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Chile Lake District Holiday

Petrohue in the Lake District, Chile

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Adventure from Lakes to Volcanoes

Renowned for its glacial lakes, towering volcanoes, and emerald-hued forests, Chile's Lake District emerges as a paradise of natural marvels, offering a plethora of activities amidst epic landscapes.

Chile's remarkable Lake District is a land of unparalleled beauty and endless exploration. Reminiscent of Switzerland with its alpine scenery, this region is steeped in history as the home to the resilient Mapuche tribe and its vibrant cultural heritage. Stretching along the Pacific Coast and bordered by the Andes, the Lake District reveals several distinct regions, each with its own character.

Discover the vibrant town of Pucón, nestled in the north of the Lake District. With the picturesque Lago Villarrica and the snow-capped Villarrica Volcano as its backdrop, Pucón offers an array of thrilling outdoor activities. From white-water rafting and horse-riding through the Andes to exploring the untouched trails of Huerquehue National Park, the adventures are endless. Climb Volcano Villarrica for awesome panoramas, unwind in volcanic hot springs, and delve into the ancient past through the craftsmanship of the Mapuche people.

Further south, the port city of Puerto Montt serves as a gateway to the glacial Chilean coastline, where cruises unveil the beauty of fjords and hanging valleys. Just north lies Puerto Varas, a charming town perched on Lake Llanquihue, guarded by the snow-capped volcanoes of Osorno and Calbuco. Take in the town's Germanic influence, evident in its architecture and vibrant rose-filled streets. Explore the surrounding area with excursions such as fly-fishing, climbing the Osorno Volcano, and the Petrohue Falls' icy-blue splendour.

Puerto Montt takes you to the enchanting archipelago of Chiloé. Delve into its lush green landscapes and rich cultural tapestry, offering an off-the-beaten-path experience. Stay a few nights to truly appreciate its allure, steeped in unique mythology, witchcraft, and ghost ships. Admire the distinctive Palafito houses perched on stilts along the water's edge and visit the UNESCO World Heritage wooden churches. Venture into the island's rugged terrain of forests, hills, lakes, and wetlands, ideal for outdoor adventures such as hiking, kayaking, and horse riding. Explore the wetlands in search of penguin colonies and abundant bird species, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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