Chile is the South American country that is long, narrow and stretches along the western edge with over 6,000 km of coastline looking out onto the Pacific Ocean. The diverse private sightseeing tours Chile offers is due to this Country boasting one of the world’s most diverse landscapes.
There are snow-capped peaks in the tall mountains of the Andes, temperate forests, dramatic coastlines, deserts, ancient volcanoes, lake districts and much more. Each and every one of these offers excellent Chile adventure tours in one way or another. The landscaped all the goes with it is a huge draw for nature lovers as well as adrenalin thrill seekers.
Chile is a country with extensive history and cultural attractions but the places to visit in its capital city Santiago are among the best. They include a state of the art cultural centre, a varied range of museums and art galleries. It also has a fantastic wine culture too which you can be part of with Chile private guided tours of vineyards. Read More...
Chile has superb national parks and conservation areas where tourists can do many activities and see amazing things. Experience with Chile nature and wildlife tours the wonders of these regions. Have fun doing activities such as river rafting, hiking, horse riding, biking, balloon rides and skiing when weather permits.
Another very worthwhile fact about Chile is that it is one of very few countries in the world that has a UFO research organisation which is supported by the government. There have been many UFO sightings over the years in Chile that cannot be explained. The plateaus of the Andes Mountains is said to be a great landing pad for UFO’s!!
From the range of private tours Chile can offer, there is an experience of a lifetime for anyone who decides to visit.
Top 10 Things to Do in Chile
Torres Del Paine National Park
To many, the finest national park in South America is Chile’s Torres Del Paine National Park. See mountains, glaciers, icebergs, grassland, river and lakes spread over the vast area of 1,814 km sq. Enjoy activity tours Chile offers such as trekking, hiking, kayaking, sailing, climbing and wildlife watching with professional guides. This park is regarded as the eighth wonder of the world and is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
There are some 30 islands that make Chiloe archipelago found in the southern Chile lake regions and Chiloe Island is the main one of them. Private sightseeing tours Chile of this island is recommended with its pastoral landscapes and the colourful wooden houses which are on stilts on the waters edges, these are called palafitos. It has many iconic wooden churches with 16 that are UNESCO World Heritage sites and lots of history.
Atacama Desert and the Valle de la Luna
Valle de la Luna is in the heart of the Atacama Desert and may who visit state it has a resemblance to the surface of the moon. This was caused by the erosion of stone and sand by water and wind over many millennia. Take one of the activity tours Chile provides to see the many caverns, some with pictographs evidence created by early man. For such a remote and arid location has its own beauty with interesting flora and fauna.
Chile private sightseeing tours that are recommended when in the area, is to El Tatio. This is a field of geysers found in the Andes Mountains some 4,320 m above sea level. There are over 80 active geysers ringed by volcanoes but is only the third largest geyser field in the world. The best time of the day to experience an amazing spectacle is at 6 am. Wear layers when there as it starts off cold but heats up.
The city of Santiago is the capital city of Chile and a fantastic place to visit for fun, culture and entertainment. There are great Chile private guided tours of the Cultural centre which is state of the art, the National Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Memory and Human Rights to name a few places. Have a thrill on the aerial tramway which takes you to San Cristobal Hill for breathtaking views especially on clear days.
General Carrera Lake
The second major lake in South America is General Carrera Lake and it is found in Patagonia and also on the borders of Argentina. The Chile adventure tours available here are excellent and include many water-related activities, hiking, horseback riding, biking and safari tours to see the fauna and flora. This lake is also known for the marble caves, marble chapel and marble cathedral at the centre of the lake
Lauca National Park
More Chile adventure tours await you in the Lauca National Park which is located in the far north of the country. Within the park are high plains, mountain ranges with volcanoes, pristine lakes such as Cotacotani and Chungara. There are major archaeological sites with evidence of European settlers. Birdwatchers will be happy to visit here and see helices of Chilean Flamingo, Andean Geese and Andean Condor.
Chile's Lake District
Explore Lake district of Chile if you get the opportunity and do as many Chile adventure tours as possible. The district stretches for over 330 km and looks like Europes Alpine regions. The type of activities that you can enjoy and experience include volcano climbing, kayaking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, horse riding and in the winter time lots of skiing and of course fabulous sightseeing tours of amazing scenery.
Cueva del Milodon Natural Monument
The Cueva del Milodon Natural Monument is formed by three caves, all of which have their remains intact, almost. It is also believed that at its entrance is the ‘Devils Chair’. See the lifesize replica of the famous mammal whose remains were discovered by Eberhard Hermann over a hundred years ago when he visited the cave, a large sloth that was extinct. A guided tour is recommended here as you will want to hear its legend.
The Petrohué Waterfalls must be seen with private sightseeing tours Chile. Watch as these waterfalls cascade through the volcanic landscape with lush greenery surrounding them. It is a breathtaking and stunning sight to behold. These waterfalls are located near the Lago de los Todos Santos which is on the eastern slope of the Osorno Volcano. Watch out for the tough little ducks that navigate the rapids!