Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales, Puerto Varas
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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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  • Enjoyed our short visit to the park . Absolutely stunning views of river with its dramatic falls and the mountains beyond . Nice walk worth a visit . 
  • We entered the Park by accident because we were circling around the Lake Llanquihue. The landscapes are really breathtaking. In one of the viewpoints, we found a Fox. Then we stopped the car and went to the Laguna Verde. Then we did a little trail. The place is very beautiful. Despite being November was a bit cold, but no big deal.
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  • Make sure you have a knowledgeable tour guide that can tell you about the history! Our guide really brought it alive for us, he has been in the business for 20 years and knew what he was talking about...  more »
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  • Most beautiful place in the world. I went there for trout fishing and had one of the greatest experiences on my life.
  • Extraordinary. I have walked both walk (trekking) and kayaking on Lake Todos los Santos (crossing Petrohue/Peulla) a couple of times. Captive. Paddle looking Osorno, Puntiagudo and Tronador, between huillines, Martín Pescador... and ancient forests is truly magical. The leap of Petrohué is wonderful. A variety of species of fungi, lichens, amphibians, flora. Side note: striking that within the same unit, there are huge summer houses (mansions in a nutshell) with grass and all sorts of exotic species that have started to invade the area, such as Ivy. Saw, in an of them, a person spraying (with coverall, mask, gloves) the garden of them owners (that van 1 time to the year) in their barges, motorbikes of water... . It is unheard of strange as also the Turistour company that is a kind of mafia. Just is what the Rangers can do against esto. I took all measures to make the expeditions leave no trace and put us many difficulties while the rest almost intervenes significantly both in landscape as affecting the flora and fauna (use of wood) for the chimneys of the houses. Is well surrealistic. I hope that you can better order the thing at the normative level and increase the powers to the Rangers.
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  • Beautiful! Of the best and most beautiful that you can find in the South of Chile. Highly recommended route.
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  • I'll know this park. Stunning landscape nature in its splendor. The Chilean people captivated me in the previous trip. I come back again on vacation to continue getting to know this wonderful country. November 2015 met the Chilean towers south of the glaciers Painne and fascinating fjords... Am now discovering their culture and geography his people... from the RegionX
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  • Llo live ai and a cousin ami greetings takes
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