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Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt is your gateway to Chile's magnificent Lake District. Here, snow-capped volcanoes gaze down on alpine valleys nestled among low hills. Glaciers carved out this terrain, leaving the jewel-like lakes in their wake. The Lake District was a magnet for German immigrants, and their legacy can be seen today in the manicured rose gardens of Puerto Varas, in Chile's "German Villages" like Frutillar and in Puerto Montt's gabled homes with elaborate balconies.

Despite a population of more than 130,000, Puerto Montt retains the feel of a small town. For a simple introduction to the city, walk along its waterfront road lined with tempting artisan's stalls and small cafés.

Note: Puerto Montt is an anchorage port. Transportation from the ship to shore will be via the ship's tender service.

Points of Interest

  • Petrohue River
  • Frutillar & German Settlers Museum
  • Osorno Volcano
  • Puerto Varas
  • Lake Esmeralda
  • Fundo Olguita
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Río Maullín

More about Puerto Montt, Chile Points of Interest

  • Petrohue River -

    Located in the Lake District, the river is known for its excellent recreational fishing, and outdoor activities like whitewater rafting, kayaking and horseback riding.

  • Frutillar & German Settlers Museum -

    Founded in 1856 by German settlers, this charming hamlet boasts the German Museum that displays how the early founders lived and worked.

  • Osorno Volcano -

    Often called the "Fujiyama of South America," this iconic snow-capped landmark rises over 8,700 feet and is one of the most active volcanoes in the southern Chilean Andes.

  • Puerto Varas -

    Nicknamed the "City of Roses," for its many rose-lined streets. The village was built by German immigrants over 150 years ago and proudly boasts its Bavarian charms.

  • Lake Esmeralda -

    Tucked in Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, this magnificent natural wonder is renowned for its brilliant emerald green waters.

  • Fundo Olguita -

    This traditional ranch boasts Chilean horses and los huasos who are similar to America's cowboy or Argentina's gaucho. A visit to the ranch offers a rodeo, a barbeque and a folkloric show.

  • Outdoor Adventure -

    From rafting in the Petrohue River to walking through the Lahuen Ñadi Forest, there are a number of outdoor activities in and around Puerto Montt worth exploring.

  • Río Maullín -

    Discovered by Spanish solider Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza in 1558, the 53-mile-long Río Maullín offers the experienced, as well as the novice fisherman a fun day out on the water in the great outdoors of Northern Patagonia.

11 Excursions

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Best of Puerto Montt

7.5 hours | Puerto Montt | PMC-100 P M C - 1 0 0

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Río Petrohué, Frutillar y Museo de los Colonos Alemanes (Guiado en español)

7.5 hours | Puerto Montt | PMC-102 P M C - 1 0 2

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Best of Puerto Montt (Guided in German)

7.5 hours | Puerto Montt | PMC-103 P M C - 1 0 3

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Lake Esmeralda, Petrohue River & Puerto Varas

7.5 hours | Puerto Montt | PMC-105 P M C - 1 0 5

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From $229.95

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Osorno Volcano, Petrohue River & Puerto Varas

7.5 hours | Puerto Montt | PMC-110 P M C - 1 1 0

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Frutillar & German Settlers Museum

4 hours | Puerto Montt | PMC-200 P M C - 2 0 0

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From $84.95

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Alerce Forest Eco-Walk & German Museum

4.5 hours | Puerto Montt | PMC-380 P M C - 3 8 0

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From $84.95

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Petrohue River Rafting Adventure

6 hours | Puerto Montt | PMC-420 P M C - 4 2 0

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From $219.95

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Fly Fishing on the Maullin River

6 hours | Puerto Montt | PMC-550 P M C - 5 5 0

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From $449.95

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Puerto Montt by Private Vehicle - Van Class (Half Day with Guide)

4 hours | Puerto Montt | PMC-910 P M C - 9 1 0

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Puerto Montt by Private Vehicle - Van Class (Full Day with Guide)

8 hours | Puerto Montt | PMC-915 P M C - 9 1 5

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From $1429.95

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