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Puerto Montt Cruise Port

Located at the southern tip of the Chilean Lake District, Puerto Montt is an industrial city with strong German influence that’s also close to Bariloche and Argentine Patagonia. Given that there’s little to do in the city itself, the Puerto Montt Cruise Port serves primarily as a jumping-off point for trips to the nearby lakes and mountains.

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Petrohué Waterfalls

The roaring waters of Chile’s Petrohué Waterfalls (Saltos del Petrohué) tumble through the lush, volcanic landscape of Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park in Patagonia. The falls’ steps are made up of dramatic basalt formations, brought to the surface eons ago by the snow-capped Osorno Volcano, which rises photogenically above the cascade.

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Punta Arenas Cruise Port

The Punta Arenas Cruise Port on the Strait of Magellan serves as the gateway to Punta Arenas, Chilean Patagonia’s largest and most commercially important city. A port of call for passengers looking to explore the region and a jumping-off point for expeditions to Antarctica and Magdalena Island, Punta Arenas Cruise Port is a must-visit for adventurous travelers.

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Villarrica Volcanic Caves

The Villarrica Volcanic Caves, sometimes called the House of Devil, snake hundreds of yards into the side of the Villarrica Volcano, Chile’s most active volcano. Take a trek into the caves, which are the hardened remains of historic lava flows, and enjoy the mountaintop scenery.

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Penguin Colony of Otway Sound (Seno Otway)
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Famed for its colony of adorable Magellanic penguins, Otway Sound (Seno Otway) houses one of the most easily visited penguin preserves in the world. In September, thousands of the smallish warm-weather penguins—all of them couples—make their way to this large inland bay in southern Chile and begin building nests.

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