Patagonian Lake District Adventure

In only 9 days, see everything the Patagonian Lake District has to offer. This includes a vineyard tour in Colchagua Valley, light hiking in Huerquehue National Park a drive to the 7 lakes and more. In only 9 days, see everything the Patagonian Lake District has to offer. This includes a vineyard tour in Colchagua Valley, light hiking in Huerquehue National Park a drive to the 7 lakes and more.

9 Days


Patagonian Lake District Adventure - 9 - $2,644

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: 

Your tour begins with a bang in Santiago, Chile's cosmopolitan capital city. Have the day to explore the bustling hub of Chile.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2:

Departure Santiago towards the south via the Panamerican Highway, passing the city of San Fernando onto Santa Cruz (178km), located on the shores of the Tinguiririca river, nowadays an active town located in the heart of the wine zone.

The Colchagua Valley, famous for producing some of Chile's finest wines. In particular, the Cabernet Sauvignon variety which thrives during the grape growing season due to the hot sunny climate in this part of Chile, and the Carmenere variety that was thought to be extinct until rediscovered in Chile in 1994.

During this day we will visit a winery, with wine tasting and wine making included. We will also visit the Colchagua Museum, known today as one the most complete Museums in South America.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:

Journeying south we pass through small villages and past picturesque lakes and mountains to arrive into Pucon, located in the heart of Chile's Lakes District. On the way, we will stop for lunch at the impressive Salto de Laja waterfalls.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:

Lace up your boots to hike Huequehue National Park that protects 12500 hectares of rivers, waterfalls, alpine lakes and forest. One of the features of Huequehue are its millenarian forests of Araucarias, which are the perfect backdrop for the small lakes and ponds that dot the park. Tinquilco Lake lies in the lower portion of this protected area and on a clear day the view across the lake to Villarica Volcano is distance is mesmerising.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5:

Enjoy a day of leisure in Pucon where it is possible to organise numerous outdoor activities such as a one-day hike up the Villarica Volcano to reach the fiery crater, kayaking, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, white water rafting and even sky diving, or simply relaxing by the lake admiring the beauty of your surroundings.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6:

Sit back and marvel along the scenic seven lakes drive to Bariloche, Argentina a resort town nestled peacefully on the shores of the Nahuel Huapi Lake.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7:

We will take time to explore the scenic Circuito Chico in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Enjoy panoramic views of the lake and the national park as well as enjoying the opportunity to stroll through the grounds of Argentina's most famous resort, Llao Llao, where will enjoy afternoon high tea over-looking the lake.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea

Day 8:

A day of leisure in Bariloche gives you time to pursue interests such as fishing, horse riding on a local estancia, playing golf, paragliding or walking one of the many great walking tracks available in the area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9:

Depart Bariloche with wonderful memories and enjoy your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip joins with our infamous Route 40 trip. Please enquire for more information. 

A 25% supplement applies to solo travellers who do not wish to share with another person.

Please note:

Of the departures listed above, the following are run in the reverse direction (Bariloche-Santiago)

  • 13th Feb '20


  • 8 nights accommodation in comfortable tourist class hotels/guesthouses
  • Transport in custom built all-terrain expedition vehicles
  • Approx. 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners, 1 afternoon tea
  • Experienced Western tour leader & local guides
  • Experienced driver/ mechanic
  • All National Park entrance fees
  • Vineyard tour and wine making in Colchagua Valley
  • Colchagua Museum Santa Cruz
  • Hiking in Huerquehue National Park Pucon
  • 7 Lakes Drive Pucon to Bariloche
  • Scenic Circuito Chico tour- Bariloche
  • High tea-Llao Llao resort- Bariloche


  • Flights
  • Visas & Reciprocity fees
  • Insurance
  • Personal Items
  • Meals not mentioned in inclusions
  • Drinks
  • Additional optional activities
  • Medicines/ vaccinations
  • Voluntary tipping of guide/ driver

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