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Chilean Lake District & Volcanoes: 4 Days

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  • Explore Puerto Varas and see the beautiful Llanquihue Lake
  • Explore Chiloe Island. See colorful architecture and wildlife
  • Walk to Petrohue waterfalls, enjoy great views from Osorno Volcano
  • Variety of restaurants and cultural events
Join us on this incredible, four-day journey and explore areas around Chile's picturesque Lake District.

It is unusual for one region to contain such a variety of natural resources and beauty that captivates travelers from all over the world year after year. Here in the south of Chile, there is an assortment of landscapes steeped in history, oozing with natural beauty and influenced by German immigrants. There are interesting cultural events to be enjoyed and a range of activities to be enjoyed, such as white river rafting, kayak trips, trekking routes, volcano climbing and sailing.

This is a unique journey that brings together the incredible landscapes of Chile's south and local communities living there, both of which are sure to make this an unforgettable tour.
6 hours 3 Star Hotel at Casa Kalfu
Please note that airport shuttles are private.

Once you arrive in Puerto Varas, you will be informed about the exact order and itinerary of the activities you will be undertaking.

Upon your arrival to Puerto Montt, a representative of Ecochile will be waiting for you right outside the baggage claim area to take you to your Hotel in Puerto Varas. The representative will have a sign with your first and/or last name on it. The approximate travel time is around 40 mins (depending on Hotel location and traffic / road conditions).

After your hotel check-in, you will have enough time to go out for a walk and discover the city of Puerto Varas. Your travel expert will provide you more information about the different activities/places to visit and restaurant options. (Lunch and Dinner are arranged by the customer)

Overnight in your selected hotel in Puerto Varas.
10 hours 3 Star Hotel at Casa Kalfu
After breakfast, a van will pick you up to begin your tour to the beautiful Llanquihue Lake, one of the largest lakes in South America.

You will first head for the biggest and oldest National Park in Chile, Vicente Perez Rosales. Here, your first stop will be the “Saltos del Petrohué”, a waterfall created by the forces of nature, 19th-century volcanic eruptions, and glacier retreat. Next, you will go to “Todos Los Santos” Lake, famous for its emerald waters, volcanic stone beach and native trees. Then, you will go on to the Osorno Volcano, where you will go up to the viewpoint located at 3,000 meters above sea level. From there, you will be able to enjoy a panoramic view of the valley, Llanquihue Lake, Petrohué river, Calbuco volcano beautiful mountains around. Once the activity is complete, you will head back to the city of Puerto Varas.

You will return to your Hotel right on time for dinner.
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  • Breakfast & Lunch
10 hours 3 Star Hotel at Casa Kalfu
After breakfast, you will head to the island of Chiloé. To get there, you will cross the Chacao channel by ferry – you have a good chance of seeing a Chilean dolphin on your way there, which is one of the world’s smallest.

Once you are on the island, your first stop will be Caulín Bay, where oysters are farmed and the main line of work is fishing and other sea-related work. This has an influence on the area’s traditional cuisine. You will also be able to spot several native species of animal and a colony of penguins living in Puñihuil, the only place on earth where Humboldt and Magellanic penguins nest alongside each other. During this tour, you will also see churches built after the Spanish conquest, when the native Huilliche people were converted to Catholicism. These buildings are a World Heritage Site.

*If it is not penguin viewing season, you will visit the towns of Ancud and Castro.

When you arrive on the island, you will start off towards the town of Castro – the island’s capital – noted for its buildings on multi-colored stilts and unique dwellings, built in order to withstand the high tide. You will also be able to explore the church and town square. Then, you will travel to the north of the island, to Ancud, where you can visit the Spanish fort, the local market, and Ancud Museum. This building has authentic architecture and preserves the area’s cultural and historical heritage. Next, you will stop off for lunch in a restaurant, ending your journey with your return to Puerto Varas.

You will return to your Hotel right on time for Dinner.
Meals
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8 hours
Departing at 9am from your Hotel, we are going to surround Llanquihue Lake heading up-north. Large old residences and gardens steeped in Chilean-German culture is one of the proposals offered by Frutillar, surrounded by its charm and music will be part of a perfect combination. We will start our tour visiting Llanquihue; city ​​founded by German settlers, characterized by the production of cecinas and place that gives origin of the Maullín River, located on the shores of the Lake. We will continue our trip along the old Route of the Settlers, bordering the west bank of Lake Llanquihue we will arrive at the beautiful city of Frutillar; which stands out for its architecture, the care of its gardens, the imposing Teatro del Lago that annually offers us the famous “Musical Weeks of Frutillar” and an incomparable view of Osorno and Puntiagudo Volcanoes. We will visit the German Colonial Museum and after that we will go to the city of Puerto Octay; picturesque town marked by the German colonization declared “Typical Zone” recently by the Council of National Monuments.

This regular tour only departs during the morning. Your flight must be booked during the afternoon in order to have enough time for the activity.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Transportation
  • Driver
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance Fees (according to the itinerary)
  • Meals on route
what's excluded
  • Dinner
  • Insurance
  • Airplane tickets
  • Backpack
  • Towels
  • Tips
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 4 days
Tour Type Group Tour
Age Requirement 1 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English & spanish
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Puerto Montt, Chile
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A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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