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.

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