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Ahu Akivi

The seven moai on Anakena Beach are incredibly photogenic, perched atop a white sandy beach under towering palms.
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Ahu Te Pito Kura

This perfectly round stone has magnetic qualities (bring a compass to prove it). Scientists and archaeologists are at a loss for how the stone got to Easter Island, as it is not endemic to the island. Its name translates to “navel of the earth” and was considered the center of the island. Legend has it that this is the spot where Hotu Matu’a, the first man to set foot on Easter Island, landed.

Ana Kai Tangata Cave

This cave, on the west coast of the island, has walls covered with beautiful bird paintings.

Ana O Keke Cave

On the east side of the island, this cave contains drawings in the rongorongo language, the island’s original etymology.
Anakena and Ovahe Beach, Easter Island, Chile

Anakena and Ovahe Beach

Easter Island's only two real beachs, Anakena Beach and Ovahe Beach are both on the north side of the island.
Sea View - Boat Trips to the Motu Islands,Easter Island, Chile

Boat Trips to the Motu Islands

Indagare members can contact our bookings team for assistance planning private boat trips to the beautiful uninhabited islands, home to the famous Birdman cult competition.

Aerial View - Boathouses and Chicken Houses, Easter Island, Chile

Boathouses and Chicken Houses

In the shadow of a great toppled moai sit remaining examples of how the Rapanui lived. Study the 13th or 14th-century hare paenga foundation (a house shaped like a flipped over boat); a puzzle-like stone chicken coop (built like an igloo from volcanic rocks without a visible entrance so that only the farmer knew which stone could be removed to reach inside) and protected walled gardens called manavai.

Caverna Dos Ventanas Cave

On the northwest coast, the entrance to this cave is through a hole in the ground that intrepid visitors can crawl through.
Exterior View - Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral (GAM) ,Santiago, Chile - Copyright Phil Whiteman

Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral (GAM)

The GAM is one of Santiago's most exciting new cultural centers, and it acts as a default meeting point for tourists and locals due to its central location on the Alameda, in Barrio Lastarria. Opened in 2010 in a strikingly renovated behemoth of a building (originally built by President Salvador Allende in 1972 for the international trade summit UNCTAD), the building now bears the name of Chile’s most celebrated female poet, Gabriela Mistral, the first and only woman to win a Nobel Prize in Literature to date. Permanent exhibits include an in-depth collection of pre-Colombian crafts and artifacts, and visiting exhibits often feature contemporary artists with ties to underground urban movements. The GAM also has an excellent wine shop, a bookstore specializing in Chilean art, design and film, a café and a restaurant open for lunch and dinner.

Cerro Santa Lucía

Like a miniature version of Cerro San Cristóbal, Santa Lucía offers sweeping views of the city and a more manageable hike. The hill, which is nestled between the Lastarria and Bellas Artes neighborhoods just north of the Alameda, is lovely and features Gothic balustrades, cobblestone walkways and lush vegetation. The hill was named by Pedro de Valdivia for the saint day which coincided with his arrival in Santiago, and it was initially the site of military fortresses and a strategic lookout point to anticipate attacks by the native Mapuche Indians. The Castillo Hidalgo on the peak of the hill provides one of the best panoramic views of Santiago. Time your visit accordingly to hear the thunderous boom of a canon that has sounded every day at noon since 1825. Elevator access available.

Father Sebastián Englert Museum

This small museum holds the island’s only remaining examples of the Rongorongo Tablets, the evidence of Easter Island’s original language. These tablets, made from a soft wood, were carved using a shark’s tooth. Interestingly, a culture developing its own alphabet from scratch has only happened five times in the world’s history (Mesopotamia, Mexico, Egypt, China and Easter Island).

Fishing Expeditions

Indagare members can contact our bookings team for assistance planning private fishing expeditions. Big eye tuna is the prize catch in the area.

Aerial VIew-Fly-Fishing ,Chilean Lakes District, Chile-Courtesy Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira


Fly-fishing enthusiasts will find a number of lakes and rivers around Pucón to try and hook some rainbow and brook trout, Chinook or King Salmon. Both the Liucurá and lower Trancura are ideal spots to cast off and spend a languid afternoon in the swift flowing waters and calm pools. Our Bookings Team can arrange for a guide.


Chile's Lakes Region is famous for its lush forests filled with monkey-puzzle trees, which are gorgeous, tall, pine-like specimens. The trees apparently get their name from someone once remarking upon how complex the maze-like branches look, and how they would puzzle any monkey attempting to climb them. Contact our Bookings Team to set up a hike.

