Chile Travel Guide

In the 1990's, renowned Chilean masters such as Roberto Matta, Nemesio Antunez, and Roser Bru adorned the exteriors of houses with a series of 20 original murals and created the "open sky" museum. From Ascensor Espiritu Santo, veer to the right and follow the art.

Chile's tourism authority is promoting the UFO Route, a mountainous strip within the southern Maule region where more than 100 UFO sightings have been reported since 1993.

The Aymara, Mapuche, and Ona tribal cultures serve as inspiration for the modern clothing and jewelry at Tampu.

Built to resemble a typical Chilean country house, this oak-and-stone winery is already turning out award-winning wines—after only four vintages.

Popular spot—with live music—on a street dotted with restaurants and bars.

With separate areas for different styles of music and dance, this fantastically cavernous warehouse of a club (it has room for 1,000 people) dominates a disco-filled block of oceanfront Avenida Errazuriz.

Explora also has a Travesía (Spanish for "journey") tour to the Salar de Uyuni—one of the world’s highest salt flats—between Bolivia and Chile, although the tent accom-modation is more Orvis than opulent.

When fashion-savvy Santiagans want to buy locally, they head to Kebo, for Carla Godoy's flirty skirts and kimonos

Viña Viu Manent offers hot-air balloon rides and recently opened a chic Andean handicrafts boutique.

Steps from the café-lined Plaza Aníbal Pinto, expat owner James Henkel hosts frequent art exhibits and readings in his bookstore, specializing in Latin American politics, literature, and travel essays.