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Chile: Chilean Lake District (north)

It seems that each of the royal blue lakes in this region of chocolate-box prettiness is overlooked by its own snow-dipped volcano. On the lake shores are resort towns with an Alpine flavour and traditional villages of neat wooden cottages. The region is carpeted with pine forests and studded with youthful streams.

The north is dominated by the snowy peak of the volcano Villarrica towering over the lake of the same name. Pucón is a lively outdoor lakeside resort, a base for adventure activities. To the south there is a necklet of seven exquisite, sinuous lakes reached by a network of scenic roads.

Our holidays to Chilean Lake District (north)

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Sunset over Ice

Patagonia, the Chilean fjords and Antarctica expedition cruise - 12 Nov 2016

22 days from £14638pp

Lake General Carrera

Patagonia and the Chilean fjords expedition cruise - 6 Nov 2017

16 days from £5581pp

self drive in lake district

Self-drive Chile: The lake district and southern Patagonia

14 days from £3409pp

Torres del Paine National Park Chile

Nandu: Peaks and plains of Patagonia

21 days from £3208pp

Things to do in Chilean Lake District (north)

White-water Rafting

Rio Trancura white-water rafting

Hot Spring in Chile

Soak in a Chilean hot spring

Self-Drive in the Lake District

Self-drive in the Chilean lake district

Hike in a Monkey Puzzle Forest

Hike in a monkey puzzle forest

What our experts say

Think lake district and your mind may wander to the UK version - in Chile, there are certain facets in common: For Windermere read Pucon, with its well developed tourist infrastructure and lake and mountain bound location. Roads can be choked in the summer in both regions, when the fertile fields and hill-slopes are bedecked with flowers and blooming shrubs. But in Chile you have the added delights of views over the chain of permanently snow-capped volcanic cones, with their occasional hissing and seething; ancient moss-stifled forests; quaint Germanic towns and youthful rivers bearing hot springs. Spring and autumn can be a riot of colour, and more peaceful.  


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