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The Guest House Comfortable hotel accommodations Business Center Kitchen Relax in the common area Business Center Double Accommodations Double Accommodations Matrimonial Accommodations
The Guest House is located a few blocks from the shores of Llanquihue Lake in Puerto Varas - the gateway to Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales - and is within easy walking distance of the city's many shops and restaurants. You can't ask for a better place to begin your Chile tour!

The Guest House, originally known as the Wetzel House, was constructed in 1926. It has since been renovated with many modern comforts, while remaining as close as possible to its original state. Today it is run along the lines of an American bed-and-breakfast, offering visitors the personalized attention of its owner, Vicki Johnson.

Each of the Guest House's ten rooms have comfortable beds, private bathrooms with hot showers and bathtubs, central heating, and room service. There is a spacious living/dining area - a great place to socialize with other guests. At the rear of the house is a garden for relaxing. Breakfast is served each morning with freshly-ground coffee, seasonal fruit, queques, pancakes, granola, kuchen, and homemade jams and honey.

The Guest House also offers airport transportation, cooking and yoga classes, 24-hour Internet access, laundry service, massage therapy, a meeting room, and private parking. The friendly staff speaks both Spanish and English.
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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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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Sea kayaking near Pumalin Park

Pumalin Park by Sea Kayak

6 Day Itinerary
This sea kayaking adventure takes place in the heart of Pumalin Park, traveling along the beautiful Quintupeo and Cahuelmó fjords. Travelers will paddle between huge granite walls and waterfalls that plunge into the ocean and see plenty of austral dolphins, sea lions and endemic bird species. Visitors will also enjoy hot spring baths and walks to hidden lakes that very few have visited.
Activities: Camping, Fishing, Kayaking, Land, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Chile, Patagonia, South America, Pumalin Park
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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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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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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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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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