If the adventure runs through your veins, you are in the right place. This corner of Patagonia challenges you to climb its impressive hills, such as Mackay or Cerro Castillo. The trekking becomes a mandatory excursion and fly fishing gives you a relaxing space in the middle of impressive rivers.
Toconao and Atacama Salt Lake
Observe the great wonder that Atacama salt offers, enormous lake inserted in the heat of desert next to its three unique flamingoes species of the zone and the small and singular town of Toconao with its typical crafts.
Snow-covered Villarrica, one of Chile's most active volcanoes, rises above the lake and town of the same name. It erupts basaltic lava and is one of the few permanently active volcanoes in the world, with frequent strombolian activity and sometimes a small lava lake present in its summit crater.
The Moon Valley
Natural Sanctuary since 1982, the Moon Valley is a wonderful place with colorful geology. Located in the Sierra Obate depression, 2550 meters above sea level, it has different visual attractions that turn it in an extraordinary place called "Moon Valley" because of its similar look to lunar soil.
Padre Le Paige Museum
Founded by Belgian priest Gustavo Le Paige, the Archaeological Museum that takes his name shows the evolution of the atacameñan culture throughout more than eleven thousand years, through a valuable collection of Andean archeology that it includes, among other things, pieces of ceramics, clothes, utensils and mummies, being famous the old atacameñan mummy found in the desert and baptized like Miss Chile.
Mountain Climbing and the Anzota Caves
Anzota Caves, a place which thousands of years ago was home to one of the first South American cultures is now a popular tourist spot in Arica. Read about our visit there and other things to do in Arica, Chile.
La Portada Natural Monument
This peculiar rocky formation resembles a white arch. Set in an area where strong waves crash into the cliffs, behold the power of nature reflected in these stone walls, which are actually mountain tops of the Coastal Mountain Range.
Chaitén is a small volcanic caldera located on the flank of the Michinmahuida volcano in southern Chile. Before 2008, it consisted mainly of a rhyolitic lava dome last active 9,400 years ago. But in May 2008, Chaitén began erupting violently, producing numerous plumes, pyroclastic flows, and lahars, and building a new lava dome on the north side of the old one. The eruption has had serious consequences for the nearby town of Chaitén, inundating it with lahars and ash, and ash from the eruption has even disrupted travel and agriculture in surrounding countries.
The attractive area of 117 square kilometers, has beautiful turquoise waters suitable for sports and recreation. Its beaches are preferred by visitors to the area and stand out for the fine sand that can be found in Choshuenco and Chueque. The depth of the lake is 268 meters, transparent waters that are inserted in the middle of a landscape of impressive heights above one thousand meters like the Villarrica Volcano.
With 120 square kilometers of extension that include the Cui Cui and Fresia inslands, the lake has beautiful gray-sand beaches enabled for visitors with an equipped tourist infrastructure. In Lake puyehue it is possible to practice various sports activities, especially recreatinal fishing due to the presence of salmon and trout between the months of November and May.