In this land of deep historic roots, you can discover everything from petroglyphs to the remains of Spanish colonial forts. Go up to the top of the Fuerte de la Pacifiación (Peace Fort) and explore the Fort of San Juan Bautista de Purén as well, where you can relive epic battles among the moats and remnants of its armory.
Visit the Mapuche Museum and discover the history of “the people of the land.” Did you work up an appetite? In the rural area of Purén you can eat catutos (wheat crackers), tortillas baked on embers, and muday, all traditional dishes prepared in a real Mapuche ruka (hut).
Let your wild side come out and immerse yourself in this destination’s lush nature. Take a hike on the paths of the Contulmo Natural Monument where you will find a wide variety of native trees and beautiful copihues, which are Chile’s national flower.
* Reference from airports in Santiago (SCL)