Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
South of Santiago, Chacabuco is the site of a famous victory in the Latin-American wars of independence, when, in 1817, South American patriots defeated Spanish royalists. This busy little port is abuzz with river ferries and local colour. Excursions provide a glimpse of the impressive Chilean Patagonia landscape. The Aisen region offers picturesque towns and beautiful natural landscapes, mixing the fjords with the high snowy mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes and lagoons.
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