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Temuco and Lago Budi

“Mary mary wenul” is the traditional Mapuche greeting and the best way to walk into the final indigenous bastion of the country. Bring out the warrior in yourself and get to know the cosmovision of this indigenous people that live among the ancient araucaria forests and crystal-clear streams.

Soak up the rustic smells and flavors which are the best reflection of local culture.

Climb Ñielol Hill, from the top of this Natural Heritage Site and you’ll have a privileged view of the city that mixes the countryside and the modern world. Walk along its busy streets, you’ll be surprised by the bustling university environment and its history museums.

Season your food with merquén (smoked dried chili flakes), relax in the healing hot springs and end your day with a wild visit to the casino, center of the city’s nightlife.

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Temuco and Lago Budi

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Explore the charms Temuco and Lago Budi

  • Las Araucarias Ski Resort
    Las Araucarias

    At around 80 kilometers from Temuco and in the middle of a beautiful natural site, you’ll find the Las Araucarias Ski Resort in the Conguillío National Park.

    Discover this place surrounded by millennial araucaria forests, unforgettable landscapes and amazing mountain lagoons while skiing or snowboarding on its 350 skiable hectares.

    Share an unforgettable moment when you see the most active mountain of South America light up when, every Saturday during winter, the torch downhill skiing begins on the slopes of the Llaima Volcano.

  • Corralco
    Corralco

    The pure nature of the Malalcahuello Natural Reserve makes this ski resort a world-class destination and one of the favorite places for advanced and beginner skiers.

    Its more than 500 hectares of skiable land and a millenary araucaria forest at the foot of the Lonquimay volcano, make Corralco the ideal place to combine sports with the opportunity to discover the culture of its native people and its pristine nature.

    During the winter, you can enjoy Randonnée skiing or take a trip over the snow, and during the summer months take advantage of activities such as fly fishing, trekking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and kayaking.

  • Malalcahuello National Reserve
    Malalcahuello

    A mountain village that enchants visitors with the natural environment of the Andean foothills.

    Tour the Malalcahuello National Reserve and discover the trails that will take you to enjoy some of the area’s most beautiful panoramic views. And experience the thrill of the first mountain biking route on volcanoes and craters.

    Gullies, streams, rivers, and lagoons invite you to enjoy activities such as trekking, skiing, mountain climbing, sport fishing, and horseback riding. Striking flowers in the spring, green trails in the summer, and snowy forests in the winter.

  • Villarrica National Park
    Villarrica

    63,000 hectares with extensive forests full of araucarias and native species create a woody area where several species of animals that you won’t find anywhere else live. They will turn your journey through the park into a unique experience.

    The Villarrica Volcano is the area’s number one attraction and despite being infamous as being the most active volcano in South America, it is the heart of the park’s touristic activity. There’s a ski resort and volcanic caves right by its foothills, which you can visit and explore.

    Also, you can extend your trip and live the unforgettable experience of camping right by this magical volcano in the middle of its exuberant nature.

  • Huerquehue National Park
    Huerquehue

    In the middle of mountain reliefs, where hills and ravines enclose numerous lakes and lagoons of crystalline waters surrounded by legendary araucarias, the Huerquehue National Park rises.

    As you walk along its trails, you will cross several of the lagoons inside the park, such as the Verde Lake, known for its waters’ deep emerald color.

    Enjoy breathtaking views while hiking the park and stop to contemplate Lake Toro surrounded by a lush nature.

  • Conguillio National Park
    Conguillio

    Come and discover a landscape that will transport you to a prehistoric land. Millenary araucarias and lava slag are found in the forests, many of them unexplored and ancient, in the middle of the park. Its 60,000 hectares were the setting chosen by the Discovery Channel to film the series “Walking with Dinosaurs”. In the same landscapes of unparalleled beauty, you can enjoy outdoor sports such as cycling, trekking, kayaking, mountain climbing.

  • Cerro Ñielol Natural Monument
    Ñielol

    If you are traveling to Temuco, you cannot miss out on visiting Cerro Ñielol. Soak in Southern Chile’s nature with its forests full of Chilean acorn trees (peumo), boldo trees, olivillo trees, oak trees, bay trees, and ulmo trees.

    You just might get to see endemic fauna if you are lucky, such as the South American gray fox, rufous-tailed hawk, Chilean slender snake, and the Chilean four-eyed frog. From the summit you can behold all of Temuco and catch an incredible glimpse from up high.

