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[...]
Are you foodie and an outdoor enthusiast? Then Pucón will suit you down to the ground. The perfect combination of a thriving gastronomic scene and stunning landscapes. Mouth-watering, cosmopolitan menus showcasing the best of indigenous Mapuche cuisine and indulgent German[...]
With a great choice of open-air adventures, distinctive Chilean-German traditions, and a truly stunning natural setting, it is no wonder many visitors to southern Chile make a bee-line for Puerto Varas, an enchanting town with a sweeping lakeside promenade and[...]
Be amazed by the beauty and calm of Llanquihue Lake, ideal destination to stretch your legs on lengthy walks, breathe fresh air and rest by its calm waters. If you like fishing, grab your gear and sail onto the Llanquihue[...]