Chile Multi-Adventure Tour

Join us in 2020 for a total solar eclipse experience! Book this 12/13/20 departure early! Call for more information: 800-462-2848.
Horseback Ride

National Parks-Lakes, Volcanoes & Culture

From $6,099 pp dbl. occ. | 7 days / 6 nights

(+$1,020 for sgl. occ.)

From every angle, Chile's Lakes and Volcanoes District elicits wide-eyed wonder. Stalactites hang in the depths of a volcano's core and smoke billows from its snowcapped peak. Sprawling forests bustle with unique flora and fauna. Sparkling rivers and glacial lakes meet rolling hills and the towering Andes. Wherever you turn, Chile's natural beauty inspires awe. And on this special December 13, 2020 departure, experience a total solar eclipse!

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Start Temuco / End Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt Airport

Chile Multi-Adventure Tour Map


  • Witness a total solar eclipse—one of nature's most exciting phenomena—from a perfect viewing location at Santa Amalia Polo Ranch near Lake Colico
  • Hike, bike, kayak and raft with stunning vistas of Villarrica, Mocho and Osorno Volcanoes, plus waterfalls, lagoons and the Patagonian Andes
  • Venture into the remote sanctuaries of Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve and Parque Futangue—teeming with diverse flora and fauna
  • Learn about ranch culture and polo techniques at an exclusive family ranch, plus experience wine pairings and traditional cuisine

Start Temuco / End Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt Airport

Chile Multi-Adventure Tour Map


Days 1-2 Pedaling through a forest, pass striking views of Llaima Volcano (one of Chile's largest and most active) and Villarica Volcano | Ride to Santa Amalia Polo Ranch,  set within the Araucarias Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO, for a warm welcome from the Mayol family and see why they're famous for their polo and rodeo traditions | Learn about ranch culture and polo techniques from the petiseros (horse workers) | On your second day, get ready for the special event! From our ideal eclipse viewing location near the polo field, witness the mesmerizing display of day turning into darkness | Spend the afternoon at the lake and take out a stand-up paddleboard or kayak | Delve into polo life—don a polo uniform and equipment and let the petiseros get you ready for the first chukker of your match.

Days 3-4 Pedal along Lake Villarrica for jaw-dropping views | Ride on the scenic Ruta de los Siete Lagos (Seven Lakes Route) | Enter the magical rain forest of Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, one of the planet's most valued eco-regions | ​Hike across the Fuy River and through a rain forest in the company of unique wildlife.

Days 5-7 Raft down Fuy River rapids under a dense canopy of coihue trees with views of the southern Patagonian Andes | Explore Parque Futangue, a private nature reserve on the edge of Ranco Lake | ​Hike past turquoise waterfalls, footbridges and breathtaking lookouts to deep-blue Laguna Pitreño | Continue on foot for 360-degree vistas of volcanoes, lakes and, on a clear day, the distant granite massifs of Argentina | For your final adventure, kayak on the calm waters of picturesque Laguna Pichi.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more Guests: from $5,599 pp dbl occ
    • 9 Guests: from $6,099 pp dbl occ
      • 8 Guests: from $6,299 pp dbl occ
      • 2-7 Guests: Give us a call or reach out here!

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From $6,099 pp dbl. occ.
7 days / 6 nights

(+$1,020 for sgl. occ.)

Premiere Hotels*

Santa Amalia Polo Ranch, Chile
Santa Amalia Polo Ranch

Lake Colico (2 nights)

* Casual Plus
Huilo Huilo Nothofagus Hotel, Chile
Nothofagus Hotel & Spa

Huilo Huilo (2 nights)

Futangue Lodge, Chile
Futangue Hotel & Spa

Parque Futangue (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Chile

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Premiere Hotels*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Santa Amalia Polo Ranch, Chile

Santa Amalia Polo Ranch

Lake Colico (2 nights)
* Casual Plus

An exclusive and picturesque polo ranch set in the UNESCO-recognized Araucarias Biosphere Reserve on the edge of lovely Lake Colico.

Huilo Huilo Nothofagus Hotel, Chile

Nothofagus Hotel & Spa

Huilo Huilo (2 nights)

This uniquely designed hotel rises like a tree house in the middle of the temperate rain forest and inside, a spiral wooden staircase winds its way to the top. (pool, spa)

Futangue Lodge, Chile

Futangue Hotel & Spa

Parque Futangue (2 nights)

Surrounded by gardens, meadows and lush forests, this remote lodge is set within the borders of a private reserve. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Walking/Hiking 6 1200 7 1200
Other Villarica Volcanic Caves Tour (1 Hour)
2 Biking 21* 800 28* 900 42 1700
Other Polo Activity/Horseback Ride (1.5 Hours)
3 Biking 20* 1800 27* 2400 34 3800
4 Walking/Hiking 3 300 5 900
Other Optional Afternoon Activities at Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve
5 Walking/Hiking 2 0
Rafting Half Day
6 Walking/Hiking 6 1500 10 3500
Walking/Hiking 8 2000
7 Kayaking at Laguna Pichi (1.5 Hours)

Note: The Daily Route Options for the eclipse departure vary somewhat from the routes listed here. Download the detailed itinerary for route details.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.


All breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Performance Road Bike (Included)

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included in your trip price)

Wishing for a little extra assistance up those hills? Our custom Backroads Electric-Assist Bike lets you experience the thrill of exploring on two wheels while providing a boost when you want it. We've modified a selection of our great Titanium Bikes with the intuitive BionX "pedal-assist" system.

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included)

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Travel Time

In order to experience the full grandeur of Chile's Lakes and Volcanoes District, we spend more time shuttling on this trip than on a typical Backroads trip. This enables us to explore the incredible variety of ecosystems and scenery this region has to offer. Rest assured, the views from these shuttles are spectacular.

Why Travel with Backroads in Chile

The Best Leaders in Chile

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Chile, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Chile—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Chile with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Chile you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Chile trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multi-adventure trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Chile that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

Only the Best Hotels

On this trip featuring Premiere Hotels, you can count on the best lodgings Chile has to offer. In fact, the hotels we've chosen in this region have higher retail room rates than those offered by any other active travel company—even when their trips cost more.

Our Cultural Roots Run Deep

Thanks to our extensive connections in Chile, Backroads takes you off the beaten track and deep into the region's culture in ways that traditional travel can never hope to do. We know the people and their customs, the legacy of art and architecture, the complex history and politics – and if we're not sure, our amazing local experts can fill in the blanks.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

We Speak the Language

If we told you many companies' leaders can't actually speak the language where they lead trips, you'd say incroyable... ridicolo... không the tha thú. At Backroads, fluency in the local language is a given. Find out more on the best leader recruitment, training and development in the business. (And by the way, that was "unforgivable" in Vietnamese.)

We Know Where We're Going

Tom Hale has been keeping Backroads on track, with one eye on the horizon, since 1979. His passion for active travel, and for ensuring the highest-quality travel experience, is evident in every detail we add to make a guest's trip unforgettable—and the fact he's right there in the office, making it happen. To hear Tom describe his vision, watch our video.  

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

The Right Local Pairings

Our Trip Leaders combine deep local expertise with a firm grasp of North American expectations around quality of service. By the same token, we pair experienced Backroads leaders with local guides who know how to cater to your needs while cracking open the culture or natural history in ways that are meaningful, memorable and often magical.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Travel Time

In order to experience the full grandeur of Chile's Lakes and Volcanoes District, we spend more time shuttling on this trip than on a typical Backroads trip. This enables us to explore the incredible variety of ecosystems and scenery this region has to offer. Rest assured, the views from these shuttles are spectacular.