WHY THIS TRIP
Experience the national parks of the Chilean Lake District on foot, hiking through stunning countryside of mountains, lakes, and monkey puzzle trees. You spend each night in comfortable lodges. You also soak in hot springs, and share a dinner with an indigenous Mapuche family.
TRIP DIFFICULTY: Intermediate
A reasonable level of fitness is required, as these hiking trips can require sustained endurance levels, hills and longer days. These tours are intended for active people who are comfortable participating in up to 6 hours of hiking per day. These tours may include hiking on difficult terrain, sometimes steep and/or uneven trails, with obstacles such as wet logs, branches and muddy areas. All our guided hiking tours include natural interpretation and focus on the history, volcanology and the native flora and fauna of the wilderness areas.
- Explore UNESCO World Heritage Site Kutralkura (Chile’s first Geopark)
- Hike Malalcahuello National Reserve and Lonquimay Volcano
- Explore Conguillio National Park and Llaima Volcano
- Meet the indigenous Mapuche people and learn about their ancestral culture
- Savor Chilean cuisine and taste the best wines and local microbrews
- Summit Villarrica Volcano, Chile’s most active volcano
- Soak in Geometricas, the best natural hot springs
- Ice caving in an ancient glacier
- Experience Pucón city and Villarrica Lake
LOCAL OPERATOR: Amity Tours
Founded in 2003, Amity Tours is a family-owned and operated company that was created in response to the immense opportunities for diverse and attractive programs that can be offered in Chile. We started up our operations in The Lake & Volcano District (Chile and Argentina) and now we also cover the Atacama Desert and Patagonia.
Adventure: We are an adventure travel company and we understand “adventure” as and experience where culture and nature are the main pillars. We specialized in sport activities such as biking, hiking, and skiing, but we also understand that that comes with excellent service, comfortable hotels and great local food, wine and beer.
People: You’ll find a true friend in our experienced and professional team of guides and drivers. They will show you the best of Chile and Argentina. You’ll get to know our country and meet local people at every destination.
Nature: This is the best part, we are blessed with a country with amazing nature. We’ll make sure you see the best of it and discover the hidden corners that will make you hold your breath in awe.
Responsible Tourism: Our commitment as a company is to contribute to the sustainable development of our region through the practice of “Responsible Tourism.” This commitment implies giving a high degree of importance to the values of local people, local traditions, which is reflected in the use of local guides, the selection of lodgings in locally-owned accommodations and the carrying out of our activities in wild protected areas. This is one of our most important values.
All our efforts aim to help the protection of our very fragile environment and to maintain the larger amount of income generated by tourist activities in the local area. Both of these factors are of great importance for our communities and for the people that visit us.