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A unique natural setting along the LLanquihue Lake, in full view of three majestic beasts: Volcán Osorno, Volcán Calbuco and Volcán Puntiagudo.

Between these volcanoes is the breathtaking Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, which protects the body of the lake Todos los Santos, giving rise to the Petrohué River.

Learn about the activities offered by this wonderful enclave in the south of Chile here.

FULL DAY

13 mile / 25 mins

Navigation

Hiking

All ages

Lago Todos los Santos

It is also known as Emerald Lake because of the color of its waters and, although it is not one of the largest lakes in the country, it is one of the most beautiful, since volcanoes and steep mountains rise around it.

You can embark on a boat or catamaran for a ride with wonderful views from a different perspective.

Path Los Alerces

The route begins in Petrohué and runs along a path between lush forests and views of the Osorno Volcano, the mountain range and the Todos los Santos Lake, passing through silent beaches, ideal for resting with your snack or picnic. Circular path of about 9 miles, approx 4.5 hours. Technical difficulty: easy.

HALF DAY

12.5 miles / 30 mins

Landscapes

Canopy

All ages

Laguna Verde

Just 10 minutes from La Colmena you will find Laguna Verde, where you can walk beautiful self-guided trails and surely see some curious fox. The facilities have a CONAF office, souvenir shop and restrooms.

Canopy Chile

Going forward 20 minutes along route U-99-V towards Las Cascadas, you will arrive at Canopy Chile where you will jump from tree to tree! Through cables you will fly through the forest! (children as of 5 yrs). Located a few kilometers from Ensenada, on the way to Cascadas.

HALF DAY +

Rio Pescado: 19 miles / 30 mins

Apitourism

Hot tubs

All ages

Apitourism Raíces del Sur

Raices del Sur invites you to be a beekeeper for a day. Covered in beekeeping suits we will approach the bees in complete safety. We will learn the honey extraction process and we’ll share a delicious tea with flowers and cookies. You will take a jar of honey as a gift.
Reservations: +569 6106 8372

Aremko Hot tubs

Hot tubs, massages and spa just half an hour from Ensenada. Enjoy the sound of nature next to the river from your hot tub.

HALF / FULL

8.5 miles / 20 mins

Hiking

Biking

Climbing wall

All ages

Parque Hueñu Hueñu

The Park is located on Route V-69, 4 miles from Ensenada, about 20 minutes from La Colmena. Enjoy trails with access to the river, cafeteria-pizzeria, pump-track, bike rental, games and more! Fun for all ages.

Workshops, experiences and educational meetings in nature are given.

HALF DAY

9 miles / 20 mins

Landscapes

Arborism

All ages

Petrohué Falls

Fantastic waterfalls of the Petrohué river within the territory of the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park. The waterfalls are the drainages in the Petrohué River of the waters of Lake Todos Los Santos, which fall between rocks of volcanic origin that form immense natural pools. It has lush vegetation that combines wonderfully with its emerald waters. Walk of approx 30 minutes.

Arborism

Walking and breathing fresh air is undoubtedly a therapy for the soul… but if you add to that the fact that it is between the Valdivian forest and in the treetops, it is undoubtedly a wonderful experience. Activity that can be done from 4 years.

12.5 miles / 30 mins

Landscapes

Hiking

All ages

Osorno Volcano

The Osorno volcano is part of the Parque Nacional Vicente Pérez Rosales, and its height is 8.700 feet. A complete panoramic view of Lake Llanquihue and part of the Andes is possible on a sunny day.

Located just 6km from Ensenada, the vehicle reaches an altitude of 1,200 meters on a paved road where there is a Ski and Mountain Center, Cafeteria service and different activities for all ages.

FULL DAY

Hiking

Biking

All ages

Treking and biking

From the slopes of the Osorno Volcano, a 3-hour walk begins in the direction of the Glacier viewpoint (1800 meters above sea level) to observe the characteristic Seracs of the glacier.

We’ill descend to the Red Volcano and return to the starting point. We’ll ride our bicycles to Ensenada.

Contact: +56 9 8640 5042

HALF DAY

Departure at 7.5 miles / 20 mins

Hiking

All ages

El Solitario trail

A classic trekking of the area crossing temperate rainy forests and volcanic lahars on a 3.7 mile trail of low difficulty that crosses the southern slope of the Osorno volcano to the Petrohué river valley.

This hike begins with a 40-minute ascent to the valley between the volcano and Cerro La Picada, where we’ll enjoy an incredible panoramic view of the basin and the volcanoes adjacent to Todos los Santos Lake. The trail descends to the lake and ends in the Petrohué sector.

Technical difficulty: easy, approx 2 hours per section.

Treking

Guided ascents

Volcano ascents and hikes led by excellent certified guides.
“From forests and lakes to the highest peaks of the Andes, we accompany you to enjoy the world of adventure and exploration.”

FULL DAY

Skii

Skii Touring

Enjoy the best slopes available in the Lake District inside and outside the ski center, guided by Chilean skiers who will take you to discover wonderful places.

Our programs are designed to satisfy the appetite for winter adventure of experienced skiers and riders.

