7 Hour Trip From Puerto Montt To Petrohué Falls In Chile
Nature, Photography, Volcano
English, Hebrew, Portuguese, Spanish
Explore the Lake District, which is famous for its remarkably beautiful lakes, numerous active volcanoes and cascading falls. This tour is the best option for nature lovers to admire breath-taking natural wonders through land and shore excursions.
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Begin the tour in Puerto Montt with the capital of the Lakes District, a good point to start from since in this port-city many cruises stop by.
Proceed to the wild beauty of Chile’s Lake District viewing the Puerto Varas- a charming city of roses, Lake Llanquihue, South America’s second-largest lake and the impressive view of the snow-capped Osorno Volcano (if the weather permits).
Continue along the eastern shore of the lake and pass the village of Ensenada in order to arrive at the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, which is known for its celestial lakes and volcanoes.
Take a walk along the Petrohue River and view the falls cascading over the hard volcanic rocks with the Chilean guide.
Click photos of the icy cold clear waters, which turn fierce-green in colour at the Petrohue Falls.
Witness a breathtaking view of the Osorno Volcano in the middle of the exuberant rainforest.
Enjoy a short walk around the Laguna Verde in an ancient forest before returning to the Puerto Varas city where you will have free time to explore this attractive lakeside town.
Return to Puerto Montt, Pier.
Puerto Montt/Chilean tour guide services
All entrance fees
What to bring
Raincoat, comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended
Light colour clothing is recommended to avoid the mosquitoes (December to January)
Recommend that guests wear warm layered clothing in order to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion
Know before you go
A stop will be made at a local handicraft market during the tour
We spent two full days with Jaime in the Lake District around Puerto Varas. In advance of our trip, Jaime was very easy to communicate with and ensured that he put together an itinerary that covered all the places we wanted to visit.
Jaime has tremendous knowledge of the region, its history, its geology, its flora and fauna. More than that he lives in Puerto Varas and knows everything and everyone and so was able to provide plenty of recommendations for where to visit. He has a great sense of humour and we had lots of fun as well as learning lots about the area. Because he is so knowledgeable he arranged our days to take the best advantage of the weather so that we had the most spectacular visits to Osorno, Petrohue Falls and Lago Todos Los Santos.
We were fortunate to have found Jaime via Tour HQ and cannot recommend him highly enough.
Jaime Liebrecht, PatagoniaShorex, is a great guide and wonderful person to be with. We highly recommend him and if not personally available can arrange for great associate guides at various locations as he did for us. He has great communications and went out of his way to insure we had a really great experience. We have used many private guides and Jaime is right at the top of our list as one of the best. We could have not asked for more from him and the associate guides he arranged.
Jaime helped us plan our tour so that everyone got to see what they wanted to within the time frame we had. He was very flexible. Unfortunately we couldn’t get off the ship until very late so we had to cancel. We would definitely work with Jaime again on our next trip to the Patagonia region.
We werre very pleased with our recent trip with Jamie to the Puerto Varas area. He was extremly knowledgible of the area and entertaining. He was great company and it was interesting to see the country side with him. He also arranged several other tours for us in other cities. They were as good. We highly recommend him.
Jaime is the consummate professional and it is evident that he demands the same in every one of his tour guides. Each brought his/her personality to the tour and were so knowledgeable about the culture and history of their city. And each was fun! We loved that we were taken for lunch to restaurants where each had a relationship with the owner so dined with the locals on the most yummy food representing that area. Two in particular could be on the list with some of the best gourmet meals we have eaten. The vans were immaculate and the drivers so friendly. Each tour and guide was an experience and each had a character of its own. We have had the good fortune to have traveled extensively and rarely do we have a series of tours on a particular trip where each is so terrific. From the first time Jaime and I communicated until the completion of the trip he made sure that our requests were met, since we asked to see some places off the beaten track, and after each tour wanted feedback. he deserves ten stars!
