Only an hour flight south of Santiago brings travelers 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 fresh ingredients daily. Designed to offer spacious, luxurious and above all very cozy and comfortable suites, guests stay in beautifully crafted rooms at the main house or in nearby suites. This is a year round destination and makes a great stop en-route to Torres del Paine or other points further south in Chile.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.