Chile travel

Central area, Santiago and Valparaiso

21st century global sophistication blends seamlessly with time-honored local tradition in the central heartland of Chile.

Discover Santiago, the multi-faceted capital of Chile, with its fine parks and numerous sporting and cultural activities. You’ll enjoy fabulous food in the city’s many and varied restaurants, as well as a thriving nightlife scene.

Lose yourself in the hilly port city of Valparaiso and discover an intense, atmospheric palette of colors and flavors. Then relax and cool off in the Pacific ocean at one of the beautiful nearby beaches, such as Viña del Mar or Reñaca.

If you love the snow and winter sports, visit Chile during the southern winter and try out some of the best ski slopes in South America against a majestic Andean backdrop. It’s only a two hour road journey from the mountains to the ocean – you can enjoy a day of winter sports before a scrumptious seafood dinner on the coast!

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the valleys and vineyards where Chile’s talented enologists make some of the world’s best red and white wines!



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Astrotourism

Experience a journey to the stars in Chile! Observe constellations, planets, shooting stars and all manner of celestial bodies in the spectacular Chilean skies - the clearest in the entire southern hemisphere. Chile enjoys more than 300 clear days per year and with little or[...]

Adventure and Sports

If you're an adrenaline junkie, or thrill to the sight of a spectacular landscape after a long wilderness trek, then Chile's definitely the place for you! Ski down Chile’s mountains and volcanoes, or go for its many water sports - including scuba diving, surfing, kayaking[...]

Cruises and Sailing

Do you dream of a truly unique journey, enjoying spectacular scenery in comfort fit for a king? Then join a cruise ship to see some of Chile’s finest scenic attractions and revel in the singular delights of South America’s southernmost coastline. Travel in style on[...]

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[...]

Nature

Chile’s territory combines over 4,000 kilometers of wind-blown, ocean-swept coastline, the immense, mineral-rich northern desert, the majestic peaks of the Andes range, with thousands of active volcanoes strung along its length, and the hushed mystique of the southern evergreen forests. Come and experience the full[...]

Beaches

Warm sunshine, sea and sand; what better ingredients for a fabulous holiday? You’ll discover idyllic beaches ideal for sunbathing, as well as more dramatic shores, many offering fantastic opportunities for water sports and nautical activities on over 4,000 kilometers of Chilean coast. Visit the north[...]

Hot Springs and Well-being

Picture yourself floating in clear, natural hot springs, listening to soft rainfall on the lush forest all around you. This is the scene that awaits you in Chile. There are more than 270 hot springs throughout Chile, many located in rich, verdant landscapes or nestling[...]

Urban Life

Bustling nightlife, modern shopping malls, stunning textiles and mouth-watering Chilean food. You’ll find all these and much more in Chile’s lively cities. Come and explore them! If you like fashion and design, visit the exclusive boutiques on Santiago's most elegant streets. For those who like[...]

Wine and Fine Food

Throughout your travels in Chile, you’ll enjoy an irresistible combination of mouth-watering seafood, fabulous produce from the fertile land and sophisticated cuisine, together with the perfect wine pairings to captivate your senses. Discover the multi-layered flavors of Chilean cuisine; a rich mix of time-honored traditions[...]

Discover the attractions of Central area, Santiago and Valparaiso

Vicuña

A town with a perfect climate, barely any humidity and amazingly clear skies, Vicuña has been crowned the capital of astronomical observation. Visit one of its five observatories and discover the mysteries of the universe during its night tours. If[...]

Astrotourism
Culture

Alegre and Concepcion Hills

Lose yourself in Valparaiso's hills and discover the stories hiding in its staircases, funiculars (elevators that run on rail tracks) and quaint houses. Take the El Peral funicular, where at the top you'll be welcomed by the beautiful Paseo Yugoslavo[...]

Culture
Nature
Wine and Fine Food

Viña del Mar Coastline

Also known as the "garden city”, Viña del Mar mesmerizes tourists with its daytime and nighttime activities throughout the year. Come and enjoy its beaches, its excellent fish and shellfish based food and of course, the music of local and[...]

Beaches
Urban Life
Wine and Fine Food

Punta de Lobos

Birthplace of surfing in Chile and a declared World Surf Reserve, Punta de Lobos has become the ideal destination for those who love waves and adrenaline. With its cliffs and amazing rocky coves, you can find waves of up to[...]

Adventure and Sports
Beaches
Wine and Fine Food

Bellavista

Relax and share a drink with friends in the Bellavista District. Known for its Bohemian history, this is the ideal place to relax and “tirar la talla” ¹. An endless list of restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs await you every[...]

Culture
Urban Life
Wine and Fine Food

Providencia

Do you like going where the fun is at? With its great shopping, tasty and varied restaurants and fun nightclubs, Providencia welcomes you in the heart of the Santiago party scene. Walk around this area of town and visit the[...]

Adventure and Sports
Urban Life
Wine and Fine Food

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