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4 DAYS ADVENTURE – CHILEAN LAKE DISTRICT

US$ 990 / 4 days

What can I expect?

It is unusual for one region to contain such a variety of natural resources that, year after year, captivate travelers from all over the world. In the south of Chile, there is an assortment of landscapes steeped in history, framed in architecture influenced by German immigrants. There are interesting cultural events to be enjoyed and a range of activities such as white river rafting, kayak trips, trekking routes, volcano climbing, sailing, and others. This is a unique journey that joins the incredible landscapes of the south with the various native communities and resources, through the different adventure activities that make this such an unforgettable trip.

Itinerary Summary

The Chilean Lake District is notable for the abundance of its natural resources, authentic culture, and spectacular landscapes that are today considered the door to Chilean Patagonia. It is a destination that stands out for its large protected wild areas, its lakes such as Llanquihue, Puyehue, Todos Los Santos, and Rupanco; a series of Andean rivers, native forests, volcanoes, and islands. The most famous of these islands is the archipelago of Chiloé, considered a land of myths and legends, with unique architecture and incredible gastronomy that is truly worth exploring.

DAY PLACE HIGHLIGHTS HOTEL OPTIONS
1 Santiago Airport and Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas Puerto Varas arrival & Rafting in Petrohue River Casa Kalfu, Puelche Hotel or Cumbres Puerto Varas
2 Puerto Varas Osorno Volcano, Petrohue Falls and Vicente Perez Rosales National Park Casa Kalfu, Puelche Hotel or Cumbres Puerto Varas
3 Puerto Varas y Chiloé Chiloe Island Casa Kalfu, Puelche Hotel or Cumbres Puerto Varas
4 Puerto Varas and Santiago Airport Santiago arrival .

Itinerary Details

DAY 1:
SANTIAGO AIRPORT - PUERTO VARAS / RAFTING PETROHUE RIVER

*Please note that all the excursions in this programme are private, except for rafting, which is considered a regular activity. Once you arrive in Puerto Varas, you will be informed about the exact order and itinerary of the activities you will be undertaking.

Upon arrival at Puerto Montt airport, a van will come and pick you up to take you to your chosen hotel located in the city of Puerto Varas. Once you have checked in at the hotel, you will have time to have lunch and get ready for the rafting trip.

In the afternoon, a driver will collect you and head to Ensenada, where the rafting adventure will begin on the Petrohue River. There, you will experience a white-knuckle trip down one of the most beautiful rivers of the south with Class 3 rapids. The tour lasts an hour and a half, and you will be able to enjoy the splendor of the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, views of the Osorno, Calbuco and Puntiagudo volcanoes. Once you have completed your journey down the river, a delicious snack will be waiting for you to close the river before heading back to Puerto Varas.

 

Hotel Options
Puelche Hotel
ROOM Double - Twin
MEALS Breakfast
CATEGORY 4 Stars
STYLE Boutique
DAY 2:
OSORNO VOLCANO, PETROHUE FALLS & VICENTE PEREZ ROSALES NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, a van will pick you up to begin your Photo Safari activity around the beautiful Lake Llanquihue, 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 Lake “Todos Los Santos”, famous for its emerald waters, volcanic stone beaches, and native trees, where you can bathe, enjoy a snack and take pictures of the landscape. 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, Lake Llanquihue, the Petrohué river, the Calbuco volcano and Mount Tronador. Once the activity is complete, you will head back to the city of Puerto Varas.

 

Hotel Options
Puelche Hotel
ROOM Double - Twin
MEALS Breakfast
CATEGORY 4 Stars
STYLE Boutique
DAY 3:
PUERTO VARAS - CHILOE ISLAND

After breakfast, you will head to the island of Chiloe. 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.

 

Hotel Options
Puelche Hotel
ROOM Double - Twin
MEALS Breakfast
CATEGORY 4 Stars
STYLE Boutique
DAY 4:
PUERTO VARAS / PUERTO MONTT - SANTIAGO AIRPORT

Last day of the programme!, after you have had breakfast in the hotel, a van will collect you and take you to Puerto Montt airport, where you will catch your return flight to Santiago.

 

LOW SEASON RATES: May-August 2018

  • Price based on Double Occupancy – From USD$ 950 /Per person
  • Price with Single Supplement included – From USD$ 1,035 / Per person
  • Solo Traveler – From USD$ 2,260

HIGH SEASON RATES:  January-April 2018 / September-December 2018

  • Price based on Double Occupancy – From USD$ 990 /Per person
  • Price with Single Supplement included – From USD$ 1,090 / Per person
  • Solo Traveler – From USD$ 2,340

 

*This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, accommodation availability and not counting special dates.  ** Solo travelers or guests staying in single rooms must pay a single supplement. Otherwise, the rates would be readjusted upon request.  *** If the mentioned hotels are not available, alternative hotels will be provided of a similar standard

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (Hotel 4 stars)
  • 2 Private Tours (Photosafari and Chiloe Island)
  • 1 Regular Tour (Rafting)
  • All airport and hotel private transfers
  • All activities specified in the itinerary are accompanied by a professional bilingual guide
  • Complete equipment for the rafting activity
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip

Meals 

  • Day 1: Snack
  • Day 2: Breakfast – Box Lunch
  • Day 3: Breakfast – Lunch
  • Day 4: Breakfast

 

4 DAYS ADVENTURE – CHILEAN LAKE DISTRICT

Duration: 4 days

Price: US$ 990 / person

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