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Things to do in Chile

Chile is a huge country and extends across plenty of cultural and geographical areas. The best plan for visiting, if you have a short amount of time, is to pick two areas you'd like to see and enjoy them in-depth. Our guide suggests the best things to do in Chile to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences.

Some of the best things to do in Chile include the great outdoors, no matter the season. In winter, hike through the ice fields and glaciers, go skiing in the Andes or bathe in the hot springs. See the mineral-streaked volcanoes of Parque Nacional Nevado de Tres Cruces and the turquoise waters of Laguna Verde. During warmer months, you can take a Jeep ride in the Atacama Desert, go sea kayaking and whitewater rafting, or even take a hot air balloon and drop in on a winery.

For city life experiences, Santiago’s monuments, museums, and restaurants are worth the trip. Visit Valparaíso with its meandering alleyways decorated by local street artists. The beach resort of Viña del Mar makes a relaxing spot to vacation in Chile. Check out the UFO Route, a mountainous strip within the southern Maule region where more than 100 UFO sightings have been reported since 1993.

Travel across the Magellan Strait to Tierra del Fuego and visit the unique flora and fauna in Easter Island and Isla Robinson Crusoe.

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