Chile travel

North and the Atacama Desert

Far from being a desolate, arid wilderness, the Atacama desert is overflowing with life. Its ancient cultures offer a warm welcome to modern travellers, and fertile oases sustain an astonishing diversity of life here in the world’s driest desert.

On the high Andean plateau, you’ll find small villages at up to 4,000 meters above sea level where timeless traditions linger in extreme and wonderfully photogenic settings.

Visit San Pedro de Atacama and explore its singular landscapes, quite unlike anywhere else on earth. Vast salt flats, active geysers and intense blue lagoons are just a few of the extraordinary features of this region.
Journey to the stars and learn more about the constellations in one of the many famed astronomical observatories in the northern half of Chile.

If you’re a fan of water sports or simply enjoy soaking up the sun, don’t miss the northern coastal region, with its exquisite sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and exquisite seafood.



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[...]


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[...]


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[...]


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 North and the Atacama Desert

Lauca National Park

The Andean foothills and high plateau landscapes merge in a place of great cultural and historical interest with amazing natural beauty. One of its main attractions is the wonderful Chungará Lake, one of the highest in the world found at[...]

Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Offices

The history of white gold envelops and joins two saltpeter offices that became the world's most important saltpeter mine at the turn at the 20th century. The union of different communities, knowledge and skills turned this industry into a complex[...]

El Tatio Geyser

Get up before dawn to enjoy the show just as the sun rises, with the craters of El Tatio as the main attraction. Located 4,200 meters above sea level, its fumaroles (smoke from the geysers) create amazing white steam columns[...]

Adventure and Sports
Hot Springs and Well-being

Altiplanic Lagoons

Deep blue waters and white shores which welcome a large variety of birds, the Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons are a gift of nature. Located inside the Los Flamencos National Reserve, at more than 4,000 meters above sea level, they provide[...]


Moon and Mars Valley

The peculiar rocky formations and dunes of Moon Valley (Valle de la Luna) and the changing colors of Mars Valley (Valle de Marte) and the Salt Mountains are an attraction that you can't miss while visiting the Atacama Desert. At[...]

Adventure and Sports

La Virgen Beach

Located south from Bahía Inglesa, it is known as one of the best beaches in the country. Dive into its turquoise waters and get a tan on its fine white sand. You can find camping spots and some cottages with[...]





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Sometimes a new day is all you need for a new perspective. Sometimes though, you have to be a bit more intentional about clearing your mind.


Desierto de Atacama. Fotografía de @mygobe


@Wanderlust Chloe

As I set my alarm for 4am, and rolled over in Hostel Desert – our cute little base in San Pedro de Atacama, I felt excited for the next day’s events. Over the past year or so of travel blogging I’d visited Costa Rican waterfalls, Guatemalan volcanoes, Mayan ruins, medieval Croatian cities and been swimming in several oceans, lakes and rivers. Up until now though, I’d never seen a geyser. In fact, I didn’t really know what a geyser was.


if you think my hands are full, you should see my heart ♥ gratitude.

Desierto Florido


Atacama is surprising. It looks like it has more surprises for me than I could ever expect. I heard about the phenomenon of desierto florido


@Macca Sherifi

Taking a tour of the Altiplanic lagoons in the Atacama Highlands

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