Top things to do

Top Choice Resto-Bar in Villarrica

The Travellers

Chinese, Mexican, Thai, Indian, Italian – it's a passport for your palette at this resto-bar that is ground zero for foreigners. A makeover marries classic album covers and postcards from amigos the world over with …
Top Choice Chilean in Chiloé

La Cocinería Dalcahue

Tucked behind the crafts market, this is the place to go for a true taste of local color. It's a collection of kitchenette stalls run by grandmotherly types dishing up curanto and cazuela, pounding out milcao (potat…
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.
Arts & Crafts in Villarrica

Feria Artesanal

The Feria Artesanal has all the typical tourist wares.
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…