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Trekking in the Land of Volcanoes

Embark on an exclusive, off-the-beaten-path adventure in the Chilean Lakes District! Trek the north face of Osorno Volcano, navigate the emerald waters by boat and cross the Puntiagudo Volcano valley on a 2-day trek. Unwind in hot springs by the Casablanca Volcano. Immerse yourself in nature and connect with local families for an unforgettable, life-changing experience.

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Trip type

Guided Activity

Trip length

4 Days




Chilean Lakes

Trekking in the Land of Volcanoes - 4 Days - $1,540

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: The Desolacion Trail, Osorno Volcano & Lake Llanquihue

Day 2: Lake Todos Los Santos - El Callao; Puntiagudo Volcano Valley

Day 3: Puntiagudo Volcano Valley; Lake Rupanco and Casablanca Volcano

Day 4: Lake Rupanco Hot Springs and Return to Puerto Varas

Start from Puerto Varas and end at Puerto Varas

Landmarks visited on Trekking in the Land of Volcanoes

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: The Desolacion Trail, Osorno Volcano & Lake Llanquihue

Your adventure kicks off in the charming town of Puerto Varas, where you'll gather for a brief rundown of the adventure that lies ahead, guided by an expert local team.

A scenic 90-minute drive ushers you to the entrance of Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park and the start of the Desolación Trail. Here, you embark on a 14-kilometre journey across the northern slopes of the strikingly symmetrical Osorno Volcano. Prepare to be enchanted by a diverse tapestry of landscapes—from lush temperate rainforests and dramatic volcanic terrains to expansive, steppe-like plateaus offering awe-inspiring views of glistening lakes and snow-dusted peaks.

Your day concludes by the serene shores of Lake Todos Los Santos, where your cosy lodge at Petrohué awaits—with a briefing and delicious dinner.

Your box lunch is guaranteed to be great - all food is locally sourced to provide the most authentic travel experience.

Length of hike: 14.5km (11 miles)

Meals: Box lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Petrohué Lodge

Day 2: Lake Todos Los Santos - El Callao; Puntiagudo Volcano Valley

After a hearty breakfast, you'll walk to the Petrohué dock where your host awaits to guide you on a 1 hour and 20-minute boat journey to the valley's edge, marking the beginning of your trekking.

Today, you will spend about 5-6 hours hiking through a varied landscape of grasslands, farms, and rainforests, crossing rivers, suspended bridges, and waterfalls along the way. By around 4pm, you'll arrive in El Callao, where you'll spend the night at a charming local family lodge.

A highlight of this itinerary is staying at homesteads and having the chance to interact with your local hosts; learning about their traditional way of living in this beautiful and isolated region.

Length of hike: 8.5km (6 miles)

Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Overnight in the Valley of El Callao at a family home mountain shelter

Day 3: Puntiagudo Volcano Valley; Lake Rupanco and Casablanca Volcano

Today, you will reach Lake Rupanco after an 18 km hike with an ascent of 400 meters before descending 715 meters to reach the shore of the lake.

This is the most demanding hiking day of the journey, but this challenge is richly rewarded with breathtaking landscapes and a hearty, homemade family dinner awaiting you at your hostess's home.

Length of hike: 18km (12 miles)

Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Lodging at Las Gaviotas family lodge

Day 4: Lake Rupanco Hot Springs and Return to Puerto Varas

Your final day begins with an enchanting boat journey from the village dock, lasting about 30 minutes, taking you directly to the sandy shores of Lake Rupanco. Here, you'll dig and create your own hot spring pools, offering a unique and relaxing experience amid spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

Lunch will be served at Claudia’s home, providing a delightful and local conclusion to your adventures. This is a perfect moment to celebrate the journey you've embarked upon before you start your return to Puerto Varas.

Driving time: 2.5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

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What our customers think of Trekking in the Land of Volcanoes

Trekking in the Land of Volcanoes trips scored 4.1/5 from 5 reviews

This trip eclipsed the majesty of the Torres Del Paine. The highlight was undoubtedly our stay overnight at Los Condores and the Puntiagudo trek. The hosts were great and we thought their farm was a very special/unique place to stay. The trek was made even more memorable because of our guide. All the locals we met were also delightful.

Travelled: February 2019

Paddy Fox - United Kingdom


Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices for the 2024/2025 are from USD $1,540 per person.


Departures are guaranteed with a minimum of four travellers. Please contact us for more details.



Start date Price (pp)
November 2024
26-Nov-2024 $1,540* Provisional Date Enquire
December 2024
5-Dec-2024 $1,540 Guaranteed Date Enquire
January 2025
21-Jan-2025 $1,540* Guaranteed Date Enquire
February 2025
25-Feb-2025 $1,540 Guaranteed Date Enquire
March 2025
6-Mar-2025 $1,540* Provisional Date Enquire

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $1,540

Additional Notes

Group size – 6 maximum, 2 minimum. Fixed departures for groups of up to six people willing to share are shown above. Private departures for groups of 2-6 people are also available.

Baggage – Trekkers will need to carry their personal items for the night stops and a box lunch for each day.

Single Supplement – Only available at Petrohué (1 night) and the extra cost is USD $140.


  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners as per itinerary
  • Accommodation: 1 night at Petrohué Lodge, plus stay at small family-owned lodges and mountain shelters with beds.
  • Private transportation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Local English and Spanish-speaking expert guide


  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Drinks during lunch or dinner
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities/tips
  • International and domestic/in-country flights
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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