Saturday, September 18, 2021

Destinations in Chile

South AmericaChileDestinations in Chile

Regions

  • Northern Chile (Arica-Parinacota, Tarapacá, Antofagasta, Atacama and Coquimbo regions).
    Visit the driest desert in the world, archaeological ruins and the Andean highlands.
  • Central Chile (Valparaíso, Santiago, O’Higgins and Maule regions).
    In the heart of the country you can visit the main cities, the famous vineyards and some of the best ski resorts in the southern hemisphere.
  • Southern Chile (Biobío, Araucanía, Los Ríos and Los Lagos regions).
    The land of the Mapuches, lakes, rivers and the mythological island of Chiloé
  • Patagonia (Aysén and Magallanes regions)
    Fjords, ice caps, lakes and forests.
  • Juan Fernández Islands
    Robinson Crusoe Island and other islands
  • Easter Island (Rapa Nui or Isla de Pascua).
    A deserted island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, home to one of the world’s most mysterious civilizations.

Cities

  • Santiago – the country’s capital and largest city
  • Concepción – the second largest city in Chile
  • Iquique – tourist centre in northern Chile
  • La Serena – a charming town with lots to do in and around it.
  • Punta Arenas – one of the southernmost cities in the world
  • San Pedro de Atacama – Visitors flock to the town to use it as a springboard to the stunning landscapes of the surrounding area.
  • Valdivia – the “city of rivers”, rebuilt after the strongest earthquake in history
  • Valparaíso – Chile’s most important port and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Vina del Mar – the main tourist attraction: beaches, casino and an iconic music festival.

Other destinations

  • Chiloé Island – the country’s largest island
  • Laguna San Rafael National Park – includes the San Rafael glacier, which can only be reached by boat or plane.
  • Lauca National Park – Lago Chungará, one of the highest lakes in the world, overlooked by the mighty Volcán Parinacota.
  • Pichilemu – Chile’s premier surfing destination
  • Robinson Crusoe Island – known for its jungle and endemic flora.
  • Torres del Paine National Park – mountains, lakes and glaciers, including the Towers of Paine.
  • Valle de Elqui – wine and pisco producing region, also known for its astronomical observatories.
  • Valle de la Luna – breathtaking desert landscape with sand dunes and impressive rock formations.
  • Villarrica – surrounded by lakes and volcanoes