Things to Do in Chile

Thanks to its hugely varied landscape there are many things to do in Chile, the biggest challenge can be deciding what to do in Chile with the time you have available! Chile highlights range from food and wine tasting in Santiago and the Central Valley, to fly fishing in the Chilean Lake District, to hiking or kayaking in Chilean Patagonia.

Things to do

Although these activities are highlights in each of the associated destinations you can in fact go hiking in most regions of Chile as well as horse riding, cycling, wildlife watching and do not underestimate experiencing the mouth-watering regional cuisine. Kayaking, sailing and fishing are great activities in the Lake District and in Patagonia in the warmer months. Skiing, ice-walking and other snow sports are available in the Winter. Check our guide on the best time to visit to see when you’ll be taking your skis and when you’ll need your wetsuit! Whether you have a destination in Chile in mind, or the activities that you want to experience our Chile travel specialist team will be able to recommend what to do in Chile to make your trip unforgettable.

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Discover Santiago

Discover Santiago

Santiago, Chile

Discover the highlights of Santiago on a half day walking tour exploring the cultural and historic highlights from bohemian Bellavista to the colonial quarter and Chile's largest seafood market.

Farm Activities at Vira Vira

Farm Activities at Vira Vira

Lake District, Chile

Get as involved as you like at Vira Vira's working farm! Learn about the harvesting process, breeding farm animals or cheese production in the authentic dairy. Learn about farm to table cuisine and see where all food served at the hotel comes from!

Fly Fishing & Fishing at Vira Vira

Fly Fishing & Fishing at Vira Vira

Lake District, Chile

Chile's Lakes District is well known for its fishing and fly fishing, with the season running from November until the end of March. Wade into the shallow river to try your hand at fly fishing or drift along the river from the comfort of a fishing boat.

Hiking & Trekking at Tierra Patagonia

Hiking & Trekking at Tierra Patagonia

Patagonia, Chile

Choose from over a dozen trekking & hiking excursions, varying in length and difficulty to suit all abilities. Spot the famous Paine Massif and more, following your bilingual guide through the sweeping landscapes of the high plains and jagged mountains.

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Horseback Riding at Tierra Patagonia

Horseback Riding at Tierra Patagonia

Patagonia, Chile

See the stunning mountain scenery of Torres del Paine on horse back. Choose from a variety of half day or full day riding excursions designed to suit all abilities. Marvel at the flora and fauna of Patagonia and take in it's dramatic and vast landscape.

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Horseback Riding at Vira Vira

Horseback Riding at Vira Vira

Lake District, Chile

Explore scenic mountain trails on hoseback in Villarrica National Park passing crystal clear lakes, araucaria forests and dramatic volcanic scenery along the way. A variety of routes are available to suit riders of all abilities.

Kayaking at Vira Vira

Kayaking at Vira Vira

Lake District, Chile

Take to the waters of Liucura River or Tinquilco Lake on your personal kayak. Connect with the serenity of nature as you paddle gently across a quiet lake, or head to the river for a faster pace experience leading to panoramic volcano views.

Mountain Biking at Vira Vira

Mountain Biking at Vira Vira

Lake District, Chile

Chile's Villarrica National Park is a haven for biking enthusiasts of all abilities. Trails twist through mountainous scenery past volcanoes and through dense forest, rewarding you with sweeping views of beautiful landscapes.

Rafting Excursion at Vira Vira

Rafting Excursion at Vira Vira

Lake District, Chile

This half-day white water rafting adventure comes highly recommended for thrill-seekers! Paddle along the Trancura River as you fight against grade III - IV rapids, and be prepared to get wet! Suitable for a variety of abilities and fitness levels.

Stargazing in the Atacama

Stargazing in the Atacama

Atacama, Chile

The pristine skies of Atacama Desert are a stargazer’s paradise. The altitude and bone-dry atmosphere make them incredibly clear, and you can see the planets, stars and galaxies up close with philosopher-cum-astronomer Alain Maury.

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