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                     Family holiday in Chile                      

Take the family to the heart of Chile, volcano reserves, islands, exuberant lake forests. A paradise for the whole family with lots of activities, but also relaxation. Between Pucón, the reserve Huilo Huilo or the archipelago of Chiloé, go for a great treasure hunt in the Mapuche Indian region and come back your head full of the natural treasures abound in this area!

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Santiago de Chile
  • Day 2: Santiago de Chile - Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas
  • Day 3: Puerto Varas - Petrohué - Puerto Varas - Petrohué - Puerto Varas
  • Day 4: Puerto Varas - Castro - Chiloe
  • Day 5: Castro - Puerto Varas
  • Day 6: Puerto Varas - Huilo Huilo
  • Day 7: Huilo Huilo
  • Day 8: Huilo Huilo - Pucón
  • Day 9: Pucón
  • Day 10: Huerquehue National Park - Pucón
  • Day 11: Pucón - Temuco Airport - Temuco - Santiago de Chile
  • Day 12: Santiago de Chile

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Santiago de Chile


Arrival in Santiago and private transfer to your hotel.

An English-speaking guide will accompany you during the transfer.

Night at the hotel The Aubrey ****

Included : transfer arrival, english speaking guide, excursion (shared), room & breakfast

Day 2: Santiago de Chile - Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas

Domestic flight from Santiago to Puerto Montt (time to be confirmed, flight indicated in option).

Arrival at Puerto Montt and transfer with an English-speaking guide in a private vehicle to Puerto Varas next to Llanquihue Lake.
After dropping your luggage at the hotel and having lunch, the guide will take you on a tour of this charming little village, whose influences are a mix of German and Mapuche. If there's time, drive to the famous Petrohue Waterfalls, where you'll have a great view on the Osorno volcano. At the end of the day, drive back to your hotel.

Night at the Enjoy Puerto Varas hotel ****

Included : domestic flight, airport tax, reception with english-speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 3: Puerto Varas - Petrohué - Puerto Varas

Early in the morning, you will leave for an amazing boat-trip on the Todos los Santos lake and a visit of the famous Petrohué waterfalls and the city of Peulla, a small eco-town of 120 inhabitants.
At 10.00, in Petrohué, you will embark on a boat for a 1h45-crossing of the Todos los Santos lake. It the weather is clear, you can see the Osorno volcano, the Cerro Puntiagudo and Cerro Tronador.
Lunch in Peulla and return to Pétrohué.
Drive back to Puerto Varas in the afternoon.
Note: one restaurant is open to visitors in Peulla.
Note 2: this excursion is subject to weather conditions.

Night at the Enjoy Puerto Varas hotel ****

Included : english speaking guide, entrance fees, private transport, transfer arrival, cruise, shared transport, room & breakfast

Day 4: Puerto Varas - Castro - Chiloe


Departure at 9:00 to reach Puerto Montt. From Puerto Montt, capital of the Lake District, you will take the Panamericana 5 to the port of Pargua from where you will take a ferry to Chiloe island. The crossing takes 30 minutes and you will land in the village of Chacao. You will visit the Puñihuil Penguins National Reserve before heading further south to the capital of the island, Castro.

Night at the hotel Centro de Ocio****.
Included : english speaking guide, guide expenses, entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast

Day 5: Castro - Puerto Varas


Departure at 9:00.
The peculiarity of Castro lies in its houses on stilts, handy indeed for those by the water, but even for those further away because it rains a lot there. The Churches of Chiloé are classified World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, you will visit some of them on the way. You will also pass through fishing villages, fishing and agriculture are the main resources of the island. Take a nice walk at the pace of this quiet island.
By late afternoon, return to the Puerto Varas by the same ferry that brought you here.

Night at the Enjoy Puerto Varas hotel ****

Included : english speaking guide, guide expenses, entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast

Day 6: Puerto Varas - Huilo Huilo

You leave the shores of Lake Villarrica in the early morning to go further south. The road "Interlagos" was built specifically to enjoy the beauty of each of these lakes and to get off the Pan-American Highway. You can take lots of breaks, to take pictures and enjoy the fresh water of the lakes or the warm waters of the hot springs, typical in this volcanic region. A two-hour drive will take you along the lakes Calafquén and Panguipulli. You will have views of the Villarrica Volcano, from different angles, at almost all times. You will arrive on the outskirts of the Huilo Huilo Reserve with in front of you the Choshuenco Volcano. Check into your hotel which architecture surprisingly integrates perfectly with the environment. The magic of this reserve will enchant you. Relax at the hotel spa complex.
Option: You can stop at the Geometric Hot Springs on the way (extra cost).


