Easter Island - Chile
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 Rapa Nui (Easter Island), visit the enigmatic moai and coddle yourself with the island lifestyle.
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.
Easter Island - Chile
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Festival of the Virgin of La Tirana Every year, in the town of La Tirana located some 72 km from Iquique, the Festival of the Virgin of La Tirana takes place. More than 250,000 people come to the town to be part of this celebration, which lasts a little over a week. But La Tirana […]
Chancho Muerto Traditional Festival Head to this celebration that takes place in the Maule countryside. This traditional festivity revolves around pork-related products, where their slogan is “We’re celebrating the dead pig (Chanco Muerto) in Talca”. This regional celebration praises the qualities and importance of these animal products in the origins of Chilean cuisine and also […]
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 […]