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
You will depart for Pargua and cross the Chacao Channel by ferry to reach the Island of Chiloé. After arriving, you will visit the town of Ancud famous for its museum, the San Antonio Fortress and the local market featuring a wide range of seafood and handmade crafts. After an optional lunch you will continue your trip to the penguin islands (only from November to March) located on the west coast. After a short introduction you will board a boat for a 30 minute tour of the penguin islands to see the only nesting grounds in the world where Humboldt and Magellan breed side by side. Other species that we may spot are sea lions, pelicans, and cormorants; and if lucky even the occasional whale. Afterwards you will return to Puerto Varas. (B)
You will depart for Pargua and cross the Chacao Channel by ferry to reach the Island of Chiloé. After arriving, you will visit the town of Chacao famous for its main square and the church of San Antonio. You will then continue your trip to Dalcahue where you will stop at the town’s waterfront visiting the local market featuring a wide range local arts and crafts. Additionally you will visit the town’s museum and church. This wooden church is one of the 16 cathedrals declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Afterward you will continue your travels to the city of Castro. This is the capital city of the island and is famous for its stilt houses build above the water’s edge. In addition the town boasts the massive San Francisco Church, completely built out of native wood. Afterwards you will return to Puerto Varas. (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)
Please Note: Visit to the penguin colony subject to weather conditions. Penguins normally leave the colony around the end of March.
Prices per person in US$:
Nov. 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024 - to penguins
Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2024
to Dalcahue and Castro, still overnighting at Cabanas del Lago - currently not available
Rates are with group day tours. Can quote with private day tours, except for day 2.
Rates based on Half Twin. Single supplement also applies to 1 person
- 3 overnights with breakfast
- Transfers and excursions with driver and English speaking guide.
- Entrance fees.