Things to do in Los Lagos Region

Our most recommended things to do in Los Lagos Region

Puerto Varas: Osorno Volcano & Petrohué Waterfalls Day Trip

1. Puerto Varas: Osorno Volcano & Petrohué Waterfalls Day Trip

Discover both a lake originating from a glacier and an active volcano famous for its perfectly-shaped crater with this package. Choose to depart from Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt. After pickup from selected hotels in Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt, head to the southern shores of the Llanquihue Lake, where you'll learn about the German settlers and agriculture in the region. Once in the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, admire the imposing Petrohué Waterfalls, which stun visitors with their turquoise waters. From there, make your way to the origin of the Petrohué River, Todos los Santos Lake, and visit some of its sleepy beaches. By then, you'll be at the foot of the Osorno Volcano to enjoy a stop for lunch in the village of Ensenada (lunch not included), before continuing up to the ski resort on the volcano. En route, take in stunning panoramic views of the Petrohué River Valley and the beautiful Llanquihue Lake.

Puerto Varas: Peulla Day Trip

2. Puerto Varas: Peulla Day Trip

Explore Chile's Los Lagos Region on a day trip. See lakes, waterfalls, and rivers. Take in stunning scenery, incredible nature, and local villages. Start your trip early in the morning at the local supplier's office in Puerto Varas, where you will meet your host for the day. Climb aboard the bus to be taken into Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, bordering the beautiful Llanquihue Lake. See the mouth of the Rio Pescado river and small towns such as La Poza before heading to the city of Ensenada. Here, you have the chance to visit Petrohué Falls. Cross the walkways installed amidst lush vegetation and beautiful scenery on the River Petrohué and admire the turquoise waterfalls. Then, continue your tour with Todos los Santos Lake, where you will board an Andean Lakes catamaran. Navigate through the Andes to the green village of Peulla. Enjoy free time to explore the village and find somewhere for lunch. There will also be the chance to enjoy activities such as canopy tours, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, motorboat rides, or a 4x4 safari. Finally, your host will tell you when it's time to head back to Puerto Varas.

Cruce Andino: San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Varas

3. Cruce Andino: San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Varas

Depart from San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina and enjoy views of beautiful landscapes, natural landmarks, and spectacular lakes as you travel by boat and bus to Puerto Varas, Chile. The route you will travel has been used for more than 400 years by the native Huilliches. The Andean Crossing is the only crossing that navigates the Andes Mountain Range through 3 lakes connected by 4 land sections, linking San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina with Puerto Varas in Chile. The trip takes place every day of the year, requiring 12 hours to get from one country to another.   Itinerary 8:00 AM - Travel overland from Bariloche to Pañuelo Port 10:00 AM - Sail from Pañuelo Port to Blest on Lake Nahuel Huapi 11:00 AM - Sail from Blest to Frías Port on Lake Frías 12:00 PM - Travel overland from Frías Port to Peulla 2:00 PM - Free time in Peulla for lunch 3:30 PM - Sail from Peulla to Petrohue on Lake Todos los Santos 5:30 PM - Travel overland from Petrohue to Puerto Varas 8:00 PM - Arrive in Puerto Varas During the entire journey, we take care of the luggage, which is properly protected in special containers (one piece of 23kgs per passenger is allowed. In case of having extra luggage, an extra amount of US$25 must be paid for each additional suitcase ). It is important to mention that the luggage is delivered at the beginning of the trip and we return it to the destination, so all travel documents must be carried with you as hand luggage. The points we consider for pickup and drop off are: > Bariloche Turisur Office: Street Mitre 150 > Puerto Varas Turistour Office: Street Del Salvador 72

Cruce Andino: Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche

4. Cruce Andino: Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche

Depart from Puerto Varas, Chile and enjoy views of beautiful landscapes, natural landmarks, and spectacular lakes as you travel by boat and bus to San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. The route you will travel has been used for more than 400 years by the native Huilliches and Mapuches. The Andean Crossing is the only crossing that navigates the Andes Mountain Range through 3 lakes connected by 4 land sections, linking San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina with Puerto Varas in Chile. The trip takes place every day of the year and requires 12 hours to get from one country to another.   Itinerary 8:00 AM - Travel overland from Puerto Varas to Petrohue 10:30 AM - Sail from Petrohue to Peulla on Lake Todos los Santos 12:30 PM - Free time in Peulla for lunch 3:00 PM - Travel overland from Peulla to Frías Port 5:00 PM - Sail from Frías Port to Blest on Lake Frías76:00 PM - Sail from Blest to Pañuelo Port on Lake Nahuel Huapi 7:00 PM - Travel overland from Pañuelo Port to San Carlos de Bariloche 8:00 PM - Arrive in San Carlos de Bariloche During the entire journey, your guide will take care of the luggage, which is properly protected in special containers. The points considered for pickup and drop-off are: > Puerto Varas Turistour Office: Street Del Salvador 72 > Bariloche Turisur Office: Street Mitre 150

From Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt: Chiloé Island Tour

5. From Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt: Chiloé Island Tour

Depart from Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt, depending on the option selected. Begin your day by taking a boat down the Chacao canal for 30 minutes, where you spot a wide variety of birds, before arriving at the village of Chacao to visit its square and church. Continue to Castro to stop for lunch at your own expense. Visit the typical stilted houses in the Gamboa district, the main square, and the Nercón Church which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally constructed around 1890, the church is considered a national monument. Travel onwards towards Dalcahue, where you will stop on the waterfront to take in the wonderful natural landscape and visit the local artisan market, museum, and the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and national monument.

