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Pucon is the popular and stylish epicentre of all activity in the Northern Lakes area. If you enjoy fishing, rafting, rambling, horse riding or would like to climb the slopes of the Villarica Volcano, then this is the place for you.

Osorno Volcano, Puerto VarasWe can arrange for our local guides to take you and a picnic out for the day by road, foot or boat, but if you prefer simply to relax and take in the views, there is no better place in which to do it.

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Suggested Northern Lake District itinerary

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in the Northern 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 Northern Lake District

Places & hotels on the map

    Places near the Northern Lake District

    Photos of the Northern Lake District

    Accommodation choices for the Northern Lake District

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Northern 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.

    • Enjoy Park Lake Hotel, Pucon

      Villarrica Park Lake Hotel

      First Class

      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.

    Ideas for experiencing the Northern Lake District

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting the Northern Lake District, and which use the best local guides.

    • Climbing the Villarrica Volcano

      Villarrica Volcano Climb

      The Northern Lake District

      Snow capped Villarrica looms majestically over Pucón at 2,840 meters (9318 feet) above sea level. You will be able to look into the crater of an active volcano perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime experience!