La Junta Cochamo Valley an alternative to Torres del Paine

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One of the best kept secrets of Chile, La Junta an adventurers paradise. A two hour ride from the town of Puerto Varas is Cochamo located on a fjord. Another 10km by foot will get you to the camp site in La Junta. There are no plastic wrapped tour packages or busses to shuttle thousands of tourists in and out. Every step in this hidden paradise, takes you further into the real paradise of Patagonia. 

The top 10 reasons to visit Puerto Varas

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If you ever need a reason to visit the quaint city of Puerto Varas, here are the top reasons to visit Puerto Varas. Nestled on the lake side of Llanquihue its the best destination for outdoor adventure sports, and avoids most of the tourist package onslaught that besieges Pucón. With all of the conveniences of Puerto Montt just a short trip away, Puerto Varas is a top choice for an extended stay and also makes a good base for exploring the region.