Lake District

Sunrise over Lake Llanquihue seen from Puerto Varas

Between Temuco (700km south of Santiago) and Puerto Montt you find one of the most picturesque lake regions in the world. There are twelve principal lakes in the district, although dozens more fill the gaps and valleys between the main lakes. Many are joined by rivers and streams, which together with the lakes offer some of South America’s best freshwater fishing.

A stunning part of the country, with its endless lakes, volcanoes, rivers and waterfalls. This is settler country, and the German communities such as Puerto Varas still retain their pioneer atmosphere. Self drives are a great way to see this region..

Lake view from Frutillar
 Magic of the Lakes 3 nights from $560 pp
Based in Puerto Varas, this popular trip visits Lake Llanquihue with its wonderful panoramic views to the volcanoes Osorno and Calbuco, takes a catamaran trip along Lake Todos los Santos to Peulla, and visits the island of Chiloe. more details
Church of Quinchoa, Chiloe
 Chiloe - Island Revelations 2 nights from $1053 pp
An introduction to the archipelago of Chiloe with its old churches, penguin colonies, small hamlets and colourful craft markets, returning to Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas. more details
Cascada in Huilo Huilo
 Chilean Lake District 6 nights from $865 pp
An in-depth tour around the Lake District, famous for bright emerald and turquoise lakes whose surfaces mirror snow-capped volcanoes and sprawling forests. Starts at Temuco and ends at Puerto Montt. more details
Lake Toro in Huerquehue National Park
 Chile - Argentina Lakes 6 nights from $1013 pp
A stunning self-drive exploring the lake region of Chile and Argentina, one of the most picturesque such regions worldwide. more details
todos los santos
 Andean Circuit 7 nights from $1540 pp
Starting in Santiago, this tour gives you an overview of the Lake District and ending in the cosmopolitan Buenos Airesmore details