Duration: 8 Days - 7 Nights
Location: Chile's Lake and Volcano District
Special Info: USD $3,495 per person

Hiking National Parks 8 Days Chile Tour. Explore the capital of Adventure Travel in Chile and hike one of the most beautiful trails in the Lake and Volcano District. Surrounded by Mountains, Lakes and Volcanoes, you will find the most amazing Hiking Trails in these extraordinary national parks.

Hiking National Parks 8 Days Chile Tour

Villarrica National Park, Pichillancahue Glacier Trail.


Hiking National Parks 8 Days Chile Tour

*Click on Day Title to see the activity.

  • Day 1 Temuco – Kutralkura Geopark – Lonquimay Volcano

    Our local staff will meet you at Temuco Airport and transfer you to a small quaint mountain village called Malalcahuello. This village is part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve “Araucarias”. Your hotel is located in a national park, with Lonquimay volcano at sight and surrounded by ancient araucaria trees. It is a modern hotel with SPA and a small ski resort. Your guides will meet and greet the group and then we’ll take a warm-up hike to the incredible Christmas Crater. In the evening, we’ll have an orientation and briefing session before our Welcome Dinner together.

    Accommodation: CORRALCO HOTEL & SPA, 4* 

    Meals: Afternoon snack and Welcome Dinner at the hotel.

    Time hiking: 1 to 3 hours depending on the route taken.


  • Day 2 Kutralkura Geopark – Coloradito Hill

    Welcome to Kutralkura, Chile’s First Geopark by UNESCO.

    Today  we start hiking from the hotel. We’ll hike towards Cerro Coloradito (redish hill), a natural view point of 4 volcanoes: Lonquimay, Llaima, Sierra Nevada and Villarrica. The hike is quite fun, with fantastic views and almost no other people in the trails. We’ll be surrounded by an ancient forest of araucaria trees, some of them dating over 2.000 years old. After the hike, we’ll return to our hotel and enjoy the evening in the SPA. Finally, we’ll eat dinner at a local restaurant in Malalcahuello village.

    Accommodation: CORRALCO HOTEL & SPA, 4*  

    Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner at a local restaurant in Malalcahuello

    Time hiking: 3 to 5 hours

  • Day 3 Conguillío National Park – Truful Truful Canyon

    Today we invite you to once again explore the heart of Kütralkura Geopark, today in Conguillío National Park.

    The national park is one of the most attractive and outstanding parks of the Lake & Volcano District. This well-conserved territory is situated between 900 and 3.125 meters high (2.953 to 10.253 feet) covering an area of 60.832 hectares (150.320 acres).

    We’ll drive approximately during 3 hours, passing through old-fashioned little towns like Cunco and Melipeuco until we get to Conguillio National Park, one of the most attractive and outstanding parks of the Lake & Volcano District in Chile. This area is part of Kütralkura, the First Geopark in Chile”. During the visit, you will witness how the Llaima volcano has permanently shaped the landscape of the area with its eruptions and you’ll have the fantastic opportunity to walk on the lava flows that once came from the heart of the Earth. We’ll visit the Truful-Truful Canyon and its waterfalls. This is the most important geosite of all the geopark, where you can see 13.000 years of eruptive activity of Llaima volcano. We’ll visit the pristine Arco Iris (Rainbow) Lake with its clear waters that reflect stunning colors. Then we’ll hike a very beautiful trail called the Woodpecker’s trail, where you can spot the Magellan woodpecker, which we will see searching the tree trunks for insects. After spending some time taking pictures and enjoying the amazing view, we’ll hike back to the bottom of the trail and then drive 20 minutes to our eco-lodge, where we enjoy a welcome dinner and stay overnight.

    Accommodation: LA BAITA ECOLODGE

    Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner at the lodge.

    Time hiking: 4 to 5 hours

  • Day 4 Conguillio National Park – Sierra Nevada Trail

    Today we’ll drive 20 minutes to Playa Linda located at the shores of Conguillío Lake; followed by hiking along the Sierra Nevada trail surrounded by native trees, including ancient monkey-puzzle trees or araucarias and Nothofagus. We’ll also be able to spot endemic birds such as the chucao tapaculo and the noisy slender-billed parakeet. After spending some time taking pictures and enjoying the amazing view, we’ll hike back to the bottom of the trail and then head back to our eco-lodge. Later, we’ll get in the vans and start traveling to Pucón (2 hour drive), the main adventure tourism destination in the Lake & Volcano District. Enjoy the Villarrica Volcano  and Lake views at your hotel. Free night to explore Pucon and eat out.  Ask our guides for tips about shopping and dinning.

