Top 17 Best Places to Visit in Chile

Chile is located between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes. It is a narrow-shaped country that extends on the western edge of South America. Due to its long and narrow shape, it is one of the most distinct countries on the continent. Therefore, packing in Chile is incredibly attractive, however additionally time-consuming in matters of covering distances. This country is so geographically blessed you just can’t afford to miss it while exploring South America. Chile is also called the longest country in the world it is never more than 180 kilometers wide. But its coastline extends over 4,300 kilometers. Its uncommon long shape has given it a varied climate with one among the world’s driest deserts within the north. Chilies southern tip is home to cold-weather animals like penguins. It is additionally one among the closest nations along with Argentina and New Zealand to Antarctica. Here is a list of the best places to visit in Chile. So, take a look at the top 17 places to visit in Chile.


17 Marble Caves

Marble Caves in Chile | Best Places to Visit in Chile

While you explore this beautiful country have a pit stop at the marvelous marble caves. That can be found on General Carrera. These stunning natural caves really are photogenic with the swirling patterns of the caves while standing out against the blue glacial lake.

Caves are located at the Southern part of the Carretera Austral inside the second largest lake of South America. It will take some time to reach there, but it was worth all the efforts.

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16 Santiago

Santiago, Chile

The cultural and financial capital of Chile Santiago serves as the entertainment center of the country. Where you can get involved in many fun activities, visit museums art galleries, go shopping and enjoy food in Chile’s best restaurants. Santiago is located in the center of Chile and most of the tourists begin their chili tour in this city.


15 Elqui valley

Elqui valley | Best Places to Visit in Chile

This region in northern Chile has distilleries in rolling vineyards that produce some of the country’s most famous wine. And also, pisco a yellow hewed brandy. It is also the world’s first dark sky sanctuary meaning it is officially one of the best places in the world for star watching.


14 Villarica Volcano

Villarica Volcano, Chile

Pucon is a city which is located between a lake and the landmark of the region. The Villarrica volcano. After you made your way up, you were simply overwhelmed by the view. And I’m pretty sure that this spot is one of the best places to visit in Chile for outdoor lovers and adventure seekers.


13 Osorno Volcano

Osorno Volcano, Chile | Best Places to Visit in Chile

All right, now that volcanoes sparked our interest, another cool one can be found close to Puerto Varas and looks pretty much like the little brother of Mount Fuji. Getting up there is even easier as there is a street that leads almost to the top. The view is different but also impressive. You must visit this place.


12 Chiloé Island

Colorful Chiloé Island | Best Places to Visit in Chile

Chiloé an island where due to its isolation life still continues much as it did in the past. Chiloé Island is South America’s fifth-largest island. It is home to waterfront houses on stilts wild national parks dense forests and iconic wooden churches. Out of which 16 are mentioned in UNESCO world heritage sites.

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11 Isla Magdalena

Isla Magdalena, Chile

If you like penguins, this is the place to go. Close to Punta Arenas, the biggest city in the South of Chile, you are able to go on an excursion to Isla Magdalena, an island which more than 50,000 penguins call home.


10 Valparaiso

Valparaiso, Chile | Best Places to Visit in Chile

This is the third-largest city in Chile. Valparaiso is located between the sea and the coastal mountain range. Valparaiso is the best place to go for a day trip. And it is famous for its old convex streets and unique architecture and is home to several lovely beaches and harbors as well.


9 Atacama Desert

Atacama Desert, Chile

The Atacama Desert is the driest desert in the world or on the earth. But also it has a lot to offer The Moon Valley, flamingos at the colorful lagoons, sandboarding at the dunes, volcanoes, and an amazing view of the night sky.


8 Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

This place you shouldn’t be missed when you are in South America. Torres del Paine is the best national park you can see in Chile. This place is so beautiful and surrounds countless lakes, mountains, glaciers, and rivers. You can enjoy activities like hiking and trekking at the park with professional guides to make these adventures enjoyable while ensuring safety.


7 O’Higgins Lake

O’Higgins Glacier

This one is pretty hard to access because it is in rural Patagonia. It takes a lot of time to get there and to get out from there. This also means that you won’t find many people visiting this place. The depth of this lake is 836meters. Here you can also do trekking on the O’Higgins glacier.

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6 Chilean Lake District

| Best Places to Visit in Chile

This region in southern Chile is a perfect tourist spot with hotels and restaurants. It is scattered amongst the pristine lakes, snow-capped volcanoes, and forested national parks. This place is suitable for adventure-loving people as well with activities like hiking volcano, climbing, Whitewater rafting, kayaking, and horseback riding to enjoy.

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5 Street Art in ‘Valpo’

This is the most colorful part of Chile.  When you go there you love to wander the streets of this colorful port city. This place is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Believe it or not, you can spend a whole week in Valparaiso photographing the fantastic street art and enjoying the views from the many hills.


4 Lauca National Park

Lauca National Park | Best Places to Visit in Chile

Lauca National Park is situated in the northern part of Chile. Lauca national park is spread across 1,300 square kilometers of land. There are many large mountain ranges in volcanoes in this place that attract a huge number of tourists throughout the year. There are several beautiful archaeological sites as well in the park that you will love to explore.

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3 Valle de la Luna

Valle de la Luna, Chile | Best Places to Visit in Chile

Valle de la Luna or Valley of the Moon has been appropriately named with sweeping dunes and craggy rock formations. It truly resembles a place from another planet. A famous feature of this region is the caverns some of which especially containing the evidence of pictographs created by the early man.


2 Fjords & Ferries

Fjords & Ferries at Chile | Best Places to Visit in Chile

If you are up for adventures, the Carretera Austral is your playground. Right at the beginning, you have to cross the many fjords between Puerto Montt and Chaiten with different ferries to make your way down and you will feel like being in Scandinavia.


1 The Easter Island

The Easter Island, Chile

This is a mystical land of volcanoes crater lakes white sand beaches and 900 logic-defying statues known as Moai. That attracts a huge number of travelers towards it no one knows exactly why or how these statues were made. But they undoubtedly make this one of the most iconic places in the world.


So here are the top 17 best places to visit in Chile. In Chile, there are so many places to visit. This is the list are some of those best places you should visit when you are in Chile.

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