Planning a trip to Chile for 2023? If it’s your first visit to the country, make sure you have these three must-sees on your itinerary.
The Colchagua Valley
Wine fan or not, you can’t miss a visit to the Colchagua Valley, known for producing Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Visit wineries and take some tours, but also see what else there is to do and experience in the region, including visiting historic museums (like Colchagua Museum) and fine-dining restaurants. Also try seeing the region from a unique vantage point, like from the train traveling from San Fernando and through the valley.
Outdoor adventurers know Patagonia as one of the world’s most extreme and beautiful destinations. Hike through the region’s mountains and forests, seeing caves, lakes and lookouts. Make sure to prep carefully, as the conditions aren’t for the faint of heart, and book a guide. Do also note Patagonia is best visited during the region’s spring, summer and fall months, September–May.
The Lake District
Chile’s Lake District is a picturesque part of the country that, like Patagonia, is known for its beautiful landscapes. You’ll find national parks, mountains, unique flora and fauna — plus luxury hotels.
New tours take whiskey fans where they’ve never gone before. This summer, Maker’s Mark launched its Star Hill Farm Experiences. These experiences allow travelers to go beyond the general distillery tours to further explore the more than 1,000 acres the distillery calls home. In the process, participants learn about sustainability, agriculture and research initiatives.
From the windy tip of Malin Head in County Donegal to the colorful harbor town of Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way amazes at every turn. Feel the blast of fresh sea air with a lighthouse walk. Get up close to history, grab a fireside seat at a traditional music session, experience the world-famous Irish hospitality and explore some of Ireland's most exhilarating coastal scenery. It is a place that inspired dreamers and travelers, poets and painters with a landscape filled with stone walls, thatched cottages, deserted beaches and breathtaking views. Charming towns and villages, 1,500 miles of soaring cliffs, incredible landscapes and unique experiences await.
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