• Client : BuildingX
  • Status : In Progress
  • Location : Mountain View CA 94043
  • Building Area: Approx: 330,000 m2

Hiking French Valley

We will discover the traces of the past. We headed north of Natales, a little more than 25 km away, where we began a day of exploration visiting the “Archaeological Park” located inside the “Estancia Ernesto Helmer”, a landscape that is born from the bottom of the sea and that today we can explore observing its mountains, crevices, eaves and valleys.



  • Price: clp $45,000 per person (September to April)
  • Start Time: Between 08:30 hrs. (1st departure) or 2:30 p.m. (2nd exit), approximately at your accommodation.
  • Return Time: Between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. (1st departure), or  6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (2nd exit) at your accommodation approx.
  • Duration: Approximately 4 hours.
  • Includes: The service of a local guide + transportation + entrance to the Rupestre Park.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling policy: 72 hours.
  • Does not include: Water, food + personal and medical expenses.




  • Wear synthetic and warm clothing to be able to put the waterproof suit on top, sunglasses, sunscreen, and spare clothing.
  • Bring a water bottle.
  • Thank you for informing us of any medical problems you may have.



After a welcome talk, the journey along the trail begins. We will walk to the cave area to observe various geological formations. We continue along the path through a Lenga forest to reach the Laguna Sofía viewpoint. Here it is possible to appreciate the condoreras and spot various species of birds.
We continue the tour passing through rock walls to see the first rock paintings that are almost unique in the Magallanes region. The trail continues to Cueva La Ventana and Cueva Escondida, where it is possible to see ancient stalactites and stalagmites, as well as archaeological sites. Then the route takes us to the Los Aleros Dos Herraduras sector, inserted in a centuries-old beech forest. Throughout the tour we will be able to observe several species of orchids, birds and hear the history of the territory and this Estancia of Chilean Patagonia from the first source. The tour ends after 6.4KM of walking at the same starting point.