The west coast of South America is set apart from other places in the world by having all sorts of tourist attractions in one place, Chile. Seekers of natural wonders will adore exploring the variety of environments that Chile possesses. Spectacular nature is not all what Chile has to offer, the country has a rich culture as well.
A visit to Chile must include a visit to its largest city and capital, Santiago. This lively city offers sightseeing opportunities for natural and man-made locations. On the east of Santiago, the huge snow covered peaks of the Andes mountains can be seen. While on the west, the coastal range can be seen. You may stop at one of Santiago’s attractive parks, such as Parque Metropolitano, to get a magnificent view of the city and the Andes. Other Chilean attractions in Santiago include Arms Square, Santa Lucia Hill, Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, Church Of St. Francis, Moneda Palace and further locations where you can discover Chile’s great civilization.
Once done with Santiago, prepare for a six hour flight from there to get to Chile’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, Easter Island. The island is also recognized with the names Rapa Nui and Isla de Pascua. What distinguishes this southeastern Pacific island is the existence of Moai, 887 enormous stones carved like human faces. It is said that the carving took place on the site of excavation because Easter Island is a remote one; however, the procedure of carving into these colossal stones remains a mystery.
The next destination worth exploring in Chile is El Tatio. Tourists, especially geology enthusiasts, come to El Tatio to witness the world’s highest geyser field. The field has over eighty active geysers which shoot out water and hot steam at over 40 feet. The geysers’ explosions result in extraordinary formations on the face of the largest geyser field in the Southern Hemisphere.