60 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

60 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 5 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 3 nights
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— 5 nights
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Puerto Varas, Chile
— 3 nights
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Valdivia, Chile
— 2 nights
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Pucon, Chile
— 3 nights
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Molina, Chile
— 1 night
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Concepcion, Chile
— 2 nights
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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 7 nights
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Valparaiso, Chile
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina — 5 nights

Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. Visit Parroquia San Eduardo and Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi for their historical value. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Bonita, see the interesting displays at Museo Paleontologico Bariloche, trek along Circuito Chico, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip builder tool.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Playa del Carmen in November, plan for slightly colder days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 21°C, while nights are colder with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Martin de los Andes.
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina — 3 nights

Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Explore hidden gems such as Via Christi and Playa La Islita. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, contemplate the long history of Castillito Van Dorsser, cruise along Route of the Seven Lakes, and admire the sheer force of Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Martin de los Andes online driving holiday planner.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Puerto Madryn.
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina — 4 nights

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Peninsula Valdes. Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico and Centro De Visitantes Istmo Ameghino will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa La Cantera, identify plant and animal life at Loberia de Punta Loma, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Martin de los Andes to Puerto Madryn takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Ushuaia.
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Ushuaia, Argentina — 5 nights

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Step off the beaten path and head to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina and Lago Roca. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Isla Martillo, identify plant and animal life at Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia tour builder site.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to El Calafate.
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El Calafate, Argentina — 5 nights

El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Get some cultural insight at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center and Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rios de Hielo and Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico. Step out of El Calafate with an excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park--about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at Enjoy!, see what you can catch with Estancia Cristina, and enjoy some diversion at Estancia 25 de Mayo.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate tour itinerary site.

Getting from Ushuaia to El Calafate by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in El Calafate, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to El Chalten.
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El Chalten, Argentina — 5 nights

Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laguna Torre and Chorillo del Salto. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres, and don't miss a visit to Viedma Glacier.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the El Chalten trip builder app.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile — 3 nights

Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales and Horseback Riding Tours. There's more to do: make a trip to Muelle Historico and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) online route builder.

Traveling by car from El Chalten to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from El Chalten to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is minus 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Punta Arenas.
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Punta Arenas, Chile — 5 nights

An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Nao Victoria Museo and Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello and Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Monumento Al Ovejero, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take a leisurely stroll along Costanera del Estrecho.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Punta Arenas holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in December, Punta Arenas is little chillier at night with lows of 6°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Puerto Varas.
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Puerto Varas, Chile — 3 nights

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Colonial Aleman and Museo Pablo Fierro. Discover out-of-the-way places like Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and In Puerto Varas. It doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Carretera Austral.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Varas trip maker website.

You can fly from Punta Arenas to Puerto Varas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Punta Arenas in December, expect nights in Puerto Varas to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Valdivia.
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Valdivia, Chile — 2 nights

Valdivia, southern Chile's main university town, possesses a youthful and independent spirit.
On the 10th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Casa del Castellano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de la Universidad Austral de Chile.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Valdivia online tour planner.

Drive from Puerto Varas to Valdivia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Varas in December: highs in Valdivia hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pucon.
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Pucon, Chile — 3 nights

Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Huerquehue National Park and Plaza de Armas de Pucon. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Santuario el Cani. It doesn't end there: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pucon road trip planner.

You can drive from Valdivia to Pucon in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Molina.
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Molina, Chile — 1 night

On the 15th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Radal Siete Tazas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Molina online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pucon to Molina takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Molina can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Concepcion.
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Concepcion, Chile — 2 nights

Concepcion has emerged as one of the most industrialized and developed metropolises of Chile, with a population approaching 300,000 and a long history of trade and commerce centered around its main port.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then don't miss a visit to Universidad de Concepcion. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Casa del Arte - Pinacoteca.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Concepcion trip builder tool.

Drive from Molina to Concepcion in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Molina in December, plan for little chillier days in Concepcion, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Hanga Roa.
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Hanga Roa, Chile — 7 nights

The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Orongo and Church of Rapa Nui. Popular historic sites such as Ahu Tahai and Ahu Hanga Te'e are in your itinerary. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau, kick back and relax at Ovahe, don't miss a visit to Ahu Riata, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ana Te Pora.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Hanga Roa trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Concepcion to Hanga Roa in 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Concepcion to Hanga Roa is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Concepcion in December, expect Hanga Roa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Valparaiso.
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Valparaiso, Chile — 6 nights

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bodegas RE and La Sebastiana. Museo Maritimo Nacional and Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Valparaiso: Cinco Oceanos Dive Center (in Algarrobo) and Casablanca (Vina Casas del Bosque & Villard Fine Wines). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Gervasoni, view the masterpieces at Miel de Oveja, admire the striking features of Navy Building, and don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores).

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso trip planner.

You can fly from Hanga Roa to Valparaiso in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Valparaiso. Traveling from Hanga Roa in December, expect Valparaiso to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.
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Province of Neuquen travel guide

4.3
Bodies of Water · Scenic Drive · Ski Areas
Neuquén is the capital city of the Argentine province of Neuquén, located in the east of the province, at the confluence of the Limay and Neuquén rivers. The city and the surrounding area have a population of more than 340,000, making it the largest city in Patagonia.EconomyNeuquén is both an important agricultural center, surrounded by fertile lands irrigated by the waters of the Limay and Neuquén rivers in an otherwise arid province, and a petrochemical industrial center that receives oil extracted from different points of the province. It belongs economically and geographically to the Alto Valle region that produces apples, pears, and other fruits.With the discovery of the Vaca Muerta oil fields west of the city, it has begun to experience a boom in real estate and construction. It is expected that over the next few years the city will experience unprecedented growth as it is the only significant city in the region (it has an airport, shopping centers, office space and institutions to become the center of the operations not only of the oil & gas companies, but also their suppliers)TransportNational Route 22 divides the city into two halves.The Presidente Perón Airport is eight kilometers (8km) away from the city and serves regular flights to Buenos Aires, San Carlos de Bariloche, Comodoro Rivadavia, Río Gallegos, Río Grande, Ushuaia, and San Martín de los Andes.

