Central Zone: From Valparaíso to El Maule
From Valparaíso to Maule region, passing through Santiago (capital of the country) you can experience the center of this long country. This territory has a variety of attractive natural landscapes that perfectly complement the Mediterranean weather. In this area you can find one of the most important cities of Chile, concentrating a big density of habitants and economical productivity.
This is by far, one of the most touristic destinations of Chile. It is the site of hundreds of kilometers of beaches and cities such as Valparaíso, Viña del Mar and Con Con and towns like Zapallar and Maitencillo. The historic old town in Valparaíso, UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must see that cannot be missed. For further information please check:
National Nature Reserve: Los Cipreses River
Located in Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins region, this area highlighted as being a protective home for wildlife. It’s not uncommon to see guanacos, loros tricahue (parrots), pumas (cougars) and more. The Cipreses river and the Cachapoal tributary are the main attractions; however, there are higher areas with small lakes such as Agua Vida, where it is possible to see petroglyphs left by hunters from 5.000 or 8.000 years ago in many sites, like La Piedra del Indio. Also, it is possible to visit -only by horse- the Cipreses Glacier, the biggest from Cachapoal zone. For further information please check:
This National Nature Reserve located in Curicó, in Maule Region, is largely visited and shows how the Claro River has eroded volcanic stones to form tight labyrinths that look like cups, where the water falls from 3 to 50 metres -therefore the name Siete Tazas (Seven Cups). All this area surrounded by green landscapes and vegetation rich in endemic species and wildlife. Also, the area has many nature trails, falls and wells, crowning Siete Tazas as the ideal scenario for kayaking, canopy, riding, photography and trekking. For further information please check:
Isla de Pascua
Rapa Nui is known as the world´s belly button, the reason being its location between Oceania and América. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a rare gem. The mysterious stone statues called Moai, the idyllic beaches, the amazing green meadows and the stunning volcanoes are the perfect landscapes for an adventurous trip. Diving also is an amazing experience given the marine biodiversity of the area. For further information please check: