The long, narrow strip of land on the western coast of South America, Chile is sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, making it one of nature’s finest playgrounds for lovers of mountains and sea.
Among its wonders is the Lakes and Volcanoes district, a southern region of spectacular beauty between the cities of Temuco and Puerto Montt. Deep freshwater lakes dot the landscape, snow-capped volcanoes dominate the horizon, and thermal hot springs vent in the middle of windblown deserts. In wine country, taste your way through the Casablanca and Colchagua Valleys to discover why Chile has earned acclaim as one of the finest wine-producing nations in the world.
Red and white wines from the Central Valley and northern regions: Carménère, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, plus a favorite local cocktail: the Pisco sour
Cuisine that reflects that country’s geographic diversity: seafood like lake trout, oyster soup, prawns, and ceviche; heirloom ingredients like quinoa and merkén (a smoked-chili spice); empanadas, asado (grilled meat), and sweetcorn pastel de choclo
The District at the Gates of Patagonia2017
- Dec 17 – 23
- Dec 27 – Jan 2
- Mar 11 – 17
- Apr 1 – 7
Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates.
Private onlyAndean Flavors of the Casablanca Valley