The Lake District: thundering waterfalls, glaciers and thermal pools

Head south from Santiago and you’ll discover the Lake District, where shimmering blue lakes are interspersed with thundering waterfalls, glaciers and thermal pools, set against the backdrop of the dramatic Andes. Until 1880 the entire region was blanketed in forest, when small farm settlers arrived and took advantage of the natural benefits of the land. Impossibly pretty, this region is ideal for outdoor pursuits such as hiking, biking and horse riding, fishing or taking to the waters on a relaxing cruise. Thermal pools will help you relax further after all that activity.