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Adrenaline-packed Adventures in Chile’s Lake District


Private Tour Highlights

  • Feeling the adrenaline rush through your veins while tackling grade III and IV white waters on a rafting experience down the Trancura River.
  • Hiking to three astonishing lagoons in the Villarrica National Park, edged in by beautiful forests of Nire, Lenga and Rauli trees.
  • Trekking towards the mighty Villarrica Volcano, which peers over its surroundings at a peak of 2,847m above sea level, affording spellbinding views.
  • Soaking in steaming thermal hot springs at Caburga Lake, framed by volcanic hillsides and black sand beaches along its shoreline.
  • Flying over the forest canopy by zip line, going at up to 45km per hour along distances of up to 240m - the ultimate treat for adrenaline junkies!
  • Exploring one of the only volcanic caves open to visitors in the world to observe their geological constitution with an experienced guide.
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Tour Overview

Take on some adrenaline-packed adventures in Chile’s Lake District! One will generally affiliate exciting experiences with Patagonia when one thinks of Chilean Adventures. Although Patagonia is full of many exhilarating opportunities, Chile has so much to offer, especially active adventures. With this exciting nature and adventure tour through Pucon, one will experience some of the Country’s greatest excitements, including white water rafting, volcano trekking, and exploring one of the only volcanic caves open to visitors in the world!

Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Tour Itinerary


Flight to Chile

International Flight to Santiago, Chile

International Flight to Santiago, Chile


Santiago - Temuco - Pucon & Volcanic Caves Tour

Domestic

Domestic Flight from Santiago to Temuco

Arrival reception at the Temuco Airport and transfer to the selected hotel. At the appointed time, depart from the hotel to enjoy an exciting half-day tour!

We depart from the hotel in Pucón towards the volcanic caves of the Villarrica volcano. The distance from Pucón to this place is 14.5 Km. We start with an introductory speech on vulcanology and geomorphology given by our specialized guide. What we will see here is a 650 metres long lava tunnel located 200mtr beneath the surface, formed during one of the many eruptions of the Villarrica volcano a long time ago . Here we also visit the “Volcano House”, where we find a photographic exhibition of the last six most emblematic eruptions, seismographs and other instruments used to monitor the volcanic activity of our giant neighbour.

We will continue our excursion to Pucón, a little town which its beauty is reflected in the arts and crafts made locally; we visit a craft shop to participate in the making of wooden flowers. Our next stop is the pier and La poza de Pucón, the main street O’Higgins, and Fresia, the place to eat great food, as it is renowned by its restaurants. At the end of the street we find the traditional “Plaza de Armas” (square) amongst other beauties. Return to hotel. less


Rafting Trancura River

Known worldwide for its white waters, one can experience grade III and IV rafting at the Trancura River. Entertainment guaranteed both for beginners and experts!

Depart from the hotel in Pucon, moving towards the famous Trancura River 15 minutes away from the center of the city. It is one of the most important rivers in the Chilean Andean area and the main tributary to Lake Villarrica. It starts in Lake Quillelhue near the Lanin Volcano, right in the border with Argentina, and some kilometers downstream, as it receives the flow of the Turbio and the Licura Rivers, it produces great waves.

Its course, over 30 meters wide, flows from East to West winding across wild scenery, surrounded by ravines and valleys. The lower Trancura has grade III rapids and represents a good option for beginners and families that wish to have fun with their children during one and a half hour of adventure in the river. The higher Trancura has grade IV rapids and is for more advanced adventurers.

The activity includes all safety equipment and experienced guides that will accompany the group with safety boats. Return to the hotel after this activity. less


Huerquehue National Park

From the hotel, driving 33kms east, find the Huerquehue National Park along with its 12.500 hectares. Huerquehue means path of the warrior. This mountain range has medium slopes, astonishing beauty where one can find tortuous routes, hills, Monkey Puzzle, Lenga and other kinds of woods. Find very special fauna, like Darwin’s Frog, Culpeo (Andean fox) and the Andean Condor in the upper parts. Huerquehue is characterized by its net of footpaths, which have transformed it into one of the favorite parks for nature and Trekking lovers.

