3 weeks agoby grand.new.dayAs soon as we arrived at Puerto Chacabuco we hopped on our bus. It’s easy to see why Patagonia draws outdoor lovers. The Simpson Valley - Virgin Falls were gorgeous. We enjoyed the town of Coyhaique and the people were so friendly.
3 weeks agoby grand.new.dayYes that’s an active volcano. From Punta Montt - we drove along the shores of Lake Llanquihue. After a short strolled through Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park we made it to the Petrohue waterfalls. The falls are surrounded by lava rocks and in the background is a tremendous view of Osorno Volcano (the active volcano which Chile has a lot). We then drove to Frutillar a quaint German town with scenic pier and the Teatro del Lago (“theater of the lake). And another view of the Osorno Volcano.
3 weeks agoby grand.new.dayIf you love color and you’ll love Valparaiso. It’s easy to see why it is known as “La Joya Del Pacifico” - The Jewel of the Pacific. It’s a colorful eclectic town and it’s historic quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walls are covered in vibrant murals and it was fun to ride the old funiculars up and down the hilly town . It’s a place I’d love to visit again.
3 weeks agoby grand.new.dayOur visit to Coquimbo included a trip to the top of the hill. Where a giant monument stands, it’s the Third Millenium Cross. It was built to celebrate 2.000 years Christianity. On the lower level is a church and statues of the stations of the cross. It is more than 330 feet high. Interesting comment by our guide, when it was built they expected a visit by the Pope but he never came.
3 weeks agoby grand.new.dayI loved the colorful stairs in Coquimbo - I guess it makes the hike up enjoyable. We also went to La Serena for shopping and lunch.