The Teno and Lontué rivers converge to form the broad Río Mataquito, which meanders west through Chilean wine country towards the Pacific. The town of CURICÓ (54km south of San Fernando) sits in the Mataquito Valley and makes a convenient place to break your journey. Curicó aside, the main attractions of the Mataquito Valley are the wineries, the Lago Vichuquén, near the coast, and the Siete Tazas waterfalls, southeast towards the mountains.

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