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Trip List by tannerduke

Great weeklong trip through Chile

11 Apr 2006  Lived and worked in Chile for several months.
3.5 of 5 bubbles based on 6 votes

Visit this enormously diverse country on the edge of the world.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Pucon, Los Lagos Region, Puerto Varas
  • Category: Perfect week or more
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with teenagers, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter
  • 1. Start your trip in Santiago de Chile. Scenic train ride South to Pucon.

    Most travel guides do not have this excellent service listed. The modern train leaves from Santiago's Central Station (Estación Central, Alameda 3170) at 10.30 am and arrives in Temuco at 7.30 pm. From here you will transfer to a luxury motor coach, which will drop you off in Pucon at 10.15 pm. A great way to see the country and its people and cover a lot of distance in a very pleasant way.

  • 2. Settle into your hotel, Gran de Pucon, in Pucon
    Gran Hotel Pucon, Pucon, Araucania Region

    Located right on the edge of Lago Villarica, this historical building is a perfect base from which to explore the surrounding areas.

  • 3. Hike up an active volcano.
    Volcan Villarica, Pucon, Araucania Region

    Pucon is surrounded by snowcapped active volcanoes. Its dramatic scenery makes this expedition to the top of a volcano Villarica a special treat. The ascent requires medium physical fitness.

  • 4. Thermal Baths.
    Termas Geometricas, Pucon, Araucania Region

    Treat yourself to a day at the thermal baths located just outside of Pucon.

  • 5. Rent a car and start exploring the rest of the beautiful lake District.
    Los Lagos Region, Chile

    Drive through impressive scenery towards Lago Llanquihue and stop in Valdivia and Frutillar on the way.

  • 6. Puerto Varas Hotel
    Radisson Hotel Puerto Varas, Puerto Varas, Los Lagos Region

    Hotel Colonos del Sur has an excellent location overlooking the lake and the volcano Osorno.

  • 7. Travel by car and boat!
    Lago Todos Los Santos, Puerto Varas, Los Lagos Region

    Drive to Petrohué and get onto a Lake cruise ship which will take you through awe-inspiring scenery across the emerald colored Todos Los Santos Lake and towards the Argentinean border. This is one of the best day trips in Chile! You will arrive in the little town of Peulla at midday and can enjoy its culinary and natural delights. Information for this can be obtained at the friendly visitor center in Puerto Varas.