Things to Do Around the Lakes District


Day trip: Lake tour

Trip around Lake Llanguihue, the fourth largest lake in South America, with gorgeous views of the Osorno, Calbuco, Puntiagudo and Tronador Volcanoes.

Our trip starts from Pto. Varas in an all-terrain vehicle. We will travel via Fruttilar, visit the open-air museum of Aleman and then drive over gravel roads along the shores of the lake. You will feel set back in time as you view many old colonial houses and mills. Our drive will continue through beautiful countryside to Pto. Octay, a small, sleepy town, where we can either have lunch in a restaurant or have a picnic on the beach. We will drive on via Cascades, at the foot of the Osorno Volcano with its lava fields, to Laguna Verde. Afterwards we can tour the old colonial hotel Ensenada where we can enjoy coffee and homemade cake. (delicious!!)
Towards evening we will be back in Pto. Varas.

Option: In Cascadas we can include a short but beautiful hike to the waterfall.

Price: 1 person: $70 (US) Minimum: 2 participants

The price does not include the museum entrance fee and cost of lunch and will vary depending on your personal wishes on the trip.


Hiking at the Volcano Osorano
1/2 day

Trekking is a recreational activity , taking long hikes in yet untouched surroundings. The landscape is a primitive and rural with partly hilly climbs up in the mountains. If you prefer a smaller duration (one day, with picnic),
the Hiking, is a simpler option.

Frequency - Daily
PersonsMinimum 2 persons
Duration9:00-14:30 or 15:00-20:30 o'clock

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Price per person:
Program Hiking at the Volcano Osorno People2+ Price in US$50


HIKING AT THE VOLCANO OSORNO
Soft Difficulty. 1/2 day

Departure from Puerto Varas toward Ensenada, where we begin the walk of 4 1/2 hours approximately. We will begin walking through the beach, skirting the lake Llanquihue, with views of the volcanoes Llanquihue and Calbuco, we will enter the National Park Vicente Perez Rosales to the area of Green Lagoon. It is a beautiful lagoon that gets itss emerald color from the minerals and algae. Then, we begin the ascent toward the foot of the volcano Osorno, first on the route; (1 1/2 km.) and afterwards we will always go through a path inside the native evergreen forest, typical of this region of the world. We have views to the valley of the river Petrohue, Sierra Santo Domingo, and to the volcanoes Osorno and Calbuco. We will share a picnic lunch and then we will return toward Ensenada, where transfer to Puerto Varas is waiting for us.


Horseback Riding in Volcano Calbuco
Waterfall El Caliente
1 day

Frequency Daily
Persons Minimum 2 Persons
Duration 9:00 -18:00 hrs.

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Minimum age12 years
Price per person:
Program Waterfall El Caliente Persons 2+ Price in US$98


WATERFALL EL CALIENTE
Difficulty level: medium. 1 day.

Departure in vehicle from Puerto Varas to Ensenada (1 hour). Here starts the horseback riding for approx.4,5 hours. We will walk through native forest where you will see the contrast between the red Notros and the white Ulmos flower. At a height of 100 m. Above the White river, at the lookout ìSalto de Piedrasi we will be surrounded by pristine landscapes like the turquoise colored waterfalls coming from the Andes Mountain. We will have views to the volcanoes Osorno and Calbuco and we will go by sandbanks and volcanic stones of the last eruptions in 1929 and 1960, we will walk through the canyon of a river until arriving at the impressive waterfall ìEl Calientei with a height of more than 60 m. Whoever wishes to take a bath can do so. Picnic lunch and return.



Nature and Birdwatching from the Kayak
Half day

Frequency - Every day
Persons Minimum 2 people Maximum 10 people
Duration 9:00 to 18 hrs.

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Knowledge of swimming is necessary; minimum age 12 years

Price per person:
Program Canoes and freedom in the nature People2-3, 4 +Price in US$70/60



NATURE- AND BIRDWATCHING FROM THE KAYAK
Difficulty level: easy. Half day

Departure from Puerto Varas toward ìLa Pozaî In the lake Llanquihue. There, the canoe guide gives an introductory chat to the canoeist, and accompanies us in this trip of approximately 3 hours. We will visit the island Loreley and will be in intimate contact with the birds and plants of this beautiful place. We will navigate the calm waters of the lake, share a picnic lunch and enjoy the nature. Afterwards return to Puerto Varas.




Photographic Safari to the Volcano Osorono
Half day

Frequency - Daily
Persons Minimum 4 people
Duration 9:00-14:30 hrs. 15:00-20.30 hrs

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Price per person:
ProgramPhotographic Safari People4+Price in US$50


PHOTOGRAFIC SAFARI TO THE VOLCANO OSORNO
Difficulty level: soft. Half day.



RAFTING RIVER PETROHUE
Half day

Rafting is a recreational activity of descending rivers of any class or graduation. It is carried out in crafts type rafts, designed and built especially for this kind of sport. The boats are guided and maneuvered by experts.

Frequency - Daily
Persons Minimum 4 people
Duration 9:00-14:30 hrs. 15:00-20:30 hrs.

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To bring:


Knowledge of swimming is necessary; minimum age 12 years

Price per person:
Program Rafting People 4+ Price in US$40

RAFTING RIVER PETROHUÍ
Difficulty level: medium. Half day.

Departure from Puerto Varas to river Petrohue . Your guide hands out the equipment to the participants (wet suits, life vests, helmets oars). Safety instructions. Afterwards starts the ride in professional self bailing rafts, the rapids of the river Petrohue grade 3 to 4. We have wonderful views to the volcanoes Puntiagudo, Osorno and Calbuco . During our ride we will encounter native birds such as Cormoranes, Martin fisherman, and others. After 17 kms of exciting adventure we arrive at the exit of the river. Picnic lunch with sandwiches, cookies, Coca - Cola and the famous Pisco Sour. Afterwards return to Puerto Varas.


Departure in vehicle from Petrohue towards the volcano Osorno. On the road we will sea Lenga forests inside a well preserved environment . We arrive at the sector La Burbujai at a height of 1350 meters. From La Burbuja we take a walk to the foot of the volcano Osorno, to enjoy the panoramic views and to take pictures. High up here you have an unique view to the summit of the volcanoes Osorno and Calbuco with their snow topped peaks and to the lake Llanquihue .Picnic Lunch and afterwards return to Puerto Varas




Trekking Path Desolation
1 day

Trekking is a recreational activity , hiking for several hours in yet untouched surroundings. The landscape is primitive and rural with partly hilly climbs up in the mountains. If you prefer a smaller duration (1 day, with picnic), hiking, is a simpler option.


Frequency - Daily
Persons Minimum 2 people
Duration9:00-19:30 hrs.

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Price per person:
Program Trekking path Desolation People 2+ Price in US$80



TREKKING PATH DESOLATION
Difficulty level: medium. 1 day.

Departure from Puerto Varas towards Petrohue. From the Hotel Petrohue we start the approx. 7 hour trek, skirting lake Todos los Santos. We ascend to the sandbank of the volcano until arriving at a magma canyon. From here we arrive at the Path Desolation. Here the Jesuits discovered in the 17th Century the lake Todos los Santos. The view to the National Park Vicente Perez Rosales is amazing. We continue towards the sandbanks of volcano Osorno. During the walk we have a spectacular view to the volcanoes Osorno, Puntiagudo, Tronador and Calbuco, lake Todos los Santos and to the Andes Mountain.