How to get to Puerto Varas
Osorno Volcano and Petrohué falls
The meeting will take place at the Cabaña del Lago hotel in Puerto Varas, a charming tourist town located on the shore of the Llanquihue glacial lake (41.3°S), 900 Km. south of Santiago, Chile’s capital city.
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Getting to the conference
1) By Plane
The nearest airport is El Tepual (IATA code: PMC), located in the city of Puerto Montt. The airport is ~ 25 Km (16 miles) away from Puerto Varas.
Please note that international visitors will have a layover in Santiago, Chile's capital city (IATA code: SCL). Santiago International Airport has daily connections with all major airports worldwide.
There are frequent flights departing every day from Santiago to Puerto Montt (1hr 30min). Flights to PMC are served by both LATAM Airlines and Sky Airlines. Sit on the left side for a chance to see volcanoes during the flight.
While inconvenient, it may be cheaper to buy a round trip to Santiago, and a separate round trip ticket to Puerto Montt, than a single round trip from abroad to Puerto Montt. Please check different travel alternatives to find the best price.
From the airport, you can:
Here are some options, but you can find additional ones online.
Easy Transfer (from USD $10 per person, shared van. They also operate private vans, at a higher rate).
TurisTour (USD $18 per person)
Booking at the airport may also be available. Also, your hotel might be able to book a shuttle for you.
2) By Bus
Buses depart daily from Santiago to Puerto Varas. The trip takes about 13 hours.
3) By Car
Take Route 5 south from Santiago to Puerto Varas (1008 Km.).
Some participants may require a visa to travel to Chile. Participants are encouraged to consult with the Chilean consulate/embassy in their home country about travel requirements. It is up to the participant to obtain all proper permissions to enter Chile.
An online tool to quickly evaluate whether you will require a Visa to enter Chile, based on your country of origin, can be found here.
More information about visas can be found here.
If you require an official letter of invitation for visa application purposes, please contact us.