Trails of Lake District & Chiloe
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
DAY 1: ARRIVAL AND TRANSFER TO PUERTO VARAS
Arrival at Puerto Montt Airport and transfer to Puerto Varas, located on the shores of Lake Llanquihue with beautiful views of the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes. Before reaching the Hotel you will visit Lahuen Ñadi Reserve, one of the few places in the Chilean Central Valley where mature Fitzroya or “Alerces” stands are preserved.
DAY 2: FD ROMAHUE
You will follow Maullin River until the end of the road towards the so called “Senda Nativa Romahue”. Romahue’s conservation center is protecting 150 ha of native forest and also has a wildlife conservation center. You will have the possibility to choose from various activities, such as fly fishing, horseback riding, bird watching, trekking or sailing through the sunken forest of Maullin River.
DAY 3: FD OSORNO VOLCANO & PETROHUE FALLS
Pick-up at your hotel to explore the Osorno volcano. On the way you we will pass by typical wooden churches, Chilean farm houses and the village of Ensenada. You will drive through a thick forest of mostly native Coigües to reach Chile’s oldest National Park, Vicente Pérez Rosales.
Our first stop within this park will be the waterfall of Petrohué. Afterwards you head to the slopes of the Osorno Volcano. At 1.300 m / 4.265 ft above sea level you will make a short hike over lava fields and enjoy the impressive view over the Lake Llanquihue. Afterwards return to Puerto Varas.
DAY 4: CHILOE
Our today’s tour heads to the Chiloe Archipelago starting with a 30-minutes ferry crossing. In summer season (from November to March) we will visit Penguin Colony Puñihuil, the place where Humboldt and Magellan penguins breed together during summer time. In winter season we will explore Chiloe´s historical and cultural sites. Regular excursions include visits of Chacao, Ancud (Chiloé’s second largest city) with its market and church as well as Mar Brava.
DAY 5: TRANSFER TO PUERTO MONTT AIRPORT
According to your flight schedule a transfer will take you to Puerto Montt Airport.