Here under Chile, you will find travel information classified by city or region of Chile, as well as general information.
Salty-desert tops and glaciers at the bottom: Chile is full of nature and phenomenal landscapes. This narrow country is filled with geysers, mountains, beaches, forests and volcanoes. Chile occupies an area of 290,000 square miles, and has a population of 16 million. Its capital is Santiago (with one-third of the country's population). Besides its continental travel attractions, Chile also owns Easter Island (Rapanui) in Polynesia.
Santiago de Chile is a modern prosperous city. The area of Parque O'Higgins (also called El Pueblito) has several full-size replicas of rural buildings. The Museo del Huaso often hosts folk concerts, and has an impressive collection of ponchos and hats.
Easter Island lies 2,300 miles west of the continent. Easter Island is probably the world's most remote inhabited island, and is located in Polynesia. The mysterious stone heads have been attracting visitors from all over the world.
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What is common between General Pinochet, Pablo Neruda, Patagonia, Isabel Allende and Tierra del Fuego? They are all from Chile! Human habitation in Chile may be as old as 30,000 years. The Spaniard’s forayed into Chile in the 1530s and conquered it. Chile gained independence in the early 1800s. Chile occupies an area of 290,000 square miles with a population of over 16.5 million. Its capital is Santiago (with one-third of the country's population). The top cities in Chile are Iquique, Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas, Santiago and Valparaíso. Every town and city in Chile is festive with feasts, fireworks and live music during January and February. Salty-desert tops and glaciers at the bottom -- Chile is full of nature and phenomenal landscapes. Did you know that Chile produces 50 million liters of Pisco annually?
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Chile is a traveler’s delight with deserts, forests and mountains stretching over 4300 km -- there are beaches, geysers, islands, lakes, rivers and volcanoes. Chile has the oldest known Chinchorro mummy dating back to c 5050 BC and there are 25,000 vicuña remaining in Chile. Chiloé is comprised of green isles, with awesome wooden churches and stories of mythological creatures. Did you know that Chile is also the world’s fifth largest exporter of wine? Colchagua Valley is Chile's wine country – traveler’s pick up big reds besides enjoying carriage rides, fine dining at estancias and mountain biking. Easter Island is a top travel destination in Chile offering adventurers on foot or horseback. There are 887 moai on Easter Island. La Serena has great beaches, the Elqui Valley and the Reserva Nacional Pingüino de Humboldt. Parque Nacional Nevado Tres Cruces has lagoons, guanacos and snow-tipped volcanoes. Pucón is full of outdoor adventures such as Mapuche etnoturismo and smoldering volcanoes. San Pedro de Atacama is mysterious with lost Andean villages, geysers, sand dunes and salt flats. Santiago has the best restaurants and the busiest bars. Tierra del Fuego is one of the southernmost islands offering trekking and skiing adventures. The Lakes District has green-glowing glacial lakes, national parks and picturesque German settlements. The Strait of Magellan offers a magical journey through lush Andean fjords. Isla Robinson Crusoe is a popular tourist destination offering great seafood, scuba diving and lush endemic forest. Valparaíso is full of hills with colorful houses, great seafood and fascinating port nightlife.