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Excursions in Argentina and Chili

I propose hundreds of excursions in Chile and Argentina and it would be impossible to name them all. For the majority of them it is necessary to travel in vehicles down marked tracks where we stop in order to get close to the villages and other places of interest.

Here I propose some examples of possible excursions, though there are many others available.
To find a program to fit you, please send me an email through the link on the contact page.

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Salar de Atacama (Chile) Bariloche
Lake Steffen
Buenos Aires
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Bariloche
San Matín de los Andes
Route of 7 Lakes
Chile - Torres del paine Bariloche
Circuito Chico
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Bariloche
El Bolsón
El Calafate
Glacier Perito Moreno
Bariloche - Tronador
The Alerces Falls
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Epuyén - Lake Epuyén Bariloche
Circuito Grande
Chile – Chiloé Island
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Bariloche - El Calafate
Road 40
Ushuaia
Tierra del Fuego
Ushuaia - Lakes
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Valparaiso (Chile) Misiones - Iguazu Falls Misiones - Mocona Falls
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La Serena (Chile)    
Bariloche
San Matín de los Andes
Route of 7 Lakes
 
San Matín de los Andes, Route of 7 Lakes

| Starting point: "San Carlos de Bariloche". 355 Km long

| Duration 1 day, in option 2 or 3 days with lodging in way

| Course by vehicle with stops at the principal lakes.
Principal interests: Costa Norte Del Lago Nahuel Huapi, Villa Angostura, Lago Correntoso, Lago Espejo, Lago Villarino, Lago Falkner, Lago Hermoso, Lago Machonico, Lago Lacar, San Martín de los Andes, Lago Meliquina, Casa de Piedra, Paso Del Cordoba, Confluencia and Valle Encantado.

Bariloche - Lake Steffen  
Lake Steffen Patagonia

| Starting point: "San Carlos de Bariloche". 150 Km long

| Roundtrip duration 1 day

| Course: The road skirts the lakes Gutierrez, Mascardi and Guillermo (sumptuous). From there, we will leave Road 258 and will take a track. We will pass Laguna Huela-Hue and will be able at the panoramic point to contemplate the lake Steffen and the lake Martín, then, after a strong descent, we will arrive at the place of quieter of the zone and an incredible quietude: the lake Steffen. Place far from known of the tourists, you will be able to remain hours and hours to listen to and observe this single place.

Bariloche - Circuito Chico  
small circuit Bariloche

| Starting point: "San Carlos de Bariloche". 66 Km long

| Duration 1 day

| Course by vehicle with several stops.
Great classic of this area but so captivating by good weather, the principal interests: Cerro Campanario, Península San Pedro, Hotel Llao Llao, Villa Tacul, Lago Escondido, Bahía López, López Stream, Colonia Suiza, Lago Moreno, Punto Panorámico and Laguna el Trebol.

Bariloche - El Bolsón  
Bariloche to El Bolson

| Starting point: "San Carlos de Bariloche". 258 Km long

| Roundtrip duration 1 day - Possibility of staying at El Bolsón and option second day with the Epuyén Lake (see excursion n°7).

| Course: At 126 kilometers to south of Bariloche, on road 258 the locality of El Bolsón in middle of mountains, in a large valley. The entire road is superb, while passing by the lakes Gutierrez, Mascardi and Guillelmo, the rivers Villegas and Foyel. El Bolsón is known for its artisanal fair and its climate much softer than in Bariloche.

Bariloche - Circuito Grande  
Large circuit Bariloche

| Starting point: "San Carlos de Bariloche". 240 Km long

| Duration 1 day or 2 days option with lodging on way - course by vehicle with stops to principal lakes.

| Great interests: Rio Limay, Anfiteatro, Valle Encantado, Confluencia, Villa Traful (Lago Traful + Mirador), Lago Correntoso, Lago Espejo, Lago Espejo Chico, Villa La Angostura, Cerro Bayo, Bahia Manzano et Brazo Huemul.

Bariloche - Tronador
Alerces Falls
 
Bariloche, Tronador

| Starting point: "San Carlos de Bariloche"

| Duration 1 day or 2 days option with lodging at "Pampa Linda" and one day more in option to visit the "Los Alerces Falls" - Course by vehicle with several stops.

| Great interests for Tronador course: Lago Gutierrez, Lago Mascardi, Mirador Isla Corazon, Pampa Linda (View on the imposing Tronador, 3 554 m height), Glacier Vendisquero Negro and Garganta Del Diablo.

| Great interests for "Los Alerces Falls" course: Lago Los Moscos, Rio Manzo, Lago Hess, (Lago Fonck / access by 4x4), Lago Roca, Cascada Los Alerces.

