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Massive snow-capped volcanoes punctuated by pristine Andean lakes are the backdrop for your trip to the Lake District of Chile. Opportunities for active adventures surround you everywhere. Sea Kayak on glassy, glacier fed mountain lakes. Fly fish in remote, pristine mountain rivers. Whitewater raft down the world-class Futaleufu River. Bike on picturesque Chiloe island. Cruise across lakes punctuated with blue glaciers that seem to glow in the sunlight. Boat across grand Andean lakes into Argentina. Relax in a luxurious riverfront historical hacienda near the lands of the Mapuche indigenous people.  Contact one of Adventure Life's Chile experts for help planning the perfect trip to Chile's Lake District. 
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Enjoy a bike ride along the coast during your Chiloe Island Adventure

Chiloe Island Adventure

7 Day Itinerary
  • Bike tour Chiloe Island
  • Kayak the Chepu River at sunrise
  • Hike along the coast to penguins
  • Whitewater raft the Petrohue river
Spend a week exploring the Chilean Lakes District active style on this Chiloe Island adventure! Bike, hike, kayak, and raft as you experience the local hospitality and indigenous culture that has been preserved through the centuries.
Activities: Biking, Kayaking, Land, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ancud, Chepu Adventures Ecolodge, Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas
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The blue San Rafael Glacier

Chonos Route

6 Day Itinerary aboard MV Skorpios II
  • Explore picturesque Chiloe Island
  • Explore fishing town Puerto Aguirre
  • Whale watch on the Corcovado Gulf
  • Visit San Rafael Glacier
Join the unique Skorpios II on this Chilean small ship cruise. Beginning and ending in Puerto Montt, sail over 800 miles through the magical age-old ice formations, glaciers, stunning archipelagos, channels, and small gulfs. Admire the vast island-peppered sea as you disembark to explore small towns and soak in the region's famed hot springs.
Activities: Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Calbuco Volcano, Melinka, Puerto Aguirre, Puerto Montt, Quitralco Fjord
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Antarctica expedition

From Penguins to Patagonia

18 Day Itinerary aboard MS Fram
  • See Antarctica's Port Lockroy
  • Enjoy optional excursions
  • Watch for unique wildlife
  • Explore Torres Del Paine
  • Visit Puerto Edén
  • Sightsee in Valparaíso
Experience the wonders of Antarctica, combined with Chilean fjords and the natural beauty of Patagonia on this 18-day tour aboard the MS Fram.
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Cape Horn, Port of Ushuaia, Puerto Montt, Puerto Natales, Santiago, Ushuaia, Valparaiso
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Zodiacs take guests for an up close view of the ice sculptures

Patagonia, the Chilean Fjords & Antarctica

19 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Learn of Chile's immigrant history
  • Visit Chile’s beautiful Lake Region
  • Visit Chiloé Island
  • See Penguins
  • Set foot on Antarctica
  • See icebergs and glaciers
Get a glimpse of the remarkable medley of landscapes here, from Patagonia’s lakes, glaciers, mountains and fjords to the icebergs and tundra of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Brown Bluff, Castro, Niebla, Paulet Island, Petermann Island, Pio XI Glacier, Pleneau Bay, Puerto Chacabuco, Punta Arenas, Valparaiso
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Cahuelmo Fjord, Chile

Rounding the Cape: Chilean Patagonia & Argentina's Staten Island

18 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • See Torres del Paine National Park
  • Venture through wildlife reserves
  • Explore Isla de los Estados
  • Transit the Beagle Channel
Discover this near-mythic, awe-inspiring landscape that stretches across the Andes from the Atlantic to the Pacific and down to Cape Horn. See its rare wildlife, saw-toothed mountains, deep fjords, and bright blue glaciers. Plus, venture to Argentina’s protected Staten Island by special permission.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Argentina, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Buenos Aires, Cape Horn, Chiloe, Isla de los Estados, Port of Ushuaia, Puerto Montt, Puerto Natales, Pumalin Park, Santiago, Torres del Paine, Yendegaia
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Exploring the ice on a Patagonia trekking tour

Patagonia & Chilean Fjords

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Get a glimpse of Chile’s medley of cultures, from native Mapuche to German immigrants. Experience what life is like on a Patagonian estancia and navigate some of the region’s awe-inspiring fjords. Chiloe Island’s unique character charms, while th region's lakes, glaciers and mountains dazzle. This is a remarkable introduction …
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Chile, Patagonia, South America, Caletta Tortel, Castro, Garibaldi Glacier, Niebla, Pio XI Glacier, Port of Ushuaia, Puerto Chacabuco, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas, Santiago, Valparaiso
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A fly fisherman fishes from the shore of the green river.

