A lifetime experience exploring on foot and by bike the most spectacular landscapes of Chile's Lake and Volcano District. This exclusive program covers the wild and diverse landscape of the Lake and Volcano Scenic Route.
In this tour you will discover the active volcanoes covered by unique forests of giant Araucaria trees in the Conguillío National Park, and cycle the scenic routes of the Lake and Volcano District
Nature, diversity, local communities, adventures and interaction with the cultures of Southern Chile led by our local experts. An unforgettable multi-sport adventure where you can be sure to discover new paths in Northern Patagonia!
Upon your arrival at Temuco airport (9:30am), our local team will pick you up to start our adventure. We'll drive passing through old-fashioned little towns like Cunco and Melipeuco until we get to Conguillio National Park, one of the most outstanding parks of the Lake and Volcano District in Chile. This wilderness protected area is also part of Kütralkura, the first UNESCO Geopark in Chile.
During the visit, you will witness how the Llaima volcano has permanently shaped the landscape of the area with its eruptions, and you'll have the fantastic opportunity to walk on the lava flows and later we’ll visit the Truful-Truful Canyon and its waterfalls. This is the most important geosite of all the geopark, where you can see 13.000 years of eruptive activity of Llaima volcano.
After our first stop, we continue driving another 20 minutes to La Baita Lodge, the first eco-friendly accommodation in Chile. We’ll check-in, relax and eat lunch together. After a good coffee or the locals’ favorite “yerba mate”, we’ll get ready for our afternoon hike towards a viewpoint that faces the Llaima volcano and a huge valley completely covered in lava flows. The locals call this valley the “devil’s field”. Finally, we hike back to our lodge, take a shower and relax by the fireplace with a good book.
In the evening, a nice Pisco Sour (traditional Chilean drink) will be served and our local guide will introduce you to the following days.
Accommodation: La Baita Ecolodge
Meals: Lunch and welcome dinner
Total hiking time: 2 hours
Total driving time: 2 hours (110 kilometers / 68,5 miles Shuttle from Temuco airport to Conguillío, 1 hour and 40 minutes approx.)
Hike Truful Truful Canyon: 1.25 kilometers / 0,77 mile
Hike Mirador Escorial: at La Baita (2 kilometers / 1,24 mile), or Lago Verde (4 kilometers / 2,48 miles)