Overview

In this tour to Chile´s Lake District you´ll be able to enjoy spectacular blue mountain lakes, native forests, year round activities and the comfort of exclusive lodges.

Chile´s Lake District has been constantly compared with Switzerland, becuase of its breath-taking scencery. It was originaly developed to accomodate Germany´s emigrations, and it is a perfect blend of an European and Chilean culture.

Best time to visit:

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

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What we love about this tour

  • Feeling immersed the beauty of the blue mountain lakes.
  • Seafood is absolutely great! We loved the “parrillada de mariscos”!
  • The blend of the seafood with a perfect Chilean rose wine or perhaps a young sauvignon blanc.
  • The peace that brings staying at a lodge just in front of a magnificent lake.
  • The wide range of activities offered here like skiing, trekking, rafting, fishing among others.
Iglesia Puerto Varas

Day 1: Santiago - Puerto Varas

Departure from Santiago in executive class bus towards Puerto Varas. Night on board.

Puerto Varas 7

Day 2: Puerto Varas - Puerto Montt

Reception, assistance and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit to Puerto Varas city, southern tourist center of Chile, that is characterized for its attractive fields and beautiful rose gardens along its streets and avenues, that is why Puerto Varas is also known as “The City of Roses”. We will go along Costanera Avenue and visit the hadicraft fair and the church. Later we will continue our trip to Puerto Montt, capital of The Lakes Region, and visit the Main Square, the Cathedral built of larch wood, the Monument to the German Colonization and the Angelmó Cove where we’ll visit the fish market and craft center. Lodging

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Day 3: Puerto Varas - Ancud

In the morning departure to Chiloé Island, which is characterized for its churches made of native wood, and for its artisans, beaches, and also for being a land of fishermen and seafaring. Arriving to Pargua we will take a ferry to cross the Chacao Channel, navigating during 30 minutes aprox. We will disembark on Chiloé Island to continue until Ancud City, where we will visit the main attractives of the city such as The Archaeological Museum of Chiloé and San Antonio Fort. By the end of the afternoon, return to the hotel in Puerto Varas.

Volcán Osorno y Saltos del río Petrohué

Day 4: Puerto Varas - Petrohue

Leave on excursion to Petrohue, skirting the Llanquihue Lake in direction to the east, where an impressive view of the Osorno Volcano can be appreciated. Visit to the Petrohue Waterfalls located in the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park. Continue to visit the Todos Los Santos Lake, characterized for the deep emerald color of its waters and for its beautiful surroundings. Typical lunch included. 

Lago Llanquihue desde Frutillar 2

Day 5: Puerto Varas - Frutillar

Leave on excursion to visit Frutillar located in the north side of Llanquihue Lake, where a clear influence of the german colonists who arrived in the middle of 19th century to settle in the area can be appreciated in its architecture, gastronomy and customs. Frutillar has two Churches (Catholic and Lutheran) and a Colonial German Museum, and is also famous for the Musical Weeks, an event of international prestige, that takes place by the end of January and the beginning of February, transforming the city into an important cultural center, where symphonic and camera orchestras, as well as directors and musicians from different countries participate.

Return to Puerto Varas. In due time private transfer to bus terminal to travel to Valdivia city. In the afternoon, city tour to visit the main streets and avenues of Valdivia, where the architecture surprises the visitors, as well as the Cruces, Valdivia and Calle Calle Rivers that go all across the city.

Bosque de Cipreces Milenarios Puerto Varas

Day 6: Valdivia - Santiago

Transfer to the pier. Leave on a fluvial excursion through Valdivia River, navigating until Corral Bay in the Pacific Ocean. Visit to the Corral Port and Mancera Island.
Return to Valdivia around 18:00 hrs.

In due time transfer to Bus Terminal, to travel by bus to Santiago. Night on board.