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The Lake District Travel Guide


The Lake District in Chile refers to a large area south of Santiago and the Central Valley which stretches over many different regions and comprises a rich variety of landscapes and terrains. Snow capped volcanos stand guard over deep blue lakes, hidden waterfalls and dense forests. It is an area of remarkable natural beauty that is perennially popular with outdoor enthusiasts. As well as the indigenous Mapuche people the area has a strong European influence after an influx of German settlers in the mid 19th century. This gives the region a distinctly alpine feel mixed in with local folklore and mythology. It is also a good region to explore by self-drive.

With snow capped volcanoes peering over icy blue lakes, the Lake District is home to some dramatic scenery, but also a scattering of interesting, historic towns.

Best months to visit The Lake District

The best time to visit the Lake District is over the busy summer months of November until February. The region can also be visited in October although you should expect a bit more rain. March is also a good month when the autumn colours are on display.

Our hand-picked hotels in the Lake District

A well thought out selection of hotels can make a good trip truly exceptional and here at The Latin America Travel Company we put a lot of resources into sourcing and visiting hotels. Below are a few of our favourites in the Lake District.

Best reasons to visit the Lake District

Covering a huge area, the Chilean Lake District is a beautiful region with lots of places to discover. Here are some the best bits we have picked out as our highlights.

See the wooden colonial churches and colourful houses on Chiloé Island

Explore the pretty Germanic town of Puerto Varas

Visit the towering Osorno Volcano and Petrohué Falls

Go hiking, rafting, horse riding and more around Pucón

Venture further on excursions to Peulla and Frutilla

Weather Averages for the Lake District

Other destinations in Chile

Continue further south to Patagonia or north to the Atacama desert with our essential Chile destination guides. Click the links below to find out more.

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