South America’s Chile has it all; From mountains and forests to deserts and beaches. Bounded by the Andes mountain range Chile has a geography like no other.

Out-of-this-world landscapes, a mysterious remote pacific island, heart pounding activities in the Lake District and cathedrals of rock and Ice in Southern Patagonia.

Whether you love outdoor activities like mountaineering or more leisurely pursuits like wine tasting or exploring cities; let me show you the amazing places to visit in Chile.

Let me take you on a journey around Chile in 25 Photos:

San Pedro de Atacama

Laguana Miniques, Altiplano Lake, San Pedro de Atacama
Laguana Miniques, Altiplano Lake, San Pedro de Atacama
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Laguna Chaxa, Salt Flat
Mark at Valle de la Luna, San Pedro de Atacama
Mark at Valle de la Luna, San Pedro de Atacama
Dirt Track to the El Tatio Geysers, Atacama desert
Dirt Track to the El Tatio Geysers, Atacama desert
A bird soaring over the remote, sparsely populated Atacama Desert in northern Chile — possibly the driest desert in the world — might be surprised to come upon the technological oasis of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Paranal. The world’s most advanced ground-based facility for astronomy, the site hosts four 8.2-metre Unit Telescopes, four 1.8-metre Auxiliary Telescopes, the VLT Survey Telescope (VST), and the 4.1-metre Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA), seen in the distance on the next mountain peak over from the main platform. This aerial view also shows other structures, including the Observatory Control Room building, on the main platform’s front edge.
The ESO Complex at Paranal; Credit: J.L. Dauvergne & G. Hüdepohl (atacamaphoto.com)/ESO
Dawn at El Tatio Geysers
Dawn at El Tatio Geysers
El Tatio Geysers steam clouds venting, San Pedro de Atacama
El Tatio Geysers steam clouds venting, San Pedro de Atacama

Easter Island

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Easter Island Moai Statues. Read More about Easter Island.
Moai at Ahu Tongariki
Moai at Ahu Tongariki
Ahu Nau Nau, Anakena Beach
Ahu Nau Nau, Anakena Beach. Read More about Easter Island.
Rano Kau Crater
Rano Kau Crater. Read More about Easter Island.
Hanga Roa Coastline
Hanga Roa Coastline. Read More about Easter Island.

Read my full Chile Travel Guide here.

Lake District: Volcan Villarrica

View of Villarrica Volcano from Pucon High Street
View of Villarrica Volcano from Pucon High Street
Villarrica Volcano Climb
Villarrica Volcano Climb. Read More about Climbing Villarrica.
Volcan Villarrica Chile crater at summit
Volcan Villarrica Chile crater at summit. Read More about Climbing Villarrica.
Sliding down Villarica Volcano
Sliding down Villarica Volcano. Read More about Sliding down Villarrica.
This waterfall is a horse ride and trek from Pucon
This waterfall is a horse ride and trek from Pucon. Read more about Pucon.
Magma Lodge, Dome Bungalow, Pucon
Staying in a Dome Bungalow in Magma Lodge, Pucon

Patagonia

Patagonia; This is Mount Fitz Roy on the Argentina side of Patagonia, adjacent to Torres del Paine on the Chile side
Patagonia; This is Mount Fitz Roy on the Argentina side of Patagonia.
Flying over the Andes Argentina Chile
View across the Andes flying around Chile

Crossing the Andes by Bus

Route 60 tunnels through the Andes, Santiago to Mendoza, Mendoza to Santiago, Santiago to Buenos Aires
Route 60 tunnels through the Andes. Read more about Crossing the Andes.
Tunnel in Argentina
Tunnel in Argentina, Read more about Crossing the Andes.

Santiago

View from San Cerro Cristobal
View from San Cerro Cristobal. Read More about Santiago.
Providencia Park at the base of Gran Torre Santiago
Providencia Park at the base of Gran Torre Santiago. Read More about Santiago.
View of colourful Valparaiso from Cerro Artilleria
View of colourful Valparaiso from Cerro Artilleria. Read More about Santiago.
Casablanca Wine Valley Vineyard
Casablanca Wine Valley Vineyard

Read my full Chile Travel Guide here.

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  • Chile does look pretty amazing! Patagonia especially is high on my list! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics and inspiration!

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