Chile lake Dostrict Puerto Varas
Chile Lake District Osorno Volcano and Lake L Lanquihue
Chile Lake District Osorno Volcano

Known for its conical volcanoes and its shimmering lakes, this region of central Chile and Argentina offers accessible and easy-going hiking with spectacular views, quiet villages and a laid back pace of life. The region was the former home to the Mapuche people, who managed to fight off both the Incas and Spanish colonialists for 350 years before finally falling to the Chilean Army in the 1880s. Over the following century, Swiss, Austrian and German settlers transformed the area, influencing the architecture and cuisine of towns like Argentina’s Bariloche and Chile’s Puerto Varas, where tourists can visit quaint Swiss-style chocolate shops before enjoying a day of hiking or kayaking on a nearby lake.

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Argentina & Chile Explorer

The best of Patagonia and the Lake District
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Chile Top to Tail

Deserts, lakes and wild Patagonia
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Chile Fjord Cruise

Glacial lakes and mountains
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Classic Chile

Otherworldy scenery, vineyards and lively Santiago
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