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Explore the Chilean Lakes from a Luxury Lodge

A customisable trip, exploring the Chilean Lakes from a beautiful, luxury lodge set next to the Licura River with the stunning backdrop of the Villarrica Volcano. Choose from a variety of half- and full-day excursions, ranging from easy to difficult, and return every night to relax in comfort with exquisite food and exclusive lodging.

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Trip type

Property Based

Trip length

5 Days




Chilean Lakes

Explore the Chilean Lakes from a Luxury Lodge - 5 Days - $3,440

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Transfer from Pucón or Temuco Airports to Vira Vira luxury lodge

Days 2-4: Choice of excursions; Vira Vira luxury lodge

Day 5: Transfer to Pucón or Temuco Airports

Start from Temuco Airport and end at Temuco Airport

Landmarks visited on Explore the Chilean Lakes from a Luxury Lodge

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Pucón or Temuco Airports to Vira Vira luxury lodge

Arrival into Pucón or Temuco Airports. Transfer to Vira Vira luxury lodge in its beautiful, unique location on the shores of the Liucura River, near Pucon. Take the opportunity this evening to explore the hotel, relax, enjoy the surrounding nature and wildlife, or relax in the wooden hot tub before you begin your excursions tomorrow.

Your lodge is truly a unique experience with features including a modern working organic farm and vegetable garden, many items from which are served in the dining room. There's also an on-site boutique cheese factory and two outdoor hot tubs.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Vira Vira luxury lodge

Days 2-4: Choice of excursions; Vira Vira luxury lodge

Every day of your stay at the lodge you will have the chance to choose your excursion for the day. You can choose from nature walks, kayaking, rafting, wildlife treks, culture trips, volcano climbs and many more based on your ability, mood and the weather. This will help you to make the most of your adventure in the Chilean Lake district. See below some example excursions:

1. Hidden Paradise Trail – Walk deep into the Villarrica National Park, into the Quetrupillan area, along a beautiful trail that starts in a large coihue and araucaria forest and continues through an impressive nirre and lenga forest at the top. Woodpeckers and condors are often spotted here. You then hike to the base of the Quetrupillan Volcano where the ground underfoot changes completely and we'll be able to see the Villarrica Volcano from above. Behind us lies the huge 7217ft high Quetrupillan and the impressive Andean Range.

Duration: Half-day

Difficulty: Medium

2. Los Nevados horse riding – You'll leave from a private estate and ride into a forest of lenga and coigue trees in Villarrica National Park. You'll reach a stunning viewpoint where you'll be able to see five different volcanoes: Villarrica, Quetrupillan, Llaima, Longuimay and Lanín.

Duration: Full-day

Difficulty: Medium

3. Kayaking on the Liucura River –This excursion is for those after a more adventurous option. You'll depart by kayak from a private beach on the edge of the pristine Licura River. Along the trip you'll enjoy great views of the majestic Villarrica Volcano and see a variety of birdlife and endemic vegetation.

Duration: Half day

Difficulty: Medium

4. Rafting on the Trancura River – This 13km rafting trip down the Trancura River includes rapids of grade 2 and 3, and plenty of adrenalin. You'll spend 1.5hrs navigating the river through native forests, waterfalls and unique and captivating landscapes.

Duration: Half-day

Difficulty: Medium

5. Cerduo mountain biking – We'll start the ride in the Lower Cerduo, just 15mins from Pucón. Among the hills and rivers we'll cross a field surrounded by a renoval forest, before stopping to take in beautiful panoramic views of the Andes mountains and an impressive view of the Villarrica Volcano and its surrounding lava slag heaps. You'll be able to see a channel through the lava stream, a product of falling snow that has formed small waterfalls along the trail.

Other excursions – There are other excursions on offer such as bird-watching, heli-skiing, scenic helicopter rides, visiting a local artisanal cheese factory, fly-fishing, snow-shoeing, heli-biking, community visits, dog-sledding, heli-fishing, snowmobiling and numerous trekking itineraries. These excursions vary, depending on the season.

Duration: Half day

Difficulty: Medium

Meals every day: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation every night: Vira Vira luxury lodge

Day 5: Transfer to Pucón or Temuco Airports

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Pucón or Temuco Airports for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

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What our customers think of Explore the Chilean Lakes from a Luxury Lodge

Explore the Chilean Lakes from a Luxury Lodge trips scored 2.3/5 from 4 reviews

Hiking and views at Torres Des Pinae were great

Travelled: February 2023

Michael -

Kayaking on Lago Toro at Patagonia Camp

Travelled: January 2023

Barbara -

Torre del Paine

Travelled: April 2022

Maureen -

Waking up in a snow covered tent , then walking across the John Gardner pass in un believable conditions ( ie no wind) and resting on the top to take in the view of the Grey Glacier

Travelled: March 2023

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Prices, Departures and Inclusions

2023/24 season prices for two people sharing a hotel suite room on an all-inclusive basis for four nights:

1st Jul to 19th Dec 2023: USD $3,440 per person

20th Dec 2023 to 5th Jan 2024: USD $5,320 per person

6th Jan to 9th May & 1st Jul to 19th Dec 2024: USD $3,800 per person


Departures can be set up on a date of your choice, subject to availability.


Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Additional Notes

Excursions – This lodge offer approximately 20 different excursions, some of which involve and extra cost. Please see all available excursions.

Itinerary – The itinerary can be tailored to the number of nights you desire.


  • All meals, including beer and a selection of wine
  • Accommodation at Vira Vira Luxury Lodge
  • All excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bilingual guides
  • Transfers from/to Pucón and Temuco Airports


  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • 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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