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Top 10 Places to Visit in Chile – The Longest Coastlines in the World

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There is a popular saying in Chile – when God finished making the world, he had a bit of every landscape leftover, like mountains, desert, and forests. He added all those landscapes to make one of the most beautiful countries in the world, Chile. Popularly known as the ‘Valley of the Moon’, Chile is a narrow ribbon-shaped country located along the west coast of South America. Amazingly, it is one of the longest countries in the world with the longest coastline! The country is well-known for its snow-capped volcanic mountains, world-class wineries, scorched red desert of Atacama, lunar-like valleys, salt crushed lagoons; Chile has something to offer everyone. Located amidst the Pacific Ocean and the Andes on either side, the tourist attractions in Chile are what a travel wanderer’s bucket list looks like. So, if you are planning a trip around this land to experience the most ravishing places, here are the top ten beautiful places to Visit in Chile to start with.

1. Moon Valley

Moon Valley

‘Valle de la Luna’ or Moon Valley is located at a distance of 13 km from San Pedro de Atacama. True to its name, the Moon Valley offers a lunar-like expanse full of stark to the visitors that are truly breathtaking. There are dry lake beds in the valley that give an illusion of fresh snowfall. Moon Valley is one of Chile’s best places to visit for biking and sandboarding and experiencing the valley during sunrise and sunset. The Moon Valley also houses some of the oldest evidence of pictographs created by the early men along with some of the world’s oldest mummies.

2. Torres Del Paine National Park

torres del paine national park

Torres Del Paine or ‘Towers of Blue’ National Park is one of Chile’s most beautiful places to visit. The Torres Del Paine National Park has also been ranked the 5th most beautiful place in the world by National Geographic. From mountains, glaciers, lakes to waterfalls, Torres Del Paine National Park in Patagonia offers some of the best scenic beauties in the whole country of Chile. The tiny land of Torres Del Paine National Park boasts a diverse range of landscapes that can be easily reached via multi-day treks or minivan tours. Visitors can even opt for a horseback riding tour to visit some of the local attractions.

3. Marble Caves

marble caves

Puerto Rio Tranquilo or Marble Caves are so strange and beautiful that the place has to be seen to be believed. Marble Caves are located inside the second-largest lake in South America in the southern part of the Carretera Austral. The marbles of the Marble Caves are formed after fifteen thousand years of erosion and can be reached only by boating or kayaking. Over time, the sediments of the lake have eroded the calcium carbonate rocks and painted the mountains with swirls of blue, purple, green and white. Marble Caves is definitely worth a visit while sightseeing Chile.

4. Los Pinguinos Natural Monument

Another famous tourist place in Chile is the Los Pinguinos Natural Monument, the largest colony of penguins in Chile that has over 60,000 pairs of Magellanic Penguins. The Los Pinguinos island is also home to other exotic aquatic animals like otters, seals and sea lions. The best time to visit Los Pinguinos Natural Monument is between September to October. During these months, the penguins migrate to the island for the mating season and return back to the sea during March. Los Pinguinos was considered a Natural Monument in 1966 to preserve the breeding of Magellanic Penguins. Visitors can also visit the small museum on the Los Pinguinos island to study more about the creatures of the island. Los Pinguinos is one of the most interesting places to visit in Chile for an extraordinary experience.

5. Easter Island

easter island

Easter Island is situated thousands of miles away from the mainland and is one of Chile’s most unique places to visit. The Easter Island has iconic moai sculptures that have drawn curious travellers from all parts of the world. To this day, there are no archaeological studies that can justify whether the sculptures on the Easter Island are statues of gods, how they were moved on the island and what importance the sculptures have. The impenetrable mystery of Easter Island makes the place a unique place to visit in Chile for an unforgettable experience.

6. Death Valley

With dramatic viewpoints, jagged rocks and towering sand dunes, Valle de la Muerte or Death Valley is a part of the world’s driest desert, Atacama Desert. The name Valle de la Muerte represents the red rocky cliffs of the valley, which is perfect for some of the best tourist activities in Chile like hiking, biking, cycling and sandboarding. The Death Valley is a perfect option for morning and afternoon excursions.

7. Ecocamp Patagonia

 Extraordinary and ethical, the Ecocamp Patagonia is an award-winning resort that is made up of an upscale geodesic dome that is 100% sustainable. The Ecocamp Patagonia is the region’s first sustainable accommodation that is made up of green technology. The eco-domes provide the base for various activities like kayaking, cycling, hiking and wildlife excursions in the Chilean Patagonia. Ecocamp Patagonia is a must-go-to place in Chile’s tourism and attractions packages.

8. Elqui Valley

One of the best places on earth for stargazing, the Elqui Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in Chile. Elqui Valley is a therapeutic place for gazing at millions of shining stars and a valley with powerful energy for yoga and meditation. When you take a trip to Elqui Valley, you will drive along vineyards that are famous for producing some of the most famous wines in Chile, Carmenere and Syrah. The vineyards of Elqui Valley also pisco, which is used to make the classic brandy of Chile.

9. Valparaiso

Popularly known as Little San Francisco, the Valparaiso city is full of colours and is only a short drive from the capital city Santiago. Rainbow hued houses on the perched steep hills overlooking the blue ocean are what drives travellers to Valparaiso from all parts of the world. Valparaiso is also a UNESCO World Heritage city that is home to some of the most quirky cafes and restaurants in Chile. The small city of Valparaiso is one of the famous tourist spots in Chile.

10. Casablanca Wine Valley

Casablanca wine valley

Chile is the 9th largest producer of wine and the 3rd largest exporter of wine in the world. The Casablanca Vineyards is one of Chile’s few vineyards that produce white wines in its Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay varieties. The Casablanca Wine Valley produces some of the most celebrated wines in the world and offers excellent views to the onlookers. Casablanca Wine Valley is one of the most famous places in Chile for wine tasting and exploring some of the best sightseeing places in the valley.

Explore the Charms of Chile

Planning for a vacation to Chile anytime soon or making a wishlist of top ten places to visit in Chile, the Chile tour packages at Veena World are plenty to choose from. You can customise your itinerary according to the number of days you want to visit Chile, the number of places you want to cover in your trip, the accommodation you want to add to your itinerary and much more. The geographical location of one of the most beautiful countries in South America is enough to make you keep coming back for more to this beautiful country.

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