Day 1: Your guide will meet you at Santiago airport. Transfer to hotel. Walking tour of Santiago.
Day 2: Transfer by road to Las Trancas near the Chillán volcanoes. Avalanche-awareness talk.
Day 3: Chillán Nuevo volcano 3,186m. Enjoy the fine views and get a glimpse of tomorrow’s activity. Ski descent 1,600m.
Day 4: Nevados de Chillán volcano 3,212m. Ski down the beautiful Valley of Shangri La with stunning scenery. Ski descent 1,700m.
Day 5: Transfer to Malalcahuello near Lonquimay volcano. Drive through Ercilla, Victoria and Curacautín, all with interesting histories. Witness the beautiful and ancient forests of the Araucaria tree.
Day 6: Lonquimay volcano 2,890m: a place of outstanding natural beauty, with its snowcapped crater offering amazing views of its neighbouring volcanoes. Ski descent 1,400m.
Day 7: Tolhuaca volcano 2,806m, reached though beautiful Araucaria forest and small lakes. The ascent offers views of Lonquimay, Llaima, Sierra Nevada and others. Ski descent 1,400m.
Day 8: Llaima volcano 3,125m within Conguillio National Park, one of the most active volcanoes in the whole of the Andes. Ski descent 1,600m. Drive to Pucón.
Day 9: Free day in Pucón; optional activities available include horse riding, tree top canopy, spas & hot springs.
Day 10: From Ski Pucón ski area up to Villarrica volcano 2,847m. Ski descent of 1,600m with stunning views of Villarrica lake, the towns of Pucón and Villarrica.
Day 11: Quetrupillán volcano 2,300m. Climb though Araucaria and southern beech forest cumulating at the flat and huge crater. Transfer to Neltume.
Day 12: Mocho and Choshuenco volcanoes 2,422m & 2,415 in the middle of a private reserve. We will head first to Mocho and then to Choshuenco. Ski descent 900m.
Day 13: Transfer to Puerto Varas in the heart of the Chilean Lake District. Drive though the picturesque villages of Choshuenco and Panguipulli. We then hit the Panamericana Sur with many volcanoes visible on a clear day.
Day 14: Osorno volcano 2,652m. A scenic drive along the southern shores of Llanquihue lake will take us to the ski area. The views from the summit are fantastic – on a nice day you can see the Pacific fjords and open sea, the island of Chiloe, the big Llanquihue and Todos Los Santos lakes along with another half a dozen volcanoes. Return to Puerto Varas.
Day 15: Morning transfer to Puerto Montt airport.
Please note all times and figures are approximate. We reserve the right to modify this itinerary according to the booking conditions.
Skis can be hired in Chile.
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $4,303 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.
The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.
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