City of Puerto Varas, Llanquihue lake and Osorno volcano, Chile.
Backroads guest holding DSLR camera in rainy jungle landscape.
Three women having a conversation over drinks.
Ranco lake and mountains in Lago Ranco, Chile.
Small green iguana.
Mapuche woman ("Rosa"), Mapuche Market, Villarica, Lake District, Chile
Lake Villarrica overlooked by the snow-capped Villarrica volcano.
Backroads guest in a Chilean rainforest.
Band playing accordion, guitar and tambourine.
Bowsl of salt, oil and chili flakes.
Place settings for dinner with bottle of Chilean wine and glasses.
Cheese and charcuterie plate.
Andean flutes in a traditional product market, Chile.
Alpacas and Osorno Volcano on a cloudy day, Lake Region, Chile
Walking & Hiking
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Chile's Lake District Women's Walking & Hiking Tour

Lakes, Volcanoes & Elegant Lodges

Women's Adventures

7 days 6 nights

Activity Level: 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,899 pp dbl occ

($1,650 for sgl occ)

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.

Chile Lake District Women Walking & Hiking Tour map
Chile Lake District Women Walking & Hiking Tour map


Start Pucón / End Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt Airport

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


  • Hike along the base of stunning volcanoes and walk to waterfalls, lagoons and temperate rain forests
  • Explore the remote Parque Futangue nature reserve, a sanctuary on the shores of Lago Ranco 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


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
7 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

From Pucón, head to Villarrica National Park, where spectacular volcano and lake views unfold as we trek through a forest | Discover a lava field with a row of ancient craters | Take a volcano cave tour, descending toward the Earth's core while learning about volcanology | Near the border with Argentina, trek along the Lagunas Andinas trail for jaw-dropping scenery and vistas of the mighty volcano Lanín | Meet up with a local Mapuche woman to learn about the area’s indigenous people and their community, plus try a taste of traditional wheat coffee | Wine tasting and dinner—a perfect end to our time in Pucón.

Exterior view of the Hotel Antumalal
Hotel Antumalal
| Premiere Hotel

Perched above Lake Villarrica within a private park, this hotel boasts a Bauhaus-inspired design and panoramic windows framing epic lake views. (pool, spa)

Days 3-4

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 | 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.

Exterior view of the Futangue Hotel & Spa
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

Hike along a rushing river to discover its source in a pristine alpine lake surrounded by 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.

Exterior view of the Hotel AWA
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)

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. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

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.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles | 900 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 700 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 3 | 5 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 4 | 10 miles | 2500 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 9 miles | 2600 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 200 ft. gain
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 9 miles | 800 ft. gain
Day 7
Dairy Farm Visit (1 hour)

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

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 & 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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