The lake district, of which we visited only the southern half, has beautiful blue lakes backdropped by snow covered volcanos.
The lake basins were created as glaciers gouged into the valleys during the last ice age. As they retreated they left behind moraines which blocked their lower ends and allowed the lakes to fill in the basins. Lago Llanquihue is the southernmost of these lakes and one of the largest.
At 2652 m (8701 ft) Volcan Osorno, with its snow covered upper cone, is an identifiable landmark as you travel around the area. It is located in Parque Nacional Vincente Perez Rosales.