Start planning your cruise and book your excursions to Puerto Montt
is a port city in southern Chile
, located on the northern shores of the Reloncaví Sound. This MSC World Cruise
destination showcases an abundance of natural and man-made wonders including towering volcanoes, lakes and rivers, 20th-century architecture, and dramatic snowy mountains.
• Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas
• Osorno Volcano and Petrohué
• Lahuen Ñadi Natural Monument
The port town of Puerto Montt, near the charming inlet of Angelmó, makes for a fabulous MSC Cruises excursion. Explore the Plaza de Armas waterfront, stop by a bronze statue honouring German settlers, and admire Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral. Next, visit the small town of Puerto Varas, affectionately known as the City of Roses. Set on the shores of Lake Llanquihue, this picturesque setting is perfect for photographs. Afterwards, visit the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and the charming Old Neighbourhood. Take in German-inspired architecture set against the backdrop of the magnificent Osorno Volcano, before strolling along the delightful waterfront.
Chile is home to active volcanoes such as the 2,652 metre Osorno. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll venture towards Ensenada to scale this natural wonder, taking in its snowy peaks and dark green slopes. Enjoy stunning views of Mount Calbuco, Lake Llanquihue, and the blue Pacific Ocean. Afterwards, visit the famous Petrohué Waterfalls, where water cascades from crystallised lava.
Take an MSC Cruises excursion to the Lahuen Ñadi Natural Monument, a protected area of rainforests featuring gorgeous lakes and ancient trees — some which date back 1,800 years! Wander scenic footpaths to encounter vines, ferns, and mosses, spread out under a shady canopy of great Fitzroya trees.