Puerto Varas is a charming 19th century town 12 miles north of Puerto Montt, on the shores of Lake Llanquihue and facing the eternally snow capped cone of majestic Osorno Volcano.
Two to three nights
When to go
Best time is December-April, when days are longer. Although Patagonia’s weather is unpredictable, summer (December-March) is characterized by sunny days and cool nights with temperatures ranging from 50F to 80F.
• National Parks: Amazing scenery in Alerce Andino and Vicente Perez Rosales National Parks.
• Lake Crossing: Crossing to Argentina (Bariloche), via emerald lakes and winding Andean roads.
• Colonial Cities: The area is replete with colonial cities of undeniable German origin.
• Chiloe Island: A trip back into time on a storybook isle of myths and legends.
• Whitewater Rafting
• Mountain biking