Araucania District offers excellent backcountry and mountaineering access and this is the main drawcard for experienced skiers and boarders. The ascent to the “peak” of the Crater of Lonquimay is particularly popular.
ARAUCANIA DISTRICT - CHILE
Nestled amidst a spectacular sprawling 22 hectare estate is the exceptional &Beyond Vira Vira. Immersed in a beautiful park with natural lagoons, flowing rivers and sensational views of the Villarrica Volcano, luxurious grounds boast both a magnificent lodge and Hacienda with beautifully appointed suites and villas. A modern working farm, organic vegetable garden and state-of-the-art cheese factory complete the estate that is set just outside of Pucon, Chile. Freshly grown produce is sourced from the farm and used to create award-winning Chilean-inspired menus. Guests can enjoy myriad exploits, hosted by knowledgeable and engaging guides, including trekking in the national parks; horseback riding in the cordilleras; scenic helicopter flights over the Villarrica Volcano; skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing or snowmobiling in winter. The list is seemingly endless with fly fishing, mountain biking, and a variety of water sports. All excursions are specifically tailored according to your interests and fitness levels.
The fishing season runs from early November through May. A typical day of fishing begins with a made to order breakfast before heading to the river around nine. Clients dress in our wading room at the lodge before driving between 5 to 15 minutes to their selected beat for the morning. We have two very different, but equally impressive rivers, the Liucura and Puesco, running through the heart of our 50, 000 acres, known worldwide for their crystal clear waters and legendary fishing. In addition we have 3 miles of private spring creek constructed by one of the U.S. leading firms for the exclusive use of our guests. While the vast majority of our fish are caught on dry flies, we will occasionally use a “dropper” in conjunction with the dries.
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