After meeting your guide at the airport in Puerto Montt, we drive to Puerto Varas, a beautiful town bordering Lake Llanquihue - a quick 15 minutes away. On the drive, keep an eye out for the magnificent Osorno Volcano, a breathtaking view you can not miss. In the early twentieth century, Puerto Varas experienced significant German immigration and has a very unique architecture to show for it. After we arrive at the hotel, you will have a few free hours to check-in and have some lunch before the afternoon excursions. The guide will pick us up for a tour of the nearby Frutillar village for a visit to the local museum and an artesian brewery for a beer tasting (not available on weekends).
Eagle-eyed travelers, get ready for a day of birdwatching and contemplation of Southern Chile's forest-dwelling giants and dwarves. Close to Puerto Varas, in one of the region's last patches of temperate rainforest, you'll set out equipped with viewing equipment and be introduced to Chile's 800-year-old alerce trees and other native giants. During your time with these old folk, take a moment to train your eye on the forest's multi-textured micro world of lichens and ferns. Later, up to 25 species of quick-flitting birds will be your companions on your excursion through the Lake District's wetlands and countryside: so have your eyes peeled, ready to catch their colors and darting movements along the way.
Today head off to one of the most beautiful and oldest parks of Chile, Perez Rosales National Park. Visit the mighty Osorno Volcano, take photos from the amazing scenic overlooks, get a great view of the surrounding wild areas you won't soon forget! Continue exploring the park, having the option to do a short hike called ‘El Solitario’. Visit Petrohue Falls, to witness the turquoise waters of the River Petrohue cascading over sharp rocks, a very exciting view! For the next two nights we will be at the Petrohue Lodge on the shore of Lake Todos los Santos. Say goodbye to our guide from Puerto Varas, but meet your new guide from the lodge.
Lots of activities to choose from today! Kayaking on Todos los Santos, hiking through local forests or go fly fishing. Any excursion you choose will surely be fulfilling and will let you get in touch with this natural place. In the afternoon return to the Lodge and have free time to rest and relax, enjoying your last night in the Lakes District zone.
After breakfast you have the option of doing a short walk along the Lake shores, enjoying our final views of the beautiful scenery. Around midday you will return to Puerto Montt. Along the way see Perez Rosales National Park, along the shores of Lake Llanquihue, past Puerto Varas and to Puerto Montt airport. Adios Lake District!
$760 single supplement