The 10 Best Things to Do in Chile

October 4, 2017 Jasper Kershner

Chile from South America region, is best know for Lookouts. Discover best things to do in Chile with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. Sky Costanera

Avenida Andres Bello 2425 | Nivel Planta Baja, Santiago 7510689, Chile +56 2 2916 9269
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Sky Costanera

Experience Santiago highest viewing platform at the top of the tallest building in Latin America. Sky Costanera is the start point to know Santiago. Sky Costanera offers an exceptional experience, a panoramic view of the city in 360° at 300 meters high

Reviewed By Mikiduta - Bucharest, Romania

Sky Costanera is a must if you are in Santiago. The ticket is not cheap (15k CLP) but the views from 61st and 62nd floor are truly amazing. The Financial District the so called Sanhattan is one of the highlights of the visit. We preferred to go in the late afternoon because the light is better for taking photos. There are also binoculars you can use free of charge. It is a unique experience in Santiago and I had the feeling that Sky Costanera shape is close to The Shard of London

2. Ahu Tongariki

Easter Island, Chile +56 32 210 0827
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5 based on 1 reviews

Ahu Tongariki

15 Of The Island's Famous Moai Statues Stand Here In A Military Lineup Upon A Flat Rock Platform.

Reviewed By dskid - Overland Park, Kansas

This is probably the one site that everyone who goes to Easter Island visits. While I thought it was Excellent, it wasn't the highlight for me (I vote for the quarry and moai in that area. This area was restored after Aku Aku sparked interest in Easter Island. It was destroyed by a tsunami in 1960 and restored again. We were lucky to be on a tour guided by a young man whose parents had been archeologists largely responsible for the restoration in the early 60s and he was able to provide invaluable insights into the process. His name was Alex and he was working for Green Island Tours but also has his own business (I don't know the name of his business).
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3. Dona Josefa de Elqui - Pisco Artesanal

Pisco Elqui s/n, Pisco Elqui 1770000, Chile +56 9 6201 5414
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5 based on 80 reviews

Dona Josefa de Elqui - Pisco Artesanal

Traditional cellars used for the elaboration of pisco

Reviewed By Haig B - Brighton, United Kingdom

Small distillery that seems to be new to giving tours. Sadly the owner only speaks Spanish though he was more than happy to show us around through their very hands-on process through a bit of sign language and interpretation.
Lovely guy!
'Tour and a taste' is free - takes about 15 mins. Just shows you what they do without all the history that you'll hear at all the other tours anyway.
Pisco was really good too.

4. Vina El Principal

Casilla 420 Pirque, Pirque 7500000, Chile +56 9 6688 1210
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5 based on 135 reviews

Vina El Principal

Reviewed By Tony T - Scottsdale, Arizona

Great wines and tour
Alexandra was an excellent host.
Easy booking via email in advance.
Well worth the relatively high tasting price - but lots of extras (light snacks to eat, premium wines, great tour).
Wish we could have done the barbecue.
Beautiful winery
Highly recommended.

5. Catedral de Marmol

Lago General Carrera, Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Chile +56 9 9583 1619
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5 based on 636 reviews

Catedral de Marmol

Reviewed By mark7557 - Leeds, United Kingdom

If you are in the area this is must !!!
Wake up early and go to town where all a traction offices are .
My advise is to get smaller boats rather then large as they come closer .
Be patient almost nobody speaks english there . Earlier you go better caves looks like .sunnier it gets better they look :)

6. Torres del Paine National Park

Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, Chile 2812130115
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5 based on 5 reviews

Torres del Paine National Park

A hiker's dream, this national park contains huge granite Mountains surrounded by clear lakes and a series of well-maintained trails that vary in degree of difficulty.

Reviewed By Jim K

The scenery of the towers is undeniably breathtaking and if you're in this part of the world then it would seem silly not to visit. So why the 1-star review?
The entire area has gone cash-happy. Prices for even the simplest dorm accomodation are higher than top-end hotels in other parts of the country and a decent hotel in the park would run to thousands of US dollars a night. Food is equally expensive. None of it is down to difficulty or shortage, it's just the name and reputation of the park being squeezed dry.
This year a new rule means that all campsites on the trek must be pre-booked to avoid overpopulation and rough camping. Great idea - except that the campsites are run by different companies and bookings are done by email. Most of them take many weeks to reply - website forms, if they work at all, just send mails - and if one night is booked out, you need to email all the others to cancel and re-book, and then wait a few more weeks to see if the new dates are available. A regular campsite with a non-optional meal and no other facilities can run to over USD100 per night, if you can book it at all. Or you could pay several times that to have a trek company book it for you.
A private room with kitchen we booked just outside the park turned out to be bunks in a dorm with no cooking facilities available except as a basic fixed-price set meal at city-center restaurant prices - and no other option within an hour's drive.
In short, as glorious as the scenery is, I'd recommend avoiding the entire area until the locals back off a bit, both on the prices and the "Pay up or get lost" attitude. Do what they suggest and get lost, by going to Fitzroy in Argentina to get a place which is almost as beautiful but actually wants you to be there.

7. Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo

Coyhaique, Chile +56 9 4272 5813
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5 based on 205 reviews

Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo

Reviewed By AustinWhitewater - Austin, Texas

Departing from Coyhaique, Chile, our Wilderness Travel group van traveled south on the famous Carretera Austral (Southern Way), which is Chile’s Route 7 that runs 770 miles from Puerto Montt to Villa O’Higgins and travels through 17 National Parks and Reserves. We were on our way to visit and hike the spectacular Parque Patagonia near Cochrane along the Rios Baker and Chacabucco, a soon to be a new Chilean National Park.
Our trip down Route 7 took us through the beautiful Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo and it is visually stunning. This was not our destination and we didn’t hike here but I wanted to. Maybe another trip is needed to do exactly that?
Even if you don’t step outside your vehicle, the drive alone is worth it. The road is paved all the way down to the small town of Villa Cerro Castillo but after that it is dirt and gravel all the way south once it crosses the Rio Ibanez.

8. Baker River

Puerto Bertrand, Chile
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5 based on 126 reviews

Baker River

Reviewed By alisaww - Missoula, Montana

The Baker is such a gorgeous river. Fun fishing, although best with a boat. My spouse did a raft trip which he enjoyed. The kids and I just hung out at the Casa Del Rio Konaiken cabins (near Green Baker Lodge - I can't recommend these cabins highly enough - absolutely fabulous and a great deal: new ownership - phone: Carolina 78913056, cash only). We also went down to the Baker and Neff confluence - absolutely stunning. If you don't have a car, you can hitchhike (as we did) to the confluence - enough traffic to make that work. We did the whole thing as a family of 4 hitchhiking or using public transit no problems (this was during February 2015 - crossed over from Argentina to Villa O'Higgins, arranged a transfer to Caleta Tortel, bus to Cochrane, hitchiked into Parque Patagonia and then hitchhiked up to Puerto Bertrand, then bus to Rio Tranquillo, and a bus onward to Coyaique).

Carretera Del Vino I - 50 | Camino Isla de Yaquil S/N, Palmilla, Santa Cruz, Chile +56 72 282 3242
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5 based on 460 reviews

MontGras

MontGras is one of Chile's most important wine producers. Located in the heart of the Colchagua Valley, our Visitor's Centre is open year round to receive tourists from all over the world who are interested in learning more about wine, our traditions and our history. Enjoy hands on activities that include harvesting and making your own wine, as well as horse back rides and treks in our Ninquen Mountain Vineyard. Tours available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. We look forward to receiving you!

Reviewed By Corocoray

We visited Mont Gras while volunteering in Santa Cruz, Nicholas was such a great guide, full of energy and fun. The area is really beautiful and we were shown in detail how to tell the difference between the different vines and wine leaves. He takes...MoreThank you very much for sharing your experience in MontGras, we'll get your nice comments to Nicolás! Cheers!

10. Kingston Family Vineyards

Hijuela El Maiten, Casablanca 2480000, Chile +56 2 2405 4800
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5 based on 242 reviews

Kingston Family Vineyards

In the early 1900s, mining engineer C.J. Kingston left his home in Michigan looking for gold in Chile. While he never found it, his search yielded a cattle ranch in Casablanca Valley. Generations later, his descendants are showing the same pioneering spirit in exploring new frontiers in Chilean winemaking. Growing red wine grapes in a valley known for whites, Kingston Family Vineyards has been hailed as Winery of the Year by Wine & Spirits Magazine.

Reviewed By Kate A - Cambridge, Massachusetts

From the start (driving down the palm-lined road) to the end (relaxing on the beautiful outdoor veranda) our visit to the Kingston Family Vineyard was outstanding! We were greeted by two enthusiastic and adorable guides-Aubrey and Kevin. They lead our wine tasting with lots of...MoreThanks so much for visiting Kingston! It was a pleasure hosting you and showing you around the fields and cellar - so glad you were able to join us. We hope to see you again and hope you enjoy the Old Corral Club!

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