• Excursions La Araucania
  • Excursions La Araucania
  • Excursions La Araucania
  • Excursions La Araucania
  • Excursions La Araucania
  • Excursions La Araucania
  • Excursions La Araucania

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TEMUCO Full-DayDepartures: Year round, subject to weather conditions
 

Travel Details

  • Private transportation.
  • Boxed lunch.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Admission tickets to national parks or protected wilderness areas.
 

This day, depart from Temuco to the Conguillío National Park, declared World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The park is 120 Km to the northeast from the city surrounding the Llaima volcano. Nestled on their hill slopes are the Lake Conguillio and Captrén lagoon, amid the millenary Araucaria forest. The park has a surface of 60 hectares, and is the habitat of Vizcachas, Monito del Monte, and plenty bird species such as magellanic woodpecker, Condor, rufous-tailed hawk, and aquatic birds among others. Once concluded the visit at the park with its lakes and lagoons, the tour returns to Temuco.
 
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TEMUCO Full-DayDepartures: Daily, year-round subject to the weather and road conditions
 

Travel Details

  • Private transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Boxed lunch.
  • Admission tickets to Malalcahuello hot springs.
  • Admission tickets to national parks or protected wilderness areas.
 

Depart from Temuco to Malalcahuello, traveling along a route among cultivated fields, which gradually changes into the native forest, as the excursion approaches to the mountain range. Arrival at the hot springs and enough time for an enjoyable thermal bath. The excursion continues to the Malalcahuello National Reserve, passing through Araucaria forests and reaching the ski center of the Lonquimay volcano. From the summit, enjoy a magnificent view of the valley. Then, the trip proceeds to Lonquimay along a road of outstanding scenic beauty. Arrival to Lonquimay and return to Temuco, going through the tunnel Las Raíces with its 4.5 km long. The trip continues through secondary roads heading to the highway that leads to Temuco.
 
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TEMUCO Half-DayDepartures: Daily, year-round
 

Travel Details

  • Private transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Boxed lunch.
 

Leave from Temuco toward the coastline. The first stop is at the Chol-Chol Foundation, with top quality mapuche handicrafts on display. The tour continues to Nueva Imperial and Carahue. This city highlights an interesting locomobiles exhibition, formerly used for agriculture labours, dating from the 19th century. Arrival in Puerto Saavedra, an old port used by ships that sailed upstream the River Imperial. The excursion proceeds to Lake Budi, a lake with salty water due to its closest location to the sea and habitat for many bird species. Return to Temuco..
 
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PUCON Half-DayDepartures: Daily, year-round
 

Travel Details

  • Private transportation.
  • Admission ticket to thermal swimming pools.
  • Towels.
  • Bilingual guide.
 

Leave from the hotel toward Termas de Huife. At these hot springs there are three large outdoor thermal swimming pools at 38ºC (100°F) and 40ºC (104°F), and a partially roofed pool, called hydrotherapeutic, equipped with whirlpool, bubble bath, and channel for counter current swimming. The Spa also has facilities that provide reflexology, lymphatic and soothing massage. At the Spa, fangotherapy treatments are offered including algaetherapy, and Reiki. Moreover, it has individual pools for thermal hydromassage and sauna. In front of the outdoor pools is the main building with coffee shop, restaurant,
 
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PUCON Half-DayDaily, year-round, subject to the weather conditions
 

Travel Details

  • Private transportation.
  • Admission tickets to the hot springs.
  • Towels.
  • Bilingual guide.
 

Leave from the hotel toward Termas Geométricas, located 90 kilometers away from Pucón. Close to the town of Coñaripe, Termas Geométricas represents a new and original thermal option offered in Chile. These hot springs are characterized for the great amount of thermal springs (about 60) that gush in a gorge of the Villarrica volcano at a temperature of 80°C (176°F). At this place, there are 20 swimming pools (16 small pools with temperatures ranging from 35ºC (95°F) to 42ºC (108°F), and 4 cold plunge pools) surrounded by forests of the Villarrica National Park, accessed through a wooden footbridge that crosses the entire thermal center. This architectural intervention is a highlight of this place, making it unique. Return..
 
