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Commissioned to build Laird Brothers, Birkenhead, Poplar on Thames, in England, in 1864, according to the design of Captain Cowper Coles of the Royal Navy, under the "Ericsson" model. His construction contract was signed on August 12, 1864, between Ship Captain José María Salcedo, representing the government of Peru, and the Laird Brothers shipyards.
Rano Raraku a breath taking Volcano Landscape in Chile. Rano Raraku, the quarry of the Moai The Rano Raraku volcano is one of the most incredible and extraordinary archaeological sites on the planet. In this magical place full of mystery, the moai were made, the giant statues that have made Easter Island famous worldwide.
Easter Island´s protected area acquired the status of a National Park on January 16th, 1935 by Supreme Decree No. 103 of the Ministry of Land and colonization, being declared a National Historic Landmark that very same year.
High on the Chajnantor plateau in the Chilean Andes, the European Southern Observatory (ESO), together with its international partners, is operating the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) — a state of the art telescope to study light from some of the coldest objects in the Universe. This light has wavelengths of around a millimetre, between infrared light and radio waves, and is therefore known as millimetre and submillimetre radiation.
Located in the middle of a canyon, these hot springs have been used for hundreds of years. Water temperature remains at 28° to 31° Celsius with an important concetration of minerals, among which are calcium, magnesium, sodium and boron. There are 8 pools that are easily accessible by boardwalks.
Chile´s Atacama Desert, the driest nonpolar deser on Earth, stretches across a roughly 600-mile (1,000 kilometers) tract of land wedged between the coastal Cordillera de la Costa mountain range and the Andes Mountains. The region boasts stunning geologic formations and has provided scientists with a wealth of research opportunities.
Rano Kau, also known as Rano Kao, is the largest volcano and one of the most beautiful and impressive natural settings that can be admired onEaster Island. The sensation of immensity and silence, interrupted only by the wind, the distant sound of the waves and the occasional squawking of seabirds, makes Rano Kau one of the favorite and unforgettable places for visitors.
Located at 90 kilometers from San Pedro. Miscanti and Miñique are located more than 4,000 meters above sea level. Both are fed by water sources that come from the surface of the land, attract a great variety of animals, like the abundance of flamingoes, a severe contrast surrounded by snowed mountains and shiningly reflected in its waters. The trip from San Pedro goes through Toconao and borders the Atacama Saltlake.
Easter Island, Spanish Isla de Pascua, also called Rapa Nui, Chilean dependency in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It is the easternmost outpost of the Polynesian island world. It is famous for its giant stone statues. The island stands in isolation 1,200 miles (1,900 kilometres) east of Pitcairn Island and 2,200 miles west of Chile. Forming a triangle 14 miles long by seven miles wide, it has an area of 63 square miles (163 square kilometres); its highest point, Mount Terevaka, is 1,969 feet (600 metres) above sea level.
Are you a nature lover looking for a different kind of relaxation experience? Then take the plunge and travel to the Elqui Valley. Visit one of the most important Valleys in Chile, where the production of wines such as Syrah and Carmenére stands out.
Chilean Patagonia corresponds to a sub-region of Patagonia and is the southernmost area of Chile. It is characterized by an immense bioregion that presents a very varied geography which results in a great diversity of landscapes, climates and ecosystems: from the Patagonian pampas, to the east, passing through the mountains, the fjords, the channels and the islands, due to the sinking of the Andes Mountains, to the west.
Drive along the scenic roads of the Torres del Paine National Park. Make several photos stops at the main viewpoints allowing you to appreciate the imposing beauty and unique landscape. Enjoy a 1-hour hike through an ancient Lenga forest at Grey Lake.
Sail through the Strait of Magellan to Magdalena and Marta Islands and observe abundant marine life. Marvel at the Magellanic penguins on Magdalena Island, and watch the Patagonian sea lions and other species of marine life on Marta Island.
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