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.
The Fuy River, Ideal for Rafting

Panguipulli - X Región de los Lagos

The Fuy River, Ideal for Rafting

The adrenaline and magic of this eye-catching river turn it into one of the best waterways in Chile to practice white water rafting. Tourists just need to let themselves be...

Boating the Valdivian Waterways

Valdivia - XIV Región de los Ríos

Boating the Valdivian Waterways

Discovering the charming City of Rivers on board a catamaran provides a different perspective to become acquainted with the flora, fauna and its enthralling history.

Surroundings not so far away

Puerto Montt - X Región de los Lagos

Surroundings not so far away

There are many interesting chances to visit the surroundings of the city, whether leaving from Angelmó or taking the coastline to the Southern Road.

Map of Araucanía y Lagos