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 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.



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Patagonia International Marathon

Patagonia International Marathon A running event that takes place in the Torres del Paine National Park in the Chilean Patagonia, surrounded by enormous glaciers, lakes and the big granite mountainous pillars. This sporting event has four distances: 60k, 42k, 21K and 10K. To register or get more information visit http://www.patagonianinternationalmarathon.com/  

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Atacama Rally

Atacama Rally The perfect dune and the driest desert in the world welcomes all the action from cross country racing when the engines start to begin the new edition of the Atacama Rally next September 1 – 7. The race will receive the official teams competing for the FIM Cross-Country Rally World Championship. Five stages […]

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Ultra Trail Torres del Paine

Ultra Trail Torres del Paine Ultra Trail Torres del Paine (UTTP) is a unique trail running experience in the majestic scenery of the Torres del Paine National Park, located on the southernmost point of the Chilean Patagonia. The UTTP trails run deep into amazing and magical landscapes. Mountains of granite and ice rise up to […]

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