SIETELAGOS: MAGICAL SECRET SPOTS ON ANDES MOUNTAIN A treat to your senses Ice ages and volcanoes have forged dazzling landscapes, which gave birth to Sietelagos (Seven lakes) destination, covered with large extensions of the lavish Valdivian Forest, crystal clear rivers, the startling Andes Mountain and an extense hot spring route. All of it awaits for you to take the best pictures of your life.
LAGO RANCO BASIN: ABSOLUTE REST For those looking to activate their senses in lost corners of the Andes, to share the secrets of its farms and the love of its people, Lago Ranco (Ranco Lake) basin is the perfect place. 1
In this destination you will ﬁnd, from the ocean to the mountains, the essential to connect yourself with the feeling of being one in perfect harmony with yourself and nature, along with the pure beauty of its rivers, clear lakes, lookouts and Valdivian rainforests.
Biosphere Reserve (Unesco): “Temperate rainforest of the Southern Andes” Nature shows itself at its best in MochoChoshuenco National Reserve, in Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, pioneer in species conservation, and in the southern entrance of Villarrica National Park.
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Available all year long, this destination awaits for you. Come and meet its traditions, handcraft and heritage, its landscapes and its alternatives in hot springs, bird watching, ﬂy ﬁshing and nautical sports.
Healing fountains of the forest. The largest amount of hot spring and thermal baths in Chile, and probably in South America, can be found in “Los Ríos” region. The “Hot Spring Route” offers 13 thermal centers, from the rustic to the most reﬁned experience, always surrounded by the lavish forest and open all year. Binational tourism. The best way to cross the Andes and connect Chile to Argentina is navigating through the Pirehueico lake, framed in an astonishing landscape that will make you leave urban stress behind. One and a half hour of navegation and a road covered by native forest link the Sietelagos destination in the “Los Rios“ region with San Martín de Los Andes in Argentina.
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Southern country sensations The fragrances and ﬂavors of Ranco will lead you to taste the different mixes that will excite your senses. Gourmet or homemade dishes, meat like never before, wild fruits, ﬁrst class cheese, merkén chili and way of loving that can only be explained by experiencing every treat that is elaborated in Ranco surroundings.
Do not miss the opportunity to learn the traditions of the Mapuche-Huilliche ethnic group, indigenous people of southern Chile that keeps their culture alive through the years. Depending on the season, you can participate in various activities of this ancient people.
3 1. Mocho Choshuenco volcan´s glaciar | 2. Sietelagos hot spring route | 3. Hua hum ferryboat, Huahum international crossing.
We invite you to enjoy an absolute rest and to share southern Chilean culture among landscapes of dreams.
3 1. Horesback riding with “arrieros” | 2. “ Piedra Mesa” lookout, Lago Ranco | 3. Flyfishing, Calcurrupe river. www.chile.travel
REGIÓN DE LOS RÍOS: DISCOVER A KIND OF FOREST UNIQUE TO THE WORLD
REGIÓN DE LOS RÍOS National Tourism Board (Sernatur) Prat 675 Valdivia (+56 63) 239060 firstname.lastname@example.org
GET DRENCHED WITH THE CHARM OF VALDIVIA AND ITS COAST
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It is college city of science and knowledge. Home of the renowed International Film Festival, among many other cultural festivities around the year. Nautical capital city of the Southern Paciﬁc due its technical conditions, ideal to navigate, port and develop of the naval industry.
Feel the birds singing and the stream of creeks while walking in the woods or paddling in the calm waters of its rivers. Ride a mountain bike or ﬂy among the treetops to feel the breeze and adrenaline in the midst of purifying aromas that the Valdivian rainforest offers you.
The Valdivian Forest Ecoregion was selected by WWF as one of 25 biodiversity hotspots worldwide.
The End of the World Castles in Corral Bay is a must for knowing the history of the region. Take a look at “el museo de sitio de Niebla” (Niebla´s siege museum), navigate to see the Castle of San Pedro de Alcantara on the island Mancera or experience the historic revival of San Sebastian de la Cruz casttle during summer season.
Corral and the Paciﬁc Ocean invite you to a journey of relaxation and harmony inprotected areas like ”Alerce Costero” (Coastal Larch) National Park . On them you will appreciate the magniﬁcence of ancient forests, where one in every three species only exists in this area of the planet.
The existence of public and private protected areas is an example of the concern to preserve these forests, their diversity and also the development of local communities. Ask for access to each protected area and its various activities, which may vary by season, at www.turismolosrios.cl
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Explore using all your senses the forest, from the Paciﬁc Ocean to the Andes Mountain. Walk among ancient forests of Araucarias (araucaria araucana) at the base of the Villarica volcano, or a forest of Alerces (Larch, ﬁtzroya cupressoides) in the coastal area and bond with the local communities.
Valdivia, capital city of ”Los Ríos” region, is surrounded by rivers, wetlands and protected areas. Mapuche inhabited since pre-Hispanic times, founded by the Spanish in 1552, invaded by Dutch pirates and forged by German settlers, now is projected as one of the most beautiful cities of Chile, rich in culture and traditions such as homemade beer, chocolates and marzipan.
The mysterious Valdivian Forest in southern Chile has attracted attention of numerous scientiﬁc and botanic expeditions from all over the world. In its evergreen woods you can still found living fossils, whose closest relatives are in Oceania and the tropical jungles of the Andes.
3 1. Flock of Little Jergón Duck (Anas flavirostris) | 2. Star´s flower (anemone hepacitifolia). | 3. Pilolcura´s forest.
3 1. Ships at Schuster Dock, Valdivia | 2. “Alerce Costero” National Park | 3. Historical revival, Corral.
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