Our goal is to offer our clients a unique local experience in Chile by offering tailor-made programmes. Today we would like to introduce you to three interesting destinations in Chile. Let us inspire you for your next trip.
Glaciers, fjords, and Chile's largest lake, Lago General Carrera, make this region a perfect destination to admire the beauty of Chilean landscapes.
Those who want to enjoy the surroundings at their own pace can also take a road trip along the Carretera Austral and visit some of the numerous national parks. Those who love trekking or mountain tours, or who enjoy fishing, will find many opportunities here.
A special attraction in this region is the "Capillas de Mármol" (Marble Chapels), limestone formations surrounded by the intense blue waters of Lake General Carrera.
This natural monument of Patagonia is situated on the route of the Carretera Austral and is a popular destination for enthusiasts of nature photography.
The Elqui Valley, only 30 minutes by car from the city of La Serena and the Pacific coast, is a wonderful destination to relax and unwind. Picturesque villages allow the visitor to experience Chile in its purest form, surrounded by unique contrasting landscapes that combine the flair of desert, mountains and green wine valleys.
The fertile valley between the Andes and the ocean is also the birthplace of the Nobel Prize winner for literature Gabriela Mistral and the home of the Chilean brandy and national drink, the Pisco. It is worth visiting one of the Pisco distilleries located along the way.
For sports and adventure enthusiasts, the valley offers hiking and cycling trails, horseback riding and tours with four-wheel drive vehicles.
And, last but not least, once night falls, visitors can enjoy the incomparable view of the stars. The Elqui Valley is the perfect place for stargazing enthusiasts and is one of the world's first International Light Sanctuaries due to its low light pollution.
Copiapó and Copiapó Valley
The tranquil town of Copiapó is located in the so-called "Small North" of Chile in the Atacama region, the driest desert in the world. The valley of the same name resembles an oasis where vineyards are located. Most of these vineyards are planted with grapes that are used to produce pisco, the country's national brandy. The landscape of the Copiapó valley stands out in contrast to the rocky desert.
Copiapó is also considered one of the most important mining towns in northern Chile. The Mineralogical Museum of the University of Atacama in Copiapó is rated as one of the five best mineralogical museums in the world.
In the surrounding area is the national park Pan de Azúcar. It is characterised by its endemic flora and fauna, penguins, archaeological remains and beautiful beaches.
A special attraction in this destination is the "Blooming Desert", a natural spectacle that occurs together with the climatic phenomenon "El Niño", when exceptional rainfall takes place in the desert between September and November, transforming the desert into a sea of flowers.
LODGE VALLE CHACABUCO ON CARRETERA AUSTRAL HAS NOW BECOME EXPLORA'S ALL-INCLUSIVE LODGE
In October 2021, Explora will open this lodge, situated in Patagonia National Park
CASA MOLLE, A LUXURY HOTEL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ELQUI VALLEY
The hotel is located in the fertile Elqui Valley in Chile's "small north", an oasis nestled between the Andes and one of the clearest starry skies in Chile.
Chile from the Inside
THE “EYE OF THE WORLD” – STARGAZING IN CHILE
Chile enjoys more than 300 clear days per year, and, with little or no light pollution in the north, conditions are ideal for stargazing under open skies.
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