The Lake District

The lake region in the South of Chile is a wonderful place for those seeking cultural exposure to a unique way of life, spectacular scenery, quaint little towns, and utmost relaxation in a rural setting. It is also a great place for those seeking adventure and are interested in ecotourism, hiking, horseback riding, sailing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking and fishing.

In the lake region you will find extensive forests, rivers, emerald green lakes, snowcapped volcanoes, waterfalls, a variety of hotsprings, small towns with comfortable accommodations and hearty tasty food, specializing in fresh seafood.

The main cities are Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt. The latter, being the capital of this region and the main departure point for Patagonia and other areas in the southern regions of Chile, is the focus of our tour.

Our tour will visit Puerto Montt. You will have time to see the city and visit the local fish and produce market. We will take a 2 hour boat tour of the Reloncavi Bay and visit the picturesque fishing village of Angelmo where you will enjoy a "curanto", traditional seafood dish, prepared by local residents. Our tour allows for free time to enjoy some of the activities available in the area. Perhaps horseback riding, kayaking, a visit to the local handicrafts market where you will find items made with wool, rattan, wicker and other materials.

There are a number of additional options to your visit to Puerto Montt. One would be a visit to the island of Chiloe. Part of the Chiloe archipelago, Chiloe is the largest island in South America after Tierra del Fuego and its area covers 9,080 square kilometers. The islanders have preserved their original charm, traditions and customs through the years. Their music, art, superstitions, beliefs and social structures set them apart from the rest of the Chileans.

Our tour will also take you to Puerto Varas on Llanquihue lake. Amazing views of Osorno volcano and some of the most beautiful scenery of the region will await you here. Some of the suggested excursions here are a trip to lake Todos los Santos to admire the beauty of the landscape and the imposing volcanoes on the way to Peulla.