Welcome to Parque Nacional Vicente Pérez Rosales

Established in 1926, the 2510-sq-km Pérez Rosales was Chile's first national park, but its history goes back much further. In pre-Columbian times Mapuche traveled the 'Camino de Vuriloche,' a major trans-Andean route they managed to conceal from the Spaniards for more than a century after the 1599 uprising. Jesuit missionaries traveled from Chiloé, continuing up the Estero de Reloncaví and crossing the pass south of Tronador to Lago Nahuel Huapi, avoiding the riskiest crossings of the region's lakes and rivers.

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Parque Nacional Vicente Pérez Rosales activities

$542 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

4 - days discovery Lake Region & Puerto Varas

ItineraryDay 1: Puerto Montt Airport - Puerto VarasPass By: Aeropuerto El Tepual SCTE PMCArrival at El Tepual, Puerto Montt Airport. Upon arrival, meet with your driver who will transfer you to your hotel in Puerto Varas.Pass By: Hotel PuelcheOvernightNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Hotel Puelche Day 2: Puerto Varas - Osorno Volcano - Petrohue - Puerto VarasStop At: Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales, Puerto Varas, Los Lagos RegionPick-up at your hotel in Puerto Varas to explore the Osorno volcano. On the way we will pass by typical woodenchurches, Chilean farm houses and the town of Ensenada. We will drive through a thick forest of mostly nativeCoigües to reach Chile’s oldest National Park, Vicente Pérez Rosales, founded in 1926.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Saltos de PetrohuéOur first stop within this park will be the waterfalls of Petrohué. We will hike a short trail through native forests: you will be amazed bythe crystal green waterfalls.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Volcan Osorno, Puerto Montt, Los Lagos RegionWe will get back to the car and drive on heading to the slopes of the OsornoVolcano. At 1.300 m / 4.265 ft. above sea level, we will make a short hike over lava fields and enjoy the impressive view over the lake Llanquihue. On a clear day, we can see the Pacific Ocean.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lago Todos Los Santos, Puerto Varas, Los Lagos RegionOn our way, we will have time for a picnic lunch and be able to enjoy a great view over the lake “Lago Todos Los Santos” and several snow-capped volcanoes. In the afternoon return to your hotel in Puerto Varas.Duration: 3 hoursPass By: Hotel PuelcheOvernightMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel PuelcheDay 3: Puerto Varas - Chile Island - Puerto VarasStop At: Chiloe, Isla Chiloe, Los Lagos RegionIn the morning we pick up at your hotel in Puerto Varas for our drive to the island of Chiloé, which includes a nice 30 minute ferry crossing during which we can observe sea lions and maybe dolphins. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Centro Cultural DalcahueOnce on the island, we continue south to the fishing village of Dalcahue. We take our time to explore the beauties andculture of this beautiful small fishing village. Rustic homes, traditional fishing boats, and the friendly people makeDalcahue a charming village. On Sundays, we can visit an interesting local market in Dalcahue, where localtypical crafts are sold. You learn a lot about how traditional life in Chiloe is and was during the last years.Duration: 1 hourStop At: CastroWe continue our journey to Castro, the capital of Chiloe, to observe the traditional palafitos (houses builton stilts along the shore) and visit the majestic wooden church (an UNESCO World Heritage Site). We strollthrough town and stop at the crafts market featuring wood and woolen products from the region. In the lateafternoon we return to Puerto Varas driving along the eastern coastal road passing by several small fishingvillages.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Hotel PuelcheOvernightMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel Puelche Day 4: Puerto Varas - Frutillar - Puerto Montt AirportStop At: Lago Llanquihue, Puerto Varas, Los Lagos RegionTrip along the Llanquihue Lake, the second largest lake in Chile, and enjoy gorgeous views of the volcanoes Osorno, Calbuco, Puntiagudo, and Tronador.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Centro Comercial FrutillarWe will pick you up from your hotel in Puerto Varas and travel toFrutillar, a charming village on the bank of the huge Llanquihue Lake. The village is noted for the Germaninfluence on the architecture developed by the immigrants who arrived around 1853. Here, we will take awalk to visit some restored colonial houses and see the strong German influence on the architecture. Youwill learn about the history of this picturesque town and the time of the first German settlers. Afterward, we will visit the open-air German museum.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Puerto Montt-Chiloe Toll PlazaIn due time, transfer to Puerto Montt Airport for your next flight.(we recommend to book next flight after 4:00pm)Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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