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A world of evocative and homemade flavours


Mallin Colorado Ecolodge offers this culinary program where you will have the chance to enjoy cooking in the big kitchen and learn from the lodge owner chef. You will visit the greenhouse of the lodge with vegetables and aromatic herbs that grow in this area. You will learn how to prepare home-made bread, fine pastas and the typical barbecued lamb in the “quincho” of the lodge. Moreover you will learn how to prepare a fine herbs Patagonian salmon and delicious deserts of Chilean Colonial times. 

From the beginning, Mallin Colorado has been characterized by the excellent food it offers its visitors, in which the owner of the house puts all of her love and good taste. She prepares homemade and traditional dishes with fresh vegetables from their garden and healthy meats of the region. The food is cooked over a wood fire in clay pots, taking fresh vegetables from the garden and above all, with lots of love and care.


Day 1: Balmaceda - Lago General Carrera
After arrival at the airport of Balmaceda we start to drive south on the Carretera Austral, the unpaved extension of the Panamerican Highway. We cross rivers, lakes, and valleys and are surrounded by mountains and virgin forests. Our destination is General Carrera Lake, one of the world’s greatest reserves of clean fresh water. A delicious dinner awaits us. Lodging in Mallin Colorado Ecolodge.

Day 2:  Greenhouse tour in Mallin Colorado and horseback riding
A morning trekking or horseback riding tour through the surrounding forest of Coigues, Ñirres and Lengas include wonderful views over the lake General Carrera. Lunch and visit to the greenhouse of the lodge to take vegetable and herbs accompanied by the housewife. Today we will learn about the famous “morille” that grows in the native forests of Mallin Colorado. Morille is a wild champignon considered worldwide a “delicatessen”. We will prepare the “morille soup”. Before dinner, you are invited to learn how to prepare “pisco sour” in Mallin Colorado. Dinner and lodging.

Day 3: Marble caves – Home-baked bread – Patagonian salmon+ herbs
After breakfast we drive north to take a boat trip through the Puerto Tranquilo area of Lake General Carrera, where you can enjoy the famous rock formations of the Marble Cathedral on the calypso waters of the lake. Back in Mallin Colorado you are invited to prepare the last details for lunch. Learn how to cook a Patagonian salmon with local herbs. In the afternoon, you will learn how to prepare and bake different kinds of home bread, in the wood stove. Dinner and lodging in Mallin Colorado Ecolodge.

Day 4:  River Baker and dessert evening
After breakfast, we drive south to get to know famous river Baker and its Confluence with river Neff, visiting the small enchanting village of Puerto Bertrand, where lake Bertrand give birth to river Baker. This is also a spectacular opportunity to take photos and film. Back in the lodge, we will have a longer antique desserts class in the kitchen of the lodge. There you will learn how to prepare old Chilean receipts of the lodge owner. At 17.00 beginning of the preparation of barbecued lamb during 5 hours until it is ready to eat. Dinner in the typical “quincho” of the lodge, with special deserts. Last night in Mallin Colorado.

Day 5:  Transfer to Balmaceda
After our breakfast we drive to the airport of Balmaceda to board your connecting flight with our gourmet pic nic sandwiches.


Transfer from and to Balmaceda
All meals and culinary classes with the owner of the lodge
Outdoor excursions with a private guide

Does not include
Flights from Santiago
Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages

Full board during the whole stay, breakfast, lunch and dinner
Barbecued lamb in typical Patagonian quincho

Tour type: culinary

5 days/ 4 nights US$ 2,070.- Single +US$400
Prices per person in US Dollars

Fixed departures

October, 17th until 21st, 2017

October, 24th until 28th, 2017

November, 7th until 11th, 2017

November 14th until 18th, 2017

Book here: paulach@mallincolorado.cl

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