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The city Ancud (Ancud)
Ancud is Chiloé's largest city with 17,000 inhabitants. It is situated in the northern part of the island and was founded in 1767 in order to defend the coastline of the island. Ancud is a charming fishing harbour with very friendly inhabitants. One of the city's attractions is the Museo Regional Aurelio Bórquez Canobra with an excellent exhibition on the island's history and culture.
Lauca National Park (Chile)
This nature reserve is situated 160 kilometres north-east of Arica, close to the Bolivian border. The reserve has one of the world's highest situated lakes, Lake Chungará, beautifully placed at the fppt of several vulcanoes.
Puyehue National Park (Chile)
Chile's most popular national park is situated in the beautiful Lake District. The park covers 107,000 hectares, primarily with forest areas and large, impressive volcanoes. This park illustrates Chile's impressing nature with paths for walking, a spectacular view of the lakes, skiing areas, hot springs and waterfalls. A hike may also introduce you to a puma or the rare pudú (a small deer).
The city Viña del Mar (Chile)
Situated only 10 kilometres north of Valparaiso, Viña del Mar is well known as Chile's best beach area with beautiful white sand beaches. Moreover, the city is known as "the garden city" due to its subtropical area with palms and banana trees. Several parks can be found in this city and many go for a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, which may be rented near the beach. Moreover, located in this area, you will find Chile's national, botanical garden with lots of exotic plants.
The Conguillio national reserve (Chile)
This national reserve covers an area of more than 60,000 hectares with a magnificent nature. Here, you will find many deep, blue lakes, large forest areas and impressive, deep clefts. The centre of this reserve is the 3125 metres high vulcano called Llaima, which was in eruption for the last time in 1957. This park is highly recommended, but please notice that winters may bring along up to three metres of snow!
The desert village San Pedro de Atacama (Chile)
San Pedro de Atacama is a small village situated in the northern part of the Atacama Desert. East of the village you will see large vulcanoes, some of which are still active, and some are extinct. Near the village you will find the Valla de la Luna; a spectacular view at sunset. Situated in the desert, temperatures may get rather high during day and drop to freezing point at night. The village saves electricity and consequently is it only available from 4 p.m. to midnight every day, so if interested in visiting one of the city's bars you are advised to bring along a flashlight for the night. The village is dominated by many excursion offers, inviting you to spend a couple of days in the desert or in Bolivia. This is a perfect place to go for a relax and to enjoy the quietness for a couple of days.
The El Tatio Geysers (Chile)
North of the city San Pedro de Stacama, the world's highest situated geyser area can be found, called El Tatio. The area is situated in 4300 metres height, and you are in for a spectacular view when the hundreds of muddy puddles and geysers bubble and hum and you can feel the steam in you face. Please watch your step in order not to fall in and get burned, as many tourists already have done. In this area, you can also enjoy hot springs with temperatures of "only" 40 degrees Celsius!
The Mamiña area (Chile)
For centuries, Mamiña has been a very popular place with many hot springs. Today, you can find several excellent places of accommodation in this area, and many tourists come here to relax and enjoy the hot springs.
The village Choshuenco (Chile)
Choshuenco is a small village in the south-eastern part of the Panguipulli lake. Agriculture dominates this area, together with a small saw mill. Choshuenco is the place to visit if interested in visiting the locals and learning about their way of living. Moreover, Choshuenco has an excellent beach with black sand.
The Villarrica national reserve (Chile)
This reserve is the homestead of the 2850 metres high vulcano called Villarrica. Back in 1971 the vulcano was active with an ejection of 30 million square metres of lava, totalling changing the structure of the rivers in this area. The area is one of the best ones in Chile for trekking and hiking. You will find several excellent paths, yet please notice that trekking illegal without a guide. Moreover, this area is a popular skiing area during winter, where a lot of snow will fall.

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