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Did you know that Chile is the country with the Americas’ largest number of active volcanoes? This is the reason why geological tourism and fascination with Chile’s volcanoes is an increasingly popular and widespread phenomenon in our country.

Among the thousands of Chilean volcanoes, there are some that are an essential part of our history, whether due to their eruptions, geological heritage, or connotation for our indigenous culture. These volcanoes, in addition to being the most visited in Chile, are perfect for photography fans “Without a doubt, Chile’s most symbolic volcano is the Villarrica, one of the seven volcanoes in the world that has active lava flow that can be seen from its crater.

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Far from the cosmopolitan and vibrant city of Santiago, a very special grape grows. Almost killed by insects, and then forgotten, the Carménère was reborn more than 10.000 km away from its homeland and today is Chile’s most renowned wine around the world… But how did that happen?

In the 19th century, the phylloxera epidemic almost wiped all of France’s raisin plants, forcing French winemakers to start over with their plantations of Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Carménère. Their efforts worked and almost all of the strains were brought back to life, but the Carménère couldn’t adapt to the cold spring and early autumn rains of Bordeaux and got extinct.

More than a hundred years passed and the Carménère was reborn in central Chile. How? A decade before the plague that affected France started, a few strains of Carménère joined the European winemakers that migrate to Chile around 1850. However, this survivor wine strain was sown next to Merlot and Cabernet plants and for years Carménère was marketed as these two varieties.

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Once again, the world of astronomy will set its eyes on Chile: we will be the destination to observe another solar eclipse this 2020. This year, La Araucanía will be one of the best places to witness it, with 100% darkness.

December 14 at 1:00 p.m. will be the most anticipated day for fans of astronomy. Pucón and Villarrica will be the epicenter of a solar eclipse, where the visibility will be 100%, as happened last year in a sector of the Coquimbo and Atacama Region.

We are going to the south of Chile! This year the Solar Eclipse 2020 is coming to us in one of the most tourist places in our country: The Araucanía Region.
The towns that will be within the privileged area of 100% darkness are: Puerto Saavedra, Isla Mocha, Carahue, Freire, Nueva Imperial, Loncoche, Freira, Villarrica, Pucón and Lican Ray.
Pucón is the capital of Adventure Tourism! Since in its surroundings, you can do rafting, canopy, kayaking, zip-lining, ascending the volcano, and water sports on Lake Villarrica.

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Widely known for its clear skies, Chile has become a global power in astronomy. With different observatories located throughout the territory, especially in the north of the country, Chile is now a key participant in many scientific advances and discoveries of the last couple of years.
But the mysteries of the cosmos are not exclusive to astronomers and physicists, since different organizations have started to open its doors to the public with the purpose of allowing them to discover more about our universe.

Paranal astronomy observatory chile.In the north of Chile, in the Atacama and Antofagasta region, different observatories have been installed, making the most of the amazing skies of the Atacama Desert. The most iconic are the Paranal and ALMA, which have the most advanced systems in the world. It is possible to visit the Paranal Observatory each Saturday and the ALMA during Saturdays and Sunday early in the morning. For both places it is necessary to book in advanced.

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Chilean Patagonia is worldly known for its beautiful landscapes that captivate everyone that comes to visit; enormous and dense forests, imposing mountains that seem to be sculpted by hand and ancient glaciers surrounded by beautiful lagoons. Though it is one of the most popular places to visit within the national territory, it is necessary to have always in mind that it is also the home for hundreds of animals, that make this land even more special.
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Few areas in the world have a more mystical attraction than this small speck of land, one of the most isolated places on Earth. It is difficult to feel connected to Chile, more than 3700 km to the east, much less to the world in general. Endowed with the most challenging statues of logic on the planet, the surprisingly familiar moai, Easter Island (Rapa Nui for its native Polynesian inhabitants) emanates a magnetic and mysterious environment.

But Easter Island is much more than an open-air museum. Diving, snorkeling and surfing are fabulous. On land, there is no better ecological way to experience the wild beauty of the island than on foot, from a saddle by bicycle or on horseback. But if all you want to do is recharge the batteries, a couple of magnificent extensions of white sand await you.

Although Easter Island is world famous and visitors are on the rise, everything is still small and pleasant: everything is about ecotravel.

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Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park is a protected area framed by the Andes mountain range, and located in southern Chile. It was created in 1926 in honor of the prominent public man Vicente Pérez Rosales, being the oldest Chilean national park.

It has an area of ​​253,780 hectares and altitudes ranging from 50 to 3491 meters above sea level. Its western entrance is close to the town of Ensenada, 72 km northeast of Puerto Montt and 64 km from Puerto Varas.

It is part of the rainforest temperate forests biosphere reserve of the Southern Andes.

The park contains extensions of virgin forest with large extensions covered with native trees such as coigues, ulmos, olivillos and arrayanes.

The park is bordering with Argentina, and within its extension is the Todos los Santos lake. The lake impacts by the particular emerald green color of its waters, as well as being surrounded by three imposing snow-capped volcanoes, which also belong to the park: the Osorno volcano, the Puntiagudo volcano and the Tronador hill.

In its interior is the Petrohué river, known for the jumps of the same name, where the river’s torrent glides over large stones. In the place there are demarcated various hiking trails that go into the native forest.

