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Puerto Montt

Country
Chile
State
Llanquihue Province
City
Puerto Montt
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Puerto Montt has the El Tepual Airport, where two airlines operate regular flights to and from Santiago, Punta Arenas, Balmaceda, Concepcion,Temuco and Bariloche (Argentina).The airlines operating at the airport are LAN Airlines (the country's largest) and Sky Airlines.The flight time to Santiago is approximately two hours.

By Bus

Buses pull in at the large and bustling termnial in the middle of town close to the harbour.Many departures to cities in the north, as well as services to Chiloe Island.Cruz del Sur are the fastest, since they own many of the ferries crossing the strait and the bus bypasses the waiting line.Buses to Bariloche in Argentina takes around 7 hours.

By Ferries

Navimag has boats to and from Punta Arenas and Puerto Chacabuco.The latter costs Ch$ 38000 pp, Ch$ 100000 for a car.Other companies whose name and routes change frequently have ferries to Chaiten on the carretera austral.Many departures in summer, but often only one per week in winter.The ferry to Chiloe Island leaves about 50 km south west of town, takes 30 min and cost Ch$ 1000 pp and Ch$ 8300 for a car.

Key places to visit
Alerce Andino National Park, Monte Verde Stone Museum, The Osorno Volcano, Lake Llanquihue


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Places to Visit

Alerce Andino National Park

Leaving Puerto Montt and taking the southern road, the Alerce Andino National Park is reached.The last 20 thousand hectares of an ancient forest rest there with a lot to teach us.The Alerce Andino National Park is a real piece of natural heritage of mankind.It occupies 40 thousand hectares, out of which 20 thousand correspond to alerce forests located in the mountain areas corresponding to the Chilean Lake District.

Monte Verde Stone Museum

The small Monte Verde Stone Museum has worked in a typical house of this Chilean city since November, 2000, but its heritage dates back from the beginnings of civilization in the continent which, according to archeological research, would acknowledge Monte Verde as the earliest site to develop in America.The Monte Verde Stone Museum treasures incredible testimonies of the Pre-Columbian cultures that first dwelled in the continent.

The Osorno Volcano

The first volcanoes we made out were the Yates and the Calbuco.But the one that catches our attention most is a dark green and black snow-capped mass with arms of snow that almost reach the base.Flying over the vast Lake Todos los Santos, with an intense turquoise color, we could make out the source of the Petrohue River and its famous falls, the Casa Blanca and Puyehue Volcanoes and the National Park bearing the same name.

Lake Llanquihue

Is the second largest lake in Chile with an area of about 860 square kilometres (330 sq mi).It is situated in the southern Los Lagos Region in the Llanquihue and Osorno provinces.The lake's fan-like form was created by successive piedmont glaciers during the Quaternary glaciations.The last glacial period is called Llanquihue glaciation in Chile after the terminal moraine systems around the lake.Lake Llanquihue is located in southern Chile a territory of northern Patagonia in the Los Lagos Region.The lake's spectacular views of Volcán Osorno make the surrounding cities such as Puerto Varas tourism hotspots.

Right Time to Visit

January - April
May - August
September - December

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