9 places in Chile with the most beautiful scenery

Articles Aug 13, 2020 00:07

There is a saying in Chile that after God created the world, he used the remnant consisting of deserts, forests and mountains to create Chile.

Stretching nearly 3,000 miles from the warm climates of Central South America to the stormy Drake Passage land, Chile's length offers the country a wide range of climates and habitats.

Exploring its diverse natural wonders will take a lifetime, but there are a few Chilean tourist attractions that stand out even more. Some were created by time and nature, to record and honor the grandeur of this country.

If you are looking for a breathtaking experience of Chile, here are 9 of Chile's most beautiful places to start.

1. Torres del Paine National Park

Looking to discover Patagonia's “collection” of mountains, glaciers and meadows? Visit the Torres del Paine.

9 places in Chile with the most beautiful scenery

As the most popular of Chile's illustrious national parks, this stunning almost ineffable Torres del Paine is hugely popular with the W Trek backpackers, the W-shaped main hiking trail. Cross the park's central massif, visiting highlights such as the giant Gray Glacier, French Valley and Towers, a set of three granite spiers that rise above an ice lake.

This most beautiful place in Chile is also a great place to spot native wildlife such as the lion leopard, the Guanaco camel and the Patagonian falcon.

2. Marble Caves

Located on the edge of Lake General Carrera in the southern Aysén region, the Marble Caves answers the question of what the inside of the kaleidoscope looks like.

9 places in Chile with the most beautiful scenery

Over time, the sedimentary water has eroded the calcium-carbonate rocks, turning them into beautiful caves carved into the Vortex of colorful Impressionism.

You can only reach this most beautiful place in Chile by boat or kayak.

3. Elqui Valley

The interwoven valleys of Chile's "Norte Chico" (Little North) are "out of reach" of most foreign tourists, but are well worth a visit. The steep, craggy slopes of the valley floor of verdant vineyards grow grapes used to make carefully selected Chilean, pisco, at the pisquera distilleries.

9 places in Chile with the most beautiful scenery

The valleys are also famous for having a special mystical power that provides direct access to the New Age universe, beliefs and culture. At night, the high altitude and clearness make for a wonderful starry sky.

4. The Miscanti and Miñiques Lagoon, Atacama Desert

Located between mountains and volcanoes, these two lakes in the northern Atacama desert are located at an altitude of 4,115m above sea level. The cobalt blue water reflected the sky overhead. It feels almost like you can touch it.

9 places in Chile with the most beautiful scenery

White sandy beaches, golden desert lawns and purple and red mountains surround the lake surface creating a wonderful picture. When standing by the lake, listening to the wind hissing through the mountain peaks, you will feel like you are all alone at the top of the world (except flamingos and Vicuñas camels).

To reach this most beautiful place in Chile, it is only about an hour and a half drive from the town of San Pedro de Atacama.

5. Chiloé Islands

To be fair, Chiloé, an idyllic archipelago off the coast of the Lakes District, is mesmerizing. Not only for the forests, rolling hills, beautiful bays and charming towns, but also because of the mythology of this land. It was filled with stories of flower-diggers, mermaids, ghost ships and battleships.

9 places in Chile with the most beautiful scenery

Without a bridge to the mainland, the islands have developed a completely unique culture and way of life compared to the rest of Chile. Here, entire houses are "estates", moved by teams of cows and men called minga. People live in colorful bungalows (called palafitos) built on decks in the bay, and time still seems to freeze in isolated villages far from the islands.

This most beautiful place in Chile is also famous for its elegant wooden churches, many of which have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

6. Valle de la Luna, Atacama Desert

Just a short drive from San Pedro de Atacama, a barren valley with red rock formations and cliffs, giant sand dunes and wind-sculptured shapes that really feel like you're on the moon.

9 places in Chile with the most beautiful scenery

In certain areas, the evaporated lakes leave sprinkled salt particles creating the illusion of a snowfall. Perfect for day hiking, the sunset is the best time to visit, as the sun fades to make the valley's rocks begin to glow. The terrain is very similar to extraterrestrial, NASA has even tested ships on Mars here.

7. Conguillío National Park

Do you want to go back in time to the dinosaur age? Conguillío National Park is the best choice.

Located in the Araucanía region, this site is famous for the Araucanía: towering bare trunks with soaring branches. These ancient trees, the national tree of Chile, can live for thousands of years. One of them, the Mother Araucaria, is over 1,800 years old.

9 places in Chile with the most beautiful scenery

Hiking through these prehistoric forests, you really get the feeling of a dinosaur at the next corner.

The park is also home to the smoldering Llaima Volcano, which creates ribbed sections with black lava flows, crystal clear lakes and native wildlife like the Magellanic woodpecker.

8. Lake District

Located in the south-central region of the country, the Lake District is a wonderland filled with snow-capped volcanoes, torrential rivers, sparkling lakes and deep forests. This has made it a paradise for outdoor sports lovers. They flock to cities like Puerto Varas and Pucon to explore the surrounding wilderness and national parks.

9 places in Chile with the most beautiful scenery

In beautiful cities like Puerto Varas (overlooking two volcanoes and located on the edge of Lake Llanquihue), you'll also see evidence of the history of the area that used to be the center of German immigration, with its traditional architecture. picturesque system, food and beer.

Total eclipse will pass through this most beautiful place in Chile on December 14, 2020.

9. Carretera Austral

Stretching 770 miles across the Aysen region, Carretera Austral (South Highway) is the work of dictator Pinochet to unite the isolated communities of the region. But it also makes for a breathtaking hike through majestic mountains, temperate rainforest, turquoise lakes and rivers, glaciers and charming towns like Caleta Tortel, a community that is built on pillars along the secluded riverbank.

9 places in Chile with the most beautiful scenery

Tourists can also stop by many national parks along the route, such as Queulat (the glaciers), Cerro Castillo (arguably the next Torres del Paine) and Patagonia parks.

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