Duration: 6 Days - 5 Nights
Location: Chile
Special Info: From USD $2,150 per person
Thermal Spas Tour Chile

Thermal Spas Tour Chile – Geometricas Hot Springs

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Thermal SPAs Tour Chile

  • Day 1 Temuco – Malalcahuello – Lonquimay Volcano

    Upon your arrival, our friendly staff will meet you at the local airport followed by heading toward the Andean area of La Araucanía and after 2 ½ hours we’ll arrive to Malalcahuello, a small and quaint mountain village that looks toward the stunning Lonquimay Volcano. Here we’ll enjoy a southern style Chilean cuisine at the restaurant of your hotel.

    Followed by lunch, we’ll go to visit the Nalcas-Malalcahuello National Park. This wild protected area features amazing Araucaria tree forests and the active Lonquimay Volcano. We’ll go to the ski resort of the area and take in an absolutely stunning view, overlooking fantastic peaks of the Andean Araucanía, such as Sierra Nevada (2.554 meters / 8.379 feet) and Llaima volcano, as well as more distant landmarks like Lanín volcano (3.710 meters / 12.172 feet) to the south.

    We’ll leave the national park around 5 pm and then we’ll go to the Malalcahuello Thermal Resort, the most modern hot springs of the region to relax and enjoy the soothing baths. The resort has a fully equipped large indoor thermal pool, and two small pools at different temperatures (one very cold and one very hot). The Spa offers massages and beauty therapy services for an additional cost. For those more interested in revelry and merry making, there is a restaurant and bar. We’ll have dinner and stay overnight at the best hotel in the area.

    Time walking: 1 to 2 hours
    Meals: Lunch and Welcome Dinner
    Difficulty: Easy
    Accommodation: Corralco Hotel & SPA

    Malalcahuello Hot Springs

    Water Type: Certified, Hyperthermic waters 99° to 109°F (37ºC and 43ºC)

    Indications: not described

  • Day 2 Malalcahuello – Pucón – Huife Hot Springs

    Today after breakfast, we’ll leave Malalcahuello and drive 3 hours to Pucón, the main adventure tourism destination in the Lakes & Volcanoes District of Chile. We’ll check-in at one of the the most famous hotels in Chile. Then we’ll wander the streets of this nice town that faces the active Villarrica Volcano.

    In the afternoon we’ll drive 45 minutes to Huife Hot Springs, a thermal center located by the Liucura River and surrounded by stunning native forests. This thermal center offers three outdoor pools full of hot thermal water, plus an indoor pool that features whirlpool jets and cascades. If it’s raining, going into the outdoor pools will be a lifetime experience and we can guarantee that you won’t feel the chill. It is highly recommendable to change pools because when varying the body temperature that stimulates blood circulation, i.e. from hot to cold water; but if you feel brave enough, we encourage you to go into the cold waters of the river Liucura and then jump back to a hot pool. In addition, the center also includes massage and beauty therapy services for an additional cost. We’ll have dinner at Huife’s restaurant and then head back to Pucón; lodging at the hotel of your choice.

    Time walking: 0.5 hours
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Difficulty: Easy
    Accommodation: Antumalal Hotel & SPA

    Huife Hot Springs.

    Water Type: Hyperthermic waters (100°F to 136°F/38ºC to 58°C); Alkaline; Sulfated; Chloride; Carbonated; Basic pH of 8.8 – 8.9.

    Indications: Arthritis; Rheumatism; Hypertension; Renal Illnesses; Stress; Exhaustion; Skin diseases.

  • Day 3 Pucón Villarica National Park – Geométricas Hot Springs – Huilo-Huilo

    Due to the volcanic activity in this part of Chile, many thermal spa or natural hot springs can be visited in this area, but only a few can offer the perfect combination of thermal facilities and natural surroundings. Driving from Pucón, the trip takes 2 hours to Termas Geométricas. Located in the environs of the Villarrica National Park, the hot springs center has 16 thermal pools along with waterfalls, native trees and ferns. The pools are strategically placed allowing the visitors to never feel overcrowded. The natural surroundings are exuberant and the facilities are simple but very cozy. Its proximity with the park makes it the perfect place to combine relaxation with a calm nature walk through Araucaria trees forest www.termasgeometricas.cl

    Continuing with our tour, we’ll head south having a wonderful view of Calafquén Lake. Then, we drive an hour more throughout the Lake & Volcano Scenic Way and arrive at the Huilo Huilo Nature Reserve; a private ecological initiative located in the heart of the ancient temperate rainforest at the tip of South America. Its wide variety of native trees (mainly of Nothofagus genre) covers 90% of its sixty thousand hectares.

