Best places for a small get away in Chile

From April 19 to April 21, Holy Week is celebrated, a holiday that many people use to relax outside the city. From romantic getaways to adventure tourism activities, here we give you 5 ideas to do during the Holy Week in Chile this 2019.

  1. The last rays of sunlight in Iquique

The city of Iquique is famous for its pleasant climate and there is no better way to enjoy it than walking along its beaches, resting under the sun on the Cavancha peninsula and doing sport on its beautiful waterfront. Dare to try the sandboard in the biggest dunes of Chile, fly over the coast in paragliding and surprise yourself with the collection of chinchorro mummies of the Regional Museum.

  1. Romantic Puerto Varas

The south is charming at any time of the year and  Puerto Varas is one of the five most beautiful cities in this area of ​​Chile. Why not to use this long weekend for a romantic getaway in such a destination? Take a bike ride through the surrounding fields, visit the millenary Alerces reserves, have beautiful views of the Osorno volcano and enjoy local natural products such as ulmo honey and German pastries.

  1. Diving and hiking in Easter Island

If what you are looking for this Easter holiday is total disconnection then the proposal is that you take a plane and go to relax to  Easter Island. Sunbathe on the paradisiacal beach of Anakena, dive with colorful fishes in the clear waters of its shores and learn all about the beliefs of the Rapa Nui people. Visit the Orongo volcano and tour the island knowing the different moais that protect it.

  1. The perfect day on the wine route

If you do not want to get far from the capital, an alternative is to spend the day among vineyards tasting wines, eating cheeses and enjoying the sunset. The  Viu Manent y Casa Silvavineyards, which are part of the Wine Route, open the doors of their wineries to tell the public the stories behind their export wines. Visit the wine shop, craft emporium and gourmet products of Viu Manent, have lunch at the restaurant and to close the day enjoy a bottle of wine at Casa Silva.

  1. Picnic in El Yeso reservoir and relax in the hot springs.

Enjoy the long weekend resting in the Cajón del Maipo. Enjoy a picnic in front of the amazing turquoise lagoon of the El Yeso Reservoir, take perfect photographs of the snowy mountain range and rest in body, mind and soul immersing yourself in the warm waters of the Colina Valley Hot Springs, open-air swimming pools on terraces with a beautiful view of the Cajón del Maipo.

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