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The Top 5 Destinations in Chile

June 21, 2014

The five best places Chile has to offer

Set amidst the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains, Chile is a charming South American country of extreme beauty and starling contrasts. A spellbinding territory with unique and diverse characteristics, Chile attracts a mass of foreign travelers and adventurists who long to get a taste of its blissful vibes and catch a glimpse of its amazingly varied landscapes. Known for its stunning natural gems and wonders, this ridiculously long South American territory will bombard its visitors with its massive fjords and glaciers, crystal clear rivers, lush ancient forests, volcanoes, fertile valleys, as well as parched dunes. Moreover, a visit to this country lets you experience South American hospitality at its finest.

From the enigmatic Eastern Island to its buzzing metropolis, Santiago, Chile has a vast collection of scintillating and breathtaking tourist destinations. To help you choose the best places to visit in this Latin American land, check of these helpful hints:

 

Easter Island

A secluded island in the midst of the Pacific Ocean, the Easter Island is truly one of the most magical and dazzling destinations in Chile. Although is located over two thousand miles away from the Chilean mainland, it is officially a part of this Latin American country. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, this Chilean destination is known for its eerie landscapes and 887 mystical archaeological statues, the Maoi.

A trip to this remote and cryptic island means getting up close and personal with the Maoi. As a tourist destination, you get to admire their size and sculpture as well as ponder the mysteries of why these figures were built. Also, a stop to this destination allows you to enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities, such as horseback riding, diving, trekking and a whole lot more.

 

Casablanca Valley

For wine connoisseurs, spending a day or two at the Casablanca Valley is an absolute must. Located a hundred kilometers northwest of Chile’s capital city, the Casablanca Valley is a stunning destination best known as one the country’s premier wine regions. As you wander around this valley, you will be able to sample its most notable white wines, namely the Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Moreover, a trip here gives you a chance to marvel at its verdant foliage and lovely natural backdrop.

 

Santiago

As the country’s economic center and capital city, Santiago serves as a home to a cluster of cultural and entertainment centers, bars, theaters, events, and museums. Located in the heart of the country’s central valley, this Latin American city also contains a handful of hidden gems that foreign travelers often neglect, as they quickly move on to the natural attractions in the north and south. The Cerro San Cristobal, for instance, is a lofty venue that gives tourists panoramic views of this urban metropolis.

 

San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama is a must-visit destination in this South American nation. Foreign travelers and locals alike come to this destination to lay their eyes on the world’s driest desert, the Atacama Desert. A 600-mile desert on the Pacific coast, the Atacama is brimming with gorgeous archeological artifacts, pink flamingos, belching geysers, white stark salt flats and sand dunes. Furthermore, it is a host to surreal and small oasis known as San Pedro.

 

Northern Patagonia

Studded with dramatic lakes, forests, rivers and waterfalls, the Northern Patagonia is a picturesque and remote region of Chile. For outdoor adventurists, a visit to this destination is something you should include to your bucket list. A striking Chilean region blessed with a wealth of natural wonders, the Northern Patagonia fascinates people who are in search of tranquility and solitude.

 

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Maria Tugayeva
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