    Accommodation: MARTINA DE GOÑI HOTEL or Similar, 3*

    Meals: Breakfast, and Picnic Lunch.

    Time hiking: 5 to 6 hours

  • Day 5 Villarrica National Park – Lagos Andinos Trail

    We’ll head to the heart of The Andes Mountains, driving to the border with Argentina. Here, we’ll be surrounded by an ancient forest of araucaria trees (Araucaria araucana) and we’ll visit 2 or 3 Andean lake that offer great birdwatching.  We’ll have an easy hike and be surrounded by native trees (mostly of the Nothofagus family) and with striking views of Lanin volcano (3,780m), the highest volcano in all of the Lake & Volcano district. Later we’ll head back to town and do the mountain gear fitting for the volcano climb next day. Finally, we’ll go to eat dinner with the Colipi Family, part of the Mapuche community. The  will be our host this evening, they will cook for us and share their culture and stories.

    Accommodation: MARTINA DE GOÑI HOTEL or Similar, 3*

    Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner with Mapuche family in their teepee.

    Time hiking: 3 to 4 hours

  • Day 6 Villarrica Volcano Climb

    Today you will have to be ready at 6:30am and if the weather conditions are favorable, we’ll start driving to the Ski Resort located at the base of the volcano at 1.400 meters. Ascending the active Villarrica Volcano is without a doubt a once in a lifetime experience, the climb is not technical, but you need to be in good shape to reach the summit.

    Once we arrive at the parking lot we can take the chairlift that will take us to the higher part of the ski resort at 1.800 m., saving us almost 1 hour of climbing. From the top of the lift we begin ascending the slopes of the volcano, stopping briefly every 30 minutes, having a longer break to eat our food when we are half way to the crater. If we find hard snow or ice we’ll put on the crampons and use the piolets and after 4 or 5  hours we’ll reach the live crater at 2847 meters above sea level. The views from the top are absolutely mind-blowing, overlooking five lakes and several volcanoes in the distance such as Llaima and Lanín. The descent is quite fun, especially when we can slide down the snow on our rear ends. We’ll return to the vehicles around 5 pm and immediately head off to Pucón, where we hand back the gear. Free night to explore Pucon and eat out.  Ask our guides for tips about shopping and dinning.

    Accommodation: MARTINA DE GOÑI HOTEL or Similar, 3*

    Meals: Breakfast, and Picnic Lunch.

    Time hiking: 6 to 8 hours

  • Day 7 Pichillancahue Glacier Trail – Geometricas Hot Springs

    Departing from Pucón, we drive 60 km by van  to Coñaripe, a small village located in Los Rios Region. Here we take a dirt road that leads us by the Llancahue river valley to the National Park Villarrica. We will see several majestic snow-capped volcanoes such as Quetrupillan and Rucapillan. The vegetation changes from rauli and hualle forests (Nothofagus trees) to gigantic thousand-year old araucarias as we ascend to Chinay, the higher point of the day at 1.250m above sea level. Here we can take an amazing trail towards Pichi Llancahue Glacier, a phenomenal glacier which is absolutely covered by the blackish volcanic ashes of the Villarrica volcano. Once again you’ll enjoy the stunning views of four volcanoes. Back to the entrance of the trail, we’ll visit the fantastic Geometricas Hot Springs.

    This place offers the perfect combination between thermal facilities and natural surroundings. Located in the environs of the park, Termas Geometricas has 16 strategically located thermal pools, allowing the visitors to never feel overcrowded. The natural surroundings are exuberant and the facilities are simple but very cozy. www.termasgeometricas.cl

    Finally, we’ll enjoy a farewell dinner in a very special place with the local community and your local team of guides.

