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Pucon Extension | Vira Vira Lodge

4 Days
From AUD 4,254

STYLE:

Extension Package

Trip Code: CLFTVVE

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Pucon, Chile

Finish: Pucon, Chile

DestinationDestination

Chile

DestinationDeparture Date

Daily July-Apr (Closed for winter)

MealsMeals

All meals including during lodge stay & open bar (premium wines and liquors excluded*)

TransportTransport

Scheduled group transfers to/from Temuco airport by road. (Transfers from Puerto Montt included for 4N+ stay & helicopter transfers available for an additional cost*)

TransportAccommodation

All Inclusive Lodge



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

A range of small group activities with a local English-speaking guide including trekking, floating raft on the Liucura River, horseback riding, community visit - cultural Mapuche experience, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, catch-and-release fishing* (one fishing excursion included), kayaking*,  birdwatching, farm-to-table vegetable garden tour, on-site cheese factory tour, skiing & snowboarding*, snowshoeing* and stand-up paddle boarding.

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OVERVIEW

Spend four days exploring the Lakes District in Chile, based just outside of Pucon, in the luxurious Vira Vira Lodge.

The all-inclusive Vira Vira Lodge, is set amongst dramatic landscapes of breath-taking glacial lakes that mirror the snow caps of nearby volcanoes. This magnificent wooden lodge boasts enormous windows that frame exquisite outlooks, while vibrant wall tapestries, hand-woven textiles and other traditional artefacts colour the interior décor. Signature features include a modern working farm, organic farm-to-table vegetable garden, on-site boutique cheese factory and two outdoor hot tubs.

While staying here you will have the opportunity to choose which of the 39 activities you would like partake in. Some of your choices will include trekking, rafting, horse-riding, bird watching, fishing, canoeing and more. You will be able to cater  your experience to your interests, and be as adventurous or as relaxed as you want.

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

Arrive at Vira Vira Lodge

On arrival at Temuco Airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred by road to the lodge. Immersed in a beautiful park with natural lagoons, flowing rivers and sensational views of the Villarrica Volcano, luxurious grounds boast both a magnificent lodge and Hacienda with beautifully appointed suites and villas. You will have the opportunity to settle in and get acquainted with your surroundings after today’s travel.

Chile's Lake District Exploration

Start your day by meeting with a knowledgeable guide who will assist in customizing your daily adventures to match your unique interests. Explore the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of the Chile Lake District with a range of full-day and half-day excursions.

The Vira Vira experiences highlight the natural beauty and local surroundings of the region, offering a variety of activities suitable for all preferences and fitness levels. From horse riding and trekking to white water rafting, food tours, bird watching, and community visits, our expert guides ensure you make the most of this spectacular location while enjoying exceptional service. Tailor your visit to create unforgettable memories in this enchanting destination.

Immersed on an expansive, forested estate with 822 m (2,696 ft) of river frontage and breathtaking views of the snow-capped Villarica Volcano, this magnificent wooden lodge is themed in beauty. Enormous windows frame exquisite outlooks, while vibrant wall tapestries, hand-woven textiles and other traditional artefacts color the interior décor. Signature features include a modern working farm, organic farm-to-table vegetable garden, on-site boutique cheese factory and two outdoor hot tubs.

*Please note that the itinerary detailed below is a suggested sample and is subject to customization according to the specific needs and preferences of each client.

*Vira Vira includes most activities but does have a limited number of “extra cost” activities, which will be at the client’s own cost and paid locally. Note that the sequence of the excursion as well as the logistics and/or duration might change depending on weather conditions.

Chile's Lake District Exploration

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the region surrounding the lodge with a wide array of captivating hiking and trekking excursions. Accompanied by our knowledgeable guides, embark on unforgettable journeys through national parks that unveil stunning forests, glistening bodies of water, enchanting waterfalls, and invigorating hot springs. Marvel at the awe-inspiring terrain of majestic volcanoes adorned with snow-capped peaks as you trek through the picturesque trails of Villarrica National Park, located near the border of Argentina and Chile. Alternatively, explore the remarkable ecological diversity of Huerquehue National Park, where every step unveils a new marvel.

Discover the vibrant cultural heritage of the region as you delve into the ancestral land of the Mapuche people, known for their brave resistance against Inca and Spanish invaders. Embark on a captivating cultural journey with a visit to Dona Rosario's Ruka (house) in the local Mapuche community. Witness the traditional method of roasting organic wheat and indulge in the delicious flavors of her homemade cuisine. Engage in an active and immersive experience by participating in a game of Palin, a traditional Mapuche stick and ball game originating from southern Chile. Continue your exploration by meeting Sandra Rojos, a talented artisan, and exploring her colorful factory where she skillfully works the loom, showcasing her remarkable craftsmanship.

Depart Vira Vira Lodge

This morning you will be collected from the lodge and transferred to Temuco Airport for your onward flight.

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WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • Explore the Central Lakes District in luxury at the exceptional ViraVira Lodge, all-inclusive of meals and activities, and set in amazing location on an organic farm surrounded by gardens, rivers and volcanoes.

  • With so many activities to choose from there is something to cater for all individual interests and fitness levels. 

  • The Lodge has it's own on-site cheese boutique factory, where you will be able to take a tour and sample the exclusive varieties on offer. 

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

    Scheduled airport transfers to/from Temuco Airport by road (Transfers from Puerto Montt included for 4N + stays) *Helicopter transfers available for an additional cost
    Luxury Accommodation with all meals included 
    All beverages including a wide selection of Chilean wines (premium wines and spirits excluded)
    Activities with local English-speaking guide (some activities may have a local surcharge)

     

    Exclusions 

    International and internal flights not indicated
    Selected activities such as ascending the Villarrica Volcano, scenic helicopter flight over the Villarrica Volcano, heli-hiking, heli-biking, heli-fishing*, hot springs, snowmobiling* and husky dog sledding*. (Additional cost applies) 
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Travel Insurance
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for tour guides/drivers and lodge staff 
    Any items not mentioned as included

  • 2 (light 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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