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Chilean Lake District

Why visit the Chilean Lake District?

​This is a really beautiful region, and hugely photogenic. Snow-capped volcanoes tower above enormous, sparkling lakes and there are great stretches of verdant forest. Pretty towns and villages show you a different side of Chilean culture, with the influence of German settlers clearly seen in the architecture and food. It’s key area for crafts - artisans sell their wares by the roadside - and it’s a great place for hiking, kayaking, biking, fly fishing, horse riding or lake and canal cruising.
Reasons to visit the Lake District include:

  • Puerto Montt – an ideal base from which to explore the southern Lake District, this town has attractive 19th century buildings built by the Germans who settled here, and a bustling fish market. The nearby fishing port of Angelmo is a centre for crafts. 
  • Puerto Varas – founded in 1853 by German settlers and with a decidedly Bavarian feel, Puerto Varas is set in a glorious position overlooking Llanquihue Lake and with Osorno volcano visible in the distance. The view from Phillipi Hill is fantastic.  
  • Take time to explore the stunning Puyehue National Park, with its lakes, forest footpaths and hot springs (bring your swimsuit). 
  • Visit pretty Frutillar village and enjoy the well-kept gardens, German architecture and food, the German Colonial Museum – and the great beach. 
  • Vicente Perez Rosales National Park – famous for the Petrohuè Falls. The Petrohuè river thunders through the canyon, crashing and falling between the volcanic rock. 
  • Don’t miss Lago Todos los Santos – the ‘emerald lake’. Surrounded by forest and volcanoes, it is an unforgettable sight. 
  • Take a trip to Chiloe Island, known for its colourful stilt houses and wooden-tiled churches.

When to go to the Chilean Lake District

Like much of Chile this is a year-round destination. You get lovely displays of flowers in the spring (October-December).

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Time: GMT -4 hours

Flight time:

There are direct flights from London Heathrow to Santiago, which operate 4 times a week and take 14 hours 40 minutes. The Chilean airline, LATAM, flies via Madrid.

Language: The official language is Spanish. but other local languages are also spoken. English is spoken quite widely.

Visas:

Visas are not currently required for British passport holders staying for up to 90 days, who are issued with a ‘Tarjeta de Turismo-Tourist Card’ on arrival. You must retain this and present it to immigration on departure.

Health:

Generally none is compulsory but we recommend the following: hepatitis A and B, typhoid, diphtheria, meningitis, tetanus, rabies and polio. There is no malaria in Chile. A yellow fever certificate is required if you are coming from an infected area.

 

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