Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales, Puerto Varas

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National Park
With its virgin lakes, dense forests, lagoons, waterfalls, and towering volcanoes, Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales is a true haven for nature enthusiasts. See how craggy mountains and volcano cones dominate the skyline on all sides of Chile's first national park, established in 1926. Take a map from the visitor's center, pick a route across the river valley, and start exploring the rich wildlife. The park offers many activities, including boat riding, fishing, swimming, skiing, and horseback riding. Climb to one of many observation points and try to spot the places where lava flowed into the river and changed its course. Choose your travel dates carefully, keeping in mind that Puerto Varas has nearly 250 rainy days a year. Make Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales part of your personalized Puerto Varas itinerary using our Puerto Varas itinerary maker.
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  • Corr, this is a great little place to visit. We visited just after the earthquake in Dec 2016, and the river runs very fast around here within this forest setting  more »
  • The waterfalls, though not at their high point, were spectacular enough to cause me to write a poem. You need not spend a lot of time here, but you should stop and let the water metaphorically wash ov...  more »
  • The scenery is spectacular reminding one of New Zealand and the Smokey mountains. Go to Petrohue falls. Enjoy the lake vistas.  more »