Posts Tagged "Chile"

Puerto Montt, Chile

Tendering into Puerto Montt, we took a trip to Puerto Varas (City of Roses) on Lake Llanquihue. Here we had views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanos. We then proceeded to Frutillar a community that was settled by  German immigrants. This region resembles the black forest region of Bavaria.       Sculpture in Frutillar and a view of Osorno Frutillar and a view of Osorno Frutillar Osorno Volcano Puerto Varas & Lake Llanquihue Puerto...

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Valparaiso, Chile

In Valparaiso we had a special shore excursion. We spent the day at the Matetic Winery, where we were greeted by local costumed children, entertained by dancers, musicians and treated to a sit down lunch.         Valparaiso Valparaiso Ready for lunch Lunch under the tent Wacanos (Chilean cowboys) Chilean dancers Matetic Winery Matetic Winery Matetic Winery Greeted by the children Greeted by the children Greeted by Wacanos (Chilean cowboys) Casablanca...

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Coquimbo (la Serena), Chile

From Coquimbo, we rode up the Elqui Valley to a Pisco distillery ( Pisco is a very popular drink in Chile). After visiting the distillery, we visited the small towns of Vicuna and Montegrande.       Coquimbo, El Faro lighthouse Elqui Valley Town of Montegrande Town of Vicuna Pisco distillery gardens Pisco distillery Pisco distillery Pisco distillery Pisco distillery Pisco distillery Elqui...

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Arica, Chile

From Arica we traveled through the Atacama Desert, up the Lauca River Valley to the  Lauca National Park (14,700 feet above sea level).             Port of Arica Lake Chungara Lake Chungara Lauca National Park Vicunas in Lauca National Park On the way to Lauca National Park Atacama Desert – Candelabra Cactus Views of the Lauca River Valley Lauca River Valley Lauca River Valley Lluta geoglyphs Lluta geoglyphs in the Atacama...

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