This landscape diversity and the dominant presence of its volcanoes, have made this park one of the main destinations of the Los Lagos region, since within its limits the visitor can not only observe the landscape, walk or observe the flora and the fauna of the area, if not you can also enjoy the thermal baths, skiing, boat trips and fishing, among other things.

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Fly fishing in Chile is the fastest growing sector in sport fishing. Southern Chile is the destination for trout and salmon fishing! These excursions on Rio Maullin and other rivers and lakes are operated by local full-service outfitters.

In almost all fishermen there is the thought that to catch big trout you have to travel to remote places of difficult access, waiting for few or no fishermen to arrive at the place. In most cases this is quite true, it is necessary to travel a lot to capture large pieces or enter protected places, where the large number of fishermen who usually easily access public places where you can walk can not reach.

But here in Puerto Varas, we have the Maullín River, located a few kilometers outside the city where it is possible to make excellent fishing for browns, you can fish specimens that many did not even dream of such a short distance. This is one of the rivers that escapes the logic that told them, although it is true that it has places where it is not easy to access, there are others where it is reached without problems and it is possible to capture very good sized pieces throughout of the channel.

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The Cruise season has arrived and with it brings endless activities for tourists who visit us. Whatever you are looking for, North Patagonia will give you what you are looking for, with many daily activities, for all tastes, whether cultural, natural or adventure, even mixed and these are some options we have for you.

AROUND LLANQUIHUE LAKE PUERTO OCTAY, FRUTILLAR, LLANQUIHUE, AND OTHERS

 

The excursion takes us around Lake Llanquihue. This is the third largest natural lake in South America and second largest in Chile. The Lake is surrounded by several small towns and magnificent scenery, including Osorno and other volcanoes. We will stop to visit some towns.

Depart from your Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt hotel or pier. Our excursion takes us around Lake Llanquihue. This is the third largest natural lake in South America and second largest in Chile at 886,000 km. sq. and 350 meters deep. It is surrounded by several small towns and magnificent scenery, including Osorno and other volcanoes. We will stop to visit a number of them, depending on time, weather, and your interests. The choices include:

 

1. Puerto Varas (our starting point): founded in 1853 by German settlers.

 

2. Laguna Verde (a small green lagoon off Lake Llanquihue): a beautiful place for a short walk and taking photos. This vantage point also gives a good perspective of the size of the lake. Depending on the day and the season, you may spot local wildlife along the wooded shoreline.

 

3. Drive a short distance up the skirts of Osorno Volcano to the Burbuja ski area where you can see the glacial run-off from the volcano slopes and glaciers. Also see a wide variety of lava formations created by the lava flows from Osorno. Marvel at the great views around us (weather permitting). Take in the scale of the lake and its surroundings.

 

4. Las Cascadas Village: located 13.6 miles further, following the road through the foothills of the towering volcano. Here we have an opportunity to visit a beautiful waterfall 40 meters tall, depending on road conditions and weather.

 

5. As we continue our route, always surrounded by beautiful native trees and sandy beaches, we head to Puerto Octay, located on the north shore of the lake. The German influence is evident in the Casonas Germanas (large German houses) and their agricultural fields. Much of the area around the lake was settled by German immigrants, before WWI.

 

Take time to walk around its ancient streets and plaza, and later take beautiful photos from different viewpoints. There is also a local museum that you can visit on your own.

 

6. We continue our route along the lake shore, until we arrive at Frutillar. Take time to walk and explore its beautiful gardens or taste a delicious German pastry. (Each year between January 27 and February 5, a festival of classical music, known internationally as The Musical Week of Frutillar takes place. On this occasion the town welcomes tourists from around the world who come to enjoy the show.)

 

7. Always bordering Lake Llanquihue, we head to the town of Llanquihue, famous for its sausages and as the place of origin of the River Maullín, the old route of the settlers. In the town we visit the Memorial to the German Colonists.

 

Having completed our loop around the lake, we now take the Pan-American Highway (the same highway that begins in Alaska in USA and ends on the Island of Chiloé, some miles down the road), and return to your hotel or pier.

 

Optional lunch in the Cascadas village (sandwich or empanadas) or regular lunch at Puerto Octay or Frutillar. (Food at your own expense.)

Note for Cruise ship passengers: We return one hour before the last tender. If necessary, the excursion will be shortened to ensure timely return.

 

Note: It is essential that you wear appropriate layered clothing in order to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion, windbreaker, sunglasses, hat, and sun protection.

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This tour combines the Santiago City Tour and the Viña Undurraga Vineyard & Winery Tour.

We will tour one of the most attractive capitals of Latin America. We will know the most classic Santiago, and also the most modern Santiago. We will start by visiting the historic center of the city, where the Plaza de Armas, La Moneda (the government palace) and the buildings of the judicial and executive power are located. We will finish the tour in the Central Market, where you can enjoy the most traditional of the Chilean capital.

Then we will visit Undurraga Vineyard, founded in 1885 and this is one of the oldest wineries in Chile.
Located in the Maipo Valley, in the Fundo Santa Ana, here you can visit one of the pioneer vineyards in the viticulture of Chile.
With more than 130 years of experience and innovation, Viña Undurraga invites you to learn how unique wines are made, from specific origins, reflecting the best of the terroirs and valleys of Chile.
Discover the centennial trajectory of the vineyard, deciphering through a glass, the enigmas, flavors, aromas and history immersed within the fields.

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