Stretched out on the Pacific coast, much of Chile’s tourist appeal lies in its varied landscapes, ranging from deserts to islands and mountainous woodland. The same landscapes are also home to numerous indigenous peoples who have held on to their traditional cultures. This combination makes Chile one of the leading destinations for eco-tourism.
See the below highlights we recommend visiting while in Chile:
* Although Santiago boasts its own attractions, hiking and skiing surround the great city because it sits so close to the mountains. Chilean ski resorts are popular among visitors from the northern hemisphere because the seasons are opposite. In July when you’re burning up in Massachusetts, head down to Chile for a refreshing ski vacation with great snow to play in!
* Atacama Desert dominates Chile’s Norte Grande region. Other than its natural beauties, it is also home to the archaeological remnants of the cultures that once lived in the region. It has gained more fame of late for the Mano de Desierto Statue, a large hand in the middle of the desert. Travelers can see museum collections, tour pre-Hispanic fortresses, and even gaze upon immense pictographs built into the Earth.
* Easter Island’s long isolation has m
ade it a unique destination. It’s most famous attractions remain the monolithic Moai Statues, but it is also home to animals and plants found nowhere else in the world.
Chilean tourism is still being developed so it’s the best time to go! Prices are still reasonable and you can go to amazing locations without being surrounded by tourists. No part of Chili is devoid stunning photography opportunities.
Our travel club hopes to plan a trip to Chili next year so stay tuned!