was born as an extension from Hostería La Tetera, which
worked from 1994 to 2005 under the managment of its owners,
the Swiss-Chilean couple of Hans Liechti and Verónica
Araneda. The Liechtis felt at their hostel the need to provide
their passengers with extra information about what to do in
Pucón, organize excursions and tours for them, and
with the time they even became shipping agents.
11 years running Hostería La Tetera, they first rented
it and finally sold it. But the Liechtis didn't leave Pucón.
In November 2005, TravelAid was officially born, at their
address in Ansorena street, just off the main street O'Higgins.
There they have a wide selection of maps for sale, and can
help in a better way the customers that come in need of specific
information, specialized travel books, reservations for boat
trips, the Lakes Crossing or the trip from Pucón to
San Martín de los Andes through the Hua Hum Pass. They
can also issue the Obligatory Insurance needed if travelling
by car to Argentina.
2009 they also have two touristic apartments for rent on the
Camino al Volcán, so they are kind of getting back
to their origins in the hostelling branch.
Liechti and Verónica Araneda are journalists, but with
over 15 years of experience in Tourism. Both speak English
and German, which is very useful to provide a better service
to the foreign tourists that visit Pucón. Before they
settled down, the Liechtis travelled through all Chile and
most of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and
Name: Sociedad Comercial Araneda y Liechti Ltda.
Manager: Verónica Araneda Ramírez
Account in Chile:
Sociedad Comercial Araneda y Liechti Limitada
Bank: BCI - branch Pucón
Verónica Araneda Ramírez
of Pucón´s Tourism Chamber
in Sernatur's list of Travel Agents in the Araucanía