Chile’s central region has something for everybody. From the Andes to the Pacific, the vineyards to the forests and to the lakes, Chile’s central region is a favorite spot for those who enjoy nature and outdoor activities.
The Andes is the longest continental mountain range in the world and is the highest range outside Asia.
In the high Andes of the central area, we find the continent’s highest peak, Mt. Aconcagua (6962m), and several mountains which rise above 6000m, such as Tupungato, Marmolejo.
All these summits, coveted by mountaineers around the world, skirt Chile’s capital, Santiago, a modern, buzzing ans cosmopolite city that welcomes more than a million travelers every year.
The central area of Chile is also home to some of the world’s top wine routes. From the coastal vineyards acclaimed for their white wines, to the Colchagua valley and its “huaso” traditions, passing by the more classic Chilean terroirs such as Maipo Valley, travelers and wine amateurs will enjoy visiting Chile’s stylish wineries.
The Pacific Coast and and its historical landmark, Valaparaíso, is another main attraction of Chile’s central region. Visiting Valparaiso has less to do with touring specific sites than it is about roaming the chaotic, hilly streets, and taking in the views and ambiance. Declared Unesco Worl Heritage in 2003, the city has become a hip getaway for Chileans and tourists alike.
Moving to the south, the landscape changes fron earthy tones and orchards to deep green forests sewed with ultramarine lakes and perfect snow capped volcanoes.
The area, also known as Chilean lake district, is a paradise for nature lovers, trekkers, and fishing fans.