Chiloe and the Chilean Lake District

Santiago, Chiloé, Puerto Varas & Pucón

From £7300 per person in low season
From £8900 per person in high season

based on 11 nights inc. flights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes from the UK

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers in Santiago

  • Shared transfers in Chiloe

  • Full Board and activities at Tierra Chiloe

  • Daily Breakfast at Hotel AWA

  • Full Board and activities Hacienda Vira Vira

  • 4 days' car hire

  • Half day privately guided tour of Santiago food markets

Price based on two people sharing

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At a Glance

  • Well suited to more active guests who enjoy getting up close to nature and exploring the great outdoors

  • Familiarise yourself with Santiago's thriving gastronomic scene by spending a couple of nights in Chile's lively capital

  • A chance to truly get off-the-beaten-track and explore some of the less visited regions in Chile's Lake District

  • For a unique experience, avid bikers can opt to explore the lakes by mountain bike instead of by car, and luggage can be dropped off at your next hotel ready

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The Lake District has a climate similar to the Mediterranean, with warm short summers, and colder humid winters. Summer (October to March) sees plenty of sunshine and moderate rainfall, and its the best time to travel for hiking and riding and water activities. Winter can get very cold but offers unusual activities such as snowshoeing and relaxation in the hot springs.

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Embark on an adventure that takes you through the heart of Chile's Lake District, a simply beautiful part of the world. Enjoy stunning scenery and activities galore, getting up close to nature and unwinding in sumptuous surroundings each day.

  1. Fly to Santiago

  2. Days 1-3: Santiago

    Begin your journey through Chile with a couple of nights in the lively capital city, Santiago. Surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, this is just enough to whet your appetite for the dramatic scenery you will encounter throughout. Santiago’s a wonderful destination for foodies and we’ve included a privately guided tour through of some of the city's best food markets, providing the perfect introduction to the city’s revived gastronomic scene.

    Accommodation: Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel (2 nights)

  3. Days 3-6: Chiloé

    Your next stop takes you straight off-the-beaten-track to the less-visited Chiloé and the fabulous Tierra hotel. Fly straight into Castro, where your adventure begins. Chiloé, whilst a relatively small island, boasts a rich history, local traditions and unique geography. Immerse yourself in the magical maritime culture of this unique island, explore its many fjords and waterways by boat and check out its UNESCO world heritage churches. Tierra Chiloé offers brilliant excursions and day trips, from trekking, biking and horseback riding to boat trips and cultural activities, the perfect way to explore the diversity of the Island.

    Accommodation: Tierra Chiloé (3 nights)

  4. Days 6-9: Puerto Varas and surrounds

    From here, transfer by boat and land to Puerto Varas, a quaint town on the shores of Lake Llanquihue in the heart of Chile’s southern Lake District. There are numerous activities on offer in the region: trek to your heart's content, enjoy the thrill of white-water rafting and kayak on the calm waters for a gentler way to experience the beautiful scenery.

    Accommodation: Hotel AWA (3 nights)

  5. Days 9-12: Pucon and surrounds

    After three nights in the southern lakes, hit the road again and head north for Pucon and the further adventures that await. This is a fantastic 4-hour drive that takes you through incredible lush and mountainous scenery. Upon arrival, enjoy three nights in this beautiful part of the world. Choose from a plethora of excursions on offer: enjoy white-water rafting and horse-riding, insightful tours around a working hacienda or even lakeside. An additional excursion that is tough but rewarding is a hike up the Villarrica Volcano; stand crater edge and gaze into the bubbling lava below.

    Accommodation: &Beyond Vira Vira (3 nights)

  6. Fly home from Temuco (via Santiago)

    Your adventure comes to an end as you’re transferred to Temuco Airport and fly back to Santiago, where you’ll connect with your international flight home. If you wish to explore more of Chile's highlights then the central valleys and vineyards make for a great addition and ideal way to unwind at the end of this itinerary.


  • Birding at Vira Vira

    Chile's Lake District is rife with opportunities to spot rare bird species! The region's national parks are well preserved & are home to many varieties such as the Giant Magellan Carpenter. Excursions are organized closely with the Birding Club of Pucon.

  • Chile's Gastronomic Traditions Tour

    Enjoy an intimate lunch with one of Chile's top chefs, Maria Eugenia Terrangno, to learn the secrets of Chile's gastronomic heritage savouring home-made pisco sours and exquisite dishes in the relaxed, intimate atmosphere of her own home.

  • Discover Santiago

    Discover the highlights of Santiago on a half day walking tour exploring the cultural and historic highlights from bohemian Bellavista to the colonial quarter and Chile's largest seafood market.

  • Kayaking at Vira Vira

    Take to the waters of Liucura River or Tinquilco Lake on your personal kayak. Connect with the serenity of nature as you paddle gently across a quiet lake, or head to the river for a faster pace experience leading to panoramic volcano views.

  • Volcanic experiences

    The volcanoes surrounding Pucón provide ample opportunity for adventure. Take on these half or full-day excursions to see the region's highlights from a variety of different perspectives and to appreciate the region's breathtaking natural beauty.

  • Yoga at Vira Vira

    Head to the traditional Mapuche style Ruca yoga platform and soak in the views over the tranquil lagoon. Claudia, the hotel's co-owner, is trained in Hatha yoga and leads sessions with a focus on deep relaxation and immersion in nature.


Santiago, Chiloé, Puerto Varas & Pucón

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