Taking a trip or scheduling vacations with teenagers can be difficult due to the difference in tastes and interests between the different generations that make up a family. Young people are in a stage of life in which they become more independent, with their own personality and interests. That is why it is important to choose destinations that also have some attraction for them.
In this sense, the Lakes and Volcanoes Scenic Route emerges as an ideal place, since it has many adventures and panoramas that can be done with adolescents before they reach the age of majority.
There are such varied panoramas that getting bored is impossible. At Ruténica we have selected this list of panoramas and activities that will allow young people to connect with nature and learn more about southern Chile.
–Canopy in Las Cascadas: Slide at high speed between the native treetops. That is what this panorama is about, which makes it a must-see among the youngest. With high-quality helmets, gloves, and pulley equipment, this canopy circuit, one of the three largest in South America, includes 14 platforms and 11 cables with a length of 2. 000 meters, for which you can even reach a speed of 45 K/M per hour. Entertaining right? (more information: https://bit. ly/3Ca2Uek).
Arborism in Anticura: A panorama to live an adventure with the youngest. Inside the Puyehue National Park, in the middle of the Valdivian jungle, there is an arborism circuit built many meters above the ground. You will go through 8 platforms with different games through the treetops: hanging bridges, Tibetan bridge, climbing wall, canopy and many other surprises (More info: https://bit. ly/3IrIOR0).
–Trekking to the summit of the Puyehue volcano: With a height of 2240 m. yes no m, this massif is located within the National Park of the same name (Province of Ranco). Its crater has a measure of 2. 4 km in diameter and during the winter season it is possible to see it almost completely snow covered. Being an active volcano, it is possible to see its spectacular fumaroles. The treks to its summit start at dawn, with stops at the El Caulle refuge. In summer it is presented as a demanding and accessible trekking to be done without previous experience. They are two days of travel, with incredible views of the Andes mountain range and with a route marked by its recent eruptions, including the one in 2011 (more adventures in Puyehue at this link: https://bit. ly/3hrjlvy).
–Riding along the River: In this panorama with horses you can ride for two hours in the open pampa (1 km), cross a native forest (1 km) and visit the jump of the Indian. And that's not all, then you walk another 2 km along the banks of the Golgol River until you reach the Repucura, Colorado and Velo de la Novia waterfalls. (https://bit. ly/3VlqrQT).
–Visit to the Fundo Los Chilcos Mill Museum in Ranco: This museum allows you to go through 100 years of history about the production and maquila process of flour. You will be able to observe the operation of each of the machines in the flour production process and experience how the force of the water allows a complete factory to start up. Located on the banks of the Ralitrán River, it has a dam that allows channeling the energy of the water that makes the mill work. Inside, there is also a cafeteria with delicacies from local artisan confectioners (more information at: https://www. ruthenic cl/products/museum-el-molino).
–Guided kayak tour: appreciation of the nature of Puerto Octay: The tour begins with an introduction to paddling and the local fauna. It consists of a guided tour around the lake in a kayak, with an expert guide in birds, flora and fauna, visiting the network of wetlands, historic areas on the lake edge and native forest, as well as disembarking on some small islands. The activity ends in a traditional German cafeteria a few steps from the lake. The tour lasts around 3 hours and up to 8 people can participate (more information: https://bit. ly/3OfoF1u).
–By bicycle to Los Mañíos in Ranco: The proposal of this adventure consists of getting to know Los Mañíos by bicycle, together with a local guide, through a route that surrounds the lake until you reach the crossroads that go up to this area. Once there, we will enter a family agrotourism venture where you will enjoy a beautiful view of the lake and walk along a path surrounded by native forest and waterfalls. More information: https://www. ruthenic cl/products/en-bicicleta-a-los-manios.
–Day of connection with nature in Anticura: This guided experience includes techniques of connection with nature and stories of local culture within the framework of a day of interpretive hiking through different sectors of the tourist complex Anticura inserted in the Puyehue National Park. Includes a portion of the march and lunch (More information: https://bit. ly/3V2JvCS).
–Rafting on the Bueno River: The adventure begins in the town of Puerto Nuevo, where we will welcome you and give you all the equipment. They will be transferred to the point of entry to the river and after a gentle trekking of 600 meters, we will begin the adventure through the waters of the Bueno River, classified as Class III, medium level, ideal for those who are new to this activity. On the way, various activities are carried out, such as swimming a rapid, jumping from various heights into the river bed, we will also visit a waterfall where we will get under a stream of water that falls from 6 meters (more information: https://bit. ly/3ViAyps).
–Trekking Alerce Andino National Park: Enjoy a beautiful day of excursion with this wonderful natural refuge that is part of the network of the Route of the Parks of Patagonia. Inside there are must-see destinations, such as the thousand-year-old larches of the Sargasso sector (2. 500 years) or Las Chaicas (almost 3 thousand years). In addition, you will be able to appreciate lagoons through its network of trails such as Sargasso, Chaiquenes, Triángulo and Fría. You have the freedom to choose which sector to know according to your interests (more information: https://bit. ly/3Pxc5eo).
–Pellaifa Lake, kayaking and hiking in the Mili Mili waterfall: This is an experience that includes sailing and hiking, always with water as the protagonist. It leaves at 10:30 am. The first objective is in Pucura Alto, as far as you have to go to see the Mili Mili waterfall, which is surrounded by large walls of evergreen vegetation. The next destination is Lake Pellaifa. After unloading the equipment, kayak included, the navigation begins. A stop is made on the beach to have lunch and then resume the journey. The photos and recordings in the sunken forest, which juts out over the water, are unmissable (more information: https://bit. ly/3gc6vB4).