Saltos del Petrohue, Puerto Varas

Marvel at Saltos del Petrohue, a long series of waterfalls that cascade down a volcanic rock chute. Backed by the prominent Osorno Volcano, the falls tumble from pool to pool formed by the region's distinctive black basalt formations, beginning in the Petrohue River and ending in Todos los Santos lake. Explore the lushly forested surroundings, fed by the clear waters of the river. You can even try your hand at kayaking or rafting on certain sections of the falls with a guided tour. To visit Saltos del Petrohue and other attractions in Puerto Varas, use our Puerto Varas holiday planner .
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  • Very nice place to visit. If they have children with car much care because the road is not suitable for this. The trail is clean, with plenty of space.
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  • It is one of the most incredible places where I've been. The color of the water and the magnificence of nature. Some waterfalls with the volcano in the background, make this a memory that will never be forgotten.
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  • The Petrohue waterfalls are awesome! The color of water and water falls are very pretty, it gives very quiet! We had cloudless sky and the view towards the volcano Osorno was postcard!
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  • Stunningly beautiful river, waterfalls and setting. Volcanoes in the background on a sunny day. Three different short hikes are available. One smaller lagoon with waterfall is pretty and less crowded. This is a destination for cruise travelers and can be very very crowded if they happen to be there, as was the case for us.
  • Beautiful waterfalls cascading over volcanic stones. In the background you see Osorno volcano. All very beautiful !
  • The white water rapids with the snow capped volcano Osorno is a must see. The walk to the falls is on uneven surface of volcanic rocks. Probably one of the best views of Osorno is from here.
  • One of the best landscape I've ever seen, is just breathtaking, completely worth the ride. You can drive in the "Interlagos" route and do multiple stops to get different views from the river and the volcano. Currently the treks in the park are closed so the ticket is a bit expensive just to get the panoramic view, if you drive just 3km from there you can get the same view for free and with less crowd. The rafting is a must take tour (you can hire the tour before entering the park), the sights you get from inside the river, the experience of getting in that cristal clear water, is amazing.
  • Great powerful waterfalls and beautiful pools. Orsorno volcano in the background when it appears out of the cloud. Don't bother with the food or coffee though. Terrible and expensive.

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