Saltos del Petrohue
Saltos del Petrohue
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • pablucho35
    Savannah, Georgia120 contributions
    Breath taking view
    Spectacular view of the river and volcano. Definitely a visit if you are in the south of Chile. There are some large annoying bugs all over the place, but you just have to keep scaring them away. Breath taking views are great. You pay 2000 for parking but afterwards I realized that if I had driven a bit more, I could have parked for free along the road. Nice gift shops.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written January 7, 2023
  • Doc Chial
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida99 contributions
    MUY RECOMENDADO
    MUY RECOMENDADO. Hermoso paisaje, vale la pena. No pueden dejar de venir si estan en Puerto Varas. El volcan detras, se ve hermoso. Buen contacto con la naturaleza, aire puro, el color turquesa del agua, y esas corrientes y cascadas de agua, Salen fotos extraordinarias en los puntos claves del corredizo para caminar cerca del rio. NO se lo pierdan
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 27, 2023
  • Doc Chial
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida99 contributions
    MUY RECOMENDADO
    MUY RECOMENDADO. Hermoso paisaje, vale la pena. No pueden dejar de venir si estan en Puerto Varas. El volcan detras, se ve hermoso. Buen contacto con la naturaleza, aire puro, el color turquesa del agua, y esas corrientes y cascadas de agua, Salen fotos extraordinarias en los puntos claves del corredizo para caminar cerca del rio. NO se lo pierdan
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 27, 2023
  • DuncanTCH
    East Greenbush, New York1,272 contributions
    The perfect outdoor setting with amazing backdrop
    Saltos del Petrohue is perfect setting to take in the beauty that is the country of Chile. The rapids have well constructed walkways over the various parts of the rapids, all of which are wide enough to let several people pass. Obviously, there are places where everyone wants to take pictures, but these more crowded areas are quickly cleared and everyone is able to take in the terrific views. The water is an amazing blue-green color that's not to be missed. The setting is perfect and the volcano makes an impressive backdrop for any photo. Definitely a must see location when in Puerto Varas.
    Visited January 2023
    Written March 7, 2023
  • KarenM1_10
    1,084 contributions
    Very nice area
    Our tour from the cruise ship stopped at Petrohue Rapids. Here we walked along a path to see the rapids and several waterfalls that were in the area. The area was very nice and there were several visitors when we visited. I would recommend coming here. Well worth the time.
    Visited January 2023
    Written May 26, 2023
  • Mauricio Gonzalez
    Quebec City, Canada439 contributions
    Nice place to visit. Wear waterproof clothing. The trails can be slippery.
    Nice place to visit. Close to the falls, there is a lot of moisture and wind. You may end up all wet. Wear waterproof clothing if you want to be there sightseeing for some time. The trails can be slippery, so it's best to wear good shoes.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 21, 2023
  • R S
    7 contributions
    World-class views and very accessible.
    World-class. Just wonderful. There are 3 walking routes you can do, 1 to the main falls and view of Osorno volcano (500m and very smooth accessible path suitable for wheelchair/pram) a second loop (680m easy walking but not for wheelchair/pram) to some additional viewpoints of the river and a separate smaller fall, and a third slightly longer loop (1km not for wheelchair/pram) through the forest. We did all 3 and included a meal stop in the on site cafe/restaurant after the second just because we could. ( great photo opportunity with one of the foxes that can be found in many of the local tourist car parks). Just lovely.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 21, 2023
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R S
7 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
World-class. Just wonderful.
There are 3 walking routes you can do, 1 to the main falls and view of Osorno volcano (500m and very smooth accessible path suitable for wheelchair/pram) a second loop (680m easy walking but not for wheelchair/pram) to some additional viewpoints of the river and a separate smaller fall, and a third slightly longer loop (1km not for wheelchair/pram) through the forest.
We did all 3 and included a meal stop in the on site cafe/restaurant after the second just because we could. ( great photo opportunity with one of the foxes that can be found in many of the local tourist car parks).
Just lovely.
Written November 21, 2023
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Mauricio Gonzalez
Quebec City, Canada439 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
Nice place to visit. Close to the falls, there is a lot of moisture and wind. You may end up all wet. Wear waterproof clothing if you want to be there sightseeing for some time. The trails can be slippery, so it's best to wear good shoes.
Written July 21, 2023
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Polo Morailles
San Diego, CA107 contributions
Feb. 2023
This stop was included in my expedition, so I decided to fork over the money to visit inside.
There are great views of the river and the large, majestic mountains next it with some deep blue water.
Though when I went there, the rapids weren't as strong, so it wasn't as great as it could have been.
The park has a cafe and bathrooms and a gift shop and mini-market at the entrance. Entrance is 7,000 CLP for foreigners. Credit cards accepted.
Written June 12, 2023
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan1,084 contributions
Jan. 2023
Our tour from the cruise ship stopped at Petrohue Rapids. Here we walked along a path to see the rapids and several waterfalls that were in the area. The area was very nice and there were several visitors when we visited. I would recommend coming here. Well worth the time.
Written May 26, 2023
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Valentina Lucia B
Santiago, Chile6 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Couples
The views are amazing, please be respectful with the nature, dont feed the wild animals, don’t throw garbage dont scrape the trees, please just be respectful
Written April 13, 2023
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DuncanTCH
East Greenbush, NY1,272 contributions
Jan. 2023
Saltos del Petrohue is perfect setting to take in the beauty that is the country of Chile. The rapids have well constructed walkways over the various parts of the rapids, all of which are wide enough to let several people pass. Obviously, there are places where everyone wants to take pictures, but these more crowded areas are quickly cleared and everyone is able to take in the terrific views. The water is an amazing blue-green color that's not to be missed. The setting is perfect and the volcano makes an impressive backdrop for any photo. Definitely a must see location when in Puerto Varas.
Written March 7, 2023
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todareistodo
Winsford, UK517 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Couples
Fantastic experience views 360degree amazing views absolutely stunning this was part of an organised excursion off the cruise ship
Written January 20, 2023
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pablucho35
Savannah, GA120 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Friends
Spectacular view of the river and volcano. Definitely a visit if you are in the south of Chile. There are some large annoying bugs all over the place, but you just have to keep scaring them away. Breath taking views are great. You pay 2000 for parking but afterwards I realized that if I had driven a bit more, I could have parked for free along the road. Nice gift shops.
Written January 7, 2023
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK6,007 contributions
Jan. 2023
Amazing rapids, huge volumes of water and all an amazing blue colour, set against the backdrop of at least one, if not two volcanos, a must see
Written January 5, 2023
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David B
Toronto, Canada359 contributions
Nov. 2022
Really impressive! Great views of falls/rapids in a beautifully coloured river with forest and volcano backdrop. 3 seperate trails to viewpoints, really good photo access right up close to the water. Significant new infrastruction to upgrade the pathways and bridge, you feel very secure. Each trail is fairly short for walkers of all ages. Each one takes between 10 and 30 minutes. Also, we had a nice bite of lunch at the restaurant located where the 3 trails split off.
Written November 27, 2022
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