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Chile's Lakes District Extension | Deluxe

7 Days
From AUD 11,919

STYLE:

Extension package

Trip Code: CLFTLDTE

DIFFICULTY RATING: 1 (easy adventure)

Start: Puerto Montt, Chile

Finish: Puerto Montt, Chile

DestinationDestination

Chile

DestinationDeparture Date

Daily

MealsMeals

All meals and beverages (excludes premium drinks) at both accommodations

TransportTransport

Private transfers throughout

TransportAccommodation

Deluxe Hotels/Resorts



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

Puerto Varas: One private excursion daily with a local experienced guide from AWA Hotel
Chiloe Island: Visit to the village of Chacao en route to Castro (private) & Two half day excursions or one full day excursion daily in small groups with other hotel guests with a local experienced guide from Tierra Lodge

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OVERVIEW

Stay in deluxe accommodation in Puerto Varas at Hotel AWA, at the southern end of Chile’s Lake District, located on the shores of Lake Llanquihue. Enjoy the freedom of choice to choose from an array of included activities from rafting to horse riding. From there you will travel to Chiloe Island, made famous by its UNESCO World Heritage-listed wooden churches. On Chiloe, you will visit the village of Chacao and stay in the luxurious accommodation of Tierra Chiloe in the town of Castro. Castro is famous for its colourful stilted houses called palafitos. With Tierra Chiloe's all-encompassing portfolio of guided tours, you can hike, bike kayak, or sail your way through the charming landscapes of Chiloe. 

This extension can be added to our Signature Patagonia package. Contact us for more info.

On this all-encompassing personalised itinerary, Chimu will provide travel logistics for your travel party for the duration of your journey, plus expert guides for all the major sightseeing as per itinerary.  Each night you will stay in superior accommodation, handpicked by our experienced team for their creature comforts, convenient locations, and impeccable service. 

 

ITINERARY

Arrival to Puerto Varas

From Puerto Montt, the gateway of the Andean fjords, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Puerto Varas. Known as ‘La Ciudad de las Rosas’ or ‘The City of Roses,’ Puerto Varas is located on the shores of Lake Llanquihue at the southern end of Chile’s Lakes District. Characterised by traditional German architecture, manicured gardens and the pristine lakeside scenery, Puerto Varas is a prime location for adventure sports.
Staying in the deluxe Hotel AWA, enjoy the wide range of activities available including fishing, birdwatching, volcano climbing, zip-lining. Kayaking or rafting after your arrival. (D)

Guided Excursions - Puerto Varas

Choose from the wide variety of full or half day excursions in this wonderful region of Chile. Options include a guided rafting expedition on the Petrohue River, horseback riding or a horse and carriage ride with Condominio Las Tranqueras Stables through local forests inhabited by woodpeckers or fly fishing on the Petrohue, Maullin, Puelo and Rahue Rivers. Alternatively, enjoy kayaking on the Petrohue River or take a hike along one of the many hiking trails. (B,L,D)

Guided Excursions - Puerto Varas

You have another whole full day to enjoy Puerto Varas. Choose from some of the options mentioned on day two or take a half day excursion around Lake Llanquihue to the town of Frutillar. Known as the UNESCO city of music thanks to its year-round program of musical events, Frutillar is undoubtedly one of Chile’s finest cities. Take some time to discover its beautiful houses and gardens, shop for souvenirs and take in magnificent views of the Osorno and Puntiagudo volcanos. (B,L,D)

Puerto Varas to Chiloe Island

You will travel by road and ferry to Chiloe Island, allowing you to enjoy the scenery and keep watch for birdlife during the ferry crossing. On Chiloe Island you will visit the village of Chacao, on the southern shore of the Chacao Channel. After a coffee stop, admire the colourful wooden buildings of the village and the Iglesia San Antonio de Chacao Church. Next you will cross the island to the city of Castro. There, colourful stilted houses called palafitos line the waterfront, and it’s home to one of Chiloe’s UNESCO world heritage listed churches. You will stay overnight in Castro in the deluxe accommodation of Tierra Chiloe. (B,D)

Guided Excursions - Chiloe Island

Choose from a wide variety of full or half day excursions to explore the island of Chiloe. Two options available include a half day tour of Castro’s stilt houses, Mercardo Yumbel craft market and local shipyards or a half day kayaking excursion to Pullao Marsh where you might spot migratory birds such as long-billed curlew, cormorants and flamingos as well as dolphins. Your luxury accommodation also has a spa and wellness centre where you can treat yourself to a soothing treatment. (B,L,D)

Guided Excursions - Chiloe Island

Enjoy more of the island of Chiloe with more included excursions available to take from your luxury accommodation in Castro. Perhaps take a guided tour to Quemchi and Aucar to discover more of Chiloe’s UNESCO World Heritage listed churches or enjoy trekking in Tantauco Park or to the beautiful bay of Duhatao. There is just so much to explore in this beautiful part of the world so we’ve provided you with more free time to choose the journey that best suits you. (B,L,D)

Depart Castro to Puerto Montt

From your hotel in Castro you will be transferred to Puerto Montt airport to travel to your next destination.

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WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • Enjoy included guided activities such as rafting, fly fishing or horse riding in Puerto Varas from your deluxe accommodation

  • Enjoy included guided activities such as hiking, biking and kayaking in Chiloe from your deluxe accommodation

  • Stay in the luxurious accommodation of the Hotel AWA and Tierra Chiloe

  • Visit the colourful stilted houses called palafitos in Castro on Chiloe Island

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

Pricing per person & date


Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

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Important Information

  • Inclusions

    Airport transfer on arrival in Puerto Montt
    Deluxe accommodation with all meals and drinks included (excluding premium beverages)
    One private excursion daily with a local experienced guide from AWA Hotel
    Two half day excursions or one full day excursion daily in small groups with other hotel guests with a local experienced guide from Tierra Lodge
    Private guided scenic transport from Puerto Varas to Chiloe Island
    Airport transfer on departure from Lodge to Puerto Montt Airport

     

    Exclusions 

    International and internal flights not indicated
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Travel Insurance
    Beverages (top shelf)
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for tour guides/drivers
    Any items not mentioned as included

  • 1 (easy adventure)
  • A single supplement surcharge applies and is subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

  • Prices are based on per person, twin share.
    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time.
    All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.
     

  • Seasonality and availability at time of booking.

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