LC 012 925x625
Lakes & Chiloé
Nature Without Frontiers
Invitation to Travel:
Superb traverse through the marvellous Nationals Parks of Southern Chile and Chiloe island, where crystal clear rivers and lakes, centenarians Araucaria trees (endemic conifers), relaxing thermal waters and impressive forests will surprise you with their powerful and magnificent beauty. Ideal for people who seek a deep contact with nature and walking along gentle paths to discover the awe-inspiring parks of the area.
Duration 10D / 9N
Type of Trip Fly & Drive
Lodging Hotel / Lodge
Period Oct-Abr
Itinerary
1st DAY: TEMUCO (IN) – CONGUILLIO NATIONAL PARK

Arrival at Temuco airport and pick-up the car rental at the counter. Suggested itinerary: Departure to  Conguillio National Park, well-known for its centenarians Araucarias (endemic conifers). Here can observe the fingerprints of the eruptions of the Volcano Llaima (3125m). We visit the park and his viewpoints.

Overnight in Hosteria / Hotel
Meals not included
2th DAY: CONGUILLIO NATIONAL PARK – PUCON

Car rental. Suggested itinerary: we can do short walks in the park or continue by vehicle by the road that border the volcano passing by the tunnel “Las Raices”, the beautiful Icalma lagoon, and Truful-Truful waterfall. In the afternoon we depart towards the village of Pucon bordering Colico and Villarrica lakes, Pucon is a very important summer and winter tourist town.

Overnight in Hosteria / Hotel
Included meals: Breakfast
3º DAY: PUCON

Car rental. Suggested itinerary: visit of the Huerquehue National Park, next to Tinquilco Lake, and short walks along the different paths surrounded by magnificent Araucarias, Mañios and Ferns. In the afternoon you can visit the Huife hot springs to take a rest in the thermal waters and enjoy the dazzling landscape.

Overnight in Hotel
Included meals: Breakfast
4ª DAY: PUCON – HUILO HUILO RESERVE

Car rental. Suggested itinerary: departure towards Coñaripe, active summer village located on the shores of Calafquen Lake. We continue bordering the lakes Pullinque, Panguipulli and Neltume to reach Huilo-Huilo Reserve, created to protect the native forests around the volcano Mocho Choshuenco. Possibility of short hikes in the area.

Overnight in Hotel / Hosteria
Included meals: Breakfast
5º DAY: HUILO HUILO RESERVE

Car rental. Suggested itinerary: we will dedicate the day to explore the surroundings of the Reserve. Possibility of short hikes in the area.

Overnight in Hotel / Hosteria
Included meals: Breakfast
6º DAY: HUILO HUILO RESERVE - PUERTO VARAS

Car rental. Suggested itinerary:  we continue by the lake road to reach the village of Puerto Varas located on the shores of lake Llanquihue. On the way we pass by the charming village of Puerto Octay, and the elegant town of Frutillar, well-known for its German-style architecture.

Overnight in Hotel
Included meals: Breakfast
7º DAY: PUERTO VARAS

Car rental. Suggested itinerary:  you can dedicate the day to explore the surroundings of Puerto Varas such as Petrohue waterfalls, the lake Todos los Santos, and the volcano Osorno from where you have a marvellous view of the whole lake.

Overnight in Hotel / Hosteria
Included meals: Breakfast
8º DAY: PUERTO VARAS – CHILOE ISLAND

Car rental. Suggested itinerary: we drive to Pargua where we board the ferry to Chiloe Island. We continue to the fishermen village of Puñihuil and sail to 3 little islands to watch the Magellanic and Humboldt penguins. This is the unique place in Chile where both species nest (from the 2nd fortnight of September until the end of March). Afterwards we reach the village of Castro, known for its stilt houses, San Francisco church, and handicraft market. On the way we can visit some of the 16 churches declared world heritage by the UNESCO.

botes

Overnight in Hotel / Hosteria
Included meals: Breakfast
9º DAY: CHILOE ISLAND

Car rental. Suggested itinerary: we can dedicate the day to explore the surroundings of Castro. You can visit the national park of Chiloe where we can do short walks along the path near the ocean, as well as the picturesque island of Lemuy.

Overnight in Hotel / Hosteria
Included meals: Brealfast
10º DAY: CHILOE ISLAND – PUERTO MONTT (OUT)

Car rental. Suggested itinerary: we return to the continent. We departure towards the village of Dalcahue to see its picturesque market, where craftsmen of the whole island gather to sell their wool fabrics. Afterwards, you can board the ferry to Quinchao Island to visit the small villages of Curaco de Velez and Achao. Later drive northwards visiting the small village of Quicavi. The local mythology says that the “cave” where the members of the Grand Lodge of Wizards of Chiloe meet, is right here. Arrival at the airport of Puerto Montt in the evening and drop-off the car rental.

End of the Services
Included meals: Breakfast
The Program Includes
• Accommodation in hotel / hosteria.
• Meals as mentioned in the program.
• Car rental during the whole program.

The program does Not Include
• Flights and taxes.
• Driver / Guide, petrol.
• Meals not mentioned on the program.
• Entrance feel.
• Travel insurance.
• Tips.
• Services NOT mentioned in the program.

Lakes & Chiloé

Nature Without Frontiers