Sanctuario El Cañi is a beautiful 1,500 acre nature reserve located just outside of Pucón. While visiting there, you will have a spectacular view of the famous, and endangered tree species, the Araucaria.
The Sanctuary is a groundbreaking conservation project. In 1990, it became the first Chilean forest purchased for conservation by a group of outdoor enthusiast. They named it the Lahuén foundation, and hope to continue to research and defend the forest from logging while promoting ecotourism.
The Cañi feels almost magical as you are hiking through it. You are surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna while Chiles unique birds are echoing all around you. A certain history of the Mapuche tribe still lingers on the ground as well.
For 700 pesos, a microbus headed for Huife also stops at Cañi. Check the buses timetables here and here. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the reserve. The cost to visit is 3.000 pesos each day you stay. For 10.000 pesos, a guide may be able to accompany you on your journey, though the trails are quite easy to follow if you stay on the main path. At the reception area, you will be given a map and more information about the area. There are only a few workers though and know that english is limited when explaining the trails in the reserve.