Araucanía y Lagos

A wild plentiful kind of beauty unfolds across this corridor which includes the regions of La Araucanía, the Lakes and Chiloé Island.

The weather is humid and rainy, with temperatures decreasing towards the South. It generates an environment with rich ecological diversity. This area of the Andes Mountain Range features several volcanoes which rise above sceneries of singular beauty, where the crystal-clear waters of the rivers and lakes, along with the Valdivian rainforest and the native forests of monkey-puzzles and other ancient trees are predominant.

With these natural features, the corridor offers several attractions to discover. Protected areas include the Conguillío, the Tolhuaca and the Huerquehue National Parks, with lagoons and hot spring spots, as well as rich wildlife. Lakes such as the Villarrica, the Caburgua and the Llanquihue offer spacious bathing resorts and are ideal for the practice of aquatic sports and fishing.

On the other hand, the Pucón and Antillanca ski resorts are good options to enjoy winter activities, as they feature high quality infrastructure and service.

But not only does this region stand out for its nature, but also for its cultural and historical heritage. The area included by the Araucanía and Lakes corridor preserves the primitive Chilean race: the Mapuches, whose community and culture may be appreciated in various destinations.

Likewise, Chiloé Island, represented by Ancud, Castro and Quellón, treasures a historical and religious legacy which has been recognized as World Heritage and attracts thousands of travelers.
As a complement to these beauties, the modern City of Temuco, which stands out for its economical activity, and other cities such as Valdivia, Pucón, Villarrica, Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt have an excellent gastronomical, hotel and services proposal to welcome visitors.

Recommended activities

Total: 142 tours and excursions.
Trancura River Rafting

Pucón - IX Región de la Araucanía

Trancura River Rafting

Enjoy summer to the full by going rafting on the best rapids on the Trancura River.

Hand Carved Wooden Flowers

Pucón - IX Región de la Araucanía

Hand Carved Wooden Flowers

Woodcarved flowers are a traditional handicraft that represents the city and is part of the legacy of a local family of artisans.

Flying over the Pacific

Ancud - X Región de los Lagos

Flying over the Pacific

The airfields located on the coastline invite visitors to take flights that display the geographical features of the vast and rocky Chilean seashore from the air.


Map of Araucanía y Lagos