Puerto Varas: Todos los Santos Lake and Villa Peulla Tour

6. Puerto Varas: Todos los Santos Lake and Villa Peulla Tour

Sail on the wonderful Todos Los Santos Lake, with its emerald-colored waters and its surrounding forests. Also discover Peulla, a small ecological village of 120 inhabitants, which is on the route of the famous Andean Crossing. Enjoy a 2-hour boat trip on Todos Los Santos Lake, taking in the views of the majestic Osorno, Puntiaguado and Tronador volcanoes. However, the adventure does not end when you arrive at Peulla, as there you can choose to take part in a large variety of activities such as canopying, horse riding, and a 4x4 safari, all in a stunning setting that will take your breath away. Optional activities not included.

Chiloe Island: Ancud, Castro and Dalcahue

7. Chiloe Island: Ancud, Castro and Dalcahue

Begin the tour on a ferry to the Chacao Channel, separating the continent of Chiloe Island. During the sail, you might see native seals, pelicans and sea birds. The ferry berths at Chacao pier, where you will take the route to Ancud city, where you can see the San Antonio Fort; this historic place is located in the highest part of the city as one of the last Spanish fortifications. Continue the trip to Dalcahue’s market, where you can find traditional gastronomy. This market is special, this construction is named Palafito, because it is built over the water with a spectacular view. Visit the market and visit the local church, a World Heritage Site. Later, continue the trip to Castro, the capital of Chiloé Island, taking pictures at Manuel Montt palafitos. Visit the San Francisco Church in front of the main square and visit the biggest artisan market of the island.

From Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas: Frutillar Tour

8. From Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas: Frutillar Tour

Discover the charming lakeside destination of Frutillar, which delights visitors with its beauty all year round. Choose to depart from Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt, then admire a landscape formed by the Llanquihue Lake and several stunning volcanoes. After pickup from selected hotels in Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt, make your way to Frutillar on the eastern bank of Llanquihue Lake. Feel the influence of the German settlers in the spectacular old cottages, many converted into guest houses. If you want, sample the delicious Bavarian gastronomy, such as kuchen and apple strudel sweets, as well. On this tour, you'll take a rural road used by the local farmers, where you can see the agriculture and the cattle so common in the region. You'll also discover another reason to fall in love with Frutillar – the Teatro del Lago.

Puerto Varas: Osorno Volcano Day Trip by Air-conditioned Van

9. Puerto Varas: Osorno Volcano Day Trip by Air-conditioned Van

Enjoy the volcanic landscapes of the Osorno volcano on this guided day trip with hotel pickup and drop-off in Puerto Varas. Reach the Osorno Volcano Ski and Mountain Center, located at an altitude of 1,240 meters above sea level. Travel in comfort aboard a climate-controlled van.  Choose from a group tour or the intimacy and flexibility of a private experience. Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel and settle in for the scenic drive through the countryside to the rural town of Ensenada. Begin your ascent of the volcano and climb until you reach the Osorno Volcano Ski and Mountain Center. Have about an hour of free time to take pictures and appreciate the incomparable view of the Calbuco volcano with its eternal glaciers, Lake Llanquihue, the Pacific Ocean, and the Andes.  Purchase a lift ticket to go to a height of 1,450 meters at the Spring Station or to 1,750 meters at the Glacier Station. Visit the coffee shop where you can get cozy by buying a warm drink and a sandwich before returning to your hotel in Puerto Varas.

Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas: Panoramic City Tour

10. Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas: Panoramic City Tour

After pickup in either Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt, begin the tour in the lovely city of Puerto Varas, also known as “The City of Roses.” Stop on the lakeshore road to appreciate the view of the city from the bay and the “Aurora” sculpture with Llanquihue Lake in the background. Then, explore the city's main attractions, such as the Old Neighborhood and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, built from 1915 to 1918. Admire the Baroque style of a church that is an exact replica of one in the Black Forest, Germany, where some of the first settlers came in 1852.   After that, go to the downtown by the shore of the beautiful Llanquihue Lake. Depending on the weather, catch a glimpse of the Osorno Volcano, whose melting ice enhances the water level of the Llanquihue Lake. Continue along the Route of Settlers, passing by the village of Alerce, and access Puerto Montt. Visit the highest place in the city for fantastic views of Puerto Montt, the ocean, and Tenglo Island. From there, head to the German Monument located in the main square, the waterfront pier, and the cathedral. Enjoy the German-influence in the architecture of the houses, gardens, and buildings, and the mix of two cultures in the city. Later, make your way to Angelmó, famous in Chile because of its many handicraft and gift shops. Discover the City Central Market, where you can see how one of the principal economic activities of the area – fishing and seafood – arrives fresh from the boats to the buyers. Also, find plenty of typical cooking places here where you can savor seafood, fish, and other delicious specialties of Chilean cuisine.

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What people are saying about Los Lagos Region

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 112 reviews

The tour conducted by GetYourGuide was marvelous. The interest taken by the guide to explain everything in English and Spanish language was noteworthy. The drive was safe in a comfortable bus. We were never hurried through any part of the tour. Definitely value for money.

excellent tour. The guide is a charm and mastered the subject very well. The very professional bus drivers and the "wonderful" catamaran crossing of Lake Todos los Santos.

Excellent service, they took us to each of the places indicated in the Tour, wonderful landscapes, they gave us time for souvenir photos, the fantastic tour guide, 100% recommended

Fascinating historic towns, plus great guide and very comfortable van. Highly recommended.

Good service, punctuality, very informed guide, all perfect