Easter Island - Chile
Enrich your awareness of Chile’s fascinating indigenous cultures. Sample their delicious food, witness their traditions and perhaps experience for yourself a mystical connection with these people who keep their ancient traditions alive even in modern times.
The Mapuche people, renowned for their warrior spirit, still speak their curious ancient language, Mapudungun. For a truly unforgettable experience, visit a traditional ruca, or communal dwelling place, at Budi Lake close to Temuco, where you’ll sleep, cook and eat traditional food alongside Mapuches. Unmissable!
In northern Chile, you’ll meet the Aymara people of the Altiplano (or highlands) in the villages of Putre and Parinacota. See their beautiful textiles and colorful handicrafts made from llama wool, and sample llama and alpaca meat with a side-dish of quinoa.
The Rapa Nui culture of Easter Island is simply mesmerizing, with its fascinating legends, ancient traditions kept alive in festivals such as Tapati, and distinctive music, dance and language.
Finally, at the very end of the earth, observe the age-old ways of the Yagan, an indigenous people who still sail in their traditional canoes through the channels and inlets of Tierra del Fuego.
Easter Island - Chile
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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 […]
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 […]