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Province of Chubut travel guide

4.4
Wildlife Areas · Beaches · Bodies of Water

Province of Tierra del Fuego travel guide

4.4
Bodies of Water · National Parks · Historic Sites
End of the World
The remote archipelago encompassed by Province of Tierra del Fuego, explored by the likes of Ferdinand Magellan and Charles Darwin, fascinates travelers to this day. Located at the tip of the continent, the region's islands are part of Argentina and Chile and are crossed by the wildlife-rich Beagle Channel. While hard to reach, the isolated, windy archipelago offers dramatic natural scenery, rich history, and thrilling activities. On a tour of Province of Tierra del Fuego, you can explore untamed nature, enjoy snow sports (including dog sledding), cruise the rough waters of the channel, and encounter penguins, sea lions, and whales.
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Province of Santa Cruz travel guide

4.3
Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.
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Los Lagos Region travel guide

4.2
Bodies of Water · Waterfalls · Landmarks
Los Lagos Region is one of Chile's 15 regions, which are first order administrative divisions, and comprises four provinces: Chiloé, Llanquihue, Osorno and Palena. The region contains the country's second largest island, Chiloé, and the second largest lake, Llanquihue.Its capital is Puerto Montt; other important cities include Osorno, Castro, Ancud, and Puerto Varas. The mainland portion of Los Lagos Region south of Reloncaví Sound (Palena Province) is considered part of Patagonia.Los Lagos Region economy is dominated by the service sector but based in fishing, salmon aquaculture, forestry and cattle farming. Tourism is economically important in Andes where ski resorts, hot springs and recreational fishing are popular offers.

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Los Rios Region travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Gardens

Araucania Region travel guide

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Hot Springs · Waterfalls · National Parks
The Araucanía, Araucanía Region or IX La Araucanía Region is one of Chile's 15 first order administrative divisions and comprises two provinces: Malleco in the north and Cautín in the south. Its capital and largest city is Temuco; other important cities include Angol and Villarrica.Chile did not incorporate the lands of Araucanía Region until the 1880s, when it occupied the area to end resistance by the indigenous Mapuche by both military and political means. This opened up the area for Chilean and European immigration and settlement.In the 1900-1930 period, the population of Araucanía grew considerably, as did the economy despite recessions striking the rest of Chile. Araucanía became one of the principal agricultural districts of Chile, gaining the nickname of "granary of Chile". The administrative Araucanía Region was established in 1974, in what was the core of the larger historic region of Araucanía.In the 21st century, Araucanía is Chile's poorest region in terms of GDP per capita. About a third of the region's population is ethnic Mapuche, the highest proportion of any Chilean region. Araucanía Region has been the main location of the confrontations of the ongoing Mapuche conflict, as the Mapuche have pressed their land claims against the central government.

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Maule Region travel guide

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National Parks · Landmarks · Bodies of Water
The VII Maule Region is one of Chile's 15 first order administrative divisions. Its capital is Talca. The region derives its name from the Maule River which, running westward from the Andes, bisects the region and spans a basin of about 20,600 km2. The Maule river is of considerable historic interest because, among other reasons, it marked the southern limits of the Inca Empire.Geography and ecologyThe region covers an area of 30296sqkm and is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean; on the east by the Argentine Republic; on the north by the O'Higgins Region, and on the south by the Bío-Bío Region. There are a number of flora and fauna species present in Maule. For example, the endangered Chilean Wine Palm is found in a very limited distribution that includes the Maule Region. The limited distribution Nothofagus allesandri is also found in the region.DemographyAccording to the 2002 census the population of the region was 908,097. With one third of its population living in rural areas, Maule has a greater proportion of rural inhabitants than any other region of Chile.

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Biobio Region travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Parks · Ski Areas

Easter Island travel guide

4.7
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Shrouded in centuries of mystery, Easter Island remains one of the world's most geographically and culturally isolated places. Just over 6,000 people call the Chilean island home, with nearly double that number of visitors arriving each year to unravel the enigma of the island's giant stone heads, known as moai. Built by the island's original inhabitants, the Rapa Nui people, the monolithic moai continue to keep watch over the windswept coastline and serve as top Easter Island tourist attractions. During your Easter Island vacation, you can explore the hilly landscape on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback.
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Valparaiso Region travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Beaches
The V Valparaíso Region is one of Chile's 15 first order administrative divisions. With the country's third highest population of 1,539,852 million in 2002 and third smallest area of 16396.1sqkm, the region is Chile's second most densely populated after the Santiago Metropolitan Region to the southeast.Its capital is the port city of Valparaíso, other important cities include Viña del Mar, Quillota, Quilpué and Villa Alemana.Geography and natural featuresThe region is on the same latitude as the Santiago Metropolitan Region. Its capital is Valparaíso, which is the site for the National Congress of Chile and an important commercial port. Also in this region is the top resort city of Viña del Mar. Additionally, the Pacific islands of Easter Island (Isla de Pascua), Isla Salas y Gómez, the Juan Fernández Islands and the Desventuradas Islands fall under the Valparaíso Region's administration.The Valparaíso Region is part of the very restricted range of the endangered Chilean Wine Palm, Jubaea chilensis; in prehistoric times this endemic Chilean tree had a significantly larger range.

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