Parque National Huerquehue is inserted mainly in the Andean-Patagonic Woods, as well as the Araucania Mountain Range. The Park’s most voluminous water streams are Renahue Blanco and Quinchol Rivers. Also, there are several springs, permanently flowing and 20 lagoons is to be praised.

The Monkey Puzzle tree is common specie in the Huerquehue Park, and has a great ethnic botanic value. The territory that is distributed coincides with the distribution of the Pehuenche people, they have historically used the piñón (Monkey Puzzle tree seed, kernel), as aliment. In the park, some archeological vestiges, like ceramics, rocky eaves for protection were found, which indicates that there was some kind of human occupation in it. less


Villarrica Volcano Trek

Leave the hotel early to head on out towards the Villarrica Volcano or Ruka Pillan which in the native Mapuche tongue means "House of the Devil". One of the most important and impressive Volcanoes of the Araucania Region. The altitude rises to 2847 mts over sea level. The view from its peak is impressive, with sights of the Villarrica, Calafquen Huelipilum lakes, as well as other volcanoes in the area.

Safety is of the utmost importance during this tour, and it's conducted by the most experienced guides and with full safety equipment. The trek takes about 9 hours as the ascent to the summit is performed at a slow pace, this tour is designed for beginners with minimum physical demand.
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Caburga Lake & Huife Hot Springs

Departure

Departure after breakfast towards the Caburgua lake, which has an area of 57 square kilometers and an altitude of 700 m over sea level. The surrounding hills, formed by remains of lava and volcanic ash, are impressive due to their thick vegetation.

After a light walk through the black beach surrounding the southern edge of this beautiful lake we will reach the Huife thermal hot springs located 33 km from the city of Pucon and the edge of the Liucura River. The route to the thermal center is of outstanding beauty. Open thermal pools that include a hydro massage sector provide the ideal conditions for a relaxed day. The premises include a restaurant with international cuisine, and a cafeteria.

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Interactive Craters of Villarrica Volcano

The Villarrica National Park is a spectacular high mountain volcanic scenic show, being the Villarrica Volcano the highlight element, so majestic that it imposes itself in the landscape. It’s characterized by a variety of native forest, lava valleys, lakes and lagoons, a diversity of native flora and fauna, and typical Andes topography. Inside the park, there are three volcanoes: Villarrica, Quetrupillán, and Lanín. These volcanoes offer hiking possibilities along their woods and glaciers.

We depart from the hotel to one of the entrances to the park, to arrive at the base of the Villarrica volcano. From there we admire the lakes and volcanoes that surround the park. After a walk on a trail of lava, the transfer will drive to the coffee shop of the ski resort where you can take in the surrounding beauty. less


Pucon - Temuco - Santiago

At the appropriate time, transfer from the hotel to the airport.

Domestic Flight from Temuco to Santiago to connect with your international flight home.

At the appropriate time, transfer from the hotel to the airport.

Domestic Flight from Temuco to Santiago to connect with your international flight home.

Pucón, Chile

Trancura river

Caburgua Lake, Pucón, Chile

Villarrica, Panguipulli, Chile

Places You'll See

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    Nestled beside Lake Villarrica and shadowed by the smoking Villarrica Volcano is the quaint village of Pucon. A base for nearby adventurous activities, Pucon is the center for excursions. From white river rafting and volcano hiking to relaxing in thermal pools or on the sand beaches of the lake, there is much to absorb and enjoy.

Hotel Options

Featured Accommodation

Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel

Vira Vira offers guests a very unique way to visit the beauty of South America as they offer an array of adventurous activities, either on land or by water. From horseback riding and biking to extreme white water rafting there is a lot to do. Located deep in the beautiful lake district of Chile, there are high mountains, stunning national parks, rushing rivers, and wildlife far and wide. At the end of the day, when your worn out from the days activities, a spectacular, luxury hotel awaits. Large suites, from 20 sq. meters to 195 sq. meters, offer the finest in luxury with a very welcoming staff. Built in the midst of a Hacienda, the hotel is capable of providing its own fresh, healthy, and delicious food to guests. The hotel is built overlooking the river which provides amazing views even after the sun goes down.

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Pucon : Pucon Green Park Hotel


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