What to see in Chile

Chile Attractions

The list of attractions in Chile are as long as the country itself. The best of these lie in the country's vast wilderness although Santiago, the capital city, has some impressive attractions showcasing its history. These include the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art and Plaza de Armas.

In Patagonia both Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael and Parque Nacional Torres del Paine are among the most impressive scenic sites in the world, encompassing mountains, ice fields, lagoons and thousands of miles. Chile continues to amaze at the El Tatio Gyesers and the surreal landscape of Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos. In alikeness to Chile's natural wonders, Easter Island mystifies visitors with its strange and giant man-made sculptures. Interesting towns of Castro and Puerto Montt can be jumping points for the more natural attractions of The Lake District and Parque Nacional Chiloe.

The attractions are spread over a wide variety of climates but summer months are preferred in southern Chile while people can visit year-round in northern regions.

El Tatio Geysers

At an altitude of 13,760 feet (4,300m), El Tatio is one of the world's highest geyser fields, and possibly the hottest.…

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Magdalena Island Penguin Reserve

The Magdalena Island Penguin Reserve is a paradise for birdwatchers, or for anybody who is fond of penguins. Magdalena…

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Parque Nacional Chiloé

Following in the footsteps of Darwin after 150 years, the visitor will find an isolated but wildly beautiful assortment…

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Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos

This popular nature reserve in northern Chile (many claim it is the most popular) is 459 square miles (740km sq) and…

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