Famous for its spectacular panorama of bright emerald and turquoise lakes whose surfaces mirror snow-capped volcanoes and sprawling forests, Chile's Lake District is picture perfect. Rolling hills scattered with hundreds of lakes and lagoons give the district its name. It is one of the most popular travel destinations in Chile, numerous visitors are not only attracted by the beauty but also by the varied outdoor activities available, its well-structured tourism infrastructure, and the many national parks and nature reserves.
Though we can offer custom quotes for the area (including going to Argwentina), here are some sample itineraries:
The Lake District is home to the indigenous Mapuche who defended their land against the Spanish conquistadores for 300 years. German settlers came and cleared the land, felling timber for their typical shingled houses. Both ethnic groups have left their mark on the region in architecture, art, and food.
The Chiloe Archipelago consist of hundreds of islands, the largest one being Isla Grande; it was almost completely isolated from the rest of Chile for many years. That is how it retained its rich ethnic and folkloric traditions and mythology.
Another great advantage is Chile's proximity to the Argentine Lake District where you will find equally beautiful sceneries.
Puerto Montt, in the south of the Lake District, is the starting point for some of the most amazing cruises imaginable through the fjords and hanging valleys of the glacial Chilean coastline. Explore the region - there is plenty more to see and to do away from the principal destinations, including hot springs, boat rides, adventure sports, beaches, and mile after mile of bumpy dirt roads for picturesque drives await you. The entire area is very rich in flora and fauna, birds and marine animals abound in particular. The Lake District is an attractive destination, an irresistible combination of outdoor living at its best and idyllic scenery.