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Hacienda Vira Vira

Chile, Patagonia

5 days

Summary

Welcome to the Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira and the “Elegance of Adventure”. This remarkable hotel is set in native park, surrounded by stunning volcanoes and right along the shores of the peaceful Liucura river. The “Elegance of Adventure” stands for personal hospitality coupled with unforgettable adventures and excursions. Some of our favourite activities include horse trekking in the Cordilleras, hiking in one of the many surrounding Natural Parks, skiing in winter or simply to spend a leisurely day sailing on the Lake Villarrica.
Contours Travel recommends a four night stay to enjoy the area to the fullest.

Highlights

  • Enjoy luxury accommodation in one of Chile’s most spectacular regions
  • World class cuisine, prepared with locally grown produce from the hotels organic farm
  • Exceptional hospitality provided by Vira Vira’s owners and their team of expert guides and staff
  • Choose from a range of excursions that cater to every fitness level- from relaxing floating trips down the Liucura River to strenous hikes up Volcano Villarrica
  • Learn the art of cheese making at the hotel’s onsite dairy
  • Hike through ancient araucaria forests, endemic to the region
  • Enjoy stunning views of the active Villarrica Volcano from the hotel’s grounds
  • Arrive in style! Ask your expert consultant about optional helicopter transfers

ITINERARY

Day 1 Pucon

Transfer from Temuco Airport, Pucon or San Martin de los Andes in Argentina to the stunning Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel.

Your all inclusive package includes:
• Return transfer airport/ hotel/ airport
• All meals
• Open Bar (includes mineral water, sodas, juices, house wine and liquors). Premium wines and vintage liquors available for an additional cost.
• Excursions and all activities (except flights around the volcano)

Hacienda Vira Vira has designed daily excursions and experiences for everyone. Expert guides will help you select the perfect combination of excursions that suit your fitness level and interests. After a whole day of activities you can enjoy an absolutely marvellous meal at Vira Vira’s restaurant. The Restaurant has been designed to offer you the best food straight from the produce of their farm.

Day 2 Pucon

After a sumptuous breakfast, set off on your first excursion with your guide.

Suggested excursion options include:
– Sailing Lake Villarrica: an enjoyable and relaxing start to your stay is a half day sailing trip on the lake. Enjoy stunning views of beautiful Villarrica Volcano.
– Thermal Baths: located in the heart of native forest we find these lovely natural pools, the ideal temperature for a deeply restorative bath.

Day 3 Pucon

Another full day to enjoy the wide range of excursions offered by Vira Vira.

Suggested excursion options include:
– Chinay Trail Trek: a half day trek through ancient coihue, araucaria and lengas forest. At the edge of the woods you will have a 360 degree view of Villarrica and Llaima volcanoes to the north and the Quetrupillán, Lanin and Mocho–Choshuenco volcanoes to the south.
– Challupen Glacier: a medium level full day hike that starts along the base of Villarrica Volcano. On the way up, you can see the Calafquén Lake, the araucaria forests and the impressive Challupén glacier.

Day 4 Pucon

Another full day to enjoy the wide range of excursions offered by Vira Vira.

Suggested excursion options include:
– Huinfiuca Lagoon: drive to the beautiful Quillelhu Lagoon where we start our trek. Walk through a forest of araucaria trees to reach the ‘Hidden Lagoon’ and then continue to the incredible Huinfiuca Lagoon for stunning views of Lanin Volcano.
– Float or Kayak Liucura River: start from the private beach of the hotel and either float or kayak downstream along the crystalline waters of the Liucura River. Plenty of opportunities to see a variety of birdlife and endemic vegetation.

Day 5 Pucon

After breakfast, depart Vira Vira. The lodge includes transfers to Temuco, Pucon and San Martin de los Andes (for 3 night stays or more).

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