Chile travel

Culture

Chile’s cultural roots are as diverse as its landscapes, and have shaped the uniquely Chilean identity. Spend time with the indigenous peoples and experience their traditions! Discover unique archaeological relics and explore the country’s history in its many museums.

Immerse yourself in the ways of the northern Altiplano (highland) villages to learn more about the Aymara people and their traditions.
Discover the spirited Mapuche people of the central and southern heartlands, where you can sleep in a ruca, sample their traditional dishes and learn about the curative properties of the medicinal plants widely grown to this day.

On Easter Island, visit the enigmatic moai and rub shoulders with the Rapa Nui way of life.

Listen to the legends of the storytellers on Chiloé and visit the island’s famous churches, 16 of which have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

And don’t miss the traditional festivals throughout the country! You will be warmly welcomed at the grape harvest fiestas in the central wine-growing regions, the festival of La Tirana in the Atacama desert and the splendid Con la Fuerza del Sol carnival in the north.



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Tapati

Tapati Experience the mysterious and age-old culture of the Rapa Nui residents by partaking in the island’s most important cultural festival. During the Tapati festival, the town splits up into two clans to represent the island’s ancient castes, which then compete in ancestral sports over various days and nights, demonstrating their physical and artistic abilities […]

Tapati Experience the mysterious and age-old culture of the Rapa Nui residents by partaking in the island’s most important cultural[...]

Teatro a mil

Teatro a mil (Theater for a thousand pesos) During the “Santiago a mil” (“Santiago for a thousand pesos”) festival, public areas are taken over by local productions, as well as theater, dance, and music performances, circus acts, and parades.  International theater adaptations and original foreign productions from troupes in Europe, Oceania, and Latin America leave […]

Teatro a mil (Theater for a thousand pesos) During the “Santiago a mil” (“Santiago for a thousand pesos”) festival, public[...]

Conquista Volcán Osorno (Conquest of the Osorno Volcano).

Conquista Volcán Osorno (Conquest of the Osorno Volcano) Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, Chile’s oldest national park, is home to this mountain bike competition that covers 77 kms of terrain, crossing through sand banks and hills. This course allows competitors to travel through different landscapes, passing by the Petrohué Falls, the shore of Lake Llanquihue, […]

Conquista Volcán Osorno (Conquest of the Osorno Volcano) Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, Chile’s oldest national park, is home to[...]

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