  • Lake Budi
    Lago Budi

    Sleep in a ruca and spend time with the Mapuche people to get an up-close look at the lifestyle of the largest indigenous ethnic group of the country. Partake in the traditional activities and rituals of the Lafkenche people, the specific name for the group of people who inhabit this area of the country.

    Listen to a first-hand account of their world view, learn about their traditional medicine by visiting their garden, and participate in culinary workshops. You can also have fun with the exciting landscapes and tours on or around the lake such as kayaking, boat tours, and horseback riding.

  • Lican Ray
    Lican Ray

    This little town set on the northern shore of the Calafquén Lake is internationally famous for its beach and for being a sport fishing spot. Here, you can camp in the middle of forests and mountains and enjoy clear water beaches.

    Enjoy spectacular sights from its many vantage points, practice your favorite water sport or just visit one of the hot springs nearby to rest and recover your energy for another day.

  • Capitán Pastene
    Capitán Pastene

    Come experience a unique cultural fusion amidst the forests of the Nahuelbuta Mountains! Italian, Chilean, and Mapuche traditions have a special way of intermingling in Capitán Pastene, where the blend of flavors and hospitality of its people will captivate you.

    Take a stroll through the streets and marvel at the European-style architecture. Visit restaurants and artisanal sausage and pasta factories, where delicious, original recipes are prepared that have been passed down from generation to generation.

  • Sollipulli
    Sollipulli

    Around the Nevados de Sollpulli volcano you’ll find one of the wildest and most overwhelming landscapes in the area. And you can visit it using paths that run under thick rainforest that, at 1,400 meters above sea level, become a showcase for trees that are thousands of years.

    Reach the summit and enjoy the 360° view from there or complement your experience by camping on the glacier. During winter, experience the perfectly white and solitary landscape where the snow covers the trees, inviting you to ski and snowboard.

  • Lonquimay
    Lonquimay

    Experience a unique interaction with nature in Lonquimay and meet the Pehuenche indigenous group in person, a mountain people that is part of the Mapuche culture. Take part in local rituals such as the veranadas, and feel the presence of the breathtaking Llaima and Lonquimay Volcanoes.

    Visit the Malalcahuello National Reserve and take a hike on the Piedra Santa path. Marvel at the lenga beech trees, coigües, oak trees, and raulí beech trees, with the Sierra Nevada and volcanoes as the backdrop.

Las Araucarias Ski Resort
Las Araucarias

At around 80 kilometers from Temuco and in the middle of a beautiful natural site, you’ll find the Las Araucarias Ski Resort in the Conguillío National Park.

Discover this place surrounded by millennial araucaria forests, unforgettable landscapes and amazing mountain lagoons while skiing or snowboarding on its 350 skiable hectares.

Share an unforgettable moment when you see the most active mountain of South America light up when, every Saturday during winter, the torch downhill skiing begins on the slopes of the Llaima Volcano.

Adventure and sports
Las Araucarias
Corralco
Corralco

The pure nature of the Malalcahuello Natural Reserve makes this ski resort a world-class destination and one of the favorite places for advanced and beginner skiers.

Its more than 500 hectares of skiable land and a millenary araucaria forest at the foot of the Lonquimay volcano, make Corralco the ideal place to combine sports with the opportunity to discover the culture of its native people and its pristine nature.

During the winter, you can enjoy Randonnée skiing or take a trip over the snow, and during the summer months take advantage of activities such as fly fishing, trekking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and kayaking.

Nature
Corralco
Malalcahuello National Reserve
Malalcahuello

A mountain village that enchants visitors with the natural environment of the Andean foothills.

Tour the Malalcahuello National Reserve and discover the trails that will take you to enjoy some of the area’s most beautiful panoramic views. And experience the thrill of the first mountain biking route on volcanoes and craters.

Gullies, streams, rivers, and lagoons invite you to enjoy activities such as trekking, skiing, mountain climbing, sport fishing, and horseback riding. Striking flowers in the spring, green trails in the summer, and snowy forests in the winter.

Nature
Malalcahuello
Villarrica National Park
Villarrica

63,000 hectares with extensive forests full of araucarias and native species create a woody area where several species of animals that you won’t find anywhere else live. They will turn your journey through the park into a unique experience.

