Tour: Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas - Chiloé - Petrohue
4 days / 3 nights Code: CTP002
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Visit to the Lake District in Chile, Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas and its lake named Llanquihue. Excursion to the mystical Chiloe island and Petrohue in the beautiful south of Chile.
Starting point: Puerto Montt Airport.
Departures: Under request.
Day 01: Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas.
Reception at the El Tepual airport in Puerto Montt to go to the hotel in Puerto Varas. Free day. Accommodation.
Day 2: Tour to Chiloe
Due to climatic conditions of the zone during the winter, this tour is realized of different ways depending of the period of the year:
- Between March 15th and October 14th:
- Departure: 08:00 hrs.
This full day tour allows us to visit the north part of Chiloé's Island and Ancud's Gulf. We will be able to know the history, its forts, customs, and legends. After navigating Chacao's Channel during 30 minutes and observing a great variety of birds and marine lions, we will arrive to the village of the same name to visit its church and to observe this beautiful place with its houses of wood and colors. We will continue our trip towards Caulín's locality, characteristic cove dedicated to the extraction of seafood, marine algae, and culture of oysters. In addition this place is favored by the great quantity of migratory birds that come to the place. Then, we will continue to Ancud, the Chiloé's most important second city. We will visit its regional museum, the fort San Antonio, and the market of crafts. Bordering on the banks of Lacuy's peninsula, we will be able to see small villages of fishermen and collectors of alga glacilaria, which will lead us towards a place where we will be able to enjoy a solitary beach named Mar Brava. Return to the hotel in Puerto Varas, accommodation.
- Between el October 15th and March 14th:
- Departure: 08:00 hrs.
This full day tour allows us to visit the north part of Chiloé's Island. After navigating Chacao's Channel during 30 minutes and observing a great variety of birds and marine lions, we will arrive to the village Chacao to visit the square and the church of the village. We will continue our trip to Dalcahue, where we will stop for an hour in the area of the coastal for a trek and to visit the market of crafts, museum, and church. Through the coastal route of Llao Llau, we will follow our trip to Castro, with time to have lunch. We will continue visiting the palafittes of Gamboas River, the square, and its church. Later, we will visit the last church of our tour in a locality named Nercón. Back in Ancud, we will visit the foundation Amigos de la Iglesia de Chiloé (Friends of Chiloé's Church), the square, and the fort San Antonio, to know the history, customs, and legends of this mythological island. Return to the hotel in Puerto Varas, accommodation.
Day 3: Excursion to Petrohue - Osorno Volcano
Between October 15th and March 14th, it is possible to choose between realize the excursion to Petrohué or Volcano Osorno:
At 09:45 hrs., we will initiate the tour bordering the Llanquihue Lake for the whole south bank. We will have the opportunity to visit slightly more of the German settlement and the agriculture developed in the zone. Once in the national park Vicente Perez Rosales we will visit the world-famous falls of the Petrohué River. Later, we will come up to the origin of this river, in the lake Todos Los Santos, there we will visit its beaches of volcanic origin. Then, we will go towards the side of the volcano Osorno, we will stop in the village known as Ensenada where we will have time for lunch, and then continue up to Ski's Center of the Osorno volcano. In the trip we will see the whole valley of the Petrohué River and the Llanquihue Lake. The Ski's Center offers the option of using the chair lifts (additional cost for the passengers) to have a panoramic view of this wonderful zone. Return to the hotel in Puerto Varas, accommodation.
Alternative Tour: Throughout the year you can replace the excursion for the tour Peulla:
Departure at 08:30 hrs. from the hotel to the Ensenada village. Bordering the Llanquihue lake we Hill visit places such as Pescado river, Arthur port, Los Riscos, until arrive to the Ensenada village, here we will take the route which takes us to Petrohué for visiting the falls of the same name. We will enter to the park and we will begin a slow trekking for the path until arrive to the falls. We will look the great quantity of water which down of the Todos Los Santos lake for this enormous dough of crystalline lava. We will have the opportunity for photographing this places, we will walk for the path, alter we will continue our trip till the Todos Los Santos lake or Esmeralda and we will be able to enjoy of the beautiful landscape formed for the Osorno volcano, forests and the spectacular turquoise color of the lake. After that we will come back to the Ensenada village to lunch a delicious plate. By the afternoon we will come back to the hotel in Puerto Varas.
Day 4: Puerto Varas – City tour Puerto Montt - Airport
Breakfast in Hotel.
At 08:30 am. city tour to Puerto Montt. We will begin our tour in Puerto Montt, the region's capital and the commercial and fishing center. As we tour the city, located on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, there are panoramic views of the bay and of Tenglo Island. In Puerto Montt there are a variety of tourist attractions that enhance its beauty such as the center, its cathedral, the colorful seafood market where you can see fishermen going about their daily business, and the handicrafts market of Angelmó, with a variety of copper, wool, wood and lapis lazuli products.
Transfer to Airport in Puerto Montt.
End of services.
- Flora and Fauna Observation
- 3 night lodging in Puerto Varas.
- Breakfast in Hotel.
- Excursions described in itinerary.
- Regular services.
- All transportation (not includes guide)
- Bilingual guide in excursions.
- Lunch in Peulla or in Osorno Volcanoe (According trip taken)
- Lunch in Chiloe.
- Entrance fee to Petrohue falls.
- Entrance fee to Regional Museum of Ancud.
Does not included:
- Air ticket.
- Extras not indicated in itinerary.
- Personal travel insurance.