The most beautiful places in Chile

The most beautiful places in Chile

The best of Chile

Due to its extremely elongated shape, Chile is a very landscaping country. From the north to the south half of the country occupies the desert Atacama and the second rugged Patagonia. The east of the country is bounded by the endless ridge of Andes. You will find here a number of truly beautiful places.

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Cuernos del Paine
-51, -73
1 614 m / 5 295 ft

#1 Cuernos del Paine

Monumental granite towers

At the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park are the massive granite towers Cuernos del Paine headed by the highest Cerro Paine Grande. These majestic towers you can completely walk around or visit at least within the so-called W-trek. One of the most beautiful scenery in the area is the view from Lake Pehoe to these beautiful Cuernos del Paine towers.

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Chungara lake
-18.251, -69.156
4 561 m / 14 964 ft

#2 Chungara lake

Chile's Lake Jewel

Highly lying, the large Chungara Lake (4,561 meters above sea level) is one of the most beautiful Southamerican lakes, thanks to the volcanic peaks surrounding it. The most beautiful is the view of the Parinacot volcano towering directly above the northern end of the lake. It is the biggest touristic attraction in the north of Chile.

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Parinacota
-18.164, -69.142
6 342 m / 20 807 ft

#3 Parinacota

The most beautiful volcano in the world

Among the most beautiful volcanoes of Bolivia and the whole world, there is, by a white cap decorated, Parinacota (6 342 m asl). Although the most fashionable exit trails lead to it from Bolivia, the most beautiful view is from the Chilean side of Lake Chungara. Together with the neighboring Pomerape Volcano (6,282m asl), they are called "two mountains" after the Payachata in Ayamu.

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Geiseres el Tatio
-22.33, -68.006
4 720 m / 15 486 ft

#4 Geiseres el Tatio

Highly laid geysers

Geiseres el Tatio (4270 m asl) is one of the biggest attractions in San Pedro de Atacama. It is the largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere. It will impress rather with large number of geysers (about eighty) rather than with eruption height. The geyser field itself is highly placed on the Altiplano and is surrounded by five thousand meters high volcanoes.

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Salar de Atacama
-23.337, -68.169
2 303 m / 7 556 ft

#5 Salar de Atacama

The second largest salar of the world

Only a few miles south of San Pedro de Atacama is the second largest salar of the world. There are also nice lagoons such as the lagoon de Chaxa. The views of the surrounding volcanoes are amazing. Here you will find flamingos.

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Garganta del Diablo
-22.864, -68.213
2 530 m / 8 301 ft

#6 Garganta del Diablo

Red rock gorge

The entire area of San Pedro de Atacama is full of interesting eroded rock formations and gorges. Six kilometers north of the city in the San Pedro Valley is the most famous - the Garganta del Diablo reminiscent of the Mars landscape. The oak-colored rocky ridges look like a small labyrinth.

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General Carrera lake
-46.474, -71.713
202 m / 663 ft

#7 General Carrera lake

On the border between Chile and Argentina lies the beautiful Lake General Carrera (other name Lago Buenos Aires). At the same time it is the largest Chilean lake (the fourth Argentinean) with a depth of up to 600 meters. The lake is surrounded by glacier-treated mountains and you can find beautiful romantic beaches and rocky islands.

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Jerez Canyon
-23.179, -67.974
2 700 m / 8 858 ft

#8 Jerez Canyon

Green thread on Altiplano

Forty kilometers south of San Pedro de Atacama is the small, dusty town of Toconao, which serves as a starting point for exploring the interesting canyon Quebrada de Jerez. The stream flowing from Altiplana gave life in a differently arid area. At first, the mighty canyon is divided into a few small valleys after several kilometers. The scenery of red rocks around the canyon is very nice. It is a very pleasant walk with beautiful views of the canyon and its rocky surroundings.

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Gray Glacier
-50.962, -73.243
442 m / 1 450 ft

#9 Gray Glacier

The most famous glacier in Torres del Paine

One of the most interesting places of the Torres del Paine National Park is the Gray Glacier - one of the many glaciers of the mighty South-Patagonian glacier field.

