Private Tour Highlights
- Learning all about the workings of the farm at Vira Vira, from corn harvesting to making your own yoghurt before tasting the ingredients later on at dinner.
- Sipping organic wine at the Matetic Vineyard in the Rosario Valley, before spending the night at the adjacent luxury hotel.
- Working up an appetite by riding on horseback through the vineyards, returning for a delectable lunch paired with premium wines.
- Experiencing the German-influenced towns and villages en route to Puerto Varas, admiring views across to Osorno and Puntiagudo Volcanoes.
- Making the exciting journey to Peulla through Petrohue National Park, with a stop at the waterfalls and Esmeralda Lake.
- Making the most of incredible excursions at the luxurious Vira hotel such as bird watching, fly fishing, horse riding, biking, and even snowboarding in winter.
The Flavors of Chile: Waterfalls, Wine and Fine Food Luxury Tour features distinct areas of Chile. Arrive in Santiago, Chile’s metropolitan capital, and find your way to enjoy a unique wine experience at Hotel La Casona de Vina Matetic where you have the option to enjoy horseback riding, trekking or a van tour of the valley. Let the experts at La Casona pair your meals with the perfect wine to bring out just the right flavors. Try some of the regions best wine on the wine tour and at a special prepared lunch tasting. Then it’s onto a gorgeous property deep in the Lake District, Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel.
Vira Vira offers high adventure, all-inclusive trips to explore the beautiful terrain of Chile. Based on your interests, and how adventurous you are feeling, you will be able to choose your days activities from a broad range of excursions. Your excursions will be led by local, English speaking, guides and all meals will be included house alcoholic beverages included. You will finish your trip in the Lake District.
Puerto Varas, settled mostly by Germans in the mid-19th century, is popular for its German traditions, fresh and local seafood, beautiful natural environment, and exquisite casinos and hotels. While in Puerto Varas, Yampu travelers will explore the Lake District by boat, crossing on the All Saints Lake to Peulla, on the border with Argentina. During this crossing you will enjoy beautiful views of the snow-capped volcanoes and waterfalls that surround you. You will also participate in a full-day excursion to Ancud in the island of Chiloe. Travel back to Santiago and fly home.
Package Price: $7626
Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.
Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.
All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!
Flight to Chile
Overnight flight to Santiago.
Overnight flight to Santiago.
La Casona & Matetic Winery All Inclusive Experience
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Reception at Santiago airport and transfer to Matetic Vineyard located in the Rosario Valley. Reception at airport. Transfer privately from Santiago to the Matetic Vineyard located in the Rosario Valley. On route, pass through Curacavi, an important agricultural region known for its production of fruit and its wide variety of restaurants offering traditional Chilean cuisine.
Upon arrival, settle in and enjoy what Matetic has to offer. Stunningly modern, this new all-organic winery has named their wine EQ which stands for Equilibrio, the Spanish word for balance as in the harmony of soil, climate and vine.
In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner with a half-bottle of red or white Corralillo wine. Spend the night at the Hotel La Casona de Vina Matetic.
Wine Tasting and Outdoor Excursions
After buffet breakfast take the opportunity to participate in outdoor excursions. Visitors may horseback ride through the vineyard, cycle, trek, or take a tour of the property in a vehicle. After the excursion there will be a delicious lunch waiting with Matetic's main and premium wines.
Next, enjoy a tour and tasting of the wine cellar. Visitors will be able to taste four ultra-premium wines from their EQ line. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy cocktails.
In the evening, dinner will be served with a half bottle of red or white Corralillo wine.
Vira Vira, Pucon
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Spend the morning at leisure after a hearty breakfast. Prepare for a transfer back to Santiago airport for the flight to Temuco. Upon arrival in Temuco, be met at the airport and transferred to Vira Vira in Pucon.
The Hacienda operates a fully-fledged farm on over 40ha and has as its principal aim to provide fresh, healthy and delicious food to guests and to provide an interesting insight into the operations of a modern farm and cheese dairy. The Hacienda has been designed to offer spacious, luxurious, and above all very cozy and comfortable suites. Settle into the accommodations and prepare to meet with guides to discuss group activities for the following days. Activities will be arranged based upon personal experiences and expected weather conditions.
