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2003

First/Last visit:

Number of visits:

Personal Rating:

3

50/193

UNESCO Sites visited:

1/6

Places Visited:

1) Santiago, Villarica, Puerto Montt, Puerto Chacabuco, Puerto Rio Tranquillo, Chile Chico (exit to Chile) 2)Puerto Natales (coming from El Calafate, Argentina), Punta Arenas, Copiapo, Calama, Antofagasta, San Pedro de Atacama, border with Bolivia towards Laguna Blanca, Total of 6,645 kilometes by local buses.

Highlights:

Santiago: Plaza de Armas with Cathedral, La Moneda Presidential Palace (free tours) ,San Christobal Hill., Barrio Bellavista, Sky Costanera skyscraper at sunset, Cerro Santa Lucia (a small hill park in the center), Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, Funicular at Metropolitan Park. Lago Villarica. Puerto Montt: seafood market in Angelmo is a must. Ferry from Puerto Montt to Chacabuco along the Coast. Puerto Natales: Torres del Paine National Park. Copiapo: Mineralogical museum. San Pedro de Atacama: Salar de Atacama, Geysers El Tatio, chapel of Machuga, archaeological museum.