Between Araucarias and Alerce trees11 days / 10 nights
November to April
Day 1 Temuco – Malalcahuello
(95 Km / 59 Miles)
After visiting the local market you may want to drive directly to the Hostal Suizandina, located close to Malalcahuello. You will enjoy beautiful views of the active Llaima Volcano which is part of the Conguillio National Park.
Day 2 Malalcahuello
(Aprox. 100 Km / 62 Miles)
We suggest exploring the Malalcahuello National Reserve or enjoy some nearby thermal baths.
Day 3 Malalcahuello – Conguillío National Park
(250 Km O 90 Km / 155 O 56 Miles) The visitor has two choices: to drive through a beautiful landscape with ancient araucaria trees, lakes and villages, or drive straight into National Park Conguillio.
Day 4 Conguillío National Park
(0 Km / Miles)
You may choose to discover one of the most impressive national parks you can imagine.
Day 5 Conguillío National Park – Pucón
(150 Km / 93 Miles)
You will leave the National Park and drive past Melipeuco and Cunco to Pucón.
Day 6 Pucón
(0 – 80 Km / 0 – 50 Miles)
You may want to visit the caves of the Villarica Volcano and get to know the Villarica National Park. The surroundings of Pucón include several thermal baths which invite you to a relaxing bath.
Day 7 Pucón – Huilo Huilo
(100 Km / 62 Miles)
Driving along the Villarrica, Calafquen and Neltume lakes until you reach the Pirihueco Lake and the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve. The reserve protects 60,000 hectares of temperate forest and includes hot springs, lakes, rivers and the Choshuenco and Mocho volcanoes.
Day 8 Huilo Huilo – Valdivia
(151 Km / 94 Miles)
Leaving the Andes and driving to the city of Valdivia you will get close to the Pacific coast and the shores of the Valdivia River.
Day 9 Valdivia – Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park
(200 Km /124 Miles)
Arrival at the oldest National Park in Chile, Vicente Pérez Rosales. From far away you will catch a glimpse of the perfect conical shaped Volcano Osorno (depending on the weather).
Day 10 Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park
(0 – 70 Km / 0 – 44 Miles)
Visit the Saltos de Petrohué (Waterfalls of Petrohué) and drive up the Osorno Volcano.
Day 11 Petrohué – Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt
(90 Km / 56 Miles)
Driving along the shores of the Llanquihue Lake, you will reach the “City of the Roses”, Puerto Varas, and then 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.
Isla ChiloeChiloe possesses a enigmatic nimbus of mysteries, embosoming the island ever since hundreds of years, bringing
Lago General CarreraIt is the second largest lake in South America and is shared with Argentina (named "Buenos Aires").
Thanks to the Northern Ice Field, this zone has a surprising warm and sunny microclimate. The called Capilla de Mármol is an extraordinary formation bored by the turquoise lake water.
Torres del PaineIt is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The special flora and fauna and the uneven topography becomes a special destination for
One of the main attractions is the Paine massif from granitic origin, the Cuerno del Paine mountains and Las Torres. Biosphere Reserve, the place has an incredible vegetation of coigue and lenga forests and different species as the calafate, the coirón, the steppe and the mata barrosa, as well as, on the other hand, condors, culpeos, guanacos, rheas, cougars, and gray foxes.
Its fantastic water resources allow for kayaking and rafting whereas on higher grounds, mountaineering and hiking are favored. The hiking trails offering a further option to exploring the park. These trails are protected by the Chilean forest authority CONAF.