Eight routes from the country’s far north to the deep South make up Rutas Chile, an initiative of the National Tourist Board by which you can get to know impressive tourist trails that show off our natural and cultural heritage. Each route is split up into different circuits, created and thought out for you to discover Chile in depth while admiring its geographic beauty, its culture and – what is most important – its people.
Four regions and eight tours make up Ruta del Desierto, taking you on a journey along the appealing beaches of the coast, the fertile valleys in the midst of the desert and the fascinating ecosystems of the High Andes.
It is impossible to get bored in the land of Pisco, which welcomes you on a journey rich in landscape and culture. Discover the mysticism of the stars that have inspired over the ages.
Santiago seduces the tourist with its varied gastronomy, cultures, architecture, entertainment, nightlife and much more, nestled between the sea and the mountains. Let yourself be enchanted by this city.
Feel the breeze on your cheeks while dipping your toes into the sand and hearing the waves crash… this and a lot more on the fascinating Ruta del Mar.
Come with us and learn about Polynesian culture and see the enigmatic Moai of Easter Island, the history and biodiversity of the Archipelago of Juan Fernández and the rich culture of Chiloé.
A route that lets you taste real Mapuche gastronomy, while offering walks through ancient araucaria tree forests not far from the sea. Spending time in the multicultural regions will give you a unique experience.
A mix of adventure, adrenaline and relaxation is what defines this route as one of the most complete of its kind in Chile. The amazing experiences and stories you will be able to tell afterwards will surely encourage others to go.
Being a long and narrow country makes Chile have wonders that no other country has, such as the eighth wonder of the world: Torres del Paine. The landscapes in this region do not exist anywhere else in the world and from this experience you will be able to say: “I was there”.
Along routes suitable to be traveled on foot, by bike or vehicle, the Ministry for National Goods is seeking to revitalize, conserve and ensure access to the physical and cultural areas and landscapes in Chile. Get to know the historic and cultural routes, natural paths and tourist tracks that are all close to the host cities.
In the midst of the arid Atacama Desert, 95 km northeast of the port of Antofagasta, are the former saltpeter mines and works of Chacabuco, declared a National Monument in 1971.
Organized along four different circuits, this route includes a trip through the ancient heart of the village, the Valley of the River San Pedro, one of the oldest churches in Chile, the desert and its archeological sites.
This Heritage Route is an alternative for knowledge and recreation for those traveling along route 1, which joins the cities of Antofagasta and Iquique, following the coast.
The Heritage Route along the coast from Taltal to Punta Tórtolas seeks to show the visitor the historic wealth of Taltal and reminisce its glorious mining past, rediscovered nowadays in the beauty of its heritage buildings.
This Heritage Route takes in six villages where festivities are celebrated at different times of the year.
This Heritage Route begins in the Cove of Tongoy in the far north of the bay of the same name and it then crosses three main wetlands: Salinas Chicas, Salinas Grandes and Pachingo at the southernmost end of the bay.
This Heritage Route begins in the city of Los Andes where the more extensive valleys of the River Aconcagua begin and the entrance to the ancient Andean paths, ending in the poetic lands of Gabriela Mistral, the fertile valley of Elqui.
The Heritage Route of the Coastal Valleys has a concrete structure that is well defined by four hinterland valleys linked with the coast over an initial hub (or end, depending on where you come from).
This Heritage Route along the Dry Coast: the National Park of Fray Jorge is located in a coastal area in the Region of Coquimbo, Municipality of Ovalle, within the territorial context of the National Park of Fray Jorge.
The city of La Serena is the second oldest city in the country. Originally, it was founded to the north of the Elqui River in 1544, but it had to be re-founded by Francisco de Aguirre due to indigenous uprisings.
This route seeks to maintain the legacy of this poet and Chilean Nobel Prize winner and her relationship with the region where she began her important work.
In the South Pacific emerges one of the most singular ecosystems on the planet: the Archipelago of Juan Fernández.
Rapa Nui – or Easter Island – is one of the most isolated territories on the earth and it is where an amazing and ancient culture developed.
The city of Valparaíso was, until the 10th century, the southernmost point of contact with the outside world by a country confined by its location at the extreme tip of the Americas.
Called the “Garden City,” it has numerous public spaces with grand gardens, parks and plazas containing species both endemic and introduced, which, thanks to the bounties of the climate, exhibit a magnificent splendor at different times of the year.
Located 86 km northeast of Santiago and following route G-25 toward the Maipo Canyon until you cross the Colorado River, you then take route G-345 to the northeast of the Colorado Canyon until the village of Alfalfal. Here you can enjoy the High Andes, glaciers and National Río Olivares Park.
The Route is split into seven districts: Bellavista, Lastarria, París-Londres, República, Concha y Toro, Yungay, Brasil and Quinta Normal. Prominent among them are each of their histories and heritage.
The Heritage Remembrance Route consists of several landmarks along three stretches: Alameda, Oriente and Surroundings. The one that stands out the most is in the center of the city (Alameda) with such attractions as Palacio de La Moneda (Government House), the house on Londres 38, the Vicarage of Solidarity and the Salvador Allende Museum of Solidarity, among others.
You can get to know and travel along these different circuits quietly and at no rush; a fundamental requirement for becoming familiar with and enjoying the popular social scene of each.
Here you will have the opportunity of getting to know pre-Hispanic remains, such as the Pucará de La Compañía, small towns that still maintain a small church facing the village square or the typical constructions of adobe and tiles with continuous facades lining the streets.
Along this route, you will be able to visit towns and villages that were key in the historic, cultural and economic development of the O’Higgins Region, and admire the natural landscapes and views in this region.
The Heritage Route “Royal Coastal Road” is an encounter with rural spaces that are the true museums, reminding the visitor of times past and milestones in our history.
This route allows the visitor to see emblematic buildings and spaces such as the Main Square of Concepción, the Llacolén Bridge and the Large Lagoon of San Pedro.
The layout of the route travels largely along an ancient forest path of different widths covered with petrified matter of different sizes.
This route begins in the city of Temuco in the central valley of the Araucanía, becoming an extraordinary opportunity to discover places off the normal tourist tracks.
Prominent among its attractions are the viewpoints from where the modeled glacier can be viewed as well as a panoramic of Lake Calafquén and its islands.
This route consists of a circuit 142 km long that begins in the city of Carahue, then borders the northernmost side of the Imperial River, the northern coast of the region and, finally, Lake Budi; returning to the starting point again.
This route starts in the city of Temuco, between Cautín Island to the south, Ñielol Hill to the north, the public cemetery to the north-west and the Station sector to the northeast of the center of the city.