1 Santa Cruz
Visit the exceptional museum in this pretty wine valley town, then taste your way through some of the world’s best red wines on the “Ruta del Vino”.
2 Pichilemu and the beaches
Relax at this haven for surfing and other watersports, which also doubles as an inexpensive launch pad for visiting the area’s deserted beaches and lakes.
3 Parque Nacional Radal Siete Tazas
This stunning park features lush forests, abundant waterfalls and natural swimming pools.
4 Altos del Lircay
Hiking trails, spectacular views and relatively easy access make one of Chile’s few Andean parks perfect for camping trips.
5 Nevados de Chillán
Legendary hot springs on the side of a volcano; in the winter, the skiing is excellent, while the rest of the year you can hike, bike and embark on horse treks.
6 Salto del Laja
Marvel at these thundering waterfalls.