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Villarica volcano
-39.421, -71.939
2 847 m / 9 341 ft

#10 Villarica volcano

Tourists favorite volcano at Pucón

Beautiful and especially still active, the Villarica volcano is without debate the largest dominant in Pucón region. Ascent to this volcano is the most popular and most challenging trip from this city. The views from the volcano and to the crater are really worth it.

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Lago Nordenskjold
-51.05, -73.025
65 m / 213 ft

#11 Lago Nordenskjold

The most picturesque lake in Torres del Paine

Directly below the monumental towers of Cuernos del Paine lies the beautiful glacier lake Lago Nordenskjold. Exactly matching the idea of Patagonia. Around the wind-blasted landscape and in the lake cyan glacial water

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Huerquehue National Park
-39.138, -71.708
1 270 m / 4 167 ft

#12 Huerquehue National Park

Back to Prehistory

A beautiful Huerquehue National Park is located just outside Pucon. This is renowned for the mighty Arukari trees that remembers dinosaurs. Besides there are nice lakes, waterfalls, mountains and a view of the famous Villarica volcano.

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Valparaiso
-33.039, -71.635
54 m / 177 ft

#13 Valparaiso

The most beautiful city of Chile

Due to its colorful houses and historical lifts, the city of Valparaiso is very often visited by tourists. In addition, next to it is the Vina del Mar with nice beach.

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Lanín Volcano
-39.637, -71.503
3 776 m / 12 388 ft

#14 Lanín Volcano

A mighty peak at the Chilean-Argentine border

The massive volcano Lanin (3,776 meters asl) is directly on the Chilean-Argentine border. Renowned mainly by its beautiful surroundings, which, however, due to remoteness is relatively little visited by tourists. Near the volcano you will find prehistoric araukaria trees, lakes, but also older mountain ridges partially littered with lava

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Road Ruta CH60
-32.836, -70.13
2 877 m / 9 439 ft

#15 Road Ruta CH60

Majestic highway through the Andes

Road 60 is one of Chile's most beautiful roads. It is essentially the main link between Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires, so there is live traffic. The road runs through the main Andean ridge and overlooks the highest mountain of Aconcagua. There are incredible lot of twist.

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Valle del Encanto
-30.704, -71.374
198 m / 650 ft

#16 Valle del Encanto

A mysterious valley full of cactuses

Only a short distance from the city of Ovalle is the mysterious valley - the Valle del Encanto, where grown big cacti. There are moreover sights of the original Indian population. There are many preserved petroglyphs here.

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Santiago de Chile
-33.438, -70.65
574 m / 1 883 ft

#17 Santiago de Chile

The capital of Chile

Santiago de Chile is Chile's oldest, largest and capital city. Historical sights can be found nearby the main square of Plaza de Armas. Another tourist attraction is the Cerro San Cristobal Hill, with a beautiful view of the whole city.

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Magellan's Strait
-52.489, -69.566
0 m / 0 ft

#18 Magellan's Strait

The famous Strait

Not perhaps the most beautiful but certainly very interesting is Magellan's Strait separating Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. The first historic journey around the world leads this way. Today there is a ferry connecting Chile's Punta Arenas and Argentinean Ushuaia. If you're going on the ground, you will definitely go there

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Caldera town
-27.052, -70.847
19 m / 62 ft

#19 Caldera town

Volcanic cliffs and the ocean

The port city of Caldera located on the edge of the Atacama desert is not in itself very interesting. There is only a historic church. Along with Bahia Inglesa town, this is a swimming location. But there are nice walks on the desert coast with volcanic cliffs and plenty of birds.

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Chanaral
-26.345, -70.624
3 m / 10 ft

#20 Chanaral

Typical city of Atacama desert

If you want to experience the true ataxian atmosphere, stop on your way in Chile in Chanaral. The gigantic bay, high deserted mountains and muddy buildings give this place almost a postapocalyptic look. It is also an excellent starting point for the Pan de Azucar National Park.

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Arica
-18.478, -70.313
27 m / 89 ft

#21 Arica

The northernmost city of Chile

The town of Arica is an interesting location in the north of Chile. On the one hand, it is a transit station on its way to Peru or south to Santiago de Chile and to Lauca National Park. It is also possible to swim here or see the old ship wrecks.

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