In May, our travelArtist Stefanie followed an invitation from the regional tourist authority and visited the Araucanía Region around Temuco for you. While there, she participated in a varied 4-day fam programme to get to know better some of the region’s accommodation facilities and attractions. The Araucanía Region is dominated by green araucaria forests, volcanoes, and a rich cultural history as it is also home of the Mapuche. During the journey, Stefanie experienced everything from the fast-paced atmosphere of the regional capital Temuco, to the active volcano Lonquimay, to the ski centre Corralco. In small local villages like Curacautín and Malalcahuello, which are far from the big centres, Stefanie was able to encounter the authentic side of Chile. One of her highlights was trekking through the popular Conguillio National Park, with its ancient araucarias (a tree species that have existed since the time of dinosaurs), deep-blue lakes and breathtaking views of its various volcanoes. Another highlight was supposed to be a trek through the huge crater of the Sollipulli volcano, but due to harsh weather conditions, the group could not get to the crater. However, the walk on volcanic ground with the view of the crater was still a very impressive sight. The Araucanía Region has a lot to offer for outdoor enthusiasts and guests interested in Mapuche culture and cuisine. Your travelArt contact is happy to assist you with more information about this region and its excursion options.