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chile travel

Before the 1990s, only the farmer, some settlers, the rumors of Butch Cassidy and the occasional tourist passed through the Cochamó Valley or Cochamó Valley. Only since the late 1990s, hikers and climbers began to walk and climb amid waterfalls, turquoise pools, 1000-meter walls and snow-capped peaks. His stories of this Yosemite-like valley have brought many more to follow and, in turn, his ecological views have helped preserve this valley as a tourist destination and not threatened by the wooden courtyard or hydroelectric plant center. Both ecological threats approached reality, although fortunately they stopped.

As long as it is a walk and not a car trip, the gems of the valley will remain intact, its quiet forests vibrate with life and its granite walls are a recreational destination for everyone to enjoy.

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Take advantage of our experience and do not miss this 2019-2020 season

For all the fans of the mountain and outdoor sports, we tell you that this year, the mountain range will give us new experiences, to witness, contemplate and experience the winter submerged in the white nature.

To enjoy the snow and the mountains, our country has many destinations where you can enjoy yourself and enjoy the snow, explore trails, practice sports and enjoy with the whole family. Here we have options of places where you can enjoy the snow season in our country.

Cajón del Maipo in winter: Trekking, snowmobiles and horseback riding

If you want a panoramic experience, it is enough to get to the Yeso Reservoir, at the foot of snowy mountains to enjoy a moving landscape. If you want an adventure with more adventure, the mountain range canyon known as the Cajón del Maipo gives you the possibility to explore the mountain in snowmobiles, horseback riding or trekking with snowshoes to get into the high peaks.

Ski centers: Farellones, La Parva, El Colorado and Farellones

Located 40 kilometers from the city of Santiago are Valle Nevado, La Parva, El Colorado and Farellones form the largest ski area in Latin America.

In this corner of the mountain range you will not only find slopes for skiers (advanced and beginners) but also hotels and restaurants that offer the best gastronomic offer.

Other activities are also organized, such as randonnee ski, freestyle and other competitions for the whole family. All this ski area is characterized by the quality of its snow, surpassing the annual 5 meters of snow!

Portillo and its landscapes

More than a ski center, Portillo is one of the few places in Chile that holds an important legacy of the Inca empire. From here comes the name of the turquoise lagoon, which lies in Portillo and which, as legend has it, is due to the eyes of Princess Kora-Llé, who was buried in the depths of the waters.

Portillo is the oldest ski center in Latin America. It is located on the road that joins Chile with Argentina (Mendoza) so it is very visited by national and international tourists.

Today it is an ideal destination for the training of Olympic delegations such as schools in Germany and the United States. It has been characterized as a ski center for the most passionate and challenging skiers.

During the evenings there are tastings of some vineyards such as Kuriman, Ventisquero, Undurraga and Concha & Toro. There are also entertaining games like the Laser Paintball and the magic show for the whole family.

Nevados de Chillán, Termas de Chillán and Corralco

Somewhere in the Andes mountain range, outside the central zone of Chile, we will find new options for those looking to enjoy a real vacation. Between enormous, but enormous mountains covered always with snow with their millenarian araucarias they form one of the scenic beauties that there is to visit in winter.

The snow season in Chile opens up in these places with a host of activities and not only for skiers but for nature lovers and winter outdoor excursions. Randoneé, snowmobiles, sledges.

In the Termas de Chillán, located in the Ñuble Region, you can enjoy thermal waters with healing properties at an average temperature of 6º ° C. How do you see a vacation that mixes the ski with an afternoon in the relaxation spas?

In La Araucanía andina is Corralco, located in the Malalcahuello National Reserve that also offers a vacation for the whole family. If you like to ski or snowboard, the center offers 1800 skiable hectares with 29 tracks and 6 lifts.

But not everything is skiing, you can trek to different places of the reserve, enjoy the snowshoe landscapes, snowkite (for the more adventurous!), Freestyle and mountaineering.

Other destinations to enjoy the snow season in Chile

The Snowy Forest Snow Center in the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, offers the possibility, in addition to skiing and performing all kinds of white sports, to carry out glaciological tours, snowmobile rides and tubing.

For fans of the “off-piste” the most recommended is the Antillanca Ski Center in the Los Lagos Region, which has orographic characteristics that make it special for these sports fans.

The Osorno volcano, majestic and imposing with its views of the Calbuco and Puntiagudo volcanoes. It has the highest zip line in Chile! and offer snowcar rides and ski school for beginners.

Always Punta Arenas

At the southern end of Chile, the snow season in Chile also opens. Within the Magallanes National Reserve there is a ski center for white sports enthusiasts and for the family looking for a different ride.

The natural beauty of Chile in its 4,000 kms. of the coast, with its omnipresent Andes mountain range, the diversity of its landscapes and climates, make an obligation for tourism and the protection of the environment in Chile the care of unique natural treasures such as the magical Atacama desert, the lush forests of native flora and magnificent glaciers at the end of the world.

But that is not all, Chile can also presume to be one of the countries with the largest amount of wild and virgin territories in the world. Within its vast territory, our country has more than 14 million hectares protected, either within National Parks, National Reserves and National Monuments.

That is, 19% of the territory is equivalent to areas protected by the State. This impressive statistic demonstrates Chile’s commitment to the conservation, protection and preservation of the Environment, its flora and fauna.

Speaking of sustainable tourism, nowadays, is no longer a novelty. Many countries have opted for a friendly and sustainable tourism that advocates the preservation and respect of the natural environment, and Chile is not left behind, responding to the needs in a committed and active way.

Even so, there are many challenges ahead, but progress is made in the matter given that the immense variety of National Parks and Reserves open the route for ecofriendly tourism.

Maintaining a constant protection of the environment, not only guarantees the long life for all the species that inhabit it, but also ensures the welfare of future generations in each of them, so it is interesting to make this a habit which, instead of deteriorating, is translated into improving day-to-day conditions.

Within Chile’s efforts to conserve and preserve the environment, there are several organizations dedicated to protecting the Natural and Cultural Heritage of Chile. The National System of Protected Wild Areas of the State (SNASPE) is responsible for the care of ecosystems, soils, forests, fauna and landscapes.

The SNASPE has declared numerous territories and periodically incorporates protected areas in order to safeguard the flora and fauna of the places, as well as important archaeological evidences linked to pre-Columbian peoples.

Inside the National Parks, Reserves or Natural Monuments, the CONAF (National Forestry Corporation) does a great job trying to maintain and protect the great natural heritage that Chile has.

That is why, important steps have been taken to promote the development of sustainable hotels and the improvement of ecotourism in the country. In addition, the National Tourism Service (SERNATUR) grants the S seal for hotels that respect the environment and special permits are required for guides and tour operators in wilderness areas protected by the State.

Our country has already set itself the objective of sustainable tourism and the promotion of the protection of the natural environment in many different ways.

Come and meet and discover what Chile has to offer.