Tonight enjoy the opportunity to take advantage of the open bar that includes a wide selection of Chilean wines, and enjoy dinner. Remainder of the evening is at leisure.
Note: Not all excursions in the all-inclusive programs are available year round please consult a Vira Vira Excursion Manager for more details. Itinerary will vary slightly if one choses the Deluxe Program.Vira Vira is not open in June.
After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to stay and enjoy the hotel's amenities or you may explore the wonders of the property. Vira Vira lies along a native and mystic forest, it is next to a natural lagoon with Chilean beavers, and provides the opportunity for you to see a variety of bird species right along the shores of the Liucura River. One of the highlights of the Hacienda is the farm which is managed by ecological standards. Explore the different types of corn harvesting, or learn about the breeding of the many kinds of farm animals. You can even try your hand at making your own yoghurt, butter, or your favorite cheese.
Dining at the Hacienda is an experience in itself. Their cuisine is a blend of local, ancient indigenous recipes coupled with the best and truly fresh ingredients. Everyday the Chef prepares a selection of two full menus, carefully composed and lovingly arranged and accompanied by that special wine to seduce your tastes and senses. For meat lovers they will gladly grill your favorite steak (they serve their own Angus beef) or cook your favorite dish.
Optional Exciting Excursions
After an early breakfast you will set out with your guide for the small group activity of your choice. There is something for everyone and every season especially winter. Some of the nature options you have offered most of seasons are to horseback ride through the remote areas of the Cordilleras on Chilean bred horses or hike at the National Park of Villarrica with its beautiful flora and fauna. If birding is your passion Vira Vira works in close collaboration with the Birding Club of Pucon to offer you a range of exciting excursions and places for spotting the different species of birds in the area.
If being active on the water is more your style there are plenty of opportunities to pick from. You may choose to go river rafting on the Trancura River or take advantage of the great location and try some kayaking which will test your skills and courage based upon the river route you choose. For a more relaxing water experience there is a sailing excursion on the Lake Villarrica as well as fishing and fly fishing adventure that can take place on the lake or a river depending upon your preference.
In the winter there are plenty of adventurous activities such as touring along the active Volcano Villarrica on skis or if you're really a thrill seeker snowboarding down the volcano is an option as well. Snowshoeing provides a more stable environment to witness the beauty of the Chilean mountains. There is even winter horseback riding for those who would like to relax and enjoy the peaceful winter landscape.
Visiting the Villarrica Volcano is a highlight of the area. You will have the opportunity to explore the caves around the volcano if you prefer a labyrinth adventure or you may choose to visit the volcanic thermal springs instead. Vira Vira also provides experiences that will immerse you in local culture. You may find yourself enjoying a true Chilean rodeo or if it's indigenous art you seek Pucon has a strong market for supplying all types of Mapuche craftsmanship. You can even take a day trip to Argentina with your guide into San Martin which is a resort area and pass by Curarrehue.
After your excursion return to the Hacienda for a delightful dinner expertly paired with local wines that complement the cuisine.
Half Day Frutillar & Puerto Octay with Museum
After breakfast spend the morning at leisure. Depart from Vira Vira and head towards Puerto Varas. Start the trip to Puerto Octay, located by the north shore of the lake, with a strong German influence it was the most important gateway to the agricultural products to Osorno city. Visitors will see the ancient streets, the main square and the viewing point. Continue to Frutillar, first visiting the city of Llanquihue, famous for their sausages, and it is where Maullin River begins. This area is also part of the ancient Route of Settlers. In the city, visit the memorial to the German colonists, and then continue along the Llanquihue Lake to the Frutillar city. This city is a beautiful village that recalls the old Bavaria, from there were the first settlers who arrived to this area.
