Get out of your house and out in nature — digitally.

By Andrea Romano
March 30, 2020
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Everyone deserves a vacation, even if it has to be a virtual one.

Since there are travel advisories all over the world due to outbreaks of the coronavirus, most people are opting to stay inside in order to combat the spread of the disease.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t take a trip to somewhere exotic.

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Imagen de Chile, a nonprofit brand organization for the country of Chile, is offering a free app called Chile 360. By using this app, you can discover some of the best and most beautiful places in Chile and on Easter Island.

Being in self-quarantine can be difficult for a lot of people out there. While there are plenty of virtual tours of museums, attractions, and even national parks, they still come short of feeling like you’re truly “there.”

The Chile 360 app allows people to explore the majestic Torres del Paine National Park, as well as the Atacama Desert and the mysterious and famous Moai on Easter Island. And since it’s a 360-degree view, you can feel like you’re actually hiking around in Patagonia.

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The app can be used on your mobile device or VR headset for an extra bit of immersion. The app is available for both iOS and Android users.

In addition to this impressive app, a number of Chilean museums such as the National Historic Museum of Chile have their own virtual tours. You can also access hundreds of other tours in Chile and beyond on Google Arts & Culture. And if you’re an astronomy buff, you can take a virtual tour of the Santiago, Chile observatory on the European Southern Observatory website.

Take a tour of these wonderful attractions online or download the Chile 360 app to spend some time in nature. More information about the app can be found on the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).