    The Reserve boasts of nearly 250 kilometers of roads and trails that allow you to discover pristine beaches, streams, waterfalls and lakes. We can truly say that Huilo-Huilo is one of those places that “has everything you need”. The Mocho (2,422 meters / 7,946 feet) and Choshuenco (2,415 meters / 7,923 feet) volcanoes with their glaciers that allow for the practice of skiing and snowboarding (it has the only Summer Snowboard Park of South America), spectacular water falls, native forest, rivers and a wide array of activities ranging from canopy, horse-back riding, 4×4 overland and hiking trails for all levels. Check in and dinner. (B, BL, D) www.huilohuilo.com

    Time walking: 1 hour
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Difficulty: Easy
    Accommodation: Nothofagus Hotel & SPA

    Termas Geométricas

    Water Type: Hyperthermic waters 95° to 108°F (35ºC and 42ºC)

    Indications: Relief of stress.

  • Day 4 Huilo-Huilo – Panguipulli – Entre Lagos – Puyehue Thermal Spa

    After breakfast, we’ll go to explore some of the trails in the reserve and see the powerful Huilo-Huilo waterfall. Then, we’ll have lunch and later-on get on the vehicles en-route to the Lake and Volcano Scenic Way until we get to the amazing Lake Ranco (3-hour drive). From there, we continue following the Scenic Way towards the east, passing by the town of Entre Lagos and driving alongside the Puyehue Lake until we arrive at a fantastic Hotel. We’ll visit the internationally known Puyehue Thermal SPA, where we enjoy the hot springs. The SPA has 3 pools: an indoor pool (99°F to 102°F) and two outdoor pools, one with temperatures from 91°F to 99°F and the other a cooler 68°F to 71°F. The indoor pool features a small, cool-water pool and another one for hydro-massages that exceeds 104°F (40°C). The cool water pool also has a hydro-massage, and there is also a cool water pool for children, bubble beds, water jets, and a waterfall that you can access by bridge. In the evening we’ll have the rest of the day at leisure; dinner at the hotel.

    Time walking: 1 hour
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Difficulty: Easy
    Accommodation: Puyehue Hotel & Thermal SPA

    Puyehue Hot Springs

    Water Type: Hyperthermic waters 170°F to 181 °F (77°C to 83°C); Moderately mineralized; Rich in Calcium (7.4 mg/lt) and Magnesium (0.2 mg/lt) Sulfates; Rich in Lithium (0.5 mg/lt); Slightly high content of sodium (172 mg/lt.); Rich in Fluorine (1.7 mg/lt.); Basic pH of 8.65

    Indications: Backaches and spinal pain, pain from Fractures, and Osteoporosis; Hypertension, Liquid Retention; Renal Illnesses; Chronic Conditions of the Lower Limbs (Arthrosis, arthritis, tendonitis); Chronic and acute stress; Gastritis; Chronic Constipation; Fatigue and Depression; Neurological Problems, Paralysis.

  • Day 5 Puyehue – Frutillar – Ensenada – PN Vicente Pérez Rosales – Pto. Varas

    This morning we’ll drive on the Lake and Volcano Scenic Way from Lake Puyehue to Lake Llanquihue. We’ll drive alongside Lake Rupanco until we arrive at Lake Llanquihue and continue to Frutillar, a charming town with a strong German heritage. Here we’ll visit the local museum and have lunch with a fantastic view of the Osorno volcano and the lake.

    Later, we’ll head to Puerto Varas and travel alongside the Llanquihue Lake en route to the village of Ensenada. At this point, we head by the road that leads to the main entrance of the park. Upon our arrival we’ll visit the powerful Petrohue Falls with its turquoise waters; there are three beautiful waterfalls that make their way through solid basaltic rocks that once came from the depths of the earth. If the weather permits, we will have a view of the Osorno Volcano (2652 m / 8,700 ft) with its rounded top; the volcano appears so close that it becomes the perfect backdrop for such an idyllic landscape.

    After a few minutes of wandering around the picture-perfect surroundings and taking photos, we’ll walk for 20 minutes through an easy and even trail called Los Enamorados (the lovers), passing by the shores of the river Petrohué and the pristine native forest. If we are lucky, we can spot the ringed kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata stellata) that can be seen perched on a branch looking for fish in the clear-water ponds. Then we go back to the vehicles and head to the amazingly gorgeous Todos Los Santos Lake (all the saints) where we spend some more time enjoying the scenery. Return to your hotel in Puerto Varas. In the evening and with a nice view over the Llanquihue Lake we’ll enjoy dinner at the best local fish & seafood restaurant.

    Time walking: 1.5 hour
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Farewell Dinner
    Difficulty: Easy
    Accommodation: Cumbres Patagonicas Hotel & SPA

  • Day 6 Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt – Airport

    Transfer to the airport or to departure point for the lake crossing tour. End of services.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • ◦ If you are interested in this tour, please send us an email to info@amity-tours.com.
    ◦ Rate per person, USD $3,400 based in double occupancy. Single Supplement USD $860
    ◦ Group rates based on 10 people, USD $2,150 per person based in double occupancy.
    ◦ We can confirm this tour with a minimum of 2 clients.
    ◦ Let us know you are interested and we will email you our booking form.
    ◦ All our programs can be modified according to your requirements or your needs.

