Between Pucón forest, volcanoes and Lake District mountains, andBeyond Vira Vira is a destination for becoming at one with nature. Its 22-hectare estate revels in verdant scenery and natural lagoons, while the property itself is set on the shore of the flowing Liacura river. Homely countryside chic meets hacienda luxury in just 18 rooms: wood panels line every terraced suite, overlooking the river from tall floor-to-ceiling windows. Rustic yet contemporary charm reaches a new level in villas with outdoor hot tubs and cosy living room fireplaces.
Plenty of local character is added to the resort’s stylish design thanks to Mapuche antiques, hand-woven tapestries and playful rugs. Local guides are the expert forces behind the resort’s wide variety of excursions. Cycling and riding give way to heli-skiing and snowboarding adventures as the seasons work their magic. A visit to a local town might include meeting a Mapuche weaver and having lunch at a traditional ruka (house), learning about the Mapuche’s deep connection with Mother Earth. The river offers its majesty on sailing, kayaking or fishing trips – from the sedate to the extreme. Further afield, a helicopter tour of the active Villarrica volcano and thermal springs is an unforgettable opportunity. For total relaxation, the resort’s co-owner leads yoga classes each morning to align chakras, and wood-burning hot tubs are secretly scattered around the grounds.
The Vira Vira kitchen and relaxed farm-to-table restaurant serves all meals, with Latin American set menus that change daily, governed by the freshest local produce. Ingredients are sourced from the resort’s gardens or the owners’ farm nearby, from chickens producing eggs to local seafood and edible flowers. A healthy breakfast presents home baked breads, fresh juices and a buffet with many ingredients coming from the resort’s dairy. The wine list and open-air bar offer South American libations and house-infused liqueurs.
Spa and wellness enthusiasts
Lovers of the great outdoors
Those looking to be immersed in local culture
Unwind in the outdoor hot tub or indulge in a soothing massage at the spa
Restore your balance with a relaxing yoga session
See where your evening meal starts its journey on an insightful vegetable garden tour
Relax amongst nature with a guided forest therapy session
Sample delicious Chilean wines from the hotel’s impressive wine cellar
Enjoy chef Damián Fernández Dupouy’s seasonal menus inspired by traditional Chilean cuisine
Visit the property’s exclusive cheese factory and enjoy delicious tasters
Enjoy beach barbecues on the lakefront
Immerse yourself in Mapuche culture with a traditional lunch and weaving demonstration
Go riding with a Chilean huaso through scenic prairies and forests
Spot remarkable birdlife such as woodpeckers, kingfishers and Andean condors
View vast lakes and towering volcanos on a spectacular helicopter tour
Kayak, canoe and waterski across pristine lakes and rivers
Try your hand at reeling in a rainbow trout or salmon
Trek through the mesmerising Huerquehue and Villarica National Parks in search of waterfalls and hot springs
The idea for Red Savannah was always based on a clear market need. A small team of the most experienced travel designers, supported by the latest technology and delivered with the lightest touch. In short, a travel company redefined for the 21st century.