Magic of the Lakes Tour
Day 1: Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas
Upon arrival at Puerto Montt Airport you will be taken to Puerto Varas, known as the „City of Roses“, located on the shores of Lake Llanquihue - Chile‘s largest lake. Here you can stroll along the shore and enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the volcanoes Osorno and Calbuco and the lively beach in the summer months. Overnight in Puerto Varas.
Day 2: Peulla
Driving along the shores of the Lago Llanquihue past various beaches and Ensenada to Petrohué, you will reach the National Park Vicente Pérez Rosales. You can make an optional stop at the famous Petrohué Falls with their emerald colored water. Then you will proceed to Petrohué where the catamaran awaits you to sail across the beautiful lake Todos los Santos to Peulla. You will have time for lunch at Hotel Peulla and/or walk to nearby waterfalls. Return to Puerto Varas to stay the night. (B)
Day 3: Chiloé Island
Departure to Pargua and crossing of the Chacao Channel by ferry to reach Chiloé Island.
You will visit the little village of Chacao, with it's main square and wooden church, right in front og one of the first Spanish settlements on the island. Then you continue to Dalcahue, which features a colorful market and a typical Chiloé style wooden church built in 1858. Time to walk along the waterfront. Then you will stop in Castro, famous for its houses on stilts and the San Francisco Church, completely built from native wood. Don't miss the local fish market! Return to Puerto Varas and overnight stay. (B)
You will visit Ancud (famous for its traditional market featuring a wide range of seafood and crafts), the local museum, and the San Antonio Fortress. After an optional lunch you will continue your trip to the penguin islands (only from November to March) - „Islotes Puñihuil“ - located on the north-western coast at about 30 minutes from Ancud. After a short introduction you will board a boat for a 30 minute tour to the penguin islands to see the only nesting grounds in the world where Humboldt and Magellan penguins breed side by side. Other species you may spot are sea lions, pelicans, and cormorants but you will not be permitted to leave the boat and walk among the animals - protecting the sensitive wildlife is a priority. Return to Puerto Varas and overnight stay. (B)
Day 4: Puerto Varas - Puerto Montt
After breakfast, you will depart to Puerto Montt for a brief city tour including the lively fish market of Angelmó, before you are taken to the airport of Puerto Montt. (B)
2019-2020 Prices per person in US$: (Oct.1-April 30, 2020)
Rates for Cabanas del Lago and Cumbres are with private day tours. Rates for Estancia 440 and Cabanas del Lago (group) are with group day tours.
Rates based on Half Twin.
- 3 overnights with breakfast
- Transfers and excursions with driver and English speaking guide.
- Entrance fees.
Please Note: At hotel Estancia 440 there is no pick up for the service to Peulla (day 2) nor Chiloe (day 3). Clients have to cross the street and walk 200 meters for pick up at Hotel Patagonico or Cabaña del lago.