Information from Viator
Enjoy the best of southern Chile in this 6-hour excursion. A guide will meet you at your cruise port or hotel and take you on the excursion. This excursion includes entrance fee to go see the Petrohue Waterfalls and for lunch time you will enjoy a snack with two glasses of Chilean wine. This complete tour visits one of the first German towns in southern Chile, known as Frutillar. It also visits Puerto Varas, know as the city of roses and also the breathtaking Petrohue Waterfalls.
After pickup from cruise port or hotel, you will head to Frutillar. Walk alongside Lake Llanquihue, the largest lake in Chile, with the view of Volcano Osorno in the background. Here, you shall enjoy seeing the majestic German houses with beautiful gardens full of fragrant roses, and the begonias. After you have walked around town accompanied by your expert guide, head to the van where you will go see the monumental “Theatre of the Lake” of Frutillar. You can enjoy some "kuchen" (Chilean dessert) in this town or at any of the other stops during the day. From here, head back south to the town of Puerto Varas. Puerto Varas was colonized by German settlers and is known for its German traditions, seafood, natural scenery and luxurious hotels. This town is located on the shores of Llanquihue Lake and the perfect cone of Osorno Volcano and the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Calbuco and Mt Tronador are visible from the lakefront. You will enjoy walking around town filled with fragrant roses and historical statues that represent the history and founding of the town. If you enjoy shopping for souvenirs to take back home or simply enjoy looking at the local crafts this is a great place to do it. You can also enjoy having a cold German beer at one of the many cafes in front of the lake. The German beers they sell were all originated and are still made right here, in southern Chile. From here, we continue our journey to Ensenada, and then towards Petrohue Waterfalls which is the cherry on the top of this great excursion. If time allows, we always stop along the way and visit the friendly llamas and alpacas that love to be fed! Once you get to the location where the falls are located, you'll embark on an easy walk with your guide to a pathway that leads to the waterfalls. You will see water tumbling over the lip of volcanic rocks, with the waters turning beautiful shades of blue and green. Surrounded by a thick forest, the falls stand against the gorgeous backdrop of Osorno Volcano, making for amazing photo opportunities. The mysterious and breathtaking emerald color of the lake is due to a microscopic algae and minerals in the water. Legend says that whoever drinks from its waters will have good luck for the rest of his or her life.
- Professional guide
- Glass of Chilean wine.
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Saltos del Petrohue
What's not included
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Small group ensures personal service
- All entrance fees included
- Free port pickup and drop-off included
- Lunch included
- Fully narrated tour
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included