Top 6 Chile Tourist Attractions

Chile is a country which has something exciting and magical for every tourist! It extends on a stretch of land near the Pacific Ocean. Starting from the Atacama desert, passing through the lake areas, traversing numerous mountainous and volcanic areas, through a frozen icecap, it culminates in the splendid Patagonia and Tierro del Fuego, the Land of Flames. Besides the spectacular Chile tourist attractions, visitors will also find great infrastructures and reasonable prices here. Here is an overview of the top tourist attractions in Chile. 

Santiago de Chile

The most important city in Chile, Santiago is the heart of all important events in the country. It is home to eight million people, which is almost half the population of the country. A true South American jewel, Santiago is one of the top Chile tourist attractions. The metropolis is also known as the “most European city in South America” because it has a very reliable public transport system, and many tempting attractions.

Lost Pinguinso

The greatest natural penguin colony , Lost Pinguinso, is the place where more than 120000 Magellan penguins gather. Situated on the tiny island of Magdalena, it becomes the mating ground for the funniest of penguins between the month of September and October. The penguins return to sea by the end of March.

The San Rafael Icecap

Located in the National Park San Rafel, the San Rafael Icecap is a huge ice formation, which tourists can be access by boat or plane. If you choose to travel there by boat, you are in for a real spectacle! You will be passing through the narrow canals of the Aisen region, one of the most beautiful Chile tourist attractions. What you see from the vessel, is actually only the tip of the iceberg.

Valle de la Luna

Hidden in the Atacama Desert, the Valle de la Luna is a bizarrely beautiful, endless stretch of sand. This moon-like relief is the creation of centuries of winds and floods. The breathtaking Valle de la Luna, or the “Valley of the Moon” is one of the most spectacular tourist attractions in Chile.

Torres del Paine National Park

Situated in the southernmost part of Patagonia, the Torres del Paine National Park is another beautiful natural wonder of Chile. Tourists can see amazing mountains, lakes and glaciers here. The most spectacular landscape are the three “Towers of Bread”, which are basically granite rock formations born from ice.

Easter Island

One of the most isolated islands in the world, the Easter Island is situated at the south-eastern region of the Pacific Ocean. The island is notorious for the 887 monumental “moai” that represent mythological figures. These are rock statues created by the Rapanui people centuries ago.

Conclusion

This is but a humble preview on the breathtaking Chile tourist attractions. Hiking, trekking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, horseback ridding, kayaking, surfing, and diving are only a few examples of the many things you can do in Chile. This South-American country is the place for the more adventurous travelers who want to learn everything about what the World has to offer. Do not waste time! Visit Chile, and share your impressions with us!

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