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Chile Lakes District: Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira: Stay of Distinction

Duration
4-6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,095

Located in a 22 acre park, on the shores of the Liucura River, this stunning 18-room hotel offers an oasis of peace and relaxation in the heart of the Araucania, a region rich in culture and nature, surrounded by national parks with amazing lakes, volcanoes an ancient native forest.


Chile’s Lakes District provides visitors hiking opportunities that are among the most beautiful and varied in the Andes. This 4, 5, or 6-day trip invites you to explore the region in detail, staying at the exquisite Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira. The hotel takes full advantage of its natural setting, with just eighteen rooms ensuring the utmost privacy and comfort for its guests. All around you, volcanic peaks and native forests shroud the hiking tracks. All your trekking is included, with a wide variety of hikes to choose from, along with horseback riding, kayaking, rafting, and mountain biking. Choose the length and level of activity that suits you, and enjoy the best of the great outdoors in this incredible landscape.


 

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Duration
4-6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,095

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Day 1

Hacienda Vira Vira

On arrival into Temuco or Pucon airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

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Duration3 Nights
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Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira

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    Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira



    Located in a 22 acre park, on the shores of the Liucura River, this stunning 18-room hotel offers an oasis of peace and relaxation in the heart of the Araucania, a region rich in culture and nature, surrounded by national parks with amazing lakes, volcanoes ...

    Located in a 22 acre park, on the shores of the Liucura River, this stunning 18-room hotel offers an oasis of peace and relaxation in the heart of the Araucania, a region rich in culture and nature, surrounded by national parks with amazing lakes, volcanoes an ancient native forest. Hotel Vira Vira - Relais & Châteaux is 6.2 miles from the city centre and 9.3 miles from Villarrica Volcano and Caburga Lake. Maquehue Airport in Temuco is 77.7 miles from the property.

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Day 2

Hacienda Vira Vira

Today is free to choose from one of the many included activities.

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES:
HIDDEN PARADISE TREKKING - Duration : half day (approx. 2 and a half hours
uphill).
Season : November through April.
Difficulty : Medium

DESCRIPTION:

Walk deep into the Villarrica National Park, specifically in the Quetrupillan sector, through a beautiful trail that begins in a large coihue and araucaria forest, and continues with an impressive nirre and lenga forest at the top. You then head for the base of the volcano Quetrupillan where the terrain changes completely and we can see the Villarrica volcano from above.

QUINCHOL TRAIL TREKKING - Duration : half a day (approximately 1 and a half hours leisurely walking uphill).
Season : November through April.
Difficulty : Medium

DESCRIPTION :The Quinchol trail begins with a climb through renovales and quilas. which leads to a lookout of over 98 feet tall coihues that show the entrance to a dense forest of large, native coihue. After getting to the first summit, we will take a bifurcation to one thick araucaria forest leading to a plane of coiron from where the volcanoes Lanin, Quetrupillan and Villarrica can be seen, surrounded by huge Araucarias.

CHINAY TRAIL TREKKING - Duration : half day (about 2 hours uphill).
Season : November through April.
Difficulty : Medium.

DESCRIPTION: The trail starts at an impressive coihue, araucaria and lengas forest. On some stretches, we will walk alongside the waters of the melting Pichillancahue glacier. We will finally reach the edge of the woods, where we have a 360 degree view of the Villarrica and Llaima volcanoes to the North and the Quetrupillán, Lanin and Mocho-Choshuenco volcanoes to the South. Here we can fully appreciate the vigor of the araucaria species at its most.

WINTER TREKKING - Duration : Full day/6 hours
Season : July through October 15th.
Difficulty: Medium.

DESCRIPTION: Huerquehue National Park is located just 40 minutes away. We will walk in the snow surrounded by representatives of the long-standing species of the native forest, such as coihues, ñirres and lengas. Upon reaching the top of the walk, we can see the Villarrica volcano and the Tinquilco lagoon at the foot of the park. You will reach the Chica and El Toro lagoons where we will have a privileged view of the majestic San Sebastian and Araucano hills, completely surrounded by araucaria. You might see the woodpecker, some rabbits or other species living in this amazing park.

CHALLUPEN GLACIER - Duration : Full day.
Season : November through April.
Difficulty : Medium.

DESCRIPTION: The trail begins at the Pucon ski resort, at the foot of the Villarrica volcano. From there we start a walk through lava slag heaps that surround the volcano, with a permanent view of the Villarrica Lake. We will get to a forest of lenga, which tells us that we must begin to ascend the glacier. On our way up, we can see the Calafquén Lake, the araucaria forests and the impressive Challupen glacier. We will come to appreciate the glacier closely, touch it and even drink its water if the occasion allows it.

SAN SEBASTIAN TRIAL - Duration : Full day.
Season : November through May.
Difficulty : Difficult.
DESCRIPTION: We will begin our trek from the National Park entrance where we will walk through a forest of native Coigue trees. After two hours we will arrive at the Quinchol pampa and continue through to an impressive forest of Araucania trees which will take us to the summit of San Sebastian. Here we will enjoy one of the most amazing views in the region including seven different volcanoes and several lagoons. A demanding activity recommended for people with hiking experience.

TREKKING BASE OF LANIN - Duration : Full day.
Season : All year.
Difficulty : Medium.

DESCRIPTION: After a short ride by van towards the Argentine border, we will arrive at the beautiful Quillelhu Lagoon where we will start our trek. We will walk through a forest of Araucaria trees and visit the "Hidden" lagoon. We will continue our trek towards at the incredible Huinfiuca Lagoon which is surrounded by Lenga and Araucaria trees as well as impressive views of the Lanin Volcano. From here we will begin our ascent to the base of Lanin Volcano where we will have stunning panoramic views of the surrounding valleys.

TREKKING HUINFIUCA LAGOON - Duration : Half day
Season : All year.
Difficulty : Medium.

DESCRIPTION: After a short ride by van towards the Argentine border, we will arrive at the beautiful Quillelhu Lagoon where we will start our trek. We will walk through a forest of Araucaria trees and visit the "Hidden" lagoon. We will continue our trek towards at the incredible Huinfiuca Lagoon which is surrounded by Lenga and Araucaria trees as well as impressive views of the Lanin Volcano.

TREKKING TRAVERSE - Duration : Half Day.
Season : November through April.
Difficulty : Medium.

DESCRIPTION: We will head to the base of the Villarica Volcano where we will start our trek through a hardened lava river towards the Villarica traverse trail. Our trek will showcase amazing views of the Villarica and Calafquen lakes. This is a soft trek ideal for those wanting to get up close to the Villarica volcano.

TREKKING SMALL CRATERS PARASITES - Duration : Half Day.
Season : November through April.
Difficulty : Medium.

DESCRIPTION: Our trek starts on a solid lava trail that takes us deep into a lush forest of old Coigue and Lenga trees that have survived successive volcano eruptions. We will reach a lookout where we can see the Llaime, Lonquimay and Serra Nevada volcanoes as well as the Caburga Lake. We will continue on our lava trail until we reach some impressive and bizarre crater formations which sit within the solidified lava river.

HUSKIES DOG SLED - Duration : Full day/4 hours.
Season : July through October 15th.
Difficulty : Medium.

DESCRIPTION: We head to the city of Villarrica to take the road to Lican Ray and then to the Villarrica volcano, specifically the Huincacara or Challupen sector. At this point, we board a special snow vehicle that will take us where the huskies and sleds await us, to start a gentle walk through a lava slag covered in snow and surrounded by araucaria at the foot of the volcano. Besides the view of the volcano and araucaria forests, we can appreciate the impressive Challupen glacier, on the slopes of Villarrica volcano. Please note that this excursion requires preconfirmation with the hotel (at least 3 months prior to arrival) and carries an additional cost.

VILLARRICA SNOWSHOEING - Duration : Full day / 4 hours.
Season : July through October 15th.
Difficulty : Medium.

DESCRIPTION: We head towards the Villarrica, impressive active volcano located 30 minutes away from the hotel. We start a leisurely walk in the snow through lenga and ñirre forests, up to a lookout located at the foot of the Villarrica volcano, surrounding the ski center. This lookout provides panoramic views of the Villarrica lake, Llaima volcano, the mountain valley and a full view of the Villarrica volcano.

VILLARRICA VOLCANO CLIMB - Duration : Full day (approximately 5 hours
walking uphill).
Season : November through April.
Difficulty : Medium to hard.

DESCRIPTION: 9340 feet tall Villarrica volcano or Rucapillan is a perfectly cone-shaped stratovolcano, with an open crater and a pool of boiling lava on top. This is what makes climbing the Villarrica volcano one of the most original and amazing activities. From the top we can see the mountain chains, its volcanoes and countless lakes that make up the landscape of the Araucanía. Please note that there is an additional charge for this excursion.

EL CANI HORSEBACK RIDING - Duration : Full day
Season : November through March.
Difficulty : Medium.

DESCRIPTION: We start this ride in HuepilMalal, which is 20 minutes away from the hotel. We go across the Cani mountain chain, currently protected area in order to preserve the ancient forests of araucaria, lenga and coihue. There, one can see pure water lagoons, volcanic peaks and endemic fauna.

TINQUILCO LAKE KAYAKING - Duration : Half day.
Season : All year (will be subject to weather
conditions in winter)
Difficulty : Low.

DESCRIPTION: A gentle sea kayaking on the calm waters of Tinquilco Lake, virtually uninhabited and surrounded only by a dense native forest and the sounds of the birds. From here we can make out the great heights of the San Sebastián trail and the araucarias, in the upper Huerquehue National Park. Ideal alternative for those looking for a day of contemplation and close contact with nature.

RAFTING TRANCURA RIVER - Duration : Half day
Season : All year.
Difficulty : Medium.

DESCRIPTION: Descending rapids II and IV degrees, and traveling 13 km of pure adrenaline in a time of one hour and a half, through native forests, waterfalls and unique and captivating landscapes of our area. All this combined gives result to a crossing adventurous and beautiful places.

CERDUO MOUNTAIN BIKING - Duration : Half a day.
Season : All year (subject to weather conditions in winter)
Difficulty : Medium.

DESCRIPTION: We start the tour in the lower Cerduo, just 15 minutes out of Pucon city. Among the hills and rivers we cross a field surrounded by a removal forest, until we get to a stop, surrounded by high mountains, with a panoramic view of the valley of the Andes Mountains. It is an impressive view of the Villarrica volcano and its surrounding lava slag heaps. We can also see an estuary through the lava stream, product of the snow falling, forming small waterfalls along the trail.

THERMAL BATHS - Duration : Half a day / 4 and a half hours approx.
Season : All year (subject to weather conditions in winter)
Difficulty : None.

DESCRIPTION: We go deep into the Andes towards the Panqui area, where we will be surrounded by vegetation and nnative forests. Accompanied by streams, in the heart of the forest and in the ideal temperature for a relaxing thermal bath.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Hacienda Vira Vira

Today is free to choose from one of the many included activities.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Onward travel

After breakfast you are transferred to Temuco or Pucon airport for your onward travels.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • All activities
  • Transfers from and to the Airport (Temuco or Pucon) or from/to bus terminals
  • Accommodation in lovingly designed and decorated rooms of your choice
  • All meals, freshly prepared by the Chef and with local ingredients from the Hacienda
  • All non alcoholic beverages plus a large selection of carefully selected wines from Chile (excludes premium wines and liquors)
  • Daily excursions and activities tailored to your individual needs and preferences (horse riding, hiking, fishing and many more)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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