A Family Holiday in Chile

Published on October 29, 2015 under Chile
A Family Holiday in Chile

If you are looking for a family holiday destination, you will not regret choosing Chile. This country is excellent for anyone looking for an interesting place to visit. Planning a family holiday comes with a fair share of problems. The main challenge is finding a destination that will take into account the needs of the adults and the kids in the group. But, not to worry, Chile has amazing tourist attraction for families. Do not hesitate to bring your loved ones to the country, there is more than they can handle. Below are some must-visit destinations:

Atacama Desert and its environs

Nestled between the high grounds of Andes Mountains and the Cordillera coast, is the Atacama Desert. The plateau features an altitude of 2240m and spans over 600 miles. There are numerous things to see and do in the desert including the ever-steamy El-Tatio Geysers. A walk on the smooth sandy surfaces will be exhausting but memorable. You will also be making history, for trekking on the driest desert in the world. It is said that some areas in the desert has not received rainfall for over 300 years. While here, make sure to tour Torres del Paine national park. For the best view of the desert, consider visiting San Pedro de Atacama. Apart from giving you a spectacular view of the desert, it also has sites of cultural and historical importance.

Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most wonderful attractions in Chile. It is the home to volcanoes, small lakes and expansive forested areas.  It is a great place to bring your family for a hiking adventure. You can pitch your tent at the busy town of Pucon or at the slow town of Puerto Varas or better still at the popular Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. Besides, you can fly to the energetic city of Puerto Montt. The city is not a destination on its own but rather it acts a link to the nearby attractions such as the volcanoes of Calbuco and Osorno.


A visit with your family to Chile will be incomplete, if you do not tour Valparaiso. It is a crazy historical port town. In the ancient times, it is used to be a popular harbor. It would interest you to know that the it was largely used by notorious pirates including Sir Francis Drake. In 1500s, the port town was very successful trade hub. Today, it is among the heritage sites listed by UNESCO.  A visit here exposes your family to amazing climbs on the hilly landscape surround the town, a vibrant sea life and for the adults Valparaiso offers best entertainment joints when the sunlight gives way to darkness.

If you want to take your family on a holiday soon, Chile is the place to be. Have a nice walk and memorable sightseeing at Atacama Desert, enjoy sea life at Valparaiso and explore the volcanoes and the green lakes of the Lake District. You will certainly have a great time.

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