- Enjoy the freshest food in the gourmet restaurant with ingredients from the hotel’s own farm.
- Great location right on the shores of Liucura.
- Real ‘back to nature’ experience on the hotel’s 23 hectare estate.
- Relax in the wooden hot tub right on the river’s edge.
- The property is managed by strict ecological standards and boasts a modern cheese factory.
- Mealtimes are undoubtedly one of the main highlights of the lodge – an extravagant and mouth-watering affair! Discover the flourishing.
- organic vegetable garden, and relish sublime farm-to-table dining with fresh produce and ingredients.
- Access to an on-site helicopter and pilot (seasonal).
- Hotel Vira Vira offers guests the chance to discover the unique beauty of the Pucón Valley in superior comfort and style.
- Activities at Vira Vira are endless in either summer or winter.
- The hotel is made up of 20 rooms and suites which are traditionally decorated with Chilean rugs and whimsical local furnishings.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
&Beyond Vira Vira is surrounded by spectacular natural terrain. The homeland of the indigenous Mapuche people, the region surrounding the lodge offers a vast selection of hiking/trekking excursions. In the company of one of our experienced guides, explore national parks that showcase beautiful forests, shimmering bodies of water, waterfalls, hot springs and the breath-taking terrain of majestic volcanoes draped with snow-capped peaks. Discover the beauty of Villarrica National Park and various trails on the border of Argentina and Chile.
Exciting excursions allow birders to visit different habitats, such as mountains, lakes, rivers and forests to search high and low for the iconic species in the area. At times, bird calls might lead you to capture stunning sightings of the giant magellanic woodpecker, ringed kingfisher, chucao tapaculo, snowy egret, black-crowned night heron, plumbeous rail and Andean condor, to name but a few! As well as enjoying the resident birdlife, the exquisite surrounds of majestic volcanoes and shimmering Andean lakes add to the experience. For guests not wanting to venture too far from the lodge, a walk around the perimeter of the estate can produce white-throated treerunner, Chilean flicker, thorn-tailed rayadito, tufted tit-tyrant, grey-hooded sierra finch, yellow-billed pintail, black-faced ibis, black-necked swan and southern lapwing without too much effort.
Immerse yourself in virgin powder snow as you embark on a thrilling heli-skiing adventure. Soar above the breathtaking snowy peaks in a helicopter and land in a remote area, possibly untouched by other outdoor enthusiasts. Get your adrenalin pumping as you survey the vast mountains, vertical drops and untracked powder while deciding on your ideal route. This is an ideal destination for heli-skiing with a vast playground at your mercy fringed by stunning alpine scenery.
Explore the magnificent landscapes around &Beyond Vira Vira on a scenic helicopter flight, and marvel at the region’s beautiful lakes, forests and snow-capped volcanoes. Setting off from the lodge, hop aboard our helicopter, and soar across the Lake District passing over the active crater of the Villarrica Volcano. As if this weren’t spectacular already, the view also encompasses other volcanoes and valleys – a truly unique experience!
Enjoy a glorious scenic river excursion, gliding along clear waters toward Villarrica Lake. &Beyond Vira Vira is fronted by the beautiful Liucura River. It is from here that you will set off on a rafting boat. Ideal for relaxation and contemplating nature, this tranquil excursion allows you to gently make your way past pristine landscapes of lush rolling mountains and native forest, whilst observing aquatic birds, and even trout and salmon darting through the water, along the way. Your serene floating experience comes to an end with a delicious picnic. This experience is best enjoyed on the afternoon of your arrival as it requires little physical effort.
Spend a day immersed in the spectacular surrounds of &Beyond Vira Vira, with just the sounds of a streaming river or lapping lake as your companion, and enjoy either fly-fishing or spinner fishing where all equipment is provided. Cast your line for rainbow trout, brown trout, or chinook salmon and choose to go out in a boat to explore a wider expanse, or possibly even forget about fishing and just marvel at the terrain.
