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Puerto Varas

Adventure and Chilean-German tradition, amid an impressive nature, is what Puerto Varas has in store for you. Discover its magical corners, its waterfront that invites you to walk and contemplate the volcanoes on the shores of Lake Llanquihue!

Tour the “City of Roses”, its unmistakable and traditional Germanic architecture, and its modern residential neighborhoods with manicured gardens; enjoy adventure and nature, kayaking or sport fishing.

Rent a bike in Puerto Varas and reach the Petrohué Falls. Along the way, you will find beautiful beaches.
Puerto Varas has an exquisite gastronomy, a casino with lively nightlife and an interesting cultural life. In winter, its inhabitants celebrate the unmissable “Festival de la Lluvia” (Rain Festival).

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Explore the charms Puerto Varas

  • Lake Crossing

    A scenic tour divided between Chile and Argentina that is a unique experience. Only those who have lived it can appreciate its real magnitude.

    The impressive views of the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes will amaze you from the shore of the Llanquihue Lake. At the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, you will be able to sail over the waters of the Todos los Santos Lake to visit Peulla, a quaint little town close to the border with Argentina.

  • Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park

    The first park in Chilean territory that was traveled by Araucanians and Jesuit missionaries in the past, following trans-Andean trails to cross the border.

    Lake Todos los Santos, Osorno Volcano and Mount Tronador are some of the park’s natural wonders. Walking along its trails, you will clearly see the lava path until it reaches rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. Discover the Petrohué waterfalls that form a torrential and frothy waterfall through a canyon of volcanic rock carved by lava. Enjoy aquatic activities in the waters that flow down from the mountains.

  • Puerto Octay
    Puerto Octay

    This quaint little town surrounded by volcanoes will surprise you with its heritage, architecture and its charming German backdrop.

    At Puerto Octay you can enjoy peaceful walks along the Llanquihue Lake among lush vegetation, do water sports and get to know the fascinating history of this area of Chile, visiting the El Colono de Octay Museum. And, if after all this you are hungry, don’t hesitate to try the delicious dishes that mix German and Chilean foods!

  • Alerce Andino National Park
    Alerce Andino

    A hideout with almost 40,000 hectares, here nature will surprise you showing its best side. A huge mountain and deep valleys completely covered by thick larch forests and other typical trees of the area await you at the Alerce Andino National Park. Don’t miss out on the views from the Chapo Lake and the valleys of the Chaicas and Lenca Rivers!

    Walk along the forest paths and you’ll be able to find a wide variety of animals. Also, deep in the forest, there are mountain lagoons hidden in a rough relief that are just waiting to be discovered.

    The best way to get to know the park is by walking along its many paths. If your stay is long, you can set up camp or spend the night in one of the available shelters.

Lake Crossing

A scenic tour divided between Chile and Argentina that is a unique experience. Only those who have lived it can appreciate its real magnitude.

The impressive views of the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes will amaze you from the shore of the Llanquihue Lake. At the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, you will be able to sail over the waters of the Todos los Santos Lake to visit Peulla, a quaint little town close to the border with Argentina.

Adventure and sports
Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park

The first park in Chilean territory that was traveled by Araucanians and Jesuit missionaries in the past, following trans-Andean trails to cross the border.

Lake Todos los Santos, Osorno Volcano and Mount Tronador are some of the park’s natural wonders. Walking along its trails, you will clearly see the lava path until it reaches rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. Discover the Petrohué waterfalls that form a torrential and frothy waterfall through a canyon of volcanic rock carved by lava. Enjoy aquatic activities in the waters that flow down from the mountains.

Adventure and sports
Puerto Octay
Puerto Octay

This quaint little town surrounded by volcanoes will surprise you with its heritage, architecture and its charming German backdrop.

At Puerto Octay you can enjoy peaceful walks along the Llanquihue Lake among lush vegetation, do water sports and get to know the fascinating history of this area of Chile, visiting the El Colono de Octay Museum. And, if after all this you are hungry, don’t hesitate to try the delicious dishes that mix German and Chilean foods!

Landscape photography
Puerto Octay
Alerce Andino National Park
Alerce Andino

A hideout with almost 40,000 hectares, here nature will surprise you showing its best side. A huge mountain and deep valleys completely covered by thick larch forests and other typical trees of the area await you at the Alerce Andino National Park. Don’t miss out on the views from the Chapo Lake and the valleys of the Chaicas and Lenca Rivers!

Walk along the forest paths and you’ll be able to find a wide variety of animals. Also, deep in the forest, there are mountain lagoons hidden in a rough relief that are just waiting to be discovered.

The best way to get to know the park is by walking along its many paths. If your stay is long, you can set up camp or spend the night in one of the available shelters.

Adventure and sports
Alerce Andino