Epuyén - Epuyén Lake  
Epuyén Lake

| Starting point: "San Carlos de Bariloche" or "El Bolsón"

| Duration 1 day - way by vehicle some to the lake Epuyén with two possible short steps

| It is doubtless the most beautiful lake of the area to my taste... The environment is very beautiful and one could remain there hours and hours with ideal climatic conditions. The lake Epuyén is located at 40 Km in the south from El Bolsón and at 160 km from Bariloche. The access is very easy. This lake is 33 Km long, is to 296 m the top of the sea level and is large of 17.4 km². You will have the possibility of carrying out two walking. One hour when you will reach two superb points of view on the lake, and the other 30 minutes, will carry out you along some beaches. A place little known but so beautiful...

El Calafate - Glacier Perito Moreno  
El Calafate, Glacier Perito Moreno

| Starting point: "San Carlos de Bariloche" or "El Bolsón"

| Duration 1 day - way by vehicle to the glacier Perito Moreno

| At 80 km to El calafate, is certainly the natural phenomenon most spectacular of all Argentina: The glacier Perito Moreno. Its access is very easy and is contemplated very near. With 15 Km length, 5 Km broad to the face, the total surface is 260 Km². Its maximum height reaches 55 m! It is the single glacier of Patagonia which does not move back. It advances of 2 m per day and also demolishes this same distance per day. It is an incredible spectacle to listen to the noise of the glacier and to contemplate the blocks of ice falling into the lake Argentino. Also you will have the possibility of observing it from the lake, during one hour on board a boat.

Chile - Torres del Paine  
Torres del Paine Chile

| Starting point: "El Calafate"

| One day trip - Car tour to Parque Nacionale Torres del Paine - Departure 6h am, back 10h pm

| The Torres del Paine National Park is without any doubt one of the most beautiful one in the world. There nature is quite adverse, and you may experience the four seasons in the same day. In the center of the park are the famous Paine Towers, with lots of lakes, lagunas, glaciers and wild animals, such as guanacos, foxes, pumas, huemuls, ñandus...This one day trip will take you to the Sarmiento lake, Armaga Laguna, Nordenskjod Lake, Pehoe Lake, Grey lake, Grey Glacier, Del Toro Lake, Visats de las Torres, ...This national park has been catogorized as part of the "Biosphère reservation" by UNESCO on April 28th 1978.

Bariloche - El Calafate
Road 40
 
Bariloche, El Calafate, Road 40

| Starting point: "San Carlos de Bariloche or El Calafate"

| Two days trip - by van, taking Road 40. Night spent in the course of the trip

| Between Bariloche and El Calafate, there does go the quite mythical Route 40. This is a 750 miles journey, mainly on track, where you may not come across anyone for hours. All along the way, there are some main spots, not to be missed (from North to South) : San Carlos de Bariloche, El Bolsón, Esquel (with Los Alerces National Park), Los Antiguos, Cuevas de las Manos (famous caves...), El Chaltén and El Calafate. For people with plenty of spare time, it's really a worth discoveving route. Of course, it can be taken either ways (North or Southbound).

San Juan - Valle de la Luna  
Valle de la Luna San Juan

| Starting point: "Villa Unión ou San Juan"

| One-day trip, with transfer included. An optional visit of the National Park Talampaya can be taken up. (See excursion n° 11)

| The Ischigualasto Provincial Park was issued in 1971, and has been included in the UNESCO World Patrimony since Novembre 29th 2000. Ischigualasto is of Quechua coining; it means "the place where the Moon alights". Worth mentioning: it is the only place on earth where can be found together the three periods of the Triasic era, itself a Mezozoic era subdivision, which lasted between 199.6 and 251 million years. Twelve or so complete dinosaur skeletons have been discovered there. It is one of the most famous archeological sites in the world. Of course, not to be missed!

Talampaya - National Park  
Talampaya National Park

| Starting point: "Villa Unión" or "San Juan"

| One-day trip, with transfer included. On the following day, an optional visit of the "Moon Valley" can be scheduled...

| The landscape structure here is considered to be the outcome of various tectonic mouvements, which originated the upheaval of huge rocky blocks. For thousands of years, these blocks have suffered erosion from furious wind (in Spring) and heavy rains (in Summer), with the addition of typical desertic zone thermic ranges, resulting from the contrast between night and day temperatures. The park average altitude is 1,500 yards. The climate is continental. The site has been included in UNESCO World heritage List since 2000.