    Accommodation: MARTINA DE GOÑI HOTEL or Similar, 3*

    Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Farewell Dinner

    Time hiking: 4 to 5 hours

  • Day 8 Pucon – Temuco Airport

    Sadly, it’s time to say good-bye to the beautiful Lake & Volcano District of Chile.  After breakfast, we’ll ride in vans to Temuco Airport to catch your flight back to Santiago. Once you arrive to Santiago will have a couple of hours before your international flight back to Europe. It’s been a trip you will always remember! End of services.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • ◦ If you are interested in this tour, please send us an email to [email protected]
    ◦ Rate per person, USD $3,495 based in double occupancy. Single Supplement USD $625
    ◦ Group rates based on 10 people, USD $3,165 per person based in double occupancy.
    ◦ We can confirm this tour with a minimum of 2 clients.
    ◦ Let us know you are interested and we will email you our booking form.
    ◦ All our programs can be modified according to your requirements or your needs.
  • ◦ Lodging on mentioned Hotels described in the itinerary or similar.
    ◦ Specialized tour guide.
    ◦ Private transportation.
    ◦ Meals as per itinerary (7 breakfasts, 6 picnic lunches, 4 dinners)
    ◦ Entrance fees to national parks and hot springs.
    ◦ Mountain Gear for volcano climb (backpack, ice axe, crampons, helmet, pants, windbreaker)
    ◦ Accident insurance and all activities according to the itinerary.
    ◦ Guided hikes including natural interpretation on the volcanology and the indigenous flora and fauna of the parks, as well as cultural interpretation and focus on the history and traditions of local communities; hot springs.
  • ◦ International and domestic flights.
    ◦ Travel insurance
    ◦ Tips & Extra drinks.
  • We can confirm this tour with a minimum of 2 clients.
    Let us know you are interested and we will email you our booking form

    • October 21st to 28th 2019, open date, still not confirmed (min. 2 pax)
    • November 18th to 25th 2019, open date, still not confirmed (min. 2 pax)
    • April 13th to 20th 2020; open date, still not confirmed (min. 2 pax)
    • We can run this tour under private departure too. In this case you set the dates.


    Hiking, volcano climbing, ethnic visits and hot springs


    Intermediate: A reasonable level of fitness is required, as these hiking trips can require sustained endurance levels, hills and longer days. These tours are intended for active people who are comfortable participating in up to 4-5 hours of hiking per day. These tours may include hiking on difficult terrain, sometimes steep and/or uneven trails, with obstacles such as wet logs, branches and muddy areas.  All our guided hiking tours include natural interpretation and focus on the history, volcanology and the native flora and fauna of the wilderness areas.


    Food in Chile is great and healthy. Likewise, it is one of the highlights of this tour. Great wine, fresh and flavorsome produce, seafood and all kinds of meat (beef, pork, chicken, lamb and wild boar) will be part of the daily menus. We are prepared to cater vegetarian, pescaterian and gluten free food, however if you are vegan you may have to be flexible because in Chile we have very limited vegan options. Unfortunately, kosher food is not available.


    From October 2018 to April 2019 and October 2019 to April 2020


    As indicated in the program or similar


    Visa to enter Chile: No advance Visa application is needed for entry into Chile. Australian and Mexican citizens entering Chile for tourism purposes will be charged a $160.00 processing fee payable on arrival. Cash and credit card accepted. New Zealand, US and Canadian citizens no longer need to pay the reciprocity fee ($160.00)to enter Chile. A valid passport is required  travelling as a tourist for 90 days.


    We suggest visiting the web for current conditions in Chile and doing your own research on this topic.

    www.meteochile.cl/reg09.html and www.meteochile.cl/reg10.html or www.accuweather.com

    Generally the weather in this area is very similar to Northern California, specially the coast side. Late October and November (spring time in the southern hemisphere) present milder temperatures 10ºC to 25ºC (50°F to 77°F) with some scattered rain (likewise during our Fall, March and April). During December you can start feeling the beginning of the summer with temperatures around 10ºC to 27ºC (50°F to 81°F).  In January and February temperatures range between 15ºC and 35ºC (60°F / 95°F). Remember that you are visiting the Lake & Volcano district, so always expect some rain!

    In this part of Chile there are no insects or animals that represent a real threat to human beings.


    We highly recommend getting the Chile Airpass ticket with Lan Airlines, which includes the international flight from your country to Santiago (Chile) and the domestic flights Santiago(SCL)- Temuco(ZCO) / Temuco(ZCO)-Santiago(SCL). This Airpass is definitely less expensive than buying the flights separately and what’s more important it is very flexible if there are some unexpected last minute changes. Lan Airlines Airpass can be purchased at any IATA travel agent.

    We are happy to help you find and book your domestic flights, without extra cost.-

    The international terminal at SCL is located in the same building than the domestic terminal.

