Places to visit in Chile

Discover our guide to the most exciting, memorable and inspiring places to visit.

Carretera Austral

Aisen and the Carretera Austral

Home to lush, temperate forests, tumultuous rivers and jagged mountain passes, Aisen is a pristine wilderness made accessible by the Carretera Austral.

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Atacama

Atacama Desert

This lunar landscape is the world’s driest desert, home to hissing geysers, sprawling salt flats and otherworldly valleys of magnificent amber rocks.

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View of Vilarrica Volcano

Chilean Lake District (north)

This lunar landscape is the world’s driest desert, home to hissing geysers, sprawling salt flats and otherworldly valleys of magnificent amber rocks.

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Osorno

Chilean Lake District (south)

This lunar landscape is the world’s driest desert, home to hissing geysers, sprawling salt flats and otherworldly valleys of magnificent amber rocks.

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Easter Island

Easter Island

This volcanic island, isolated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, is best known for the enigmatic stone heads dotted across its grassy plains and white-sand coves.

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Islands and fjords of southern Patagonia

Southernmost Patagonia is a wilderness of jagged fjords and towering glaciers, where the frostbitten Andes finally crumble into the sea.

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Observatory La Serena

La Serena and Elqui Valley

Southernmost Patagonia is a wilderness of jagged fjords and towering glaciers, where the frostbitten Andes finally crumble into the sea.

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Lauca

Lauca National Park

Rising high into the Andes, at over 4,000m above sea level, are the snow-dipped volcanoes and teeming wetlands of Lauca National Park.

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Santiago

Santiago and the vineyards

Snow-draped Andean peaks overlook Chile’s huge capital, surrounded by sunlit fertile valleys which produce well-respected wines.

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Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine National Park

The spiralling towers, serrated massifs and turquoise lakes of Torres del Paine are home to shy guanacos, soaring condors and elusive pumas.

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Valparaiso and Vina del Mar

Discover fabulous street art in the bohemian hillside city of Valparaíso, and unwind in the family-friendly beachside resort of Viña del Mar.

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    Jim first caught the Latin American travel bug in 2001 when he decided at the last minute to join a friend travelling around Central America – he hasn't looked back since.

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