I always think of summer as being the very best time to visit places; blue skies, the warmth of the sun and lush greenery. Last month, I was proved wrong as we visited a place that can only be described as an Autumn Wonderland.
It was the long Easter weekend so Carlos and I headed south to Conguillo National Park which is an hour flight from Santiago and then and hour-and-a-half drive. I din’t know much about Conguillo apart from the fact that the park is home to Chile’s national tree: Araucaria. Which are 1,500 years old! Can you imagine how many things have changed in the world since they first started to grow?!
Little did I know, there was so much more to this park!
The park is home to an active volcano which erupts about once a decade. A big, big eruption that happened almost 800 years ago accounts for the reason why a big part of the park in covered in dark volcanic matter. I didn’t understand why everything around us was covered in black/grey matter… but when you know, it’s pretty interesting!
Asides from that the park is home to lakes, lots and lots of trees and of course an Autumn wonderland.
We trekked up to The Sierra Nevada look out and really couldn’t believe that view that greeted us! The warm colours against the bright blue sky really was special! The volcano in the background only added to how picturesque it was too. We concluded that volcanoes must attract the clouds somehow as we only saw a cloud covered top for the whole three days we were there.
It really was the most perfect Autumn getaway! I’m so glad we went in the orange months!
Where are you exploring in the Autumn/Spring?
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