Located on the Vira Vira property is a tempting cheese factory (quesería). Local cheese-maker, Marisol Martinez, is renowned for her wholesome, authentic and flavourful cheeses that get devoured by our guests. The ultimate foodie delight, enjoy a tour of this delicious quesería and gain insight into the specific ways different cheese, including Parmesan, Gruyère, Blue cheese and Camembert are produced. Glimpse into what goes into creating top-quality cheese, and marvel at the massive wheels of slowly maturing cheeses, and the various ways to produce soft and hard cheeses. Sample and enjoy the superb flavours and textures of the various cheeses. None of the cheeses produced are for retail, they are for the exclusive delight of the guests’ palate.
&Beyond Vira Vira is surrounded by spectacular natural terrain. The homeland of the indigenous Mapuche people, the region surrounding the lodge offers a vast selection of hiking/trekking excursions. In the company of one of our experienced guides, explore national parks that showcase beautiful forests, shimmering bodies of water, waterfalls, hot springs and the breath-taking terrain of majestic volcanoes draped with snow-capped peaks. Discover the beauty of Huerquehue National Park and enjoy various trekking options.
What better way to explore the lush native forests and volcanic slopes of the region than on two wheels? Perfect for avid mountain bikers, &Beyond Vira Vira offers various half-day as well as full-day excursions to spectacular areas boasting breath-taking terrain. Explore the rugged landscapes of Villarrica National Park, traverse around the tranquil Villarrica Lake, and climb craggy craters at the foot of the Villarrica Volcano on your bike.
After a short, scenic 4×4 drive from the lodge, arrive at Huepil Malal, a horse riding centre bordering the Cañi Natural Reserve. Here, you will meet an authentic Chilean huaso (cowboy). His horses are gems of national breeds with typical names like Merken, Calafate or Canela. You will be guided on a scenic tour through open prairies and forests. This excursion is for all abilities, from those who just wish to meander through the breath-taking beauty to advanced riders who wish to gallop across the sensational landscape. Your host, Rodolfo, was a former trainer of the Spanish Olympic horse riding team.
Enjoy a fun day out splashing in the pristine waters around &Beyond Vira Vira. Starting at the lodge, paddle down the Liucura River, and take in the spectacular natural surrounds of volcanoes, kaleidoscopic birds swooping through the air, and lush forests. Additionally, we can arrange stand-up paddle boarding on Lake Tinquilco if you would like a change of scenery.
Hang on tight as you race over rapids on a thrilling white-water rafting adventure. Just 15 minutes from &Beyond Vira Vira, your riveting excursion will be in the Trancura River. Before setting off, there will be a safety briefing and testing the equipment. Ideal for beginners and experienced paddlers, the Trancura River features class 3 and 4 rapids. Zigzagging through valleys and gullies, there are numerous runs and the rapids including the Junction, the Lioness, the Wall and the Footbridge. This adrenalin pumping experience is made all the more sensational by the scenery comprised of the Villarrica Volcano at every turn, and beautiful hills draped by forests.
Exciting adventures await with our snowboarding and skiing activities down the active Villarrica Volcano. A variety of slopes are on offer from beginners to more advanced ski runs. A spectacular environment of volcanic peaks and shimmering lakes, the flowing lava has created an incredible terrain of natural half pipes, cornices and wind lips.
Embark on a snowshoe trekking expedition through puffy snow as you carve trails around Villarrica National Park. This is a spectacular way to explore untouched landscapes, with absolute silence dominating the vast expanse surrounding you. The Andes is a magical winter space between June and September, an incredible experience created for all levels of fitness. This exciting adventure begins and ends with steaming mugs of hot chocolate.
Hotel Vira Vira is both a hotel and a hacienda and runs as a fully operational farm with the main aim of providing fresh and delicious produce to guests, whilst also providing a fascinating insight into how a traditional farm and cheese dairy operates.Hotel Vira Vira offers guests the chance to discover the unique beauty of the Pucón Valley in superior comfort and style. The hotel is perfectly located close to a beautiful national park with natural lagoons, wild creeks and stunning views of the Villarrica Volcano.
