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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*Chile has recently lifted all COVID-19-related requirements to enter the country**. In any case, please be mindful that requirements can change at any time.
Some participants may require a tourist 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.
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 ~ 23Km (14 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 LATAM Airlines, Sky Airlines, and JetSMART. Sit on the left side for a chance to see volcanoes during the flight.
Please note that for international travelers, and 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 directly to Puerto Montt. Please check different travel alternatives to find the best price and schedule.
From the airport, you can:
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.).