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Patagonia cruises & tours hotels in Temuco area

Temuco hotels directory

Temuco (220.000 inhabitants), one of Chile's fastest-growing cities, is the capital of the Araucania Region and gateway to the country's Lake District. This is one of Chile's foremost tourist and culture areas.

Temuco is the perfect starting point for an exploration of Chile's stunningly beautiful Lake District, a region of rolling hillsides, lush green forests, and snow-capped volcanic peaks.

Temuco with 3,000 Mapuche reservations,  is also the cultural centre of the Mapuche Indians, the original inhabitants of the area.

Traditional Mapuche crafts are sold at Temuco's Mercado Municipal (at the corner of Aldunate and Diego Portales), and Feria Libre located close to the railway station,  where you may see Mapuche women wearing their traditional attire, best buys are their silver ornaments.  At the Casa de la Mujer Mapuche you can find further Mapuche products.

Vsit the Museo Regional de la Araucanìa.(Av. Alemania 084), which also covers the colonial and settlement period.

Climb to the summit of Monumento Natural Cerro Ñielol (head north on Arturo Prat) covered by native forests; some copihues, the Chilean national flower and the patagua tree under which the final peace treaty with the Mapuche was signed.

Temuco is the gateway to Lake Villarrica, one of the tourist hot spots in Chile, and to numerous national parks.The main lake resorts are Pucón, Villarrica and Lican Ray. National parks include Conguillío, Villarrica, Huerquehue, Tolhuaca and Nahuelbuta, all but the last one in the Andean foothills.

Come on this paradise and enjoy the nature, sports and relax in this part of Chile.
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