Chile is a unique winter destination that offers a variety of experiences for every taste, from the majestic landscapes of the south to the aridness of the north.

Chile, a country of surprising diversity and natural beauty, offers a wide range of destinations that are perfect for an unforgettable winter vacation. From majestic volcanoes and frozen lakes to starry skies and surreal desert landscapes, here you will find a selection of winter destinations that will captivate you.

Below we share six ideas to recommend some plans for your next winter vacation.

1. Puerto Varas: Located in the Los Lagos Region, Puerto Varas offers a dazzling landscape with views of Lake Llanquihue and the imposing Osorno Volcano. In winter, the charm of this place intensifies with the possibility of engaging in winter sports in nearby centers such as the Osorno Volcano, known for its excellent ski slopes. Enjoy the cozy atmosphere of the city, take a stroll through its charming historic center, and savor the delicious local cuisine.

A great option to experience the best of Puerto Varas and its surroundings is this four-day, three-night program, which includes a city tour to explore the city, visits to Frutillar, the Osorno Volcano, and the Petrohué Waterfalls.

2. Villa Peulla: Located amidst the forests and mountains of the Los Lagos Region, Villa Peulla is a true winter paradise. Accessible only by boat across Lake Todos los Santos, this remote town offers a tranquil and beautiful getaway. You can enjoy activities such as snow-covered hiking trails, dog sledding, and snowmobile excursions. Don't miss the opportunity to relax in the nearby hot springs and marvel at the spectacular beauty of the surrounding nature.

You may also be interested in: Tour of Lake Todos los Santos and Peulla.

3. Elqui Valley: Situated in northern Chile, the Elqui Valley is known for its impressive starry sky and its production of pisco, the national Chilean liquor. During winter, the clear and cold nights provide perfect conditions for stargazing. Explore the observatories located in the area and contemplate the vastness of the universe. Additionally, the valley boasts beautiful landscapes, picturesque towns, and vineyards that you can visit during your stay.

If you're thinking of going to the Elqui Valley, we recommend the Elqui Valley program with Hotel Terral & Spa, where you can enjoy the most precious corners of the area.

4. Pucón: Located in the Araucanía Region, Pucón is a winter destination with a wide variety of activities for adventure lovers. In its vicinity, you'll find the Villarrica Volcano, an active volcano where you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding on its snow-covered slopes. You can also relax in the nearby hot springs or explore the beautiful landscapes through hikes and sleigh rides.

You may also be interested in: The Best of Pucón and Villarrica - Full.

5. San Pedro de Atacama: In the world's driest desert, San Pedro de Atacama will surprise you with its unique beauty and surreal landscapes. During winter, temperatures are more moderate, allowing you to explore the famous El Tatio geysers without the scorching heat of summer. You can also marvel at the stunning salt flats, the colorful valleys of the Moon and Death, and the incredible volcanic landscapes. Moreover, the clarity of the night sky will offer you an unforgettable stargazing experience.

Discover San Pedro de Atacama and its surroundings in a four-day express visit. You will visit the Valley of the Moon, the Aguas Calientes salt flat with its impressive red rocks, the high-altitude lagoons (Miscanti and Miniques), the Rainbow Valley, and the Tatio Geysers, which is the highest geothermal field in the world.

6. San Rafael Lagoon: In the southernmost part of Chile, the San Rafael Lagoon invites you to discover the majesty of glaciers and fjords. During winter, you can take a boat trip to observe the imposing San Rafael Glacier and its enormous blocks of ice breaking off into the water. Enjoy the silence and serenity of this remote place, surrounded by stunning landscapes and the unique wildlife of the region.

You may also be interested in: Skorpios Cruise to the San Rafael Lagoon.

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