Chile is a vast territory, and the variety of landscapes and climates is one of its great riches. The most beautiful Chilean landscapes extend from the extreme north to the southern tip of the country. Between the aridity of the Atacama Desert and the sublime and icy region of Patagonia, not forgetting Valparaiso and Easter Island, discover the places that mark all travelers’ minds! Some of these places are very touristy, others not very popular, but they all have one thing in common: they never leave travelers indifferent. Let’s visit Chile!
Around the Atacama Desert
The Atacama Desert is the aridest region of the world and is located in Northern Chile. The Valley of the Moon and the Valley of Death are undoubtedly the two most visited areas. A hundred kilometers away from San Pedro de Atacama, you can also observe the Tatio geysers. The thermal baths of Puritama welcome visitors to warm and revitalizing water. Enough to make you forget the dryness of the desert!
Head south for a refreshing escape to Chilean Patagonia.
Patagonia is a region whose borders are somewhat blurred; it covers the extreme south of two states, Chile and Argentina. It’s a very cold, sparsely, and preserve inhabited area. The wilderness remains the only master of the place. Patagonia is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in Chile.
Cruising is the easiest way to enjoy these sublime landscapes. Aboard the boat, you can enjoy sailing with maximum comfort while quickly observing the points of interest.
Valparaiso, a festival of colors
The small town of Valparaiso, located less than 2 hours’ drive from the country’s capital, Santiago de Chile, is one of those places you must visit. Streets are brightly colored by street artists, and even if you are just strolling, you can observe the city from a height thanks to the funicular.
Chile’s most mysterious island
Naturally, we are talking about the legendary Easter Island, located off the coast of Valparaíso and known to be one of the most isolated places in the world: the closest inhabited area is more than 2,000 kilometers away!
It is considered to be one of the most beautiful landscapes in Chile. Known for its mysterious statues, the moaïs, the island has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Lauca National Park Biosphere Reserve
If you dream of wide-open spaces and tranquility, you will be seduced by the landscapes surrounding Lake Lauca, in the north-east of Chile. Between lakes and volcanoes, lovers of hiking (well equipped) will observe one of the most beautiful Chilean landscapes.
Head in the stars
An interesting point that will delight those who have their head more in the moon than their feet on the ground. The Serro Paranal is a mountain that has been chosen as an observation point by the European Organization for Astronomical Research (ESO). This place is known to offer perfect conditions for observing the sky.
Seven waterfalls and a forest
The Radal Siete Tazas park (the 7 cups) is an oasis of freshness in the heart of a rather desert area. The 7 cups are actually 7 waterfalls that can be observed. A superb walk in the heart of the forest gives access to the waterfalls.