A private and immersive, 7-night journey that does not cost the earth
A private and immersive, 7-night journey that does not cost the earth
Inspired by the awe-inspiring beauty of Chile’s renowned Lake District, and the vibrant heritage of the Mapuche people, Vira Vira blends harmoniously into the spectacular surrounds of its sprawling working farm, and the forested and snow-capped peaks found in the national parks that fringe the lodge.
Discover the breathtaking beauty of Chile’s Lake District at &Beyond Vira Vira on this extraordinary 8-day itinerary. This immersive experience makes the most of your long stay with its fantastic range of outdoor adventures and cultural experiences. It offers the perfect opportunity for you (and your family or friends) to explore and reconnect in one of the planet’s most pristine destinations. Immersed on an expansive, forested estate with 822 m (2,696 ft) of river frontage and spectacular views of the snow-capped Villarica Volcano, this magnificent wooden lodge is themed in beauty. The spectacular and diverse terrain surrounding the lodge lends itself to a wide range of seasonal adventures – a collection of 39 activities and experiences, hosted by expert and engaging guides. All excursions will be specifically tailored around your particular interests and personal fitness levels. An unforgettable journey awaits you here.
Additionally, we have kept the idea of private travel (bubbles) at the forefront of these offerings. We call it “Exclusivity for Everyone”. Our range of private travel (bubble) opportunities will match the size of your travelling party, with accommodation, flights, transfers and activity options.
7 nights at &Beyond Vira Vira
At &Beyond Vira Vira, eco-awareness can be found at every level of the lodge’s operations.
Some examples include an on-site water bottling plant, organic waste is reused, other waste
material and grey water recycled, energy use and carbon impact monitored and offset
by energy efficient and renewable energy. Community support includes
both cultural guest experiences a dedicated reforestation project.
Choose from three categories below: a FULLY-PRIVATE offering (ensuring it’s just you and your group from start to finish); SEMI-PRIVATE that ensures your accommodation and activities are just for you; and (if you don’t mind sharing accommodation options but want your experiences all to yourself) our PRIVATE ACTIVITIES only option might just be for you.
The Hacienda is ideal for multigenerational travel. It offers a spacious living and dining room, a family room on the second floor, magnificent views throughout, a pretty garden terrace and an outdoor hot tub. Enjoy private excursions here.
We’ve got you covered when it comes to getting to Vira Vira in exclusivity. From quicker check-ins to faster transit times, private transfers options by air or road will guarantee a safe and exclusive trip.
A collection of 39 activities and experiences await, hosted by expert and engaging guides. All excursions will be specifically tailored around your particular interests and personal fitness levels.
Most experiences are included in your rate, but there are a few other incredible life-changing experiences which can be enjoyed during your stay at an additional cost.
Talk to one of our travel specialists to tailormake you stay to any of our destinations
Set off on a floating raft as you glide along the clear waters of the Liucura River or for a change of scenery, test your skills on a kayak or enjoy a stand-up paddle boarding experience on Lake Tinquilco. For the more adventurous, brave the mighty rapids and go white-water rafting on the Trancura River or try your hand at catch-and-release fishing in the attempt to catch a rainbow trout, brown trout, or chinook salmon. Take in the spectacular natural surrounds of volcanoes, kaleidoscopic birdlife and lush forests.
The region surrounding the lodge offers a vast selection of hiking/trekking excursions. In the company of one of our experienced guides, explore national parks that showcase beautiful forests, shimmering bodies of water, waterfalls, hot springs and the breathtaking terrain of majestic volcanoes draped with snow-capped peaks. Discover the beauty while trekking in Villarrica National Park on various trails near the border of Argentina and Chile or explore eco diversity while trekking in Huerquehue National Park. In the winter, between June and September, embark on a snowshoeing expedition through puffy snow on many of these same trails.
Celebrate the best of farm-to-table cuisine at &Beyond Vira Vira with their onsite organic vegetable garden. Freshly grown produce is sourced from the garden and used to create award-winning Chilean-inspired menus. A state-of-the-art cheese factory, also on-site, produces delicious cheese for the exclusive delight of our guests. Given the large estate there are several private dining options, be it on your terrace, in the greenhouse or under a shady tree.
Located in the homeland of the courageous Mapuche people who bravely resisted the advances of Inca and Spanish invaders, the heritage of the region is still alive. Immerse yourself in a cultural journey with a fascinating visit to Dona Rosario’s Ruka (house) in the local Mapuche community. Watch her roasting organic wheat and enjoy her delicious home cooked fare. Get active and enjoy a game of Palin – a traditional Mapuche stick and ball game, that originated in southern Chile. From here, meet Sandra Rojos, visit her colourful factory and watch her working the loom.
Balance your chakras and enjoy yoga sessions that harmonise body,
mind and spirit or awaken your senses and reconnect with others, your natural surrounds, and yourself during the ancient Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku (Forest Therapy). Pamper yourself with a soul-soothing wellness treatment in the beautifully decorated massage room overlooking the crystal clear Liucura River and be soothed by the gentle murmur of the flowing water. This is the perfect environment in which to unwind and drop into a state of deep relaxation. Find your inner peace and enjoy the silence, nature and serenity the area has to offer.
Soar over a spectacular landscape of lakes, forest and mountains and look down into the lava crater of the Villarrica Volcano on a scenic helicopter flight. Enjoy a variety of extraordinary adventures and find solitude heli-fishing in rippling streams, race down rugged terrain when you go heli-biking, zip between trees when heli-skiing, immerse yourself in bubbling thermal springs on an adventure flight or simply appreciate the beauty of the surrounds on a romantic sunset flip.
Meet an authentic Chilean huaso (cowboy) with magnificent horses boasting impressive breeds. You will be guided on a scenic horseback riding tour through open prairies and forests. Those who wish to rather explore on two wheels, can appreciate the lush native forests and volcanic slopes of the region while mountain biking. For those that love the snow, the option of riding during a snowmobiling experience, can circle the volcano finding a virgin track on every run – a once in a lifetime experience.
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