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About Chile

Chile is a South American country. Santiago is the capital. Chile's northern desert contains great mineral wealth, principally copper.

Chile is today one of South America's most stable and prosperous nations. It also ranks high regionally in sustainability of the state, and democratic development. Tourism in Chile has experienced sustained growth over the last few decades. In 2005, tourism grew by 13.6 percent, generating more than 4.5 billion dollars of which 1.5 billion was attributed to foreign tourists. Most of these visitors come from other countries in the American continent, mainly Argentina; followed by a growing number from the United States, Europe, and Brazil with a growing number of Asians from South Korea and PR China.

Easter Island

Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean.  Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. Easter Island is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. The large stone statues, or moai, for which Easter Island is famous, were carved in the period 1100–1680 CE. A total of 887 monolithic stone statues have been inventoried on the island and in museum collections so far.

One of the highest-quality examples of Easter Island stone masonry is the rear wall of the ahu at Vinapu. Made without mortar by shaping hard basalt rocks of up to seven tons to match each other exactly, it has a superficial similarity to some Inca stone walls in South America.

Laguna San Rafael National Park

Laguna San Rafael National Park  is a park located on the Pacific coast of southern Chile. 

A fjord more than 16 km (10 mi) long is one of the park's principal attractions.

The park was designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1979.

The park comprises some of the higher Andes mountains of Patagonia, such as the Monte San Valentín, Cerro Arenales, Cerro Hyades and Cerro Pared Norte.

This park contains a number of rivers. San Tadeo River is located in the Isthmus of Ofqui and flows into San Quintín Bay in the north part of the Gulf of Penas. Also there are various rivers bordering the park, such as the Baker River and the Exploradores River. Témpanos River (not really a river) connects San Rafael Lagoon with the Gulf Elefantes, the southern part of Moraleda Channel.

San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama is a Chilean town. There are various activities for tourist and adventurers in the San Pedro de Atacama area: trekking, climbing, archaeological sightings, exploration tours in natural landscapes and even sand boarding in the desert. Because of its altitude, a brief period of acclimatization may be required.

The festivals includes typical dances, masses in the street and a little parade through the main street of San Pedro de Atacama. San Pedro lies on the main paved road from Argentina over the Paso de Jama, 160 km from the town. The road is paved throughout. There are frequent bus services to Calama, several buses daily to Santiago and buses on 6 days a week to Salta across the Andes in Argentina.


Regions within Chile:

A - B - C - L - M - O - R - T - V

L
  Los Rios
(1 listing)
R
  Region Metropolitana
(3 listings)
V
  Valparaiso
(2 listings)
 
Today's Rates: 1 CLP = 0.00158 $ 1 CLP = 0.00105 £ 1 CLP = 0.00140 €
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