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Petrohué Waterfalls, Lake District, Chile

Chilean Lake District

Chilean Lake District holidays

Introduction

The Lake District is one of Chile's stand-out attractions, popular with Chileans and overseas visitors alike, and a highly recommended inclusion in a tailor-made tour. There are around a dozen major lakes and many more smaller ones to explore in the region between Temuco and Puerto Montt. Together, these sparkling waterways and surrounding snow-capped volcanoes and rushing rivers comprise one of the most picturesque lakes regions in the world.

Puerto Montt is the main city in the Lake District region, although visitors rarely stay there for more than a day or two - preferring instead to head out to the lakes as soon as they can, to take luxury cruises, walk along lakeside trails and try adventure sports. Lago Llanquihue and Lago Todos los Santos are two of the largest lakes, and a popular combination on the scenic Lakes-Crossing tour into Argentina. Pucon, in the north of the Lake District, attracts lots of thrill seekers, for world class white-water rafting and fly-fishing, as well as horse riding, volcano trekking and sky-diving.

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Spirit of Chile with Tierra Hotels

14-day tailor-made journey from £6,285 pp

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Witness breathtaking landscapes ranging from the vast expanses of the Atacama Desert in the north, through the verdant central plains and sweeping vineyards of the country's central region, to the lakes, glaciers and towering mountains of Patagonia in the south.

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Top itineraries in Chilean Lake District

Highlights of Chile

13-day tailor-made journey from £4,405 pp incl. flights

From the austere landscapes of the north to the granite spires of the Patagonian south and the cities of Santiago and Valparaíso in between, this 13-day tailor-made holiday takes in the best of Chile’s history, heritage, landscapes and wildlife.

Highlights of Chilean Patagonia

11-day tailor-made journey from £4,480 pp incl. flights

Explore the very best of Chilean Patagonia on this tailor-made tour to the Lake District town of Puerto Varas, mysterious Chiloé Island and the imposing granite spires of the Torres del Paine National Park.

Spirit of Chile with Tierra Hotels

14-day tailor-made journey from £6,285 pp

Special
offer

Discount if staying at three Tierra hotels – Save up to £620 pp
Book by: 30 April 2018

Witness breathtaking landscapes ranging from the vast expanses of the Atacama Desert in the north, through the verdant central plains and sweeping vineyards of the country's central region, to the lakes, glaciers and towering mountains of Patagonia in the south.

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Top places to stay in Chilean Lake District

Tierra Chiloé Hotel & Spa, Chiloé Island

Designer hotel

See Chiloé’s natural and historical sights from this design hotel, which effortlessly combines cutting edge design, a wonderfully relaxing spa and a full complement of island excursions.

Hotel Cumbres, Puerto Varas

Contemporary hotel

This contemporary hotel occupies a prime position on the shores of Lake Llanquilhue. With striking views of Osorno Volcano from its rooms and restaurant coupled with a relaxing spa, it’s a wonderful base for exploring the beautiful Chilean Lakes.

Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel, Pucón

Contemporary hotel

Set on a working farm near the Lake District town of Pucón, this Relais & Châteaux hacienda effortlessly combines all the indulgence of a luxury hotel with an ethos grounded in the highest ecological standards.

Hotel Antumalal, Pucón

Contemporary hotel

With a newly opened spa, five acres of sprawling gardens and a past guest list that includes British royalty and Hollywood movie stars, this Bauhaus-inspired retreat is a true Lake District gem.

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Where to go in Chilean Lake District

Chiloé

Chiloé is a misty and mystical group of islands, which developed independently from the rest of Chile. As a result it has its own culture and history, and an altogether different feel to the mainland.

Petrohué

Petrohué lies at the western end of Lago Todos los Santos, one of the most beautiful lakes in the Chilean Lake District. Boat trips are a popular activity for holidaymakers here, some of whom combine cruises on several lakes as part of the Chile-Argentina Lakes-Crossing.

Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas - or the ‘city of roses'- is regarded as one of the loveliest places to live in all of Chile. One reason for this is the small town's beautiful setting, overlooking Chile's second largest lake, Lake Llanquihue, and with views towards volcanic peaks whose reflection can be seen in the w…

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When to go to Chilean Lake District

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