Top Choice Mountain in Northern Circuit

Maunga Terevaka

Maunga Terevaka is the island's highest point (507m). This barren hill is only accessible on foot or on horseback and is definitely worth the effort as it offers sensational panoramic views.
National Park in Parque Nacional Rapa Nui

Parque Nacional Rapa Nui

Since 1935, most of Rapa Nui's land and all of its archaeological sites have been a national park administered by Conaf. The park teems with caves, ahu (ceremonial platforms), fallen moai (statues), village structur…
Archaeological Site in Around San Pedro de Atacama

Pukará de Quitor

Dominating a curvaceous promontory over the Río San Pedro, this crumbling 12th-century pukará (fort) was one of the last bastions against Pedro de Valdivia and the Spanish in northern Chile. The indigenous forces fo…
Spring in Around San Pedro de Atacama

Termas de Puritama

These idyllic volcanic hot springs puddle together in a box canyon, en route to El Tatio. Their temperature is about 33°C (91°F), and there are several falls, pools and changing rooms on site. Few tours stop here be…
Canyon in Around San Pedro de Atacama

Valle de la Luna

Watching the sun set from the exquisite Valley of the Moon is an unforgettable experience. From atop a giant sand dune, you can drink in spectacular views as the sun slips below the horizon and a beautiful transform…
Museum in Villarrica

Museo Histórico Municipal

Mapuche artifacts (including jewelry, musical instruments and rough-hewn wooden masks) are the focus of the Museo Histórico y Arqueológico, behind the tourist office.
Museum in Norte Chico

Museo del Limarí

Housed in the right flank of the grand old train station building, the sparsely labeled Museo del Limarí houses a beautiful selection of ceramics, the majority of which are Diaguita, dating from around AD 1000 to AD…
in Southern Heartland

Reserva Nacional Río de los Cipreses

Set in the Andean foothills 40km east of Rancagua, this little-visited 370 sq km park contains a variety of volcanic landforms, hanging glacial valleys, waterfalls and fluvial landscapes. The park ranges in altitude…
in East of Iquique


No less than 355 geoglyphs decorate the hills like giant pre-Colombian doodles at Pintados, 45km south of Pozo Almonte. Geometrical designs (totaling 137) include intriguing ladders, circles and arrows, and 121 depi…
Winery in Elqui Valley

Cavas del Valle Winery

At Km14.5, on the road to Monte Grande, is the Cavas del Valle winery. Started in 2003, this little boutique bucks the trend by serving actual wine, rather than pisco. The cosecha otoñal dessert wine alone is worth …