Ushuaia
National Park "Tierra del Fuego"
 
Ushuaia Argentina

| Starting point "Ushuaia"

| One-day trip (It's about a 4 hour walk excursion)

From Ushuaia, you'll pass through National Road N° 3 Westward. All along the way, you'll watch Río Valley and "Monte Susana" wonderful landscapes. After less than 10 miles walking, you'll enter the Tierra del Fuego National Park. There you may visit amazingly beautiful "Ensemade Bay", "Roca Lake" and "Laguna Verde". Moreover, you'll be able to watch beavers - but you should have to be patient, and have a keen eye on them. You'll be able to watch birds as well. Lastly, you'll reach "Lapatia Bay", which marks the end of National Road N° 3. Return to Ushuaia...

Ushuaia
Lakes "Escondido and Fagnano"
 
Ushuaia Argentina Tours

| Starting point: "Ushuaia"

| This is a one-day trip

| Northwest bound you'll dicover magnificent valleys, forests, and rivers all along the path. It keeps running on, close to the "Olivia de la Cascade" river, and "Velo de Novia", "Carbaja" and "Tierra Mayor" valleys. After 25 miles, the road starts winding up its way through the side of the mountain, to reach the highest spot on the way, the Garibaldi Pass. From that point of view, you'll be able to cammand a spectacular sight of the "Escondido Lake", and farther on, in the background, Lake Fagnano immensity. To reach the shore of the "Escondido lake", you'll have to walk for 45 minutes. There's an inn by the lake. From there, you may walk along the shore to reach "Fagnano", the greatest lake of the district.

Valparaiso - (Chile)  
Valparaiso - Chile

| Santiago" and the most important Chilean port. Its special and picturesque feature are its funicular railways that climb the hills surrounding the port, dotted with tall, colorful dwellings that command a view of the pretty harbor. A city laid bare. Our eyes are glued on this culturally and economically influential metropolis located 115 kilometers northwest of Santiago, Chile's capital city; a metropolis that - as travelers recommend - should be explored starting at Muelle Prat (Prat Wharf), where vessels of all sizes and from all the countries in the world dock. The tour should continue through Sotomayor Square and its monument to the heroes of Iquique, one of the Pacific War's naval engagements. The rosary of attractions seems endless. Here one finds the National Congress -it used to function in Santiago- and the Victoria, Sotomayor and Anibal Pinto squares, the Natural History Museum, the Naval Museum, the Cathedral and the Paseo Muelle Baron. However, Valparaiso is not only a city - it is also a region with seven provinces (including the Juan Fernandez archipelago and Easter Island itself) and 38 municipalities that offer a series of adventure sports such as mountain climbing, skiing, hunting and nautical sports, among others. Everything and things for every taste, in a port city that is nostalgically bohemian, where even the breakers seem to recite verses and the wind whispers ancient tales, while the funicular railways ply up and down the teeming hills and someone -maybe yourself- raptly gazes at the unending beauty of the Pacific Ocean.

Misiones - Iguazu Falls  
Iguazu falls

| Starting point: "Puerto Iguazu"

| Duration between 1 day and more

| Activity with guide

| On each side of the border, the Falls belong to a natural reserve: The national park of Iguazú (Argentina) and the national park of Iguaçu (Brazil). These parks were added to the list of the world inheritance by UNESCO in 1984 and 1986, respectively. The falls are located in majority on the Argentinean side, but the sight is more spectacular Brazilian side. In Argentina, several circuits of visits were arranged in the forest and to the top of the various river branches, via various footbridges. It is possible to approach a few meters only to the falls. A train leads to the various starting points of the visits, of which the most impressive cascade, Garganta Del Diablo (700 m of length and 150 m broad).

Misiones - Mocona falls  
Mocona falls

| Starting point: Iguazu

| Duration 1 day

| The Moconá Falls, which means "that swallows everything" in the guaraní language, is one of the wonder of the province of Misiones, a geological fault where the rivers Uruguay, Yabotí, Pepirí Guazú, Serapio and Calixto meet, forming a three kilometer long canyon with falls of water parallel to its bank, different from a regular waterfall, which falls transversally, being up to 20 meters high, and 120 meters deep.

