While you're in port in Puerto Montt, spend some time exploring the city and its surroundings on this shore excursion. Travel north to Puerto Varas for views of Osorno Volcano and Llanquihue Lake, one of South America's largest lakes, and then tour Puerto Montt, where you’ll visit the Tenglo Canal, travel through the beachside community of Pelluco, and shop for seafood and local crafts in the village of Angelmó. This is a great overview of this Chilean region’s scenery, architecture and local culture.
When your cruise ship docks at the Puerto Montt port, your professional guide will take you on a 3.5-hour shore excursion to give you a great overview of the scenery, culture and architecture of this area of Chile. First, drive north to the town of Puerto Varas, which was founded by German settlers and is known for its German traditions, seafood, natural scenery and luxury hotels. This town is located on the shore of Llanquihue Lake, one of the largest natural lakes in South America, and the perfect cone of Osorno Volcano and the snow-capped peaks of Mt Calbuco and Mt Tronador are visible from the lakefront. Drive up Phillipi Hill for an even better vantage point!You’ll then travel along the lakeside road on your return to Puerto Montt for a city tour. Drive through the beachside village of Pelluco, visit the Tenglo Canal, and end with some free time in the picturesque village of Angelmó, where you can stroll through the streets at your leisure, dine on freshly caught seafood, and shop for locally crafted wooden and woolen items. After your tour, your guide will drop you off at the Puerto Montt port. Note: beginning January 1, 2014, all services are private