A region characterized by dense forest, snow-dusted volcanic peaks, and glacial lakes, the Lake District in Chile's south is one of the nation's most picturesque.
Travel with your kids from the vibrant capital of Santiago to the pretty Lake District on this 11 day family-friendly Chile tour, and witness the urban and natural wonders of the nation, while diving deep into the culture of modern-day Chileans and the Mapuche - the indigenous inhabitants of south-central Chile.
In cosmopolitan Santiago, tour the government offices and historical buildings by bike to gain an understanding of the country's colorful past and cultural identity, then journey to the Lake District for a visit to Pucón, a wildly popular destination for outdoor adventurers, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the region's untamed countryside on horseback.
Spend a day discovering the serene lakeside towns along Budi Lake and experiencing the warm hospitality of the Mapuche community as you learn their daily customs and sample their unique cuisine, and hike through the region's lush Valdivian forests to uncover stunning waterfalls.
Rejuvenate your body with a soak in the thermal pools of the Geometric Hot Springs, a complex of 20 hot springs that enjoys a serene location in the depths of the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park.
Contemplate the charming Germanic style architecture found in Puerto Varas, journey up the looming Osorno Volcano, and cross the Chacao Channel to shop Chiloé Island's famed handicraft markets.
Thoughtfully interwoven with activities for active souls of all ages, this family-oriented wonders, Culture and Volcanoes tour through Chile's picturesque Lake District invites you to embrace your adventurous side as you unearth the elements that make this region so unique.