Squeezed between the mountains and the sea, Chile's beautiful Lake District region stretches some 600 miles. Sparkling lakes, snow-capped peaks and rich green primary forest have meant the area is often compared with both New Zealand and Switzerland, but it has a personality all its own. Similar to its counterpart across the mountains in Argentina, the Lake District in Chile is all about nature and the great outdoors. The famous Carretera Austral road is an unforgettably scenic journey, which connects Temuco and Pucon in the north with Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt in south, where the land ends and the fjords and ocean take over.
On your Chilean Lake District holidays, explore Pucon - known as the adventure capital of the region - home to a plethora of watersports on Lake Villarrica as well as volcano climbing. Puerto Varas is a rather gentler place, where small villages and farmhouses sit around Lake Llanquihue, the Osorno volcano soars, and excursions include hiking to the waterfalls at Petrohue. There is a strong Germanic heritage here, and quaint colonial villages such as Frutillar and Puerto Octay are well worth a visit.

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