based on 11 nights & selected experiences
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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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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