The area is considered a Provincial Park, and it includes the Yabotí biosphere. It is located 340 km. away from Posadas, and 320 km. away from Iguazú. Unlike to what usually happens when the bends in the water meet the natural obstacles that they must cross, they erode them and form perpendicular falls to their courses; in this case the river runs parallel over the plateau of the hill all throughout the course and falls by the side

Salar de Atacama (Chile)  
San Pedro de Atacama

| Starting point: San Pedro de Atacama

| Duration 1 day

| Discovery of the San Pedro de Atacama region which is splendid. Known around the world, you will discover magnificent sites like the "Salar de Atacama" (3rd world reserve size in salt and extending over 300,000 hectares). Visit the village of Toconao built along the Jerez Fault , in the foothills of the mountain range. The upper village offers panoramic views of the Salar and vegetation of the fault contrast to the aridity of the desert.
Then drive to the lagoons Miscanti and Meñique located 4,300 meters above sea level. These sites are integral parts of the national nature reserve Los Flamencos: privileged place where birdlife (especially thousands of Flamingos) abounds. The landscape is stunning contrasts and bright colors.

San Pedro de Atacama
Chile - Torres del Paine  
Chile - Torres del Paine

| One day trip - Car tour to Parque Nacionale Torres del Paine - Starting at 6 am, back at 10 pm.

| The Torres del Paine National Park is without any doubt one of the most beautiful one in the world. There nature is quite adverse, and you may experience the four seasons in the same day. In the center of the park are the famous Paine Towers, with lots of lakes, lagunas, glaciers and wild animals, such as guanacos, foxes, pumas, huemuls, ñandus... This one day trip will take you to the Sarmiento lake, Armaga Laguna, Nordenskjod Lake, Pehoe Lake, Grey lake, Grey Glacier, Del Toro Lake, Visats de las Torres, ... This national park has been catogorized as part of the "Biosphère reservation" by UNESCO on April 28th 1978.

Chile - Torres del Paine
Chile - Torres del Paine
Buenos Aires  
Buenos Aires

CITY TOUR & VISIT TO ANTIQUARIANS
In this tour, besides visiting Buenos Aires most characteristically neighborhoods, we'll make a longer stop at San Telmo, to experience its peculiar colonial atmosphere and to visit its famed antique shops, and specially Juan Carlos Pallarols’ workshops, one of the most renowned silversmiths in the world. Our journey starts at Plaza de Mayo, the city's foundational spot, which concentrates the fundamental institutions of Argentine political life. There, we visit the Pink House, the Cabildo, primitive town hall, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. In San Telmo, once the residential district favored by the upper classes that after long years of abandonment and marginalization is now booming again as one of the city's coolest spots, we walk across its cobbled streets, enjoying its cool, Bohemian atmosphere. We'll visit some of its famed antique shops as well as the very typical Plaza Dorrego, the starting point of the district’s renovation, where every Sunday a traditional antiques fair is held, where you can find anything from antiques to memorabilia to old clothes and dusty magazines. This vibrant colonial neighborhood is the perfect location for a silversmith workshop like Juan Carlos Pallarols’, the country’s greatest specialist in colonial silverworks, who has crafted the ceremonial staffs of many Argentine presidents, as well as official presents for foreign countries and pieces for national and international organizations and corporations. In the workshop, we'll be transported back to an era before industrialization, where every object bore the personal mark of its author, and techniques were secretly transmitted through the generations. Pallarols has received commissions by personalities such as Prince Phillip and King Juan Carlos II of Spain, Máxima Zorreguieta, François Miterrand and Nelson Mandela, among others. Puerto Madero is a rather contrasting port district: built in 1991 on a huge plot of land, formerly Buenos Aires’ first deep water port, nowadays it gathers the trendiest restaurants and nightclubs, the most modern hotels and the most ambitious real-estate ventures. Travelling northwards, we make a short stop at the gorgeous Plaza San Martín, designed by celebrated French landscape artist Charles Thays. Around the square, we can see some of Buenos Aires most illustrious buildings. Once in Recoleta, we visit the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, one of the city’s oldest churches, which dates to the Colonial era, and is surprisingly well-preserved, and adjacent to it, the celebrated Recoleta Cemetery, one of the city’s most characteristic attractions, for its splendid funeral monuments and the personalities it hosts. Our journey ends at the Bosques de Palermo (Palermo Woods). With over 50 hectares of woods and parks designed by renowned French landscape artist Charles Thays for the May Revolution Centennial, Palermo is Buenos Aires’ main source of fresh air. Next to the woods, we can find the sumptuous French palaces where the wealthier classes used to live.

