Easter Island - Chile
Known as the “naval of the world”, set in the middle of the enormous Pacific Ocean, the enigmatic Moai welcome you right by the sea on the magical Easter Island and they can’t wait to show you the interesting culture of Rapa Nui.
Relive the origins of Chile’s indigenous peoples and enjoy the wonderful petroglyphs engraved on rocks and the giant geoglyphs on the hillsides of Chile’s north. Take a bike ride around San Pedro de Atacama and discover the Pucará de Quitor. The Chug Chug petroglyphs are a must that portray the Tiahuanaco culture!
And if we talk about ancient wisdom, prepare to be amazed at the Chinchorro culture in Arica. Their mummies, product of an artificial mummification process, date back to 5,000 BC. Don’t miss the opportunity to see them; they are the oldest mummies in the world!
In the capital, Santiago, open your eyes and cultivate your wisdom at the Visual Arts and Archaeology Museums located at the heart of the Lastarria District. With an interesting collection of Diaguita, San Pedro and Molle pottery, as well as Mapuche jewelry, they welcome you every day.
If you’re hungry for more, the south of Chile has a well-kept secret in store for you. The Monte Verde archaeological site, close to Puerto Montt, is the oldest human settlement on the continent, dating back more than 33,000 years. You must see it!
Easter Island - Chile
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Independence Celebrations Every year, on September 18th, Chile celebrates Independence with a bang to commemorate the beginning of the independence process from the Spanish Crown. Commonly known as “el dieciocho” (because of the date), most of the celebrations take place around the 18th and 19th, but the festivities can last up to a week. Most […]
Festival of la Pampilla The festival of la Pampilla takes place every year on the 18th and 19th of September in the city of Coquimbo. During this period (and even from weeks before the activity) hundreds of families set up their tents and vehicles on the hills and areas surrounding the Pampilla’s main esplanade. The […]
Oktoberfest: Malloco Beer Festival As part of the legacy of the German communities that have come to Chile through history, every year, by late October, we celebrate the Chilean version of the classic Bavarian Oktoberfest. The festival, which takes place in Malloco (close to Santiago), has the typical German traditions, but with a hint of […]