I contacted Jaime Liebrecht of PatagoniaShorex for a private tour of Chile (Puerto Varas) and Argentina (Bariloche) and expressed our wants/desires for our children (10 year twins and 16 year old) for our family's first trip to South America. The tour that Jaime planned for our family was perfect! .... Here's just a sampling of our adventure: From the Puerto Varas area we went zip lining near the slopes of the Osorno Volcano (in heavy fog - which made it even more adventuresome), saw some amazing water falls and fed some Llamas. We went horse back riding, learned how to fly fish, hiked a rain forest and learned about the plants and fauna, visited an endangered animal and puma rescue, ate some authentic Chilean BBQ for lunch and experienced Chile's beautiful Carmenere wine all at a wonderful family-run farm. We also visited island of Chiloe and ventured to Punihuil, where we took a small boat to see two species of penguins that were nesting on some islands. After, we tried the local sea bass for lunch and went shopping for some handmade crafts. We crossed the Andes into Argentina and took a ferry to Bariloche and saw the most amazing views, had fun riding a toboggan sled, ate some amazing Argentinian beef and treated ourselves to some local chocolates for dessert. The hotels and restaurants that Jaime booked for us were excellent ... His attention to detail made traveling easy for our kids. Overall, our experience with Jaime was amazing ... we are looking forward to touring with him again!
We were very happy with the tours we took on our recent cruise with Celebrity.
To begin with, Jaime, I was very happy with your quick responses to our questions before we left on the cruise. We thought the prices for these tours was reasonable considering the service we received.
We were on the Celebrity Infinity which left Valparaiso, Chile on January 20, 2013. For every tour the guides were as close to the ship as they could get and we found each other immediately. All the guides were very knowledgable, very nice and very willing to talk about aspects of the culture, the natural settings we were in, the plants and animals and the language. The drivers were all courteous, helpful and drove well.
Our tours with Patagoniashorex were at Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas, Puerto Madryn and Punta del Esta. In the other ports we used ship tours. What a difference. The ship tours were crowded and we learned much less. Those guides were also funny and nice but it's hard to get such a personal experience with a large group.
We all felt we learned so much more on your tours and enjoyed the port more than we might have. Thank you for recommending we go to Peninsula Valdez at Puerto Madryn. That may be my favorite tour of all. We didn't just see the penguins, sea lions and elephant seals but many local birds and animals that live in the national park.
We all agree that taking the private tours gave us a much more personal experience and made the trip to the exotic lands of Patagonia tremendously more enjoyable. Being able to tailor our tours so that we were at locations when the large busses we elsewhere was also a happy advantage. I would highly recommend your company and if we are ever in South America again we will be in touch.
unforgettable one. We appreciate all the efforts you have made to fulfill all our requests from the first moment we started our e-mail corresponding plus our long Skype talks, until the end of our trip. Thanks to the program you planned, we were exposed not only to the unique and spectacular nature of Patagonia, but also to the residents and the culinary of this special region. Everything was done at a high level of service, as you promised us, and if any problem came up on our way, it was immediately fixed with a ready smile and in your unique pleasant manner (with a special Hebrew accent.).
We will happy that we met you and we will highly recommend you to our friends.
we are back home safely and we want to thank you for making our trip to Valparaiso, Santiago, Machu Picchu and Lima as memorable as it was. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the tour we took.
All the guided trip were very good. The tours organized worked out perfectly. The guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and on a high level of service.
My wife and I want to thank you so much for making our trip to a unforgettable one. We appreciate all the efforts you have made to fulfill all our request from the first moment we started our e-mail corresponding. Thank you for the programm you planed for us.
Now we are working hard with our film- and photomaterial, that we can show our family and friends as soon as possible, pictures from Chile and Peru, the beautiful landscape and the friendly people. We love to remember this unforgettable journey.
With kind regards
Jamie you and your team could not have done any more for us during our 5 day tour to Machu Pichu. From planning to delivery everything ran like clockwork. Your local guides were informative, friendly and their language skills far exceeded any expectations we had.
You and your guides were patient as we climbed and made our way to all the highlights from Cuzco to Machu Pichu and ensured we all made the trip of a lifetime safely and at our pace, especially as our group ranged in age from Mid 50's to 70 years.
Your pick up and delivery from port to port made us feel safe and secure at all times. We couldn't have added any more value to this trip, than you and your local guides delivered.
As far as I am concerned you are the only tour guide I would recommend in South America as you assisted myself and friends in other ports of call during our 49 day circumnavigation of South America on our recent cruise.
I would be more than happy for you to post this on your website and I would be more than happy to provide any references direct if you are asked for them.
Once again Thank you, even tho it just doesn't seem enough.
After much research to set up a private excursion for eight of us from the Seabourn Quest. Jaime was marvelous helping us get just what we wanted. The day of the excursion we met Jaime Liebrect one of the best tour guides we have ever had in the world. Jaime's English is excellent. Also, Jaime's knowledge of the area is outstanding. He loves what he does and has the ability to pass on his knowledge to others. Every one in our group commented extremely positive on his performance.