HIKING TO THE TOP OF VOLCANO VILLARRICA
Staring into the abyss of an active volcano and living to tell the tale
Rivers and turrets feature prominently in the impressive landscape of Valdivia. It’s the oldest city at these southerly latitudes anywhere in the world, and enjoys a delightfully verdant setting of meadows and woodlands.
Fill your lungs with pure, clean air as you sail down Valdivia’s main river, the Calle-Calle. Enjoy fine seafood at the riverside market and have fun watching sea lions on the promenade. Experience a festival of flavors as you sample craft beers, wild boar, delicious steak tartare and handmade chocolates.
Visit the exciting Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), built on the site of an historic brewery.
Immerse yourself in the past as you explore the castles and stone fortresses of the Corral peninsula, with its eye-catching landscapes, fascinating history and a rich cultural heritage. Ramble through stunning millennial coastal forests of larch and olivillo. Visit its attractive beaches and traditional fishing coves, and discover the many activities which can be enjoyed all year round.
Set off along the Ocean Highway to charming spots like the fishing coves of Amargos, San Carlos, Los Liles and Huape.
Travel back into Valdivia's past by walking around the area's fortifications. Be amazed by one of the largest fort and castle systems built by the Spaniards in the entire continent. Visit the buildings that are still standing today and prepare[...]
This reserve is famous for its exuberant waterfalls of over 50 meters in height and its rainforest, home to a large variety of flora and fauna, unique around the world. Discover the more than 250 km of paths that surround[...]
Here, in Valdivia's main market, you can find different types of seafood brought directly by the boats, which come down the river with fresh goods. In the Riverside Market you'll also find arts and crafts, restaurants and all kinds of[...]
Its underlying German tradition invites you to taste a delicious kuchen or apple strudel by the shores of the Llanquihue Lake. Be taken away by the Chilean-German cultural mix in this city guarded by volcanoes! Frutillar enjoys a well-deserved reputation[...]
Panquipulli welcomes you with its amazing Swiss influenced church and makes you understand the meaning of love at first sight, the idyllic town that it is. Enjoy the delicious flavors of its typical products like cheese, honey and jams. If[...]
Let your imagination run free and feel a special connection with mother nature in the Arauco territory. Its rich Mapuche cosmovision is still practiced both inside their "rukas" (native huts) and the ancient araucaria forests that surround it. You'll be[...]