North Patagonia

North Patagonia

The excursion takes us around Lake Llanquihue. This is the third largest natural lake in South America and second largest in Chile. The Lake is surrounded by several small towns and magnificent scenery, including Osorno and other volcanoes. We will stop to visit some towns.

Walk through Lahuen Ñadi Park, home of some of the world’s oldest trees. Then visit several of Puerto Montt’s markets, observing and interacting with the locals. Enjoy a delicious Curanto with a Té Frío in the Cocinerias.

Walk through Padre Hurtado, President Ibáñez, and Angelmó markets. Observe the products and interact with the friendly local people. Also visit the square and cathedral. There is an opportunity for a traditional lunch (at your own expense). All transportation by private coach.

Depart from the pier or your hotel in Puerto Varas/Puerto Montt and travel to the skirts of Osorno Volcano, to the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park and the Laguna Verde area. Visit the three main points of the Park: Osorno Volcano, Petrohué Waterfalls and Todos Los Santos Lake.

 

Explore the town of Frutillar, with its strong German influence, on the shore of Llanquihue Lake; visit Puerto Varas, also on the lake, with views of Orsono and Calbuco Volcanoes; enjoy the sights of Puerto Montt, including the famous Angelmo Market and the Handicrafts Village.

Hike through beautiful forests, identifying native flora and fauna, and observing the current geological formation of the terrain and Calbuco Volcano cone. Enjoy the spectacular views of the inland sea of Puerto Montt to the west.

Hike Paso Desolacion (Desolation Pass) between the Osorno and Cerro La Picada volcanoes. Soak in the amazing vistas of Calbuco, Puntiagudo, Tronador, Yates volcanoes, the Patagonian Andes, Llanquihue and Todos Los Santos Lake. Enjoy panoramic views of the unrivaled beauty.

Hike Alerce Andino National Park, along the Pacific Coast Reloncaví Sound by the southern road, through beautiful native forests, to Lake Chaiquenes, and finally, to Laguna Triangle. The park was named for the Alerce tree that reaches 150 feet high.

A family oriented excursion visits the Burbuja area where a ski resort is located, there see the glacial run-off from the volcano’s slopes and glaciers, the Petrohué Waterfalls, and Todos Los Santos Lago; takes short hikes on the nature trails of Los Enamorados and Carilemu.