Forests and fjords7 days / 6 nights
October to April
Day 1 Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas
(30 Km / 18 Miles)
Driving on the Carretera Panamericana (Panamerican Highway) to Puerto Varas, located on the shores of the Llanquihue Lake with panoramic view of the Andes and the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes.
Day 2 Puerto Varas – Petrohué
(70 Km / 44 Miles)
Drive along the second largest lake of Chile to Ensenada and from there to Petrohué. On the way you may want to visit the Saltos del Petrohué (Waterfalls of Petrohue).
Day 3 Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park
(0 – 70 Km / 0 – 44 Miles)
The Hotel Petrohué offers a wide range of optional explorations or you may as well spend time on your own visiting the Saltos de Petrohué (Waterfalls of Petrohué) or driving up the Osorno Volcano.
Day 4 Petrohué – Cochamó
(70 Km / 44 Miles)
We recommend driving from an Andean lake to the Fjord of Reloncaví.
Day 5 Cochamó
(0 Km / Miles)
You can join an optional excursion to thermal baths which are only reachable by boat. You may do some horseback riding or just relax on the ranch.
Day 6 Cochamó – Puerto Montt
(110 Km / 68 Miles)
You can choose between driving back the same way to Puerto Montt or taking the new road along the fiord, crossing by ferry to La Arenas to drive on the Carretera Austral (Southern Highway) back to Puerto Montt.
Day 7 Puerto Montt
(10 Km / 6 Miles)
Drop off the vehicle at the airport of Puerto Montt
End of the tour.
Southern Chile Routes
- Between Araucarias & Alerce trees
- Chilean & Argentinean Lakes Region
- Forests and Fjords
- Around General Carrera Lake
- Torres del Paine National Park
- Patagonia: Pacific to the Atlantic
- Chile and Argentina, Patagonia: glaciers and lakes.
Puerto VarasSituated on the shore of the Lago Llanquihue, the city Puerto Varas is renowned as one of the most beautiful towns in Chile.
Today, it offers the visitor an astonishing landscape, a good hotel and gastronomy infrastructure, a modern casino, a beach at the lakeshore and in the summer various open air cultural and culinary activities.
The fast growth of the coastal town Puerto Montt, 20 km from Puerto Varas, made Puerto Varas a residence of choice, which led to an increase in population and an enrichment of the urban life.
While in Puerto Varas you can engage in activities such as trekking, horseback riding or rafting and treasure the view by making sufficient pictures while ascending the volcano Osorno.