We start with a comfortable transfer from the Pichoy airport to Panguipulli (Land of Lions), distant about 100 kms. By paved road and with beautiful landscapes. Panguipulli is within the destination known as Sietelagos.
The first inhabitants of the area were the Mapuche who populated the banks of the homonymous lake. Although the city was officially founded in 1946, records written by its name are known since 1776. The first known settler was Guillermo Angermeyer, who would have arrived in 1885. Later a mission of Capuchin priests arrived in the city, who settled Generating for the first time a settlement with school, boarding school and its famous church, built in 1947 by Father Bernabe de Lucerne.
In Panguipulli today descendants of the first indigenous inhabitants, some still grouped in communities, as well as descendants of Chileans come from other parts of the country and some German colonizers. Panguipulli lived its epoch of splendor with the boom of timber exploitation after the construction of the railway branch, now no longer existent. It is currently experiencing a new boom due to tourism, promoted by the Sietelagos thermal route, the Huahum binational pass, fishing and adventure sports and protected areas such as Mocho-Choshuenco and Huilo Huilo.
Day 1 (Wednesday) AIRPORT- PANGUIPULLI
Arrival at the hotel and free time to settle and go for a walk in Panguipulli, enjoying its waterfront and the imposing view of the volcano Mocho-Choshuenco on the shores of Lake Panguipulli. Dinner at the hotel and lodging. (C)
Day 2 (Saturday) COÑARIPE – VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK – GEOMETRIC SPA
Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
After a rich breakfast, we begin our tour traveling directly to Villarrica National Park, in the district of Quetrupillán, to make a gentle walk along the paths between the ancient forest of Valdivian jungle and snowy araucarias in winter. Our goal is the Pichillancahue glacier with the imposing view of the volcanoes of the Cordillera de los Andes: Lanín, Quetrupillán, Villarrica and Mocho Choshuenco.
In the afternoon, after an energizing picnic lunch, we begin our journey towards the second and final part of the day with the famous and surprising Geometric Spa, surrounded by a nature of ferns, nalcas and waterfalls that invite relaxation and Rest in its 17 thermal pools.
Return to Panguipulli and rest at the hotel.
Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. (D, BL, C)
Day 3 (Sunday) PANGUIPULLI – PICHOY AIRPORT
Full breakfast in the hotel dining room.
At the agreed time, our guide will transfer you in a comfortable vehicle to Pichoy Airport in time to board the return flight. (D)
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