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Chile's Lake District spans two of Chile's most scenic regions, La Araucanía and Los Lagos.  From north to south, the Lake District stretches from the Pacific Ocean east to the Andes bordering Argentina and indeed it is very easy to cross into Argentina here to arrive at Bariloche. Famous for its deep blue mountain lakes, snow-capped volcanoes, larch forests, year-round sports and traditional folklore and legends, this area is also very rich in flora and fauna - particularly true for birds and marine animals.

The region is certainly aptly named with twelve large lakes in the Lake District and dozens more dotting the landscape. These glitttering blue mirrored lakes are interspersed by waterfalls, forests of monkey puzzle trees, thermal hot springs and edged by the Andes, including a number of volcanic peaks - Villarica being the highest at 9,395ft (2,847m).

The Lake District will be a major highlight in your holiday or honeymoon to Chile. The stunningly beautiful scenery has been likened to Switzerland, although still remaining uniquely Chilean in feel. Explore the fish market at Angelmo for a seafood lunch, take boat trips across blue lakes where the volcanic peaks above are mirrored in their surface and perhaps take a journey through the Andes over the famous Lakes Crossing to arrive in Argentina.



Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Exploring Mountains and Vineyards in Chile

Nights: 10 | from £7,085pp

Take your time to explore, relax and experience a few of Chile’s best regions. Taking the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Patagonian wilderness... Find out more

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Tropics to the Arctic 2017

Nights: 25 | from £90,250pp

Set out on a globe-spanning journey designed by A&K's pioneering founder Geoffrey Kent. Sample exotic destinations ranging from Easter Island and the... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Special Interest

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Highlights of Chile

Nights: 9 | from £4,090pp

Chile is astonishingly diverse yet wonderfully accessible – In just 10 days you can hit up sassy Santiago, luxuriate amongst the vines and sophisticated... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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Lakes & Fjords of Chile

Nights: 13 | from £4,660pp

Certainly one for water lovers this itinerary will mesmerise as it shows off Southern Chile’s glassy lakes, fjords, glaciers and time trapped islands,... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture | Cruising

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Luxury Small Group Journeys - Patagonia: Tierra del Fuego to Torres del Paine 2017

Nights: 9 | from £7,495pp

Travel to the ends of the earth on this diverse itinerary that ranges from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires to rugged, untouched wilderness and the southernmost... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Antumalal

Experience the magic of the Antumalal, this charming and elegant hotel is a hidden gem in the Chilean countryside. Meaning "Corral of the Sun" in the... Find out more

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Cumbres Puerto Varas

From its elevated position on the shore of Lake Llanquihue, this hotel affords superb views. In fact, in each room, the placement of windows has been... Find out more

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Hacienda Vira Vira

Vira Vira offers you the chance to discover the unique beauty of the Pucón Valley in superior comfort and style. Created as a traditional hacienda, the... Find out more

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Silversea Cruise - Valparaiso, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nights: 21 | from £11,900pp

Tick off a host of bucket list experiences on this South American cruise, from walking with penguins in the Falklands and watching glaciers calve in Patagonia... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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The Singular Patagonia

Chile

One Complimentary Night
Stay three nights at The Singular Patagonia on a Full Board basis and receive one free night in The Singular Santiago, in a Patio style room. Valid for travel between 30th September 2016 and 31st May 2017. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Tierra Atacama, Chile

Chile

Save from £485 per person
Stay at the Tierra Atacama and one other Tierra property (Tierra Patagonia or Tierra Chiloé and receive a 15% discount with stays of six nights or more. Offer valid until April 2017. Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

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Tierra Patagonia, Chile

Chile

Save from £485 per person
Stay at the Tierra Patagonia and one other Tierra property (Tierra Atacama or Tierra Chiloé and receive a 15% discount with stays of six nights or more. Offer valid until April 2017. Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

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As the climate varies hugely from north to south, different places are best at different times, although spring (September to December) is universally good. Atacama can be visited year-round, central Chile enjoys a Mediterranean climate with good weather throughout. Patagonia is best for hiking in Spring or Summer.

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