4-Day Chilean Lakes Region Tour: Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas and Chiloe Island

4-Day Chilean Lakes Region Tour: Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas and Chiloe Island information and booking

4 days
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Tour departs from El Tepual Airport (Puerto Montt)
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Tour description provided by Viator

Spend four days exploring Chile’s lakes region on this mostly private tour. With an experienced guide, you'll see the sights of Puerto Montt on a tour by private car, cruise across Lake Todos los Santos, visit fishing and handicrafts towns with your knowledgeable guide, and admire the brightly colored stilt houses of Chiloe Island. Choose from two four-star hotels for all three nights’ accommodation on this scenic journey into one of Chile’s most beautiful regions.

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (b=breakfast, l=lunch, d=dinner)
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional english- and spanish-speaking guide
  • Transport by private vehicle during trip, except on day 2
  • Seafood tasting

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Airfare
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


Day 1: Puerto Montt -- Puerto Varas
After being met at Puerto Montt airport, start your experience with a scenic tour of Puerto Montt by private car. The drive takes you past the Plaza de Armas square and the cathedral, to a viewpoint for panoramic vistas over the town and Chiloe Island. Follow the coastal road to the fishing village of Angelmó for a seafood tasting and to browse the local woven handicrafts. Returning to Puerto Montt, you’ll be transferred to your selected hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own. Accommodation: Hotel Colonos del Sur Mirador (four-star comfort room) or Indigo Cabañas del Lago (four-star, superior room) in Puerto Varas
Day 2: Puerto Varas -- Puella -- Puerto Varas (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, a scenic drive takes you along the shore of Lake Todos los Santos. Stop to admire the Petrohue Falls in Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park before boarding a catamaran to cruise on the lake’s emerald-green waters to the small village of Puella. During the nearly two hour cruise, admire the scenic views of Osorno Volcano and the peaks of Puntiagudo and El Tronador ringing the lake. Arrive in Puella in time for lunch (own expense), with free time to explore the tiny village before cruising back to Puerto Varas and return to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon and evening are yours to explore at your leisure. Accommodation: same hotel
Day 3: Puerto Varas -- Chiloe Island -- Puerto Varas (B)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before leaving Puerto Varas for a private day excursion to Chiloe Island, the second largest island in Chile. You’ll visit the island town of Castro, famous for its brightly colored houses built on stilts over the water, known as palafitos. Your private tour of Castro includes a visit to the church on the main square, Plaza de Armas, and a tour of the town’s museum. Learn about the 1960 seaquake that devastated Chiloe Island, and see traditional artefacts and exhibits to learn more about the island’s inhabitants. Then take a scenic drive to the Gamboa lookout, where you can clearly see the brightly painted palafitos. The drive back to Puerto Varas includes a stop in the town of Ancud, known for its craft market and handicraft stalls. Returning to your hotel in Puerto Varas, the rest of the afternoon and evening are yours to explore on your own. Accommodation: same hotel
Day 4: Puerto Varas -- Puerto Montt (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, a private transfer will return you to Puerto Montt airport to catch your onward flight.