i have 2 weeks to spend in Chile in first weeks December. I'd like to split my time between the lake region and beach/warmer weather. my boyfriend are i are into hiking, camping, & landscapes--would love to do some stargazing.. not really planning on doing a guided tour or anything unless it's something we can't miss.
i was thinking about taking a bus from Santiago to Valpariso then to La Serena. Are there beaches or some body of water to swim in La Serena? Is it worth the trip?
the toss up in Valpariso/La Serena for 4-5 days and 7 days in the lake region OR just do 11 days in the Lake Region