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PUCON Half-DayDepartures:Daily, year-round
 

Travel Details

  • Private transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Admission tickets to national parks or protected wilderness areas.
 

During this excursion, visit the most amazing waterfalls of the region. Nestled in the Villarrica National Park, unquestionably considered one of the most beautiful of the region; highlights are the Palguín Falls, the impressive Salto de la China with 75 meters high, and Salto El León. After the visit, the tour resumes to the cascades Ojos del Caburgua, originated from the underground water that comes from Lake Caburgua. The excursion proceeds to Lake Caburgua and then returns to Pucón.
 
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PUCON Half-DayDepartures:Daily, year-round
 

Travel Details

  • Private transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
 

Depart from the hotel to the sector of Palguin Bajo; just only 20 minutes drive from Pucón. At this place, the mapuche Kilaeufu community situated in the heart of nature, allows the observation of the lifestyle of the mapuches families. It is possible to visit a typical Ruca. The tour resumes with a horseback ride through the area, called Circuito Mapuche. The trail runs inland the native forest, passing by the Carilafquén lagoon and the Palguín valley. Return.
 
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PUCON Half-DayDepartures:Thursday and Saturday, from December through March
 

Travel Details

  • Regular transportation.
  • Specialized guide on rafting.
 

The Trancura river is originated on the highlands of the Andes and flows into Lake Villarrica. Rafting is one of the preferred outdoor activities for visitors coming to Pucón. The Trancura river, classed as III degree in terms of difficulty, is suitable for beginners. All the necessary gear is provided: helmets, life jackets, windbreaker and wet-suit if necessary. Each raft has a capacity from seven to ten persons. Each one is in charge of an experienced guide who gives the instruction during the descent. Return.
 
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PUCON Full-DayDepartures:Daily, year-round, Subject to weather condition and volcano activity.
 

Travel Details

  • Regular transportation.
  • Basic gear (mountain shoes, piolet).
  • Specialized bilingual guide.
  • Admission tickets to national parks or protected wilderness areas.
 

The excursion starts trying out the clothing and the necessary equipment for this excursion. Furthermore, climbers are transferred to the Pucón Skiing Center, where a practical briefing is given about the piolet handling together with other climbing techniques. From this location, the ascent to the volcano starts heading to the crater at an altitude of 2.847 meters above sea level. From the summit, enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the valley and many lakes of the region.

Important: High difficulty, only for persons in good physical condition.

 
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PUCON Half-DayDepartures:Daily, year-round Only from people aged 12 and above
 

Travel Details

  • Regular transportation.
  • Full canopy gear (helmet, gloves, harness, shackles).
  • Bilingual guide.
 

Depart from the hotel to the Canopy trail en route to Lake Caburgua. The circuit tour lasts half an hour. The adventure is done through a steel cable, which glides over the native forest and the river. The facilities comply with the highest safety regulations and quality standards, featuring all the technical equipment required: mountain harness, shackles, tubular tapes, pulleys, and gloves. The circuit starts on a platform that rises above 20 meters high from the ground. Through a cable of 70 meters long, the canopy crosses over an arm of the Trancura river and consecutively continues sections of 40 to 140 meters long. The circuits covers a total of 10 sections, each with platforms and a maximum height of 25 meters, enabling reach a speed of 40 km/h.
 
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PUCON Half-DayDepartures:Daily, year-round
 

Travel Details

  • Private transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
 

Depart from the hotel toward Fundo Huifquenco de Villarrica. This is an amusing and educational horseback ride on a farm of 850 hectares, across paddocks, prairies, rivers, forests, and places of outstanding scenic beauty. Participants may observe the typical agriculture and livestock labours in southern Chile. During the visit, the possibility to observe the stables and a rodeo ring.
 
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VALDIVIA Half-DayDepartures:Daily, year-round
 

Travel Details

  • Regular transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Admission ticket to museum.
 

