CHILE TRAVEL GUIDE
Plan your trip to Chile
Chile is one of the most diverse countries in the world. In the north of the country, you can visit the incredible Atacama Desert. You can travel to the south of the country and be amazed by Torres del Paine. It is quite normal for the terrain to change drastically considering that Chile measures 4,300 kilometers in length. Did you know that Chile is the longest country in the world?
One of the best things about Chile is its incredible nature and all the adventures it offers. However, you must also visit the capital, Santiago de Chile, or Valparaíso, a colorful coastal city. Immerse yourself in Chilean culture, history and gastronomy.
PLACES TO VISIT IN CHILE
Tips for every destination
As I mentioned prior, the main tourist attraction in Chile is its incredible and diverse nature. Some of the best places to visit in Chile are the Atacama Desert, Cajón del Maipo, the Marble Caves, Torres del Paine National Park, Chiloé Island, Radal Siete Tazas National Park and many other great places you’ll stumble upon while traversing the Carretera Austral.
As for cities, Santiago de Chile, the capital, is a place you must visit. Other cities that are worth visiting are Valparaíso, Puerto Varas, Punta Arenas, Puerto Montt and Viña del Mar.
There is a place in Chile that deserves honorable mention. That place is Easter Island, natively known as Rapa Nui. In Easter Island you can visit the famous moais which are huge statues with a humanoid shape.
Below you can find my published articles about the different areas of Chile.
The Island of Chiloe is one of the most mystical and magical places to visit in Chile. It is a place with a unique history and culture. You will definitely fall in love with its picturesque colorful villages, stilt houses and old wooden churches. You must taste curanto. It is a typical dish on the island and it’s cooked in a very unique way.
Punta Arenas is the southernmost continental city on the planet and one of the gateways to Antarctica. If you visit Punta Arenas, you must visit Nao Victoria Museum, Plaza de Armas, Cerro de la Cruz Viewpoint and Sara Braun Municipal Cemetery.
Punta Arenas is also a good starting point if you are interested in visiting Magallanes National Reserve, Magdalena Island, the San Isidro Lighthouse and Tierra del Fuego.
SANTIAGO DE CHILE
Santiago de Chile is the capital of Chile. It is a place that you must visit during your trip to Chile. You can learn about Chile’s past and present by spending some time in the capital. Do not forget to visit Plaza de Armas, the Cerro San Cristóbal, the Palacio de La Moneda, the Bellavista neighborhood and Cerro Santa Lucía.
Plus, from Santiago de Chile, you can visit places like Valparaiso, Viña del Mar or Cajon del Maipo on day trips.
TORRES DEL PAINE
Torres del Paine National Park is one of Chile’s main tourist attractions and the reason why many travelers from all over the globe visit the country. It is located in the southern part of the Chilean Patagonia. The most popular way to visit the park is by hiking one of its many trails such as the W trail or the O trail. Thanks to these multi-day hikes, you will have the opportunity to visit glaciers, mountains, lagoons, viewpoints and the base of Torres del Paine.
Valparaíso is located on the coast of Chile, 115 kilometers from Santiago de Chile. This town is known for its hills with picturesque cobbled streets. The houses located on the hills are very colorful. I recommend walking through Alegre and Concepción hills. You should also visit Casa Museo La Sebastiana. This museum was once owned by famous poet, Pablo Neruda.