Located right next to the volcano Osorno, this medium sized port city of Puerto Varas in Southern Chile, offers the perfect base to explore the pristine lake district with its surrounding forests right by the Andes! Additional attractions for visitors are the natural reserve on Chiloé island and the National Parks around the city which offer extensive trekking opportunities.

Highlights

  • Petrohue Waterfalls
  • Osorno Volcano
  • Frutillar
  • Chiloe
  • Penguins
  • Kayaking
  • Trekking

 Things to do

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

After a drive of about an hour and fifteen minutes south of Puerto Varas 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)

Half Day Visit to Petrohué & Waterfalls from Puerto Varas

Enjoy a private half-day excursion exploring the stunning natural beauty of Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park. It is located about an hour’s drive east of Puerto Varas between Lakes Llanquihue and Todos los Santos. Hike through the park to view the impressive Petrohué Waterfalls and gaze at the famous Osorno Volcano towering above the horizon. (Duration 4 hours. Please indicate to your Travel Consultant when you wish to schedule this tour. Private Activity.)

Half Day Frutillar City Tour & Museum

A lovely half-day private excursion along the shores of Lake Llanquihue takes you through rolling green hills of the Chilean countryside to the picturesque village of Frutillar. Discover the town’s history as a German settlement founded in the mid 1800s and experience the impact of its German heritage on the local culture of the region. Enjoy the sweeping views across the lake to the Orsono Volcano, delight in the quaint architecture and tour the open-air museum of this peaceful little town. (Duration 4 hours. Please indicate to your Travel Consultant when you wish to schedule this tour. Private Activity.)

Full Day Visit to Osorno Volcano & Petrohué with Waterfalls

This guided full day tour explores the stunning natural beauty of Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park. It is located about an hour’s drive east of Puerto Varas between Lakes Llanquihue and Todos los Santos. Hike through the native forests of the park to view the impressive crystal green water of the Petrohué Waterfalls. Next head up the slopes of the towering Osorno Volcano enjoying the spectacular views over the surrounding lakes. (09:00 to 17:00. Private Activity. Lunch Included.)

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