Hiking the National Parks Of The Lake & Volcano District 

Duration

8 Days

Difficulty

Intermediate

Location

Chile

Date

October to April

$3.270

8-Day Hiking Tour in Chile’s Lake and Volcano District

Discover the Lake and Volcano district in Chile.

Explore the capital of Adventure Travel in Chile and hike one of the most beautiful trails in the Lake and Volcano District.

This well supported biking and hiking program has been especially made for active people who love nature.

Tour Rate
  • USD $3.270
  • Single Supplement:US $630

For private departure dates, please ask for special rates & availability.

Included
  • Professional tour guide
  • 07 nights’ accommodation
  • Private transportation 
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to national parks and hot springs
  • Accident insurance and all activities according to the itinerary
Not Included
  • International and domestic flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips & Extra drinks
Group Departure Dates
  • April 13th  to 20th , 2020
  • Tour departs with a minimum of 2 people

ITINERARY

Day 1: Temuco - Transfer to Malalcahuello National Reserve

Depart from Temuco & transfer to Malalcahuello, part of the UNESCO Araucarias Biosphere Reserve.

After check-in at Hotel, we’ll have an easy hike to Crater Navidad.

Accommodation: Corralco Hotel & SPA

Meals: Afternoon snack, dinner

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

Day 2: Coloradito Hill Hike

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.

Accommodation: Corralco Hotel & SPA

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

Time hiking: 3 to 5 hours

Day 3: Conguillio National Park - Truful Truful Canyon

We’ll drive approximately during 3 hours, passing through old-fashioned little towns, until arriving at Conguillio National Park. It is the most outstanding parks in the Lake & Volcano District.

You will witness how the Llaima volcano has permanently shaped the landscape of the area with eruptions. Moreover, 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 & waterfalls, and also the pristine Arco Iris Lake that reflects stunning colors. Afterwards 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.

Accommodation: La Baita Ecolodge

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

Time hiking: 4 to 5 hours

Day 4: Conguillio National Park - Sierra Nevada Trail

Today, we’ll hike the Sierra Nevada trail surrounded by native trees, like 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.

Finally, we’ll travel to Pucón (2-hour drive), the Chilean capital of adventure tourism.

Accommodation: Martina De Goñi Hotel 

Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch

Time hiking: 5 to 6 hours

Day 5: Villarrica National Reserve - Andean Lagoons 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 lakes 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. They will be our host this evening, they will cook for us and share their culture and stories.

Accommodation: Martina De Goñi Hotel

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.

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. 

Accommodation: Martina De Goñi Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, and Picnic Lunch

Time hiking: 6 hours

Day 7: Pichillancahue Glacier & Geométricas natural hot springs

Today get ready to see several majestic snow-capped volcanoes such as Quetrupillan and Rucapillan. We’ll take an amazing trail towards Pichillancahue Glacier, a phenomenal glacier which is absolutely covered by the blackish volcanic ashes of the Villarrica volcano. 

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.

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

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Farewell Dinner

Time hiking: 4 to 5 hours

Day 8: Pucón - Transfer Temuco Airport

Sadly, it’s time to say good-bye to the beautiful Lake & Volcano District of Chile.  Upon your flight schedule, private transfer to Temuco Airport to catch your flight.

Meals: Breakfast

More Info

Difficulty

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 6 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.  

Itinerary Modifications

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

 

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