Places to Visit in Chile

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

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

The lunar landscape of Chile's Atacama 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)

A Tolkienesque landscape of monkey puzzle forests, soaring snow-capped volcanoes and lakes of the deepest blue. This is where Patagonia begins.

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Osorno

Chilean Lake District (south)

A Tolkienesque landscape of monkey puzzle forests, soaring snow-capped volcanoes and lakes of the deepest blue.

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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

Just south of the Atacama desert is a sunlit valley where vineyards nestle amidst ancient villages, tawny mountains and glistening night skies.

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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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Chile+Santiago Skyline (46)

Santiago and the vineyards

Snow-draped Andean peaks overlook Santiago, 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, Chile

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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    Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

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