Tours available between July and October.

HALF DAY

Rafting

From 8 years old.

Rafting Petrohué

Enjoy the impressive scenery from the raft as you face class III and IV rapids on the Petrohué River. No previous experience required.

Duration: 3 hours aprox.

HALF DAY

Kayak

From 8 years old.

Kayak La Poza

You can enjoy the beautiful surroundings with gorgeous views of the Calbuco volcano. The perfect activity for the whole family and for those who want to discover kayaking. Half day tour.

Duration: 3 hours aprox

FULL DAY

Kayak

Touring kayak

Sail the wonderful Todos los Santos Lake, visit the León River lighthouse and Vicente Perez Rosales National Park.

Duration: 6-7 hours aprox.

HALF DAY

Kayak

From 8 years old.

Kayak courses

River Friends offers theoretical-practical kayak classes designed for three levels: Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced. Individual, group and clinic programs with certified instructors.

HALF DAY

Rafting

All ages

Family float

A relaxed and intimate trip, designed for everyone, even the little ones. A different and personalized way to enjoy the natural splendor of the Petrohué River and our area.

HALF / FULL

Fishing

All ages

Catch & release

Our friend of the house and experienced guide Mauricio will take you on a full day of sport fishing in the river or on the lake.

Catch & release fishing, permits provided.
Contact: +56 9 7397 1496

FULL DAY

25 miles / 40 mins

City walk

Cutural

All ages

Puerto Varas

Walk the streets of the beautiful city of roses. You are sure to find fairs of local artisans and producers in the square and surroundings. Wide gastronomic offer.

Antonio Felmer Museum

Housed in an old barn of German colonial architecture, you’ll find three fantastic floors of galleries that span decades of German colonization history, including their tools, toys and inventions.

A guided tour that will make this an educational, entertaining and enriching experience. ¡A can´t miss! For all ages.

Daruma Tea House

Specialty tea house with an extensive menu of tea, pastries and coffee. Contemporary, fusion, healthy cuisine.

Casa Valdés

Fish and shellfish with a view of Lake Llanquihue.
Phone: 9 9079 3938

La Vinoteca

International cuisine: fish, shellfish, meat and pasta. Wine specialty.

FULL DAY

Around the lake: 100 miles

City walk

Cutural

All ages

Puerto Octay and Frutillar

On this tour of Lake Llanquihue you will drive through bucolic landscapes and get to know these 2 characteristic towns of the area.

Getting there

Take route 225 towards Ensenada and from the roundabout take route U-99-V towards Las Cascadas. Turn sharply to the left towards U-55-V to Puerto Octay.

40 miles / 80 mins

Puerto Octay

It offers a beautiful waterfront in a quiet environment among historical buildings. Around the square you will find local cheeses and other local products for sale. You can visit the Parroquia San Agustín, and then cross the street for lunch at Café Mesón Carpintero.

15.5 miles / 25 mins

Frutillar

Walk along the waterfront, stroll along the beach, visit La Faunoteca in front of the pier and go to the Teatro del Lago. Visit the German Colonial Museum. It’s time to try delicious German Kuchen!

47 miles / 1 hour

Return to La Colmena

Take highway 5 to Puerto Varas. Go down towards the waterfront and turning right you will access route 255 to Ensenada.

Where to eat

El Pan de la Pao

Trattoria specializing in traditional Italian pastas and breads.

Se Cocina Frutillar

Chilean cuisine by chef Francisca Acuña Kuschel.
Reservations: +56 989728195

FULL DAY

34 miles / 1 hour

Landscapes

Treking

Climbing

All ages

Cochamó

A place where its visitors can walk the streets with smoking chimneys that indicate that a teapot is waiting for some good mates and conversation, walk along the waterfront and see its church, which dates from 1901.

From this valley you can make multiple trails that lead to spectacular peaks, waterfalls, lagoons and forests. Ideal destination for climbers.

Cochamo Travel

Cochamó Travel offers unique and unforgettable experiences that allow you to discover the beauties of the territory we inhabit, its natural and cultural history.

FULL DAY

56 miles / 2 hours

Landscapes

Hot springs

All ages

Las Termas del Sol, Puelo

It has 10 natural thermal pools, and 1.000 feet of walkways in a unique setting. In the cafeteria you will find coffee, tea, natural juices, pizzas, sandwiches, cakes, etc.

Coihue de los columpios

When you start heading back to La Colmena, we recommend you make a stop at the swings of Cochamó. You will park near the hosts’ house and after a steep 20-30 minute walk up the hill, you will reach the swings. Enjoy a fabulous view of the Reloncaví Estuary, from where you can see the Yates Volcano in the background and between the hills the majestic Osorno volcano.

FULL DAY

Port: 13 miles / 25 mins

Landscapes

Navigation

Hiking

All ages

Villa Peulla

Peulla is a small lake port along the east coast of Lake Todos los Santos, very close to the border with Argentina. To get there you must get to Puerto Petrohué, from where you can take a catamaran to sail for 1 hour and 40 minutes.

In Peulla there are restaurant services, walks and hikes such as the path to the Velo de Novia waterfall, which is very easy to access.