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Saltos del Petrohue, Puerto Varas
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Marvel at Saltos del Petrohue, a long series of waterfalls that cascade down a volcanic rock chute. Backed by the prominent Osorno Volcano, the falls tumble from pool to pool formed by the region's distinctive black basalt formations, beginning in the Petrohue River and ending in Todos los Santos lake. Explore the lushly forested surroundings, fed by the clear waters of the river. You can even try your hand at kayaking or rafting on certain sections of the falls with a guided tour. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Saltos del Petrohue by using our Puerto Varas itinerary planner.
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  • Perform with my couple a tour that started taking us to jumps of the petrohue, the place is beautiful, is runs in little time but you stay quite more appreciating all the nature. The entrance is $2,000 for Chilean and foreign $4,000. It is certainly beautiful.
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  • The Petrohué always are and will be a nice attraction. Also being a sector with lots of vegetation, torrentosa blue and greenish water and towering rock formations, is easily accessible and travel very simple and brief, without greater physical demands. However, with the passing of time has become a too commercial attraction. Now at the entrance of the falls there is a kind of strong which has many shops selling souvenirs and have modern facilities, which are not in accordance with the characteristics of the place. Even beside the falls there is a kiosk of wood that sells everything, which is a sign of excessive intervention that has occurred in recent years. Sadder still is now jumps have less water than usual, and even some creeks and ponds have dried due to lack of rain affecting that area. But despite everything, this place is still very nice. I just hope that you can reclaim its past glory.
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  • Arrive early and do the 3 trails, Valley to mend with the calbuco or osorno and do on the way to the Lake of all saints and the ferry to peulla
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  • The falls weren't very great in my opinion, coming from Pacific Northwest of the USA. Additionally the last bit of trail leading to the falls was closed but this information wasnt mentioned anywhere in the town, before we took a 45 bus to the falls. Since the waterfall isn't too high/tall, we couldn't get a good view of the water fall with the last portion of the trail closed.
  • Just awesome
  • Overcrowded. Underwhelming. Overhiped
  • You must to make a stop here for this wonderful sight
  • Unfortunately only Turin ripoff. So how the Park is nice two different prices for national and international is that can't... 😭😳 Desgraciadamente, sólo Turín. Tan hermoso como el parque también precios diferentes para nacional e inter Nacional no funcionó tiene dos... 😤😠
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