Hike Dramatic Volcanoes, Rainforests and Hot Springs through Chile's Lakes District

Chile's Lakes District offers adventurers many opportunities for exploration and excitement from volcano summits to rainforest walks past remote lakes to floats down whitewater rivers, all with the chance to end an active day with fine wine and a soak in one of the region's many natural hot springs.

The Lakes District of Chile is a region of lush farmland, dense ancient rainforest, pristine nature reserves, snowcapped volcanoes, rushing rivers, clear lakes and lush hot springs.  Here the Andes form a snowy backdrop over twelve large, magnificent lakes and dozens of smaller ones.  It has rapidly increased in popularity for adventure travelers due to the wide range of winter and summer activities there including skiing, climbing and hiking on its string of six stunning volcanoes  (with Villarica being the highest at 9,341 feet and one of the most active volcanoes in Latin America), kayaking and whitewater rafting, fly fishing and mountain biking.  

The region is a hiker's paradise with routes high on the volcanoes to river and canyon walks to remote lakes to passages through ancient forests.

And where can you do all this during the day and then end the day with fine Chilean wine, farm-fresh food, and a soak in the region’s ubiquitous hot springs?

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking, Day Hiking, Exploring Nature, Global Adventures
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy, Moderate, Strenuous, Very Strenuous
  • 9,300 ft
  • Land Manager: Land Manager Varies
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 14
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 14

Upcoming Activities

Global Adventure - Hike Dramatic Volcanoes, Rainforests and Hot Springs through Chile's Lakes District

Global Adventures Trip
Transfer from the Argentina Adventure on the famed Cruce Andino ferry across the Andes crest
Difficulty: Strenuous
Wed, Feb 22, 2023 - Thu, Mar 2, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
0 participants
Registration closes Jan 1
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