If you want to check out the best of Chile, check in to andBeyond Vira Vira, where they go above and beyond to ensure you have a personalized and stylish stay. Admire the striking scenery of your surroundings – you are, after all, in the heart of Arauncania, which is nestled in Chile’s Lake District. With charming villages, such as Pucon, glacial lakes, volcanoes and national parks with plenty of natural beauty, this region is the perfect place to partake in outdoor adventures. The area, which is also the home of the Mapuche people who have their own rich heritage, offers many cultural activities as well.
Visit the Villarrica Lake, located near the active Villarrica Volcano, as well as the Araucaria, or monkey puzzle trees, during your time in this lush landscape. Located on 54 acres, andBeyond Vira Vira features a luxurious lodge and hacienda with stylish suites and villas which are just as stunning as the scenery. Aside from the modern amenities in your room, you will also find a modern working farm, organic vegetable garden and even a cheese factory within the grounds of the estate.
With spacious suites, villas and a five-bedroom hacienda, you can savor the sweet life in this scenic spot. Each of the six suites, appointed with carefully curated objects, offer stunning views of the lagoon, park or Liucura River, which you can enjoy from your private terrace. Looking for a space with chic yet comfortable furnishings, as well as a fire place and outdoor bathtub? Voila! Their villas are the perfect place to sit back, relax and take in the sensational views from along the Liucura River.
Be entranced by the enchanting hacienda which is decorated with local artwork, decorative décor, private outdoor hot tub and four bedrooms, three with en suite bathrooms. This regal residence also features a large living room, dining room, family room, a garden terrace, and covered balcony with veranda.
With the freshest farm to table ingredients – after all, most of their products come from their own farm– your taste buds will go on a tantalizing culinary adventure. Their French-trained executive chef, Damian Fernandez, prepares palatable plates inspired by each season, making for some super scrumptious meals. Savor the flavor of Southern Chile with their 3-course lunches and 4-course meals.
With solar panels which produce most of their hot water, plus lodge parts that are lined with recycled and certified wood, this stylish property is also completely sustainable! All of the energy used on site is also tracked on a monthly basis.
Their natural landscape is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, groups and romantic getaways. The extraordinary landscape also makes for some incredible and unique expeditions. From horseback riding in the cordilleras to helicopter rides, plus snowboarding, skiing and snowmobiling, your adventure awaits.
Experience exciting excursions accompanied by one of their experienced guides who will create the perfect adventure in paradise. Take in the breathtaking beauty of your surroundings by a variety of trekking excursions as you wander along national parks, hot springs, waterfalls, and volcanoes with snow-capped peaks. Hiking in the Huerquehue National Park is fun for the whole family, as each hike is graded for varying levels of ability. For some of the best views, the ‘Five Waterfalls’ hike is a must if you want to get the most out of your surroundings in Villarrica National Park.
You might have a few fun hiking options, but this awe-inspiring adventure is just getting started. Tackle the terrain by mountain biking around volcanic slopes and native forests. From half-day to full-day excursions, you can explore rugged landscapes as you cycle around Villarrica Lake. Whether you choose smooth flowing single tracks or more extreme downhill tracks, you can enjoy unparalleled views at your pace.
You can also ride into your unforgettable vacation on horseback! After a short drive, you will arrive at Huepil Malal, a riding center which borders the Cañi Natural Reserve, where you will get ready to go on a scenic tour through open prairies and forests.
Create unforgettable memories as you climb the Villarrica Volcano which features a cone shape with an open lava pool crater at the top. Take in the stunning scenery of Lake Tinquilco in the Huerquehue National Park with their kayaking or canoeing excursions. Pucón and Villarrica boast a variety of lakes so you can test your kayaking skills while being surrounded by volcanoes.
Find your inner peace with their floating raft excursions. Set off on the Liucura River and relax within the tranquility of nature before enjoying a picnic – it doesn’t get better than that – unless of course you prefer paddle boarding on the pristine waters all around you!
You’ll be flying high as you enjoy fly-fishing or spinner fishing with a guide who will take you to the most sought after for exciting encounters. You can also enjoy some of the region’s best white-water rafting or race through the rapids, including the Lioness, the Wall and the Footbridge.
Whether you ski, snowboard or go snowshoeing down the Vlilarrica Volcano, one thing is for sure – you will be surrounded by the majestic scenery of untouched landscapes. IIf you want to take your trip to new heights, set your sights on a scenic helicopter ride over lakes, mountains and forests. For a romantic adventure, fly over during sunset hours and enjoy a glass of champagne to toast to your once in a lifetime vacation.