Greater Northern Area

The Norte Grande zone is the most arid geographic area of Chile, where the Atacama Desert, driest in the world lies.  Its main cities are Arica, Iquique and Antofagasta, beautifully located on the Pacific coast. This is an area of great archaeological riches, the geoglyphs of Cerro Pintado, Azapa and Lluta. In addition, stunning petroglyphs and geoglyphs show the high degree of development attained by the prehispanic inhabitants of the area. Other heritage treasures are the old saltpeter offices, buildings that speak of a splendid past associated with the boom of nitrate in late 19th century and early 20th. Also in the mining part is Chuquicamata, world's largest open pit copper mine.

This region covers a vast territory of cold forests, cliffs, national parks decorated with thundering waterfalls, channels and fjords, navigation to the San Rafael Lagoon to view and approach the San Rafael Glacier. Immense lakes such as the General Carrera, where nature created a stunning spectacle - the marble chapels - rivers such as the Baker, paradise for fly fishing anglers and finally, the Southern Ice fields, from where the glaciers that are between Chile and Argentina come from.

 

Undoubtedly, “world´s last frontier”. A challenging, rugged geography of islands, fjords, channels and glaciers make up this magnificent scenery. Patagonia is one of the few places in the world whose stunning scenery remains unchanged.

Antarctica

Antarctica

The Chilean Antarctica Province is located south of the Magellan Region and the Chilean Antarctica, to which it belongs, and its provincial capital is the city of Puerto Williams. The Chilean Antarctic territory has an area of 1 120 257, 6 km2, covered entirely, with the exception of small coastal areas, with a thick layer of ice and snow, which can exceed 1200 m in depth.

 

The presence of Chile in the frozen continent has always had two purposes: to establish sovereignty and to study the territory. The research work that takes place in the different complex has been of great importance to know about the climate, the state of the ice, geography, flora and fauna of this continent.  The main Chilean Base is located on King George Island, named Presidente Eduardo Fei Montalva, previously, Teniente Marsh. It has an airstrip, Meteorological Center Las Estrellas village, school, hospital, post office, bank, gym and chapel.

Rapa Nui

Rapa-Nui

Remote Island full of legends and whose history dates back to the 4th century AD.  It is located to 3,760 km west of the Chilean coast, covering an area of 163.6 km2 making it the largest of the islands of Insular Chile.  Some argue that the first settlers came from Polynesia, but others say that its origin is American.  In their native language, the island was formerly known as Te pito or Te henua, meaning «The navel of the Earth» and Mata ki te rangi, "Eyes that watch the sky".

Santiago

Capital of Chile located in the Central Valley, framed by the majestic Andes Mountain range.  A city where the French classic, baroque and colonial Spanish architecture blends with modern hi-rise buildings. Elegant hotels are located only a few minutes away from the main commercial avenues and in just a few minutes, the modern metropolitan subway covers the distance to Providencia or to the Las Condes districts featuring important commercial areas, exclusive boutiques, open-air cafés and restaurants.

Lake District

Rolling hills, native forests and on the horizon, the mountain range with the Puyehue, Puntiagudo, Osorno, Calbuco volcanoes and Tronador hill forming a unique landscape of extreme nature. The Llanquihue Lake is the third largest natural lake in South America, in whose waters reflects the perfect cone of the Osorno volcano (1,700 meters). The international route that sails the southern lakes crosses over from the cities of Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas to Bariloche in Argentina, through the Vicente Perez Rosales pass nestled in the Andes mountain range or by land crossing the Andes the the Cardenal Samore pass.

Araucanía

This is where the lakes appear amidst gentle hills, forests, ancestral Araucaria trees, roads flanked by flowers and wild shrubs and on the horizon, volcanoes with its snow-capped peaks reflected in the blue-green of the lakes.

De los Rios Region

Valdivia

Founded in 1552 at the confluence of the Calle-Calle. Valdivia, Cruces and Cau-Cau rivers, 15 km from the sea. The city has the historical and cultural legacy of the mapuche people, the conquest and German settlers began to settle in the area towards end of the 19th century, creating a city with traditional features in regards to its architecture and gastronomy. On the other hand, the Spanish defense fortifications are also a highlight, Corral, Mancera, San Luis de Alba and de la Pura y Limpia Concepción de Monfort de Lemus forts. Valdivia is currently known as the “Pearl of the South" or the “Brewing Capital of Chile”.

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