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Chile: Lakes, Volcanos, Waterfalls

February 11, 2012

A day of great weather. Lucky for us, as we were able to see the three local volcanos. Puerto Montt is a city of 200,000. Salmon and fruit are exported through its port, and it is surrounded by farms of the Germans who settled there in the 19th century.

It is also an exceptionally beautiful area, and Lago Llanquihue draws tourists from other parts of Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, despite the facts that it rains a lot and the water is really cold. These were taken at Puerto Varas, a tourist town half an hour north of Puerto Montt.

We visited Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales (whew), whose principal attraction is the Petrohué waterfalls, though these are more like river rapids than waterfalls.

Dominating nearly every view are the three local volcanos, the prettiest of which is Osorno.

A roadside view.

A blog about South America would surely be incomplete without a llama.

Location:Puerto Montt, Chile


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