Chile is a travel hotspot in South America for its rich history and culture - and its picture-perfect settings.
On the western coast of South America is Chile, a narrow stretch of land that borders on the coast line of the Pacific Ocean. While it may be widely known for its vibrant capital city of Santiago, Chile is also a travellers dream for its scenic mountain tops, picturesque natural landscapes and jaw-dropping coastal spots.
Here, Chile Travel have listed the top 10 most Instagrammable places in this beautiful country.
Beautiful from all angles, but even more special from above, Petrohué Falls are one of the highlights of Chile’s oldest national park. Visit the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park to see water spraying over basaltic lava with the Osorno Volcano in the background.
Valle de la Luna
Located in the Atacama Desert, Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) offers endless inspiration. The ruggedly beautiful, moon-like landscape features salt flats, craters, sand dunes and weathered rock formations.
Salar de Pedernales
An expansive salt flat, Salar de Pedernales is located in Chile’s Atacama region. The turquoise lagoons are home to Andean flamingos and wild ducks, while the surrounding area is famed for its diverse flora and fauna.
Torres del Paine National Park
Animal lovers are spoilt for choice at Torres del Paine National Park which is home to many native species. Keep your eyes peeled for guanacos, Andean fox, chinchillas, armadillos, and an array of birds.
Radal Siete Tazas
Discover crystal-clear swimming holes and waterfalls nestled among native forests at the Radal Siete Tazas National Park. Amongst the greenery, you might glimpse traces of ancient hunter-gatherers.
Mano del Desierto
Created by Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal, the Mano del Desierto is located in the Atacama Desert, south-east of Antofagasta. Standing 11 metres tall, the hand represents human vulnerability.
With its sun-drenched hills, vibrant street art and dilapidated buildings, Valparaíso is a treat for the senses. Known as the San Francisco of South America, Valparaíso is the perfect place to get lost.
Lago General Carrera
Beneath the Andes, on the banks of South America’s largest lake, lie the beautiful Marble Caves of Patagonia. The colourful caves are comprised of three caverns: the Chapel, the Cathedral and the Cave.
A ski resort in the heart of The Andes, Portillo is as naturally stunning as it is activity packed. Visitors can hit the slopes on skis or snowboard before easing tired limbs in a heated pool or cosying up with a glass of wine.
One of the most isolated places on the planet, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is best navigated by foot, bike or horseback. Along with the famous moai statues, visitors can enjoy the unique landscapes, blazing sunsets and imposing volcanic crater.