Discover the best culture and adventure with Llama Travel.
We have been offering holidays to Latin America since 2002 and are established as one of the UK’s leading operators to the region.
Discover the best wildlife, culture and adventure with Llama Travel.
Established in 2002, we are one of the UK's leading specialist tour operators, providing high quality holidays at the lowest possible prices.
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Chilean Lake District
Puerto Varas, in the heart of the Chilean Lake District, is wonderfully located on the shores of Lake Llanquihue, with superb views across the lake to the snow-capped volcanic cone of Osorno. The town itself is pretty, with a German feel. However, the main attraction is the surrounding area, and the town makes an excellent base for exploring the lakes, forests and volcanoes. You can arrange good hiking and mountain biking, as well as rafting, horse riding and fishing. You can also take more relaxing boat rides on the lake.
It is possible to go up the Osorno Volcano, where you can even ski in winter, and the nearby Petrohue falls are very beautiful rapids and small waterfalls in a forested area. Very close by is the beautiful emerald-green Lake Todos los Santos, from where boat rides are possible.
A beautiful full-day’s journey is around the whole of the Lake Llanquihue, 100 miles in total. This offers fabulous views and passes smaller lakes and forests, as well as several pretty towns, including Frutillar, with a strong German influence in its food and architecture.
You can take a spectacular full-day crossing to or from Bariloche in Argentina, taking boats across Lago Todos los Santos, Lago Frias and Lago Nahuel Huapi and coaches through the mountains.
- Population: 30,000 (Puerto Varas_
- Altitude: Sea level
- Climate: Puerto Varas has a rainy, temperate climate, with rainfall to be expected all year round. The highest rainfall occurs between May and August. Between, October and April the average daytime temperature ranges from 14°C to 20°C. The average night-time temperature varies between 8°C and 12°C