PARQUE NACIONAL VICENTE PÉREZ ROSALES, Chile’s first national park, was established in 1926, and covers an area of 2510 square kilometres. It is divided into three sectors: Sector Osorno, Sector Petrohué and Sector Peulla, and comprises some of the most sensational scenery in the Lake District: the emerald Lago Todos Los Santos, the thundering turquoise waters of the Saltos de Petrohué, and the imposing peaks of the area’s main volcanoes: Osorno, Tronador and Puntiagudo. Coupled with the fact that this vast chunk of wilderness provides endless hiking opportunities, it’s little wonder that this park is the most visited in the whole of Chile. If you are planning to do any extensive hiking here, you will find it useful to have a copy of the water-resistant Llanquihue map published by Trekking Chile (trekkingchile.com).

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