The excursion starts visiting the fortresses Torreón del Barro and Torreón de Los Canelos, both built to defend the city against the indigenous siege in the 18th century. Then, it continues along the Av. Costanera until arriving at the traditional Fluvial Market. The tour proceeds through the street General Lagos, known for the architectural value of the ancient mansions built by the German families that settled in the region, the commercial center, the Plaza de la República and the Cathedral. Crossing the bridge Pedro de Valdivia, the tour arrives at the Teja Island, which is surrounded by the rivers Valdivia, Cau-Cau and Cruces. Highlight is the Botanical Garden with a well-kept sample of native species of the region. The excursion continues with a visit at the Archaeological and Historical Museum. Finally, crossing the Cruces bridge, it arrives to a viewpoint, enyoying a panoramic view of the city. Return.
 
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VALDIVIA Full-DayDepartures:Daily, yearround (PM)
 

Travel Details

  • Private transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Lunch and Snack.
  • Admission tickets to historical sites.
 

Transfer to the dock of Valdivia, starting a navigation down the river. During the navigation, it enables the observation of ancient mansions built along the riverbank by the German settlers, as well as ruins of constructions and houses destroyed by the earthquake in 1960. The vessel takes course to Huapi Island, site for having lunch. The excursion continues up to Corral bay, going off board in Mancera Island, set at the center of the bay. At this place, it visits the chapel, the ruins of the governor’s house, and the San Pedro de Alcántara castle, built by the Spaniards in the 17th century. Finally in Corral, the tour visits the castle San Sebastian de La Cruz, constructed between 1645 and 1678. This fortress, the most powerful of the bay, was the setting of the last battle fought in releasing the region from Spanish dominance. After the visit, the trip continues sailing upstream to Valdivia.
 
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VALDIVIA Half-DayDepartures:Daily, year-round
 

Travel Details

  • Private transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Admission tickets to national parks or protected wilderness areas.
 

Depart from Valdivia starting a navigation through the rivers Cayumapu and Cruces, inland the Nature Sanctuary, habitat with a great diversity of black necked swan, herons, ducks and many other aquatic species. Then, go ashore Teja Island, to observe two species of great value and interest, both held in captivity: rhea and pudú. The latter is the smallest deer of the world. The tour continues to the old village of Punucapa, visiting a Chicha factory (typical drink made from fermented apple juice) and an ancient wood church. The excursion concludes surrounding Teja Island, to enjoy the beautiful avifauna environment created by the Cau- Cau river.
 
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PUERTO VARAS – PUERTO MONTT Half-DayDepartures:Daily, yearround, Only PM
 

Travel Details

  • Regular transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Admission tickets to museum and protected wilderness areas..
 

The excursion starts in Puerto Varas, a city founded by German settlers during the 19th century. It visits the Phillipi Hill, a reserve of native trees species, in which a magnificent viewpoint is found for enjoying the view to the city, Lake Llanquihue and the Osorno volcano. After touring the downtown area and the coastal street along the lake, the excursion continues to Nueva Braunau, a small village founded by German settlers. At this place, it visits the Colonization Museum, displaying a remarkable exhibition of household appliances and agriculture machinery. Once concluded the visit, the tour continues to Puerto Montt, visiting the Angelmó cove, with its handicraft center and the fair, site where fish and sea food are traded. The excursion finishes with a ride along the coastline until reaching the outlet of the Chamiza river. Return.
 
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PUERTO VARAS – PUERTO MONTT Half-DayDepartures:Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, year-round
 

Travel Details

  • Regular transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Lunch.
  • Admission ticket to museum.
 

Depart from Puerto Varas to Frutillar, passing by Llanquihue; a city with an important agriculture, forestry, and livestock activity. Through a secondary road, the tour gets into Frutillar; a charming lakeside resort, which preserves the German style, legacy of the first settlers of the region. Highlight includes a visit to the German Colonization Museum, with an important exhibition, that portrays the life style of the settlers. Lunch in front of the lake with a stately view of the Osorno volcano. In the afternoon, the excursion continues to Puerto Octay, an attractive village, founded in1845, located on the northern edge of the lake. Return.
 