The Villarrica Volcano is the area’s number one attraction and despite being infamous as being the most active volcano in South America, it is the heart of the park’s touristic activity. There’s a ski resort and volcanic caves right by its foothills, which you can visit and explore.

Also, you can extend your trip and live the unforgettable experience of camping right by this magical volcano in the middle of its exuberant nature.

Nature
Villarrica
Huerquehue National Park
Huerquehue

In the middle of mountain reliefs, where hills and ravines enclose numerous lakes and lagoons of crystalline waters surrounded by legendary araucarias, the Huerquehue National Park rises.

As you walk along its trails, you will cross several of the lagoons inside the park, such as the Verde Lake, known for its waters’ deep emerald color.

Enjoy breathtaking views while hiking the park and stop to contemplate Lake Toro surrounded by a lush nature.

Nature
Huerquehue
Conguillio National Park
Conguillio

Come and discover a landscape that will transport you to a prehistoric land. Millenary araucarias and lava slag are found in the forests, many of them unexplored and ancient, in the middle of the park. Its 60,000 hectares were the setting chosen by the Discovery Channel to film the series “Walking with Dinosaurs”. In the same landscapes of unparalleled beauty, you can enjoy outdoor sports such as cycling, trekking, kayaking, mountain climbing.

Nature
Conguillio
Cerro Ñielol Natural Monument
Ñielol

If you are traveling to Temuco, you cannot miss out on visiting Cerro Ñielol. Soak in Southern Chile’s nature with its forests full of Chilean acorn trees (peumo), boldo trees, olivillo trees, oak trees, bay trees, and ulmo trees.

You just might get to see endemic fauna if you are lucky, such as the South American gray fox, rufous-tailed hawk, Chilean slender snake, and the Chilean four-eyed frog. From the summit you can behold all of Temuco and catch an incredible glimpse from up high.

Nature
Ñielol
Lake Budi
Lago Budi

Sleep in a ruca and spend time with the Mapuche people to get an up-close look at the lifestyle of the largest indigenous ethnic group of the country. Partake in the traditional activities and rituals of the Lafkenche people, the specific name for the group of people who inhabit this area of the country.

Listen to a first-hand account of their world view, learn about their traditional medicine by visiting their garden, and participate in culinary workshops. You can also have fun with the exciting landscapes and tours on or around the lake such as kayaking, boat tours, and horseback riding.

Culture
Lago Budi
Lican Ray
Lican Ray

This little town set on the northern shore of the Calafquén Lake is internationally famous for its beach and for being a sport fishing spot. Here, you can camp in the middle of forests and mountains and enjoy clear water beaches.

Enjoy spectacular sights from its many vantage points, practice your favorite water sport or just visit one of the hot springs nearby to rest and recover your energy for another day.

Adventure and sports
Lican Ray
Capitán Pastene
Capitán Pastene

Come experience a unique cultural fusion amidst the forests of the Nahuelbuta Mountains! Italian, Chilean, and Mapuche traditions have a special way of intermingling in Capitán Pastene, where the blend of flavors and hospitality of its people will captivate you.

Take a stroll through the streets and marvel at the European-style architecture. Visit restaurants and artisanal sausage and pasta factories, where delicious, original recipes are prepared that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Wine and Gastronomy
Capitán Pastene
Sollipulli
Sollipulli

Around the Nevados de Sollpulli volcano you’ll find one of the wildest and most overwhelming landscapes in the area. And you can visit it using paths that run under thick rainforest that, at 1,400 meters above sea level, become a showcase for trees that are thousands of years.

Reach the summit and enjoy the 360° view from there or complement your experience by camping on the glacier. During winter, experience the perfectly white and solitary landscape where the snow covers the trees, inviting you to ski and snowboard.

Adventure and sports
Sollipulli
Lonquimay
Lonquimay

Experience a unique interaction with nature in Lonquimay and meet the Pehuenche indigenous group in person, a mountain people that is part of the Mapuche culture. Take part in local rituals such as the veranadas, and feel the presence of the breathtaking Llaima and Lonquimay Volcanoes.

Visit the Malalcahuello National Reserve and take a hike on the Piedra Santa path. Marvel at the lenga beech trees, coigües, oak trees, and raulí beech trees, with the Sierra Nevada and volcanoes as the backdrop.

Nature
Lonquimay