Month: October 2010

Wonders of the Araucanía

October 15, 2010

An overnight bus journey south of Santiago, and the easiest access point to Conguillío National Park, the tiny village of Melipeuco sits at the base of the 3,000m (10,000 ft) high Llaima Volcano. The dominant sight in the southern portion of Conguillío, Llaima is one of the most active volcanoes in Chile, with frequent eruptions recorded as far back as the 17th century and as recently as 2009. With its austere volcanic landscapes, bright blue lagoons and large stands of the native araucaria tree, unique to this part of Chile, Conguillío National Park offer some of the region’s most impressive landscapes, an easy day trip from the end-of-the-world tranquility of Melipeuco. (more…)