SOCCER: THE GREAT ARGENTINE PASSION
Soccer is undisputedly the great Argentine passion. So that when the superclásico –the greatest sports event in Argentina, which gathers on the field archrivals Boca Juniors and River Plate for a spectacular showoff-, is being played, the city and the country are literally paralyzed. The next day, in every home, school and office, fans of the winner team enthusiastically ridicules the loser's; periodically, and until the next match, they'll never cease to remind them their shameful defeat. This tour adds to the popular attractions of the classic city tour a visit to the Boca Juniors Museum and Stadium that will allow us to better grasp Argentina's passion for this exciting game. We start our visit at Plaza de Mayo, where the city was first found. There we admire the Pink House, our President's office, since he works but doesn't live there; the Cabildo, primitive Colonial town hall; and the Metropolitan Cathedral, where the remains of José de San Martín, our country's founding father, are buried. San Telmo, our next stop, is a charming colonial neighborhood with cobbled, narrow streets. After a century of abandonment and marginalization, in the 1970s San Telmo started to slowly come back to life, thanks to the artists and intellectuals that settled in the neighborhood; to their continuing presence during the last decades San Telmo owes its Bohemian, cool atmosphere. Nowadays, it's one of the trendiest neighborhoods in town. We visit Plaza Dorrego, the second oldest in Buenos Aires, built over the plot once occupied by a Bethlemite monastery; it hosts the traditional San Telmo Fair, where almost everything can be bought, from fine artworks and crafts to old books and records, used clothes and rusty toys. Next we visit La Boca, our tour's main attraction and the stronghold of Diego Armando Maradona, the country's biggest celebrity in history. In the late 19th century a large contingent of humble Italian immigrants, mostly from Genoa, who came to Argentina looking for a better future, settled in La Boca. Their presence has left a lasting mark in the neighborhood: in La Boca we'll be able to admire the precarious houses built by the immigrants with leftover materials and paint from the nearby shipyards, and the tenement houses, communal homes where many families used to live tightly crammed-up. But the relationship between that community and the neighborhood goes even further: Boca Juniors fans (the country's biggest soccer team, together with River Plate) are known as Xeneizes (which means “people from Genoa” in Genovese). It is also said that after the club’s foundation in 1905, when it was the time to choose the colors that would represent it, it was agreed that those of the flag of the first ship to arrive at the port would be chosen; that's why Boca Juniors took Sweden's national colors. We'll stop to visit La Bombonera (“The Chocolate Box”), as Boca Juniors stadium is popularly known, where we’ll even step on the field like real professional players. We'll also visit Boca Juniors’ Museum of Passion, which witnesses with a vast array of trophies, jerseys and photographs, the many competitions won by Boca Juniors in its long history. Before we leave the neighborhood, we'll visit Caminito Street, one of Buenos Aires most recognizable icons.

TANGO TOUR: TANGO AS THE SYMBOL OF BUENOS AIRES CULTURE
Besides from being specifically Buenos Aires urban music, there's something magical about Tango which is capable of reaching anyone's heart: in places as distant as Helsinki or Tokyo, people who have never set foot on Argentina, seduced by the mystery and sensuality of this dance, suddenly feel the urge to learn it, and won't stop until they master its complex technique like a true pro. Others, simply captivated by the music, travel to Argentina to learn about its origins, and hear and see Tango in its natural habitat. On this fantastic tour, we'll trace back the history of tango, from its suburban origin, through its officialization on Corrientes Avenue to its internationalization. We start our visit at the former suburbs of old Buenos Aires, where the city met the country. We'll then head for La Boca, a working-class port district, where the largest part of the Italian immigration, mainly from Genoa, settled in the late 19th century. There, we'll visit its emblematic tenement houses, communal homes where many families from different places (though united in poverty) used to reside crammed up together. As Tango became more popular, it moved from the suburbs to the center, and thanks to popular theatre and the apogee of the radio era, it gained enormous popularity, until it reached Corrientes Street, our very own Broadway, nicknamed “the city that never sleeps” for its frantic activity. Since then, Tango has been considered Buenos Aires cultural icon par excellence. When we’re done walking across Corrientes Street (which, frankly speaking, is actually an Avenue), we'll visit the Palais de Glace, and elegant ballroom where the wealthy classes started to dance the tango; precisely, they are responsible for exporting tango to Europe. The final internationalization of tango took place when Carlos Gardel, the greatest tango singer of all times, took tango to the silver screen of Hollywood.

