Known as the city of eternal spring because of its ideal warm and mild climate, the northern city of Arica is full of natural treasures. Beach and wildlife lovers, as well as the culturally enthusiastic traveller, will certainly appreciate this destination. Situated right along a coastal desert, surrounded by golden dunes and a breathtaking national park, Arica is a must see in Chile. As the northernmost city of Chile, Arica is close to Peru and was once the main port for Bolivian trade, which has given the city its own unique flair. Less organized than most Chilean cities, with hundreds of street vendors and mar... More
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Officially a territory of Chile, Easter Island lays thousands of miles off the coast roughly halfway to Tahiti. This tiny volcanic island is only 164 sq kms in area and is almost lost in the endless blue of the Pacific Ocean. The island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues called moai created by the early Rapanui people centuries ago. An excess of theories surround the origins and construction of these giant monolithic stone statues but the truth is that they are the legacy left behind by the Rapa Nui civilization that once inhabited the island. Tall figures carved out of volcanic rock between the 11th... More
The city of Iquique is located in the first region of Chile know as the Tarapaca Region. Iquique is also the capital of the Tarapaca Region in Chile. Zofri or the Zona Franca makes this city the pillar of Chilean economy. This city is also called the Miami of Chile because of its clean, clear and warm water beaches with beautiful palm trees along the coast. Iquique is home to a lot of foreigners who make a living from Zofri. Iquique is also popular to Para gliders and Surfers who consider this city to be a great place for these sports. Iquique got its name from the Aymara word "Iki" which means sleep on... More
Famous for its location between the massive Lake Villarica and the active Villarica Volcano, the small town of Pucon in southern Chile is a popular tourist destination for Chileans and international travellers alike. Pucon attracts those who enjoy action packed activities, including water activities on the lake, hiking through the Villarica National Park, skiing down the Villarica Volcano, and white water rafting down the Trancura River. Lake Villarrica, on the south bank of which lies the city, is one of the first links of the extensive chain of water mirrors that extend towards the southern zone of Chile. This ... More
Santiago the financial and business capital of Chile and serves as countries cultural and entertainment centre and is home to its best museums and galleries along with excellent shopping, dining and hotel options. Centrally located and the country's main transportation hub Santiago is the place where most visitors begin their Chilean travel before heading to the Andes or other areas of outstanding natural beauty. A tour of Santiago leads visitors through charming neighbourhoods each with its own look and feel and ideal place for exploration on foot. A range of nightlife opportunities draw a young crowd of int... More