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Chile's Lake District Walking & Hiking Tour

Lakes, Volcanoes & Pampered Pleasures

It's a land of old and new. Where volcanoes and glaciers continue to sculpt the terrain. Where nature reserves and national parks protect ancient forests and pristine lakes. Where indigenous Mapuche culture and Germanic heritage weave through contemporary life. Come witness this magical blend, walking and hiking through Chile's Lakes and Volcanoes District.

THIS ITINERARY: 7 days, 6 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels

FROM: $5,699 - $5,999 pp dbl occ
($930 - $1,220 for sgl occ)

Chile

Start Pucón / End Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt Airport

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights
  • Hike along the base of three stunning volcanoes—Villarrica, Mocho and Osorno—and walk to waterfalls, lagoons and glaciers
  • Explore the remote sanctuaries of Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve and Parque Futangue—teeming with unique flora and fauna
  • Luxuriate in beautiful hotels perfectly situated next to rivers and lakes with easy access to trails and adventures on the water
  • Experience warm Chilean hospitality, regional wine pairings and pisco sour demonstrations plus delicious traditional cuisine
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Itinerary
Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
7 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Greet Villarrica Volcano, with its smoking fumarole and glowing crater dominating the skyline of Pucón | Trek through stands of araucaria (monkey puzzle) trees, glacial streams and lava fields | Climb to discover stunning 360-degree views, including Pichillancahue Glacier | Slip into one of 17 secluded geothermal pools nestled in a lush forest canyon | Enter the magical Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, one of the planet's most valued eco-regions | ​Hike to majestic Mocho Volcano, with vistas of surrounding mountains, lakes and waterfalls cascading from the volcano's glaciers.

Nawelpi Lodge, Chile
Nawelpi Lodge
Huilo-Huilo
| Premiere Hotel

From the comfort of your luxury bungalow in the heart of the Huilo-Huilo Reserve, connect with nature while falling asleep to sounds of the rain forest and the rushing Fuy River.

Days 3-4

Cross the rushing Fuy River and follow a fern-filled trail through a rain forest in the company of unique wildlife | Dig into a traditional asado (barbecue) dinner accompanied by local folkloric music and Chilean wines | ​Explore Parque Futangue, a remote private nature reserve | Hike past turquoise waterfalls and breathtaking lookouts to deep-blue lagoons.

Futangue Lodge, Chile
Futangue Hotel & Spa
Parque Futangue
| Premiere Hotel

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

Days 5-7

Follow a picturesque country road to the clear waters of a pristine alpine lake with lush scenery | Make your way to our lakeside hotel on the outskirts of Puerto Varas, known for its traditional German-style architecture and stunning backdrop of snowcapped volcanoes | ​Hike along the base of Osorno Volcano for epic views of neighboring peaks and glacial-fed lakes | Take in the emerald waters and dark volcanic sand of Todos los Santos Lake before encountering the cascading waters of Petrohué River's waterfalls.

Hotel AWA, Chile
Hotel AWA
Puerto Varas
| Premiere Hotel

Savor superb lakefront views from floor-to-ceiling windows at this design hotel featuring contemporary architecture that melds modern style with local materials. (pool, spa)

Dates & Prices

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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Activity Level: 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. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 4 | 10 miles | 2500 ft. gain
Other
Geometric Hot Springs Visit (1.5 hours)
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 5 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Other
Optional Afternoon Activities at Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 900 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 3 | 6 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 8 miles | 2000 ft. gain
Level 5 | 10 miles | 3500 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 800 ft. gain
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 4 | 8 miles | 900 ft. gain
Day 7
Other
Hotel AWA Walk (1.5 hours)
* Includes shuttle.

Note: The terrain on this trip includes rolling tree-lined paths and mountain trails along streams, lakes and forests. We may encounter dusty sections of volcanic ash.

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • 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

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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 & 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.

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