EVITA TOUR
Eva Perón is a symbol of the worldwide struggle of women against patriarchal oppression; in Argentina, nevertheless, her figure is rather controversial: loved by the working class, who she generously aided during her brief but intense political career, and hated by the wealthier classes, with whom she had an ardent dispute, nonetheless she never arouses indifference. Following Eva's footsteps, we'll depart from Retiro Railway Station, where a very young Eva Perón arrived dreaming to become a famous actress. Then, we'll visit Plaza de Mayo, where we’ll admire the famous balcony from where, already married to General Perón, she delivered her most famous speeches, addressed to the Argentinian workers who utterly loved because of the unprecedented representation she and Perón had given to them. Also, opposite the Presidential Palace, we'll see the fountains where the workers sunk their bare feet in 55, demanding the release of Juan Domingo Perón. Next, we'll visit the former building of the Eva Perón Foundation, an institution created by Evita to promote social assistance all over the country. Once in Recoleta, we'll visit the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, where Eva and Perón were married. Then we'll walk across the Recoleta Cemetery, an enormous labyrinth of splendid funeral monuments, and a traditional stronghold of Argentine aristocracy, where we’ll witness Evita’s posthumous victory over the people who had unceasingly fought her when she was alive.

Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
La Serena (Chile)  
La Serena Chile

| Start point: Serena

| Duration 1 day

| There's more to La Serena, the Serene One, than sun, beaches and white sand. There's more to recommend the area than a pleasant year-round climate, pure air, great scenery and superb seafood. La Serena is Chile's second oldest city. Pedro de Valivia founded Santiago in 1541, and thereafter went on to order the founding La Serena in 1543/4 as the sea link between Santiago and Lima. It was fortified against pirates in the 1700s's and enjoyed an economic boom in the 1920's. During the presidency of Gabriel González Videla, a native of La Serena, the city benefited from the La Serena Plan, an urban renewal project which developed the prevalent architectural style called Colonial Renaissance. Much of the colonial architecture is found around the Plaza de Armas. The capital of the second region in Chile's Norte Chico, La Serena is well known for its beaches.A visitor can enjoy a two-week vacation and visit a different beach every day, although some are less suited for swimming due to strong currents.

La Serena Chile
La Serena Chile
Chile – Chiloé Island  
Chiloé Island, Chile

| Duration 1 day

| The Island of Chiloé (Chiloé Island) (Isla Grande de Chiloé) is a group of islands formed by very pleated and a bit metamorphosed Paleozoic sediments, located in the southern end of Chile between the gulfs of Corcovado and Ancud.

The Island of Chiloé (Chiloé Island), of 111 miles long and 31 miles wide (the biggest of the country), borders the Piuchén mountain range on the West, and is covered by big masses of deposits of Quaternary glaciers, standing out the Captain Maldonado Hill (2,690 feet). Separated from the continent by the Chacao channel, The Island of Chiloé (Chiloé Island) has about 1.2 miles of width and its population is concentrated in the cities of Ancud and Castro.

Chiloé Island, Chile
Chiloé Island, Chile
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Borispatagonia

Patagonia in all seasons menu. For example, according to the climate, from Bariloche, in Patagonia Argentina, it is possible to go to Puerto Montt, in Chile, crossing successively three lakes by boat, as did the Jesuits and the first German settlers. I offer a tour that leads to the Pacific Ocean. It is quite long, but the beauty of the sites - forests, volcanoes and crystalline lakes - is such that it is worth to be carried. The Argentine side, cross the west arm of Nahuel Huapi and Lake Puerto Alegre and, the chilen side, Lake Todos los Santos. Moving from one lake to another by bus. This tour is feasible in all seasons, but in winter, it takes two days to reach Puerto Montt, stopping for one night at Peulla. We returned to Bariloche by air or by the same way, after a night in Puerto Montt. Borispatagonia is also responsible for visas to go to Chile and to book hotels. In Patagonia, winter and summer are tourist seasons. In summer, besides explore the surrounding, many activities are available: climbing, torrent fishing, sailing, horseback riding, hiking, rides, visits to Aciendas... In winter, the main activity is, of course, skiing, especially in July and August on the side of the Andes, but not only: snowshoe hikes, thematic tours, many walks to admire the beauty of Patagonia Argentina and Chile in this season, due a unique light, the warmth of the people of Patagonia... Just to talk about, I get goose bumps!