Chile
Provincia de Cordillera

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  • Day82

    Off from Santiago

    December 20, 2017 in Chile

    We woke up in the morning and had our breakfast at the hotel. Hristo and Maria went to pick up the car while we waited at the hotel. It took them about 1.5 hours to get the car. As soon as they came back we were out and loaded our bags in the car. Just in time as we were parked in a forbidden zone and we saw the parking check as soon as we started to drive. Maybe our luck was finally changing!!
    We drove to the police station and got my case number for the theft case. After that, we drove to the main police station to get a copy of my case file but unfortunately we were just a few minutes late. They were closed for the day. We then drove for a few kms outside of Santiago and stopped for lunch around 1:40 pm.
    The place Casa Bosque was amazing. Very beautifully carved from wood, each and every corner was tastefully decorated with an elf and troll theme.
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  • Day82

    Waterfall before Baño Morales

    December 20, 2017 in Chile

    Just a few kms before Baño Morales, we saw a waterfall on the right side of the road and decided to stop by and have a look. It was about 300 mts from the main road. The water dropped in 2 falls, a small higher up and a much bigger one below (about 35 mts high). We parked our car about 100 mts from the falls and walked over.Read more

  • Day83

    San Francisco glacier

    December 21, 2017 in Chile

    After trekking another 40 min, we reached the end of the trek beyond which it is not allowed to pass without a guide and proper equipment. The glacier has retreated quite a bit and whatever is left of it, had melted off. We didn't see any part of it from the end point of the trek. We stopped there for a while before starting our trek back at around 4 pm.Read more

  • Day83

    Reaching the Colinas hot springs

    December 21, 2017 in Chile

    After the food, we drove on deeper into the valley towards the Colinas hot springs. After driving for about 20 min, we reached the springs at about 8 pm. The entry fee was a hefty 8000 CLP per person. When we complained a bit, they charged us for 3 people instead. 😉😉

  • Day83

    Termas Valle de Colinas

    December 21, 2017 in Chile

    About a 2.5 hour drive from Santiago, at the foot of the San José volcano, at an elevation of about 8,000 feet are the eight different pale blue pools of the hotsprings, which have been channeled away from their source with different mixes of cool water, to make for comfortable soaking. The waters contain several types of minerals including magnesium and calcium that are said to have curative properties. The pools towards the top are warmer around 55C than the ones below with the last one of them around 28C.

    People believe in UFO activity here, but even if you’re a nonbeliever, the skies here are stunning both during the day, with sharp peaks against bright blue skies or at night, when on a clear night, with no light pollution, the stars shine bright.
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  • Day83

    The night at Termas Colinas

    December 21, 2017 in Chile

    We got into the pools at around 8:15 pm. It was late in the evening and the sun was setting behind the mountains. As the sun started going down, it started getting colder. We started moving towards the upper pools. The moon came out by around 9:30 pm it was quite dark. The stars were amazing. We could see billions of them in the clear and dark mountain air. There was a nip in the air but the warmth of the hot pools compensated it. It was absolutely magical. A must do for everyone at least once in your lifetime. Interesting, the moon set within 30-40 min of rising and it became even more darker.
    We left the place around 11 pm. It was pitch dark with no lights anywhere nearby. We started our drive back towards Santiago.
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  • Day107

    We set out early with public transport to leave the big city and get our bikes at the beginning of the Cajón de Maipo. We had 63 km in total with a nice mix of ups and downs until we reached the wine valley which was quite flat. The roads we were on were unfortunately busy with traffic from cars, buses and also trucks for a lot of the way. No bike roads :-/

    Arriving just in time at Viña El Principal, we were greet warmly by Alexandra who would be giving us - ans just the two of us - the tour. As a boutique winery, El Principal produces only 3 types of wines and premium ones at that. We spent two hours with Alexandra, even driving out to the vines and looking at the different varieties. The tasting in the end was fantastic as well. Our favorite was the mid-range red wine “Memorias”. Let’s see whether we can find it at home as well! Having drunk three half-full glasses of wine, we still safely continued the journey in a bright mood 🍷

    The hotel that we chose for the night also played on the wine tune :-) La Calma de Rita is a really nice place with gardens, swimming pool and cabins. The highlight: our bed was inside a giant wine barrel. They also served great food onsite - and then only one thing to do: going to bed early.
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