Night at the Nothofagus hotel ****

Included : english speaking guide, private transport, breakfast buffet , room

Day 7: Huilo Huilo


First day at leisure. Enjoy your stay at the pace of the reserve, its incredible nature and calm. You can choose from the following activities (not included):
- Hiking
- Mountain bike
- Trekking
- Canopy
- Horse riding
- Fly Fishing
You guide is also at your disposal.

Night at the Nothofagus hotel ****

Included : english speaking guide, private transport, breakfast buffet , room

Day 8: Huilo Huilo - Pucón

Second day. Program: photos and dips in the fresh water of the lakes or in the warm waters of the hot springs which abound in this volcanic region. You will see the lakes Calafquen, Panguipulli, Riñihue and of course Villarrica where you will end your day. The landscapes around Pucón are beautiful.
Option: You can stop at the Geometric Hot Springs on the way (extra cost).


Night in the hotel Vira Vira ****

Included : english speaking guide, private transport, room & breakfast, dinner

Day 9: Pucón

Quetrupillan sector is between the volcanoes Villarrica and Mocho, considered the most beautiful part of the Villarrica National Park. You can see some of the older trees as Lenga, the Raulíes and beautiful Araucaria

The ride goes up to 1305 meters above sea level, can also continue 3.3 miles to the glacier Pichillancahue on the slopes of the Mocho volcano. Descend through the beautiful National Park, from the basin Coñaripe begins to the lake Calafquen.
Duration: from 09.00 to 17.00. 42km

Night in the hotel Vira Vira ****

Included : english speaking guide, private transport, equipment rental, room & breakfast, dinner

Day 10: Huerquehue National Park - Pucón

At 08.00 departure from the hotel to Lake Caburgua before heading to Huerquehue National Park. Begin your trek to the lagoons located 768m above sea level. The first waterfall you will come across is called the "Eagle's Nest", you can walk down 400m to see it from below. You will then hike up to 1300m to lake Chico, go round the lake to Laguna Los Patos, then Laguna Huerquehue and finally Laguna el Toro, before heading back to the entrance of the park where you started. A lovely day among the Araucanias, endemic tree of this area.
Drive back to Pucon.

Night in the hotel Vira Vira ****

Included : english speaking guide, entrance fees, private transport, box lunch, excursion (shared), shared transport, room & breakfast, dinner

Day 11: Pucón - Temuco Airport - Temuco - Santiago de Chile


Transfer to Temuco airport for your flight.
Domestic flight from Temuco to Santiago (time to be confirmed, flight indicated in option).

Arrival in Santiago and private transfer to your hotel.

An English-speaking guide will accompany you during the transfer.

Night at the hotel The Aubrey ****

Included : english speaking guide, private transport, domestic flight, airport tax, transfer arrival, room & breakfast

Day 12: Santiago de Chile

Private transfer from your hotel to Santiago airport.
International flight from Santiago de Chile to Europe (time to be confirmed, flight not included).
Included : transfer departure

Hotel The Aubrey   Santiago de Chile

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

The Aubrey Hotel is the result of the combination of a unique history and a successful renovation. It is a real haven of peace which allows to escape from the turmoil of the Chilean capital city. Each one of the 15 beautiful bedrooms are decorated with taste and uniqueness, has its own private bathroom, and most of them have a terrace or a balcony. The garden, with the swimming pool, the jacuzzi and the falls, is a real oasis. The games of light turn your stay at The Aubrey into a real artistic experience.

Enjoy Puerto Varas   Puerto Varas

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

The hotel opened its doors in 2009 to become the first five-star hotel in an area that offers visitors a unique set of experiences. The hotel is strategically located on the shore of the Llanquihue Lake and offers a privileged view of the Osorno Volcano. Each room features state-of-the-art technology and is decorated with natural, hand-crafted materials. In addition, the walls of each room are adorned with examples of Chilean poetry, offering visitors a warm welcome with verses such as “Aquí te amo”… (Here I love you…) by the Nobel prize wining poet Pablo Neruda.

Centro de Ocio hotel   Chiloe

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Nothofagus   Huilo Huilo

Level : 4*
Included : breakfast buffet , room

Located in the Lakes Region, not far from Pucón or Valdivia, the Huilo Huilo Reserve combines perfectly tourism and protection of the environment. Declared Biosphere Reserve in 2007 by the UNESCO, Huilo Huilo offers different types of accomodation, between hotels, cabañas, camping and hostals, while developing projects to preserve the cultural and natural heritage of the area. You can find, in the middle of the forest, some original and comfortable hotels, sometimes even luxurious, like Nawelpi Lodge, Nothofagus, Canopy Lodge, Montaña Mágica etc.

Vira Vira hotel   Pucón

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast, dinner


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