Chile Lake District

Why visit the Lake District?

Take in the magnificence of the Lake District where majestic mountains are mirrored in glacial lakes and shorelines are dotted with quaint villages.

The utterly magnificent landscapes of the Lake District make this destination a firm favourite of guests travelling to Chile. Breathtaking glacial lakes mirror the frosted tips of volcanoes and the verdant flora of nearby national parks. Stretching over 300 kilometres, this region was once the homeland of the courageous Mapuche people who fought off the advances of Inca and Spanish invaders. It has since grown from thriving farmlands into the tranquil tourist mecca it is today.

Quaint villages perch along the various lake shorelines and offer adventures such as horseback riding, trekking, fishing, mountain climbing and watersports. Attractions include the magnificent Puyehue and Vicente Perez Rosales National Parks and the crystal clear Lakes Villarrica, Puyehue and Llanquihue, the second largest lake in Chile.

Why Visit?

  • Incredibly diverse landscape, from dense forests and snow-capped volcanoes, to rugged mountains, scenic valleys and deep, crystal clear lakes.
  • Adventure sports abound, including trekking, horseback riding, rock climbing, caving, white-river rafting, kayaking, sailing, fly-fishing, zip-lining, volcano-climbing and more.
  • Winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling & dog sledding with huskies
  • Rich cultural history and home to the intriguing Mapuche people.
  • Strong German influence dating back to the late 19th century.
  • Natural hot springs provide pampering and soothing relaxation after a day of outdoor adventure.

Climate

Summer (December to March)
The average daily temperature is 25°C/77°F

Winter (June to September)
The average daily temperature is 10°C/50°F