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
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
, 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
, Puerto Varas
and Puerto Montt
have an excellent gastronomical, hotel and services proposal to welcome visitors.
Pucón - IX Región de la Araucanía Zip-Lining Park: Pure Adventure
Zip-lining through the Valdivian forest is one of the most exciting activities and does not even require previous experience.
Pucón - IX Región de la Araucanía Around the Downtown
The urban center is small, compact and everything lies within walking distance. All fashionable spots may be visited on foot both during the day and at night.
Pucón - IX Región de la Araucanía Mapuche Museum in Pucón
A collection of high heritage value is on display in a room specially conditioned to show the great degree of culture the native communities have left.