Chile Tips

PENGUIN`S ISLAND!!

The Natural Monument Isla Cachagua is, without a doubt, a unique place in the Chilean coast. Know as the penguin’s island for the inhabitant of the area Isla Cachagua receives a complex variety of  Humboldt and Magellanic Penguins. You can not disembark in the island because is protected but you can visit it and take pictures from a fisher boat.

Where?
Petorca, Zapallar, R. Valparaiso.

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CONAF

EL YALI NATIONAL RESERVE!!!

In the commune of Santo Domingo in Valparaiso, there is El Yali National Reserve.  In the area, there are about 116 species of birds (a quarter of the total species in Chile), mostly aquatic birds: tucuqueres (Magellanic owl), Chilean flamingos, black-necked swans, royal ducks among other species.


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CONAF

LAKE TODOS LOS SANTOS!!

  Lake Todos los Santos is a lake located in the Los Lagos Region, 96 km northeast of Puerto Montt and 76 km east of Puerto Varas. It has a surface area of 178.5 km² and a maximum depth of 337 m. The Lake’s National Park status has ensured the protection of its environment.  The present form of the lake is the result of glacial and volcanic processes.

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Todos Los Santos

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FRUTILLAR!!

For a lot of people, Frutillar is one of the most beautiful cities in Chile. The German museum, The Teatro del Lago, the city itself, the lake and the amazing landscape around the city are something that you can not put into words, is something that you have to experience. If you are thinking to go to the south of Chile you must stop in Frutillar.

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Frutillar

BERNARDO O`HIGGINS NATIONAL PARK!!

Bernardo O`Higgins National Park is the largest National park in Chile, covering an area of 35,259 km2. The park includes a great part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. One of its main attractions is the Glacier Pío XI, from which enormous ice blocks periodically spall.


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CONAF

EL MORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT!!

 El Morado National Monument its located in the Cajón del Maipo.  The monument is a glacial and is part of the El Volcán River basin. Cerro El Morado dominates the landscape of this protected area. It is home to the San Francisco Glacier.

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CONAF

RIO CLARILLO NATIONAL RESERVE!!!

Río Clarillo National Reserve it was created in 1982 to preserve the natural environment of central Chile and its native species, including the Cordilleran Cypress. Río Clarillo is the Chilean national park nearest to Santiago, at a distance of 45 kilometers.

Where?
Río Clarillo

Source: CONAF

PUYEHUE NATIONAL PARK!!

  Puyehue National Park is located in the Andes mountain range, in Los Ríos and Los Lagos regions of Chile. The park boasts 220,000 acres of natural thermal springs, volcanoes, and evergreen forests, after having been expanded in 1950 and 1981. The park is Chile’s most visited national park with 400,000 people enjoying it each year.
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CONAF

VILLARRICA!!

For a lot of people, Villarica is the most beautiful city in Chile, not just for the city itself but for the amazing landscape that has around. Villarica is surrounded by a lot of touristic places, like Pucon, Lican Ray, the Villarica Volcano, The Ojos de Caburga, and the Villarica lake. If you are in Santiago and you are going to the south, this pretty city is waiting for you.

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Villarica

RENE MAGRITTE IN CHILE!!!

Ralli Museum in Santiago exhibits the exceptional individual engraving of the outstanding Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte. The samples from Museo Ralli Punta del Este are composed of 24 works of medium format, all belonging to the Ralli Collection and among which stand out: “La belle captive” and “Le dernier cri” of the same year of his death.

Where?
Alonso de Soto Mayor 4110, Vitacura, Santiago.

Source: Museo Ralli

SANTIAGO MARKETS!!

Pedaling with us by some of the most famous markets in South America. Fill your senses with fruits, vegetables, and seafood that you can only find in Chile. By bike, you will get to places outside the traditional tourist routes where the authentic inhabitants of Santiago live.

Duration?
3 hours

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La Bicicleta Verde

SNOW HIKE!!

Discover the Andes Mountains through a winter panorama in the Maipo Canyon with snowshoes. Includes a visit to the main town San Jose de Maipo and lunch at swiss refugee 2300 meters of altitude. Hike of 4km.

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VOLCANO & HOT SPRINGS!!

A remote, majestic and quiet place at the foot of the Andes Mountains, Baños Colina is located about 104 km from Santiago and at 2.500 meters. These natural pools have temperatures reaching up to 50°C and are arranged as outdoor terraces, by calcareous deposits. Enjoy a relaxing and therapeutic hot springs bath in the Andes after a 3 km hike to the view point of the San Jose Volcano.

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AndoAndes

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ANDES DAY LAGOON!!

Take the magic of the mountains with you! With the best views of the Andes in Cajon del Maipo, connect with nature in an environment of peace and fresh mountain air.Discover the Embalse El Yeso and let yourself be surprised by the landscape, along with our team of guides.

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AndoAndes

ANDES HORSEBACK!!

Let yourself be guided by traditional mountain herders trough majestic landscapes on horseback. Live an unique experience in the Andes mountain range!!!

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AndoAndes

LAUCA NATIONAL PARK!!

Are you going to the north of Chile after Santiago? Hostal Providencia recommends you to visit one of the highlights of that part of the world, The Lauca National Park!!. One of the main attractions of the park is the small lacustrine area formed by Chungará and Cotacotani lakes, which lies at the foothills of the Payachata Volcanic group.

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Parque Nacional Lauca

CHILE`S RED LAGOON!

Camarones is a city and commune in the Arica y Parinacota Region in the north of Chile. Lately famous for being the place where is located the Red Lagoon, unknown for the Chilean service of tourism until 2009. Named like this for the strong red of its waters produced for the minerals and the temperatures that fluctuate between the 40 and 50º celsius.

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Laguna Roja

CARRETERA AUSTRAL!!!!

Are you adventurous and looking for new experiences?  The Chilean Patagonia has one the most beautiful and unknown places on earth.  The Carretera Austral runs about 1.200 km from Puerto Montt to Villa O`Higgins through rural Patagonia.

Highlights?
Queulat National Park
Caleta Tortel
O`Higgins Glacier
The Marble Cathedral

SANTIAGO CABLE CAR!

Inaugurated in 1980 closed in 2009 and reopened  2016, the Santiago cable car is one of the favorites promenades for the tourists and also for the people of Santiago.  You can travel 4,8 km from Pedro de Valdivia until Pio Nono in 20 minutes enjoying the beautiful view that offers the capital of Chile.

How much?
1300 clp.

ELQUI VALLEY!!

Chile is known for its wines, the Atacama Desert, the Torres del Paine National Park, Pablo Neruda but also for its excellent Piscos. In the Elqui Valley, you will be able to visit the processing plants of Pisco as well as the observatories for your enjoyment of the first International Shrine of the Dark Skies of the World.