Chilean Lake District

Chile was a country I hadn’t originally considered spending time in, but I am so happy I did. Due to its length (4000km) it spans just about every climate possible. South of Santiago sits Chile’s lake district. This region offers such a great range of activities within breathtaking scenery. In Pucon, I hiked up the active, snow covered Villarica Volcano and peered into its sulphur filled crater (with gas mask) before tobogganing down to the bottom for a well deserved cold beer. From Puerto Varas I went on the most incredible canyoning experience, leaping from 14m waterfalls and sliding down glacial rivers. I also spent a day at Petrohue National Park walking along the shores of Laguna Rupanco before heading up Volcan Osorno. Whilst in Chiloe I saw my first ever wild penguins, both Humboldt and Magellanic, sea otters and bottlenose dolphins from Punihuil. The island is also famous for its houses on stilts and its densities of timber built colourful churches.

 

Puerto Varas Canyoning video https://youtu.be/vjeX-MekOlE

Chile Lake District
Osorno Volcano, Chile