Ultimate Fly-Fishing

8 Day Itinerary aboard Atmosphere
Activities: Fishing, Helicopter Tour, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Chile, Patagonia, South America, Auchemo Island, Comau Fjord, Guaitecas Archipelago, Puerto Montt, Tic Toc Bay
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Rainbow over Torres del Paine

Chile North to South Premium

13 Day Itinerary
Discover Chile's awe-inspiring geographical and natural extremes on this premium 13-day, multi-destination adventure. From the world's driest desert to the volcanic peaks, the wild Patagonian steppe, the country's vineyards, unique activities and exclusive boutique accommodation, this trip has everything for a deluxe scenic Chilean adventure.
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Land, Urban Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Places: Chile, Patagonia, South America, Atacama Desert, Calama, EcoCamp, El Tatio Geysers, Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Punta Arenas, Salar De Atacama, Santiago, Valley of the Moon
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Breathtaking view of Torres del Paine

Chile North to South

13 Day Itinerary
  • Biking and wine tasting
  • Explore the Atacama Desert
  • Rafting in the Lake District
  • Hike in Torres del Paine
This tour of Chile takes you from Northern Chile's Atacama Desert, to Santiago, the Lake District, then Torres del Paine enjoying hiking, biking, wine tasting, rafting, and so much more!
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Places: Chile, Patagonia, South America, Atacama Desert, Calama, EcoCamp, Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Punta Arenas, Santiago, Valley of the Moon
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Whitewater rafting adventure tour of Chile's Rio Futaleufu

Futaleufu Wild Whitewater

9 Day Itinerary
This whitewater adventure takes you into the heart of spectacular Patagonia and on an electrifying rafting journey. Looking for a challenge? Meet the Futaleufu! On this 9 day trip, enjoy 4 days whitewater rafting and time for horseback riding, fly fishing, and more.
Activities: Kayaking, Land, Whitewater Rafting
Places: Chile, Patagonia, South America, Adventure Spa Base Camp, Chaiten, Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Santiago
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Enjoy a casual float at Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel

Vira Vira Hacienda

4-7 Day Itinerary
Only an hour flight south of Santiago brings you to the majestic Chilean Lakes District and heartland of the indigenous Mapuche people. Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel is a luxurious riverfront property surrounded by lush forests and snow-capped Volcanoes, complete with its own organic farm, gardens, orchards and cheese creamery providing the chef with …
Activities: Biking, Cooking Class, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Skiing, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Places: Chile, South America, Temuco, Chile, Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel
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Chilean Lake District

5 Day Itinerary
  • Hike Alerce Andino National Park
  • Hike to Petrohue Waterfall
  • Explore Puerto Varas
  • B&B on Lake Todos los Santos
Explore the pristine lakes, rivers, and volcanoes that make up the Chilean Lake District on our 5 day tour. Nature hikes, wildlife viewing, kayaking, and fly fishing are activities that will ensure you experience all aspects of the Chilean Lake District!
Activities: Kayaking, Land
Places: Chile, South America, Lake Todos los Santos, Puerto Varas, Puyehue
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Views around Chile

Lakes Crossing

5 Day Itinerary
  • Boat across the \"Emerald Lake\"
  • Journey through Andean rainforest
  • Arrange optional activities
Cross the Andes by boat! Travel through the spectacular lake country of Chile and Argentina, enjoying the rich green hues of "Emerald Lake" and magnificent views of the Osorno, Puntiagudo, and Tronador volcanoes. Enjoy a free day in Argentina's famous vacation city, Bariloche. End your tour with a drive through Chile's Puyehue National Park. 
Activities: Biking, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Whitewater Rafting
Places: Argentina, Chile, South America, Bariloche, Puerto Varas
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Huilo Huilo Reserve Multisport

4 Day Itinerary
  • Get off the beaten path!
  • Mountain bike Huilo Huilo Reserve
  • Raft the Fuy River
  • Zipline with incredible views
This active tour explores the Huilo Huilo Reserve multisport style! Hike through the reserve, mountain bike along a country road, raft the Fuy River and zipline at Huilo Huilo Falls all on our 4 day Huilo Huilo Reserve multisport tour. This Patagonia adventure is geared towards the active traveler.
Activities: Land, Spa & Relaxing, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Zip Line
Places: Chile, South America, Huilo Huilo Reserve, Temuco, Chile
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Whitewater rafting adventure on Chile's Rio Futaleufu

Lakes District Adventure

4 Day Itinerary
Explore the Chile Lakes District regions, with its beautiful natural scenery and opportunities for adventure. Enjoy nature hikes, whitewater rafting, biking, and a taste of the Welsh local culture of Puerto Varas. Combine this short extension with other Chile tours and extensions, or the Chiloe Island Adventure!
Activities: Biking, Land, Whitewater Rafting
Places: Chile, South America, Perez Rosales National Park, Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas
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The Cochamo river enters the fjord

Lakes District Sea Kayaking

4 Day Itinerary
Sea kayak in the remote waterways of northern Patagonia in the Chilean Lake District. Great option for active travelers interested in paddling, wildlife viewing, and a one night homestay with a local family.
Activities: Camping, Fishing, Homestay, Kayaking, Land, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Chile, South America, Campo Aventura, Puerto Varas, Rio Petrohue
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