  • ◦ Visits to the best Thermal Spas in Chile’s Lake and Volcano district.
    ◦ Local tour guide; private transportation and full board (5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 picnic lunch, 5 dinners); entrance fees and all activities according to the itinerary
    ◦ Guided nature walks with natural interpretation on the volcanology and the indigenous flora and fauna of the parks.
    ◦ All our programs can be modified according to your requirements or your client’s needs.
  • ◦ International and domestic flights.
    ◦ Travel Insurance.
    ◦ Tips & Extra drinks.
  • ◦ We run this tour under a private departure request. In this case you set the dates.
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    DIFFICULTY

    Low; intended for all people, suitable and recommendable for older adults in good health with overall good mobility who are comfortable participating in up to [2] hours of physical activity per day. Programs at this level generally involve activities of light intensity at an easy pace, mostly walking, sometimes on uneven terrain.

     DATES

    Available all year round, under private departure.

    FOOD

    Food in Chile is great and healthy. Likewise, it is one of the highlights of this tour. Great wine, fresh and flavorsome produce, seafood and all kinds of meat (beef, pork, chicken, lamb and wild boar) will be part of the daily menus. We are prepared to cater vegetarian, pescaterian and gluten free food, however if you are vegan you may have to be flexible because in Chile we have very limited vegan options. Unfortunately, kosher food is not available.

    HOTELS

     As indicated in the program or similar

    AIRLINE INFORMATION

    We highly recommend getting the Chile Airpass ticket with Lan Airlines, which includes the international flight from your country to Santiago (Chile) and the domestic flights Santiago(SCL)- Temuco(ZCO) / Temuco(ZCO)-Santiago(SCL). This Airpass is definitely less expensive than buying the flights separately and what’s more important it is very flexible if there are some unexpected last minute changes. Lan Airlines Airpass can be purchased at any IATA travel agent.

    We are happy to help you find and book your domestic flights, without extra cost.-

    The international terminal at SCL is located in the same building than the domestic terminal.

    Note: The local flights in Chile have a luggage allowance of 23kg. You will need to pay excess if your baggage exceeds this. There is an allowance for cycling equipment charged at 3kg (approx $5 per kg).

    INSURANCE

    Any policy you purchase should, at the very least, cover trip cancellation, loss of baggage, accident/life coverage, travel delays, and non-refundable airline tickets.

    Carriers for travel insurance include World Nomads, Travel Guard and Travelex. You may also consider insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation. Search the web to find the best deal that suits your needs – read the fine print –

    VEHICLES

    Modern van or minibus according to group size, air-conditioned

    ITINERARY MODIFICATIONS

    Slight itinerary modifications might occur due to weather and or road conditions, or force majeur.

    VISAS

    Visa to enter Chile: No advance Visa application is needed for entry into Chile. Australian and New Zealand citizens entering Chile for tourism purposes will be charged a $160.00 processing fee payable on arrival. Cash and credit card accepted. US and Canadian citizens no longer need to pay the reciprocity fee ($160.00)to enter Chile. A valid USA or Canada passport is required  travelling as a tourist for 90 days.

    WEATHER NOTES

    We suggest visiting the web for current conditions in Chile and doing your own research on this topic.

    www.meteochile.cl/reg09.html and www.meteochile.cl/reg10.html or www.accuweather.com

    Generally the weather in this area is very similar to Northern California, specially the coast side. Late October and November (spring time in the southern hemisphere) present milder temperatures 10ºC to 25ºC (50°F to 77°F) with some scattered rain (likewise during our Fall, March and April). During December you can start feeling the beginning of the summer with temperatures around 10ºC to 27ºC (50°F to 81°F).  In January and February temperatures range between 15ºC and 35ºC (60°F / 95°F). Remember that you are visiting the Lake & Volcano district, so always expect some rain!

    In this part of Chile there are no insects or animals that represent a real threat to human beings.

    WHAT TO BRING

    Bring hiking shoes. Bathing suit. Sun glasses and sun protector. Parka with hat, raincoat. Warm and also light clothes.

    GRATUITY

    In Chile, the gratuity for hospitality services is normally 10% of the bill. People usually tip in restaurants, hotels and the local staff of guides. You shouldn’t tip taxi drivers, baggage carriers and bar tenders, they do not expect any tips. At the end of the trip gratuity for the crew for a job well done is highly appreciated. We encourage you to use your discretion and tip according to the caliber of service you receive. As a guideline, the industry standard is $120 dollars per person, per guide.

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