Petrohué in Chile

Petrohué is nestled between the Lago Todos los Santos and at the base of the Osorno volcano. 64 km from Puerto Varas and 84 km from Puerto Montt, it is a gem of the Chilean Lake District. Petrohué is an indigenous word that means smoking place, most likely due to the steam that rises from the waterfall of Petrohué. Visitors hike the 6 km to the beautiful Saltos (waterfalls) and behind the hosteria there are several popular trails leading up to the top of Osorno. Few places in the world offer such access to so much: volcanoes, rivers, glaciers, islands, and mountains! A fascinating place for those who appreciate adventure and life in great outdoors.

Highlights

  • Chilean Lake District
  • Quaint Villages
  • Local Culture and History

 Things to do

Visit to Puñihuil Penguin Colony & Ancud during drive to Chiloé Hotel from Petrohué

After a drive of about two hours and fifteen minutes south of Petrohué take the local ferry across the Chaco Channel to Chiloé Island. After a short drive you’ll reach the fisherman’s town of Ancud where you can visit the local fish and craft market. Continue on along the coast to the Puñihuil Penguin Colony, the only shared nesting site of both Magellanic and Humboldt penguins. Mid-September to mid-March is the nesting season of the penguins when you will be able to see these beautiful animals. Take a half hour navigation around small islands where the penguins nest. In the evening drive to your hotel located on Chiloé Island. (Approximately 09:00 to 19:00. Private transfer and guide. Group Navigation of 30 minutes at Puñihuil Penguin Colony, maximum 12 people. Lunch Included)

Full day visit to Ancud & Puñihuil Penguin Colony from Petrohué

After a drive of about two hours and fifteen minutes south of Petrohué take the local ferry across the Chaco Channel to Chiloé Island. After a short drive you’ll reach the fisherman’s town of Ancud where you can visit the local fish and craft market. Continue on along the coast to the Puñihuil Penguin Colony, the only shared nesting site of both Magellanic and Humboldt penguins. Mid-September to mid-March is the nesting season of the penguins when you will be able to see these beautiful animals. Take a half hour navigation around small islands where the penguins nest. In the evening take the ferry back across to the mainland and continue back to your hotel in Petrohué. (Approximately 08:00 to 20:00. Private transfer and guide. Group Navigation of 30 minutes at Puñihuil Penguin Colony, maximum 12 people. Lunch Included)

Full Day Lake Crossing to Bariloche from Petrohué

Arguably one of the most scenic border crossings in the continent, venture across the Andes Mountains into Chile on a full day excursion combining navigations along crystalline lakes and connecting overland journeys. Relax and enjoy the spectacular Andean scenery and fresh mountain air as you make your way through snow-capped peaks, deep azure lakes and lush green forests. (Approximately 08:00 to 20:00. Group Activity. Maximum 280 people on the boat. Activity begins in Petrohue, Chile and ends in Bariloche, Argentina)

Included at Hotel Petrohué

During your stay at Hotel Petrohué discover the stunning natural beauty of the Chilean Lakes region. Select from trekkings, fly fishing excursions, kayaking, rafting and a zip-line adventure. Enjoy the wonders of nature on these adventure activities. For more detailed information on all the activities offered by Petrohué Lodge, please visit their website: http://www.petrohue.com.

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