Chile is located on South America’s western edge, spanning over 3,728 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline. The country is home to some truly spectacular sights, vibrant culture, historical monuments and endless forms of entertainment. Regardless if you want an action packed vacay or a trip filled with nothing more than sunning on a sandy beach, you’ll find what you’re seeking in Chile. While you're there, make sure to see at least some of the incredible destinations on this list.

1. Salar de Atacama, located south of San Pedro de Atacama

Say hello to the largest salt flat in Chile. Some of the small lakes here are home to beautiful flamingos.

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2. Petrohué Waterfalls in Puerto Varas

If you’re lucky you’ll see little torrent ducks traveling in the rapids.

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3. Pukará de Quitor, located north of San Pedro de Atacama

The Fort of Quitor was declared a national monument in 1982. The atacameño people built it over 700 years ago.

Marcio Cabral de Moura

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4. Torres del Paine located in Torres del Paine National Park

The towers you see here stand at over 6,561 feet tall.

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5. Marble Caves located at General Carrera Lake

The beautiful marble-like designs on these caves are calcium carbonate, exposed after over 6,000 years of waves crashing against them.

Paula Christensen

6. Los Pingüinos Natural Monument located on Magdalena Island

Over 12,000 Magellanic penguins live here during their migration. In fact, this is where you'll find the largest penguin colony in southern Chile.

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7. San Rafael Glacier located in southern Chile

This massive floating glacier, which stretchers over 2.4 miles wide and 229 feet tall, is estimated to be around 3,000 to 5,000 years old.

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8. Easter Island located in the South Pacific

These giant moai statues sit on the edge of an extinct volcano on Easter Island. The stone statues are around 13 feet tall and weigh some 14 tons. It’s clear that a lot of effort went into producing these monuments, although it still remains a mystery why the Rapa Nui people did so.

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9. Laguna Cejar located in the Salar de Atacama

There is so much salt in this body of water that you can effortlessly float around like magic.

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10. Valley of the Moon located in the Atacama Desert

This well-known destination gets its name from the fact that the landscapes here look like they belong on the moon.
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11. Conguillío National Park located in the Andes Mountains

The unique shape of the araucaria forest makes for some unbelievable sights.

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