We recommend the senior suites which have outside Jacuzzis, perfect for relaxing in with a glass of locally-produced wine after a day of discovery and adventure.Activities at Vira Vira are endless in either summer or winter; adventurers will relish the white water rafting and kayaking down the rapids, while the more laid back can enjoy peaceful fly fishing or drifting gently down the river in a little boat. In the winter months the area boasts skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and winter horse riding among its activities, all set out in front of a backdrop of Chile’s snow-capped volcanoes for an utterly magical scene.
All 18 rooms are impressively large with blond woods and local hand-woven materials blending with the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The riverside suites have wood-burning stoves and outdoor hot tubs – truly some of the most beautiful hide-away-from-it-all rooms I have seen, and the short walk from the main building helps the unplugged vibe.The rooms in the main hotel are also terrific, channelling the same interior style, just a little smaller but with delightful balconies and huge windows angled to let the morning sun flood in. For a more relaxed vibe there is also an option to stay in one of the original rooms of the owners’ hacienda; and for a super-special occasion there is the magical, hidden-away Ruca Suite.
Intimate yet spacious, the suites at andBeyond Vira Vira have been individually decorated with curated objects and authentic materials. Inviting bedrooms feature large ensuite bathrooms and all suites offer stunning views of the estate or the Liucura River.
Guests can enjoy sensational views from their villas, each individually decorated with beautiful local tapestries. Inviting the light inside, panoramic windows allow for stunning views and the split-level design provides a sense of being immersed in nature. Offering unrivalled comfort and ambience, each villa comes equipped with an individual fireplace, large bathroom, spacious terrace overlooking the river and an outdoor bathtub to relax in after a day out or to marvel at the clear sparkling Chilean sky at night.
Guests can enjoy the exclusivity of the five-bedroom sole-use Hacienda that is ideal for multigenerational travel. The Hacienda is stunningly decorated with local artwork, textiles and unique furniture, and features one master bedroom with a private outdoor hot tub, and four bedrooms, three with ensuite bathrooms. Previously the owner’s residence, the Hacienda offers a spacious living and dining room, a family room on the second floor, a pretty garden terrace, and a covered balcony with veranda that boasts magnificent views. Guests staying at the Hacienda can enjoy a personal chef and private excursions.
Food here really is in a league of its own. The carefully planned set menus clearly think about length of stay of guests and balancing lunches and dinner. The delightfully arranged flower power dishes drip with edible flowers from the garden; indigenous and international recipes are mixed into seamless ambrosial fusions.Pretty much all ingredients are from the grounds’ beautiful vegetable garden or home-reared livestock, testimony to the farm to fork ethos. It’s healthy food for gourmets and certainly worth shouting about. Superb. Breakfasts follow the theme – a great buffet with yogurt from the on-site dairy and exquisitely baked breads. Make sure you order one of their green juices in keeping with the healthy vibe.
The lodge offers signature cuisine led by chef Damian Fernandez who has extensive experience in 2-star Michelin restaurants. Farm to table cuisine with an onsite organic vegetable gardenEach day gourmet menu is offered, along with wine pairing and the food is prepared using fresh ingredients from the farm, ranging from meat and poultry to a variety of fruits, vegetables, aromatic herbs and products made in the hotel`s cutting – edge diary, including fresh yogurt, butter and cheese.
You can join Claudia, a trained yoga teacher, for her morning classes – a delightfully private practice, testimony to the personal attention you receive here.There is no pool, but with a river running past the door and plenty of star-soaked hot tubs you probably won’t miss this. The overwhelmingly extensive excursion menu is expertly executed by great local guides, showcasing everything from hiking to local weaving and horse-riding to rafting – download before you go and choose carefully, or stay for a month!
Gaze up at a blanket of stars whilst relaxing in one of the two lodge hot tubs, enjoy a world-class wellness menu in the spa.
Head to the traditional Mapuche style Ruca yoga platform and soak in the views over the tranquil lagoon. Claudia, the hotel’s co-owner, is trained in Hatha yoga and leads sessions with a focus on deep relaxation and immersion in nature.