Pumalín Park

How to Get There

Park Access

The Pumalín Park Project is open to the public year round and there is no entrance fee. You can reach Pumalín by car, boat, bike or public transit, from the north or south. To plan your visit, first choose the area of the park you'd like to see, and then figure out the best way to arrive.

Pumalín North is open all year and is the easiest area to reach from the north, but has no infrastructure. You can drive to Hornopirén on the Carretera Austral, 110km south of Puerto Montt. From here you can take the ferry to Caleta Gonzalo, which requieres previous reservation, or rent a boat to take you south down the Comau fjord. (Check below for more details)

The area with the most public infrastructure is Caleta Gonzalo (PumalinWest), distant 4.5 hours from Hornopirén and 60 kms north of Chaitén. You can drive here from the south (Pumalín South), either arriving in Chaitén by ferry from Puerto Montt or by road from the east (Futaleufú) or the south (Coyhaique, etc).


How to Arrive

Public Transport from Puerto Montt to Caleta Gonzalo:

Kemel Buses

Kemel Buses offers a daily bus-ferry combination to Caleta Gonzalo, departing from the bus terminal in Pto Montt
Pto. Montt – Caleta Gonzalo – Chaitén: 7:00 am
Chaitén – Caleta Gonzalo – Pto. Montt: 12:00 pm. (You can take this bus in Caleta Gonzalo at aprox. 1 pm every day.)
Travel time: 9 hours.
One way: $ 14.000 chilean pesos.
Contact: 56 (65) 253530
Web: www.kemelbus.cl


Transportation in a Private Vehicle:

If you are driving to Pumalín, you will have two ferry crossings:

Ferry Caleta La Arena – Caleta Puelche

Naviera Paredes
The section between Pto. Montt and Hornopirén has one ferry crossing, multiple trips a day.
Navigation time: 30 minutes.
Departures from Caleta La Arena (southbound): 7:15 am, 10:15 am, 1:15 pm, 16:15 pm and 7:15 pm.
Departures from Caleta Puelche (northbound): 6:45 am, 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm.
Contact: 56 (65) 276490 - Cellphone 94458649
Web: www.navieraparedes.cl

Naviera Austral

Ferry Hornopirén – Caleta Gonzalo
The ferry crossing from Hornopirén to Caleta Gonzalo must be reserved with anticipation and consists of two ferry crossing: one from Hornopirén to Leptepu and another one from Fiordo Largo to Caleta Gonzalo. Cars must drive the section of the Carretera Austral that crosses the Huequi Peninsula. If you're travelling by car, you must make reservations in advance, and you must have the license plates and the name and passport number of each passenger. If you are a pedestrian and you are catching the ferry in Hornpiren, this company provides a bus that leaves from Hornopirén in the ferry, all the way to Chaitén with stop overs along the way. If you are leaving from Pto. Montt, Kemel bus option is the best.

Hornopirén – Caleta Gonzalo: Every day, 10:30 hrs.
Caleta Gonzalo – Hornopirén: Every day, 13:45 hs.
Navigation time: 5 to 6 hours.

Ferry Chiloé – Chaitén

Naviera Austral also offers suring the summer trips between Castro – Chaitén and Quellón – Chaitén

Ferry Puerto Montt – Chaitén
Friday and Sunday departures at 12:00 am.
Navigation time: 10 to 12 hours.
For itineraries and prices contact Naviera Austral.
Reservations: You must make reservations for vehicles in advance.
Contact: 56 (65) 270431 / 270432
Angelmó Av 2187, Pto. Montt
Web: www.navieraustral.cl


Aerial Transportation:

Flights Puerto Montt – Chaitén

Pewen Air Services
Pto. Montt – Chaitén: Monday to Saturday 9:00 am and 10:00 am from La Paloma Airstrip.
Chaitén – Pto. Montt: Monday to Saturday 11:00 am from Santa Barbara Airport.
Contact: 56 (65) 224000
Hangar 10, La Paloma Airstrip, Pto. Montt
E-mail: ventas@pewenchile.com
Web: www.pewenchile.com

CieloMarAustral
Pto. Montt – Chaitén: Monday to Saturday 10:00 am from La Paloma Airstrip.
Chaitén – Pto. Montt: Monday to Saturday 11:00 am from Santa Barbara Airport.
Price: $40.000 chilean pesos one way; $80.000 chilean pesos roundtrip.
Contact: 56 (65) 264010
Quillota local 1 245, Pto. Montt
E-mail: cielomaraustral@surnet.cl
On Sunday, there is the option of doing a charter flight. Contact Mireya, cellphone 56 9 94437740.

Aerocord
Pto. Montt – Chaitén: Monday to Saturday 10:00 am from La Paloma Airstrip.
Chaitén – Pto. Montt: Monday to Saturday 11:00 am from Santa Barbara Airport.
Price: $40.000 chilean pesos oneway; $76.000 chilean pesos roundtrip.
Contact: 56 (65) 262300
La Paloma Airstrip, Hangar 7 and 8, Pto. Montt
E-mail: aperez@aerocord.cl
Web: www.aerocord.cl


To travel from Chaitén to Caleta Gonzalo:

For transfers between Caleta Gonzalo and Chaitén:

Irma Muñoz or Juan López
Hostería San Sebastian
Contact: Cellphone 56 9 74961246

Nicolas Lapenna
Contact: Cellphone 56 9 74685608
Web: www.chaitur.com

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