Lake District Treasures Self-drive Tour - 8 days
DAY 1: TEMUCO AIRPORT – MALALCAHUELLO NATIONAL RESERVE (140 KM / 87 MI)
Upon arrival at the Freire Airport, pick up your rental car and start your adventure reaching the unspoiled nature of the Malalcahuello National Reserve. With a surface area of 13,730 hectares (30,206 acres), including the Lonquimay volcano the rivers, lagoons, ravines and marshes of this park boast a diverse range of environments for its visitors to enjoy. Overnight in the Malalcahuello National Reserve.
DAY 2: MALALCAHUELLO NATIONAL RESERVE
Today will be at leisure to enjoy this magnificent national reserve. The ancient Araucaria forests along with the surrounding snow capped volcanoes set the perfect scenery for those who enjoy photography or simply to relax in nature. If you feel like doing something adventurous there are a variety of activities offered such as trekking, mountaineering, fishing, skiing and horseback riding. Overnight in the Malalcahuello National Reserve. (B)
NOTE: Activities and excursions available depend on the season.
DAY 3: MALALCAHUELLO NATIONAL RESERVE – CONGUILLÍO NATIONAL PARK (135 KM / 84 MI)
In the morning you will have an enjoyable breakfast and then continue your journey to the Conguillío National Park. Among the attractions in the park are the Llaima Volcano, Sierra Nevada and wild landscapes characterized by islands of vegetation completely surrounded by turquoise waters. A variety of fauna and volcanic rock formations increase the scenic beauty of the park. Overnight in the Conguillío National Park (B).
DAY 4: CONGUILLÍO NATIONAL PARK – BUDI LAKE (200 KM / 124MI)
Take advantage of the morning to rest and relax or if desired take a half day excursion of your choice inside the Conguillío National Park. In the afternoon you will depart towards the shoreline of the Araucanía Region to reach Budi Lake. Your destination is among the few lakes of the west coast of the Americas that have seasonal inflows of sea water. In addition in the surrounding vicinity you will find a large number of indigenous Mapuche people. Overnight near the Budi Lake. (B)
DAY 5: BUDI LAKE – VALDIVIA (175 KM / 109 MI)
After breakfast, take some time to get to know this area taking in the scenery of this unique environment. In the afternoon, your drive will take you back to civilization. On the way you can choose whether to follow the traditional route along the highway or an alternative road along the coast passing several local villages before arriving to Valdivia. Overnight in Valdivia (B).
DAY 6: VALDIVIA
Valdivia is said to be painted out of a storybook due to its beauty and elegance. With Spanish and German influences and visible landmarks, the city is full of unique characteristics. Today, spend as you please getting to know this southern community. A boat ride along the town’s river is highly recommended, or if you prefer take a drive further west to reach the coastline. Overnight in Valdivia. (B)
DAY 7: VALDIVIA – PUERTO VARAS (197 KM / 122 MI)
Todays’ drive will take you past rolling hills and incredible sceneries to the city of Puerto Varas. Along the way, don’t forget to make a stop at the Osorno Volcano or the prehistoric Petrohué Waterfalls. Also the charming towns of Puerto Octay and Frutillar can be visited on the way, each with hidden curiosities. Once having arrived in Puerto Varas, enjoy the evening with a night out in this city of roses. Overnight in Puerto Varas. (B)
DAY 8: PUERTO VARAS – PUERTO MONTT AIRPORT (20 KM / 12 MI)
At the appropriate time, you will need to drive to the Puerto Montt Airport where you will return your car and take your departure flight. (B)
Price per person in US$ till April 30, 2021:
Notes: Based On sharing Half Twin. The single supplement is included for 1 person price.
Hotels we use in this program: Hosteria Suizandina, Ecolodge Baita, Cabin Lago Budi, Hotel Naguilan, Hotel Cabaña del Lago.
- 7 Nights including breakfast.
- 8 Days car rental (Hertz category C) including unlimited free mileage.
- Local tax.
- Full CDW coverage with deductible (for- details see rental contract).
- Drop off charge.
- Roadmap and descriptions.
Not included: Chile car rental companies charge an additional airport service fee (Hertz rate: USD 9,- per day aprox.) when vehicle will be picked up from airport. This service charge is not included in the published rates. This extra fee has to be paid upon returning the car.