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PUERTO VARAS – PUERTO MONTT Half-DayDepartures: Tuesday, year-round
 

Travel Details

  • Regular transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
 

The excursion starts touring the first road that connected the Pacific Ocean with Lake Llanquihue. During the journey, observe the old houses of the German settlers with their traditional architecture; realizing how hard it was for them turning the thick wild forest into cultivable fields. On arriving to the small village of Alerce, the road diverges toward the Calbuco volcano. A short walk is made through the forest to enjoy beautiful and ancient larch trees. The excursion continues skirting the river Pescado to La Poza lagoon, where a motorboat is boarded for sailing. A walk through Loreley Island in the lagoon allows the observation of aquatics birds, enjoying the imposing view of the Calbuco volcano. Return.
 
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PUERTO VARAS – PUERTO MONTT Full-DayDepartures: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, year-round
 

Travel Details

  • Regular transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Lunch.
  • Admission tickets to national park or protected wilderness areas.
 

The excursion starts on the road along Lake Llanquihue, and drives past on the way to the village of Ensenada, picturesque places like Pescado River, Puerto Arthur and Los Riscos. In Ensenada, the road runs inland to the mountain range and passes by the Petrohué Falls, a cascade succession of emerald green water. A walk among Coigüe tree forest is made to the Verde lagoon, continuing uphill the volcano up to 1,000 meters high, to the Burbuja crater, with a spectacular view of the Petrohué river valley, the Andes Mountain Range and the Calbuco volcano. Return.
 
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PUERTO VARAS – PUERTO MONTT Full-DayDepartures: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, year-round
 

Travel Details

  • Regular transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Boxed lunch.
  • Admission ticket to national park or protected wilderness areas.
 

The excursion starts in Puerto Montt, taking the Austral Road to the Alerce Andino National Park. As the ride continues, enjoy watching small villages of fishermen and algae collectors. The road runs along the riverbank of the Chamiza river. Arrival at the Alerce Andino National park for a trekking into the rainforest. When going into the area of Los Sargazos lagoon, observe the oldest larch trees that range about 3,000 years old. Boxed lunch. Return.
 
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PUERTO VARAS – PUERTO MONTT Full-DayDepartures: Daily, year-round
 

Travel Details

  • Private transportation.
  • Lunch.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Admission tickets to museums and protected wilderness areas.
 

Leave from Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas to the Chiloé island. In Pargua, a ferry boat is boarded to cross the Chacao Channel. On arriving to the island, the tour passes by the Caulín bay, natural sanctuary with a rich avifauna, among which some endangered species stand out like the black-necked swans and the Chilean flamingoes. The excursion passes by an oyster and scallop culture, with a tasting on site. The trip proceeds to Castro. Lunch not included. After lunch, it visits the Church San Francisco de Castro, declared World Heritage by UNESCO and the Market. Then, the excursion continues to Dalcahue, visiting its church built in larch wood in the 19th century and declared World Cultural Heritage. Return to Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas.
 
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PUERTO VARAS – PUERTO MONTT Full-DayDepartures: Daily, year-round
 

Travel Details

  • Regular or private excursion.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Lunch
  • Admission tickets to museum and protected wilderness areas.
 

Depart from Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas to the Chiloé island. In Pargua, a ferry boat is boarded to cross the Chacao Channel. On arriving to the island, the tour continues passing by the Caulín Bay, a nature sanctuary with a rich avifauna community, among which some endangered species stand out like the black-necked swans and Chilean flamingoes. Then, the excursion passes by an oyster and scallop culture, with a tasting on site. The trip proceeds to Ancud. Lunch. Afterwards, it visits the Regional Museum, the Fortress of San Antonio and the market. Next, the tour proceeds to Peñihuil, a beautiful bay housing the islets with a large Magellan and Humboldt penguin colony that nests from September to March. At this place, a navigation proceeds to the reserve to observe these species in their natural habitat. Return to Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas.