This picturesque region of Chile is filled with huge snow covered peaks and clear blue lakes, fishing ports and quaint little villages steeped in nationalistic pride and rural tradition.
The Lake District has a tranquil landscape created by violent natural forces; earthquakes, volcanic explosions and melting icebergs from millions of years ago gave life to the fertile valleys, lakes and rivers that you see today. The fast flowing rivers are enjoyed by fishermen and rafting enthusiasts, perhaps the most famous of which is the Biobio which was once the region's natural frontier and the boundary between the Mapuche territory and the Spanish.
The Mapuche Indians are native to the area and still survive there today. Many have been moved onto 'reservations', although they do maintain their language and strong cultural heritage. European settlers established themselves there in the late nineteenth century. Much of the architecture and ambience reflects the region's past, the prominence of the German settlers in particular.
Places to visit in the Lake District
Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting the Lake District, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Suggested itinerary featuring the Lake District
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in the Lake District, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of the Lake District
Places & hotels on the map
Photos of the Lake District
Accommodation choices for the Lake District
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Lake District. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Positioned on the shores of the unspoilt Lake Villarrica with a stunning backdrop provided by the Villarrica volcano, this luxurious hotel offers a comfortable base to explore the area from.