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About Temuco

Discover the old stomping ground of Pablo Neruda in the company of a local tourHQ guide for Temuco, all on the edge of the snowy volcanic ranges and hiking trails of the legendary Sur Chico.

Forming the very heartland of Mapuche culture in Chile, the urban mass of Temuco oscillates between industrial agricultural hub, literary hotspot (this was, after all the onetime home of both Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda) and enthralling window into the earthy traditions of pre-Hispanic South America.

The town itself sits right on the cusp of the wild and wonderful region of Sur Chico, where snowy volcanos and lakes of shimmering ice eventually give way to the legendary swathes of Patagonia. Consequently Temuco tour guides offering excursions to the steaming calderas of Pucon and untouched Conguillio National Park abound, while the city’s hearty pubs touting stacks of gaucho steaks and frothy Chilean beers are often packed with eager hikers, waxed boots at the ready. There is also a selection of bustling marketplaces, like the Feria Pinto and the Mercado Municipal, where Mapuche trinketry and hand-sewn garments pepper the stalls. Along with this, travellers should not miss the fantastic museum dedicated to Chile’s most famous national bard, and the looming ridges of Cerro Nielol, where sweeping views of town unfold before the eyes.

Private Tour Guides in Temuco

Jeroen Beuckels

Jeroen Beuckels

Trained as a chef but now combining guiding and cooking, I am experienced in cultural, ... More more

Birding Guide Chile

Naturalist guide with more than 10 of experience leading travelers in Chile. Specialist in birding ... More more

Marco Antonio Moris Cespedes

Marco Antonio Moris

Hi.. I am a mountain guide with experience in volcanoes, glaciers and heights, atacama, central ... More more

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Local Tour Operators in Chile

Stargazing San Pedro

We offer a range of experiences relating to the night sky, amateur observations to astronomy and even astrophotography! Managed and guided by professionals with education and ... More more

Mountain Travel Peru

Mountain Travel Peru

Mountain Travel Peru, trekking climbing tour company run by fully certified professional Mountain Trekking Guide.We offers the best holidays and adventures travel trekking ... More more

ilovechile Tours

Ilovechile Tours

ilovechile Tours is a Chilean Sustainable Tourism Agency looking to connect tourists around the world with local people, non-conventional places, and ... More more

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