The city was founded in 1856 as a boarding pier, soon appeared tanneries, mills, breweries, etc. Walk around its beautiful old houses of German style, admiring the gardens and incomparable views of the volcanoes Osorno and Puntiagudo. Then, visit to the German Colonial Museum which portrays the life of the settlers. At the lake shore, observe the Teatro del Lago (Lake Theatre) where each year is the famous Frutillar Musical Week. This is a summer festival with classic music from Chile and abroad. Puerto Octay, also located by the north shore of the lake, has a strong German influence and was once the most important gateway for agricultural products to Osorno city. See the ancient streets, the main square and the viewing point. Lunch is included in a local restaurant in Puerto Octay or in Frutillar (according to the schedule en route).
After the excursion be transferred to the Puerto Varas hotel.
Group Full Day Tour to Peulla with Lunch
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Depart from Puerto Montt heading towards Puerto Varas, also known as the City of Roses. The bus stops here to collect more passengers. Continue along the southern shore of Lake Llanquihue with wonderful views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. Enter the Petrohue national park where there is a stop to visit the Petrohue waterfalls where the icy green waters from the Esmeralda lake flow over a lip of volcanic rock.
Continue on the All Saint's Lake, also known as Esmeralda Lake and the pier which is the departure point for the catamaran which travels to Peulla, a tiny hamlet on the other side of the lake. On the way enjoy views of the Osorno volcano, Mount Puntiagudo and Mount Tronador. The sailing takes almost two hours In Peulla there is enough time for lunch and a short walk, maybe to the nearby waterfalls or along the shores of the lake before returning by catamaran and bus to Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas. (Duration 11 hrs.) ...read less
Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt- Flight Home
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En-route to Puerto Montt enjoy a city tour of Puerto Varas. On this excursion, we visit the beautiful city of Puerto Varas, also known as the City of the Roses. Here we get to discover some houses built by German settlers in the early twentieth century.
We continue to Puerto Montt, a city known for its architecture and traditional fishing. Then, we will visit the viewpoints of the city and Angelmo, a typical place for its handicrafts and cuisines. Take an afternoon transfer to the airport for a flight to Santiago and connect with the flight back home.
At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight. Check-out at the hotel is at 12:00 pm. Late check-out may be available directly at the hotel subject to availability. You may store your luggage at the hotel until the time that you are ready to leave for the airport.
Rosario Valley Chile
Vira Vira, Pucon
Puerto Varas, Chile
Puerto Montt, Chile
Places You'll See
As the political and cultural center of Chile, Santiago has much to offer. Relax at one of the many jazz clubs scattered throughout the city, or go for a wine tasting at one of the local wineries. Take a guided city trek to learn about the Chilean culture and their traditional meals. Or visit the summit of Cerro Santa Lucia for beautiful views.
On the shores of Lake Llanquihue sits the City of Roses, Puerto Varas. Known for its German influence and architecture, Puerto Varas has spectacular views of the area including of the surrounding lakes and volcanoes. While visiting, take a hike up the volcanoes and witness the picturesque Petrohue Waterfalls.
Known for its salmon production, the port city of Puerto Montt is a lovely place to visit for an escape to the simple life. Appreciate the city’s German influence while learning of the daily life of the local people and revel in the traditional dishes of sea food and other gastronomies.
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.
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.
Pucon , CHILE
Traveled March, 2008
We really enjoyed all the hotels and the tours you recommended!
Thanks for checking in. We had an excellent time in Chile and Argentina. Everything worked out perfectly. It was very comforting to have someone meet us in each city and facilitate our tours, while allowing us plenty of time on our own. All of the transfers and pick-ups were perfectly on time and were with very kind and helpful guides and drivers. Our only problem was in Chicago on our way home when our flight was cancelled, but there was really nothing anyone could do at that point. Otherwise everything was great! We really enjoyed all the hotels and the tours you recommended and look forward to working with you again in the future. Thanks again!
Traveled March, 2011
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I had a truly fantastic time in Chile and Argentina. The trip went like a dream with absolutely no hitches. I had been promising myself this trip to Patagonia for some years and am happy to report that it has exceeded all my expectations. Thanks for putting together a great itinerary for me and taking the hard work out of planning my vacation.I will be in touch to seek your help planning my next trip to south-america whenever that may be.
Traveled January 2016
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