Aug 6, 2015|
Last updated on January 15th, 2021 at 10:16 am
Discover 4 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Chile
A tour of Chile‘s most prominent tourist attractions is a great idea for any traveler. Chile is an incredibly unique country because the climate completely changes as you move from the North to the South. It is the most narrow country in South America, covering over 3000 miles in length. Due to its length, the country boasts an abundance of different landscapes, temperatures, and ecosystems. Below discover the best tourist attractions in Chile!
1. The Chilean Lake District
First on our list of tourist attractions in Chile is a tour of the Lake District. The Lake District is one of the best places to visit in Chile, as it sits right in the Andes Mountain range. It is home to several beautiful lakes and forests, making it the perfect destination for travelers looking for nature and tranquility. Enjoy winter sports between June and August, and embark on trekking excursions during the spring and summer months between October and March.
The architecture throughout the region is European influenced because of the European settlers in the region. On a Puerto Varas tour or el Frutillar, you can see some of the more distinct European regions.
How to Get to the Lake District: You can visit the Lake District by airplane from Santiago de Chile to Puerto Montt, the main airport in the region. However, I recommend taking a trip across the lakes from Bariloche, Argentina, this is a far more beautiful way to discover the Lake District.
2. The Atacama Desert
Tour the Atacama desert and see one of the driest deserts in the world. The Atacama is one of the most popular attractions amongst travelers in Chile and is always included in the must-see highlights. The Atacama desert is located in the northern region of the country and offers many outdoorsy activities to visitors. From the Atacama, you can easily visit the Flamingos national reserve, see the Tatio geysers, explore the Moon Valley, and relax in the Altiplanic Lagoons.
How to Get to the Atacama
The easiest way to connect San Pedro de Atacama is to fly to Calama, the closest airport. Then after a 3-4 hour drive, you’ll arrive in the desert. While here, stay at the Explora Atacama Lodge. This is by far the most luxurious lodge in the area, ask us about or Explora Travel Specials!
3. Easter Island
Our custom Easter Island tours are extremely popular. Easter Island is the most isolated island on earth and it sits above the Pacific Ocean. The island is one of the most famous attractions in Chile for the stone statues called Moais, located throughout the island.
I think of Easter Island as a magnificent open-air museum. The history and legends behind the stone statues as well as the island itself is fascinating. There are several tours you can take from here, so I recommend spending at least 3-nights in order to see the whole Island.
How to Get to Easter Island
The best way to travel to Easter Island for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation is a direct flight from Santiago, Chile. There are several daily flights from Santiago de Chile, however, they fill up quickly, so if you are planning to visit the island I recommend planning in advance. While here, stay at the Explora Rapa Nui Lodge. This is by far the most luxurious lodge on the island, ask us about or Explora Travel Specials!
4. The Torres del Paine National Park
Arguably the most popular tourist attraction in Chile is Patagonia. The Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia is by far one of the most beautiful parks in South America, better yet the world. The park is located in the south end of Chile and has spectacular contrasting landscapes with jutting mountains, beautiful colored lakes, glaciers, and waterfalls. It is truly a natural beauty. The best time to visit Patagonia is during the Patagonia summer months from October to February.
How to Get to Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine is a great tourist attraction not too far from Santiago de Chile. You can travel to Torres del Paine by flying from Santiago into Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales and then taking a shuttle or private vehicle to the National Park. Check out our Patagonia Tours through Torres del Paine.
Looking for More Tourist Attractions in Chile?
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