Osorno Volcano & Petrohue Falls

Price starts at 65 USD p.p.

ItineraryPuerto Montt - Llanquihue Lake - Emerald Lake - Petrohue Rapids - Puerto Varas

Duration 5-8 hours depending on what time the group comes ashore and at what time the ship leaves.

Transportation Hyundai H1 Minivan or another transportation depending on the number of tourists.

Tour starts As soon as disembark all passengers, we immediately start the tour. Taking into account that the cruise ship is in port only for a few hours, we start the tour no later than 10:00

Return At the latest, one hour before departure of the last ship tender; the excursion can be reduced, if necessary.

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Description of the tour

Your tour begins in the port and industrial city of Puerto Montt. This city is also known as the "northern door to Patagonia", because many trips through the south of Chile to Patagonia start here. The first settlers came to Puerto Montt and neighboring areas from Germany more than 150 years ago. Here we'll visit the main square, the cathedral and the scenic lookout Manuel Montt, which has a panoramic view of Reloncavi Bay and the city. From there we'll visit the city of Puerto Varas.

At this time Puerto Varas is the most popular tourist center in the south of Chile, with German-influenced architecture and summer activities. It's located on the shore of Lake Llanquihue, one of the largest natural lakes in South America. Next we'll follow the shoreline of Lake Llanquihue past the foot of Osorno volcano to Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, where we'll visit Todos los Santos Lake and the Pertohue rapids. These rapids were formed when the lava from volcanic eruptions blocked the river's course.

Then we will continue our journey to the Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon), where we will stop to take pictures. Next stop we'll make in a restaurant on the shore of Lake Llanquihue to have lunch. After it we begin our return to Puerto Montt. Passengers may ride directly to the port or remain at the Angelmo Handicraft Fair. This market is famous for local handicrafts and fresh seafood, and is a five minute walk from the port.

* In good weather there's an optional trip up the slope of Osorno volcano to a ski base located 1300 meters above sea level. From there you'll have a panoramic view of the whole region, including Calbuco volcano and all of Lake Llanquihue. (Extra charge applies)

More pictures of the places visited in this tour