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