces the Caburga lake.
The main species are red stag, which although is an introduced specie has lived in the region for 100 years, fallow deer and wild boar. Horseback hunts are the perfect plan for all riding lovers.
How do I get here?
The hunting area is one and a half hour away from the city of Temuco, in the south of Chile. Hunters need to fly to Santiago de Chile, capital of the country and from there take one of the many daily commercial flights to Temuco. There a representative from Cerro Indio Safaris will be waiting and upon arrival will drive you straight to the hunting grounds in the middle of the Andes.
Helicopter flights from Temuco airport straight to the ranch are also available.