Travel ideas in Chile
Our country has many treasures for tourism. With sceneries so varied and surreals that you can find a place for everyone!
From desert to glaciers, here we give you some ideas of places to imagine yourself driving by in a Masai Camper:
The Atacama desert
This desert must be the nearest experience alike being on the moon or other planet. It is located on the north of the country and its considered the most arid place on earth that is not artic. In this desert the horizon gets lost far away and the colors of the sky are amazing. For seeing Atacamas best attractions you must get to San Pedro de Atacama.
Valle del Elqui
Located east of La Serena, this valley is a place for relaxation, with beautiful hills and awesome views for sky enthusiasts. Valle del Elqui is considered one of the best places in the world for stargazing. Imagine yourself camping under a starry night.
Also this valley is called “Pisco Elqui”, for its pisco distilleries, so we recommend you go tasting the traditional liquor.
Main attractions: Distilleries, Stargazing, La Serena, Bike tours.
Just about an hour and a half from Santiago you’ll find this iconic and historical city. This place of interesting colorful hills was declared as one of the human heritage places in the world. It has famous lifts to the hills to enjoy the view of the coast and sightseeing. Go to La sebastiana, a house from Pablo Neruda that shows his memories.
Main attractions: Lifts, La Sebastiana, Marine Museum.
Valdivia and Pucón
If you want to experience a taste of southern hospitality get to Valdivia. This city is also known by its breweries, so you can taste artisanal beer and enjoy the tranquility this place has to offer. In Pucón, located very close to Valdivia, you can climb the Villarrica Volcano.
Main activities: Breweries, hiking and trekking, thermas.
Puerto Montt, the starting point of the Austral road
From this city, known as the door of the chilean Patagonia, you can start a diverse journey through cultural and outdoor activities. Visit the seafood market in Algelmó, go to a lovely pier nearby in Frutillar, navigate Todos los santos lake and Llanquihue lake. Enjoy the view of the Osorno Volcano from Puerto Varas. Start here your southern trip!
Main attractions: Frutillar, Petrohue falls, Lago todos los santos, Osorno
The region of the lakes and Chiloé
Located in middle of the Austral Road, this region is full of biodiversity, virgin nature, lakes and small friendly towns. This trip goes between the mountain road and ferries. Here you can travel around Pumalín Park, trek in Queulat National Park or practice rafting in Futaleufú wild waters.
In this region you will also find a heritage of humanity place, the island of Chiloé. An island of myths and legends with many ancestral traditions.
Main activities: Trekking, rafting, horseback riding, fishing points.
Torres del Paine in chilean Patagonia receive trekkers from all around the world. This massif is considered the eighth wonder of the world. Its famous trekking circuits, the W and O circuit, are 5 or 10 days expeditions with campsites in middle of the mountain that offers the most astonishing views right next to glaciers. Undoubtedly a postcard perfect place.
Main attractions: Spot guanacos on the route, trekking, camping, glacier view.
If you have been wanting to visit the end of the world, this must be it. Near antarctica, where you can watch penguins on their natural habitat. A city far away with many historic memories. Here you can tour Tierra del Fuego and enjoy sightseeing around town.
Main activity: Penguin observation in Magdalena Island.
If you are looking for a more adventurous trip, far from cities and crowd, keep reading our posts.
We will keep posting recommendations for adventure seekers.