    Note: The local flights in Chile have a luggage allowance of 23kg. You will need to pay excess if your baggage exceeds this. There is an allowance for cycling equipment charged at 3kg (approx $5 per kg).


    Any policy you purchase should, at the very least, cover trip cancellation, loss of baggage, accident/life coverage, travel delays, and non-refundable airline tickets.

    Carriers for travel insurance include World Nomads, Travel Guard and Travelex. You may also consider insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation. Search the web to find the best deal that suits your needs – read the fine print –


    Modern van Mercedes Benz Sprinter or minibus according to group size. Air-condition.


    Slight itinerary modifications might occur due to weather and or road conditions, or force majeur.


    Underwear: Synthetics are easier to wash and dry. Synthetic thermal underwear. You need a lightweight long underwear top and bottom of a polyester-type fabric. Wool and wool/synthetic blends are also suitable.

    Clothing: Long-sleeved, synthetic or wool shirt. Short-sleeved synthetic or cotton/synthetic T-shirts. Medium-weight sweater or jacket of synthetic fabric, such as fleece. Gore-Tex wind parka for rainy weather. Full-length pants, preferably of quick-drying synthetic fabric. Hiking shorts, preferably of quick-drying synthetic fabric.  Pile/fleece pants, ideal for relaxing time after hiking.

    Accessories: Sun hat with wide brim, preferably with a chin strap to keep it from blowing off. Bandanna. It will keep your neck from getting sunburned and can double as a hand towel. Wool or pile hat or ski cap. Gloves or mittens (wool or pile).

    Foot wear: Sturdy, properly fitting footwear can make your trip much more pleasurable. If you’re buying new boots for this trip, please break them in beforehand by wearing them as often as possible before the trip. Medium-weight, all leather, sturdy trekking boots with padded ankle, good arch support, and a lug sole traction. Your trekking boots should be well broken in, and suitable for prolonged walking on sandy and rocky terrain. Running shoes are NOT appropriate for this tripMedium weight synthetic socks (we recommend Thorlo® Lt. Trekking). Athletic socks (synthetic for easy washing and drying) that are suitable for the shoes you’ll be wearing while in towns. Inner socks (synthetic) that can be washed and dried quickly.

    Other Items: Swimsuit (for hot springs and SPAs); One set of casual city clothes that are dressier than your trek clothes (for the cities);  Hiking sticks (optional but highly recommended). These are helpful, if not essential, to relieve the impact on your knees during long downhills; Camera with plenty of memory!; and Binoculars.

    Travel Accessories: Wide mouth water bottles, 1-liter capacity. Bring two and make sure they are leak-proof, heavy duty plastic (preferably Nalgene brand). Toiletry kit—soap, toothbrush, and so on; Moisturizing lotion; Ace bandage or brace if you’re prone to sore knees or ankles; Sunglasses (very important); Sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher. The sun in Chile can be much more intense than you probably imagine, even in the Lake & Volcano District!; Sunscreen lipstick of SPF 15 or higher; Small flashlight with spare batteries, or small headlamp with spare batteries; Zip-lock bags (they’re great for camera gear); Personal first aid kit; Swiss Army-type pocket knife with can opener and scissors.

    Your favorite snack food. We’ll have plenty of excellent food, but you might want to bring along your favorite snack food (such as raisins or chocolate).


    There is nothing to be worrying about altitude sickness. We will never get higher than 2,850m


    In Chile, the local currency is called “Peso”.

    The current exchange rate is $1 USD = $650 Chilean Pesos (CLP).

    Travel checks are not convenient because only few places accept them and the exchange rate is 10% lower than dollar bills. Most credit cards are accepted at shops, restaurants and hotels. The most common cards are Master Card, Visa and Dinners Club. American Express is less commonly accepted that the others. There is no need to bring a large amount of cash; there are ATMs almost everywhere we go on the tour. The maximum amount of money that you can withdraw per day is equivalent to $360.000 CLP.

    For up to date information we suggest you visit the website www.xe.com/ucc/


    In Chile, the gratuity for hospitality services is normally 10% of the bill. People usually tip in restaurants, hotels and the local staff of guides. You shouldn’t tip taxi drivers, baggage carriers and bar tenders, they do not expect any tips. At the end of the trip gratuity for the crew for a job well done is highly appreciated. We encourage you to use your discretion and tip according to the caliber of service you receive. As a guideline, the industry standard is $100 dollars per person, per guide.

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