Aerial View - Horseback Riding, Easter Island, Chile

Horseback Riding

Riding on horseback is an excellent way to see Easter Island, especially as it is home to 10,000 horses, many of which are wild. Guides can take riders to the top of Terevaka, the island’s highest point and where visitors can see the curvature of the earth. (Note that many of the horses have not been rigorously trained, so riding on Easter Island is recommended only for advanced riders.)

Iglesia Hanga Roa

This Catholic church hosts Sunday mass sung in Rapanui, a beautiful and mystical language. The church’s sculptures alone are worth visiting: the wooden carvings were done in Rapanui style (as seen in the moai heads), but represent the traditional Catholic iconography. Sunday mass is held at 9am but the church is generally open during the day.

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Kari Kari

The Kari Kari traditional dance performances are energetic and fascinating, performing island songs and showing off customary celebratory costumes,

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Aerial View - Kingston Family Vineyards,Santiago, Chile

Kingston Family Vineyards

In the early 1900s, CJ Kingston left his home in Michigan to search for gold in Chile, and while he never found the mother lode, his journey led him to the acquisition of a cattle ranch in the Casablanca Valley. Five generations later, his descendants continue to show the same pioneering spirit through the exploration of new frontiers in Chilean winemaking. Kingston Family specializes in handcrafted, sustainably grown Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay from their vines in the western side of the valley. A visit to this family-run winery begins the moment you turn off a remote country road in Casablanca onto their hidden palm drive. End an intimate tour of the beautifully landscaped premises with a private tasting on their terrace with a view. Reservations are required.

Exterior View - Mercado Central ,Santiago, Chile

Mercado Central

Santiago’s Mercado Central is a majestic little market located in a bustling part of the city, one of the last remnants of an age when passenger trains pulled in and out of the Estación Mapocho and the grand Cal y Canto Bridge spanned the Mapocho River across the way. The wrought-iron structure of the building, which has been declared a national monument, was designed and constructed in England before being shipped over and assembled in Chile. Its first home was the Plaza de Armas, the historic center of Santiago, but it was moved to its current location as the city grew. These days the Mercado Central has been overshadowed in size and volume by the sprawling La Vega market on the far side of the river, but it remains a quaint and accessible venue where first-time visitors can experience the natural bounty that Chile has to offer. Discover the tastes and textures of sea urchin, piure and shellfish of all shapes imaginable in the small fish market before heading inside for a proper Chilean meal.

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Ariel View - Morandé ,Santiago, Chile


This winery—about an hour-and-a-half drive west of Santiago—was founded by Pablo Morandé, who was a pioneer in the Casablanca Valley. Morandé was the first to see the valley's vast potential for whites, Pinot Noirs, and cool-climate Syrahs. The winery has a newly built wine tasting salon and a shop selling wines from all around the region (even those not made by Morandé), as well as gifts, books, gourmet food products, and wine-related accessories. Their restaurant, House (Ruta 68, km. 61, Casablanca; 56 32 275 4701), is outstanding and offers a wine-pairing menu.

Interior View - Museo de la Moda,Santiago, Chile

Museo de la Moda

After both his parents passed away, Jorge Yarur Bascuñan turned his family’s home into a fashion museum showcasing more than 7,000 pieces of clothing, accessories, textiles, decorative arts and sports articles previously owned by Bascuñan’s mother and father or acquired at auction over the past decade. Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood and Chilean designers Marco Correa and Octavio Pizarro are among the famous names represented; dresses and outfits worn by Princess Diana, Madonna, Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe are also on display.

Interior View - Museum of Visual Arts (MAVI) ,Santiago, Chile

Museum of Visual Arts (MAVI)

Although Santiago’s Museum of Visual Arts is a relatively small institution, it is not one to be overlooked due to its outstanding exhibits of contemporary Chilean and international artists. Opened in 2001, the museum has accrued an impressive collection of works from Chilean artists including the celebrated surrealist Roberto Matta and the contemporary Nicolás Franco. Laid out on four separate floors, MAVI features exhibits from its permanent collection along with the works of an established Chilean artist, a visiting show by an international artist and a young or emerging artist. There is a small store with books and arts and crafts, and a neighboring café.

Aerial View - Orongo Village,Easter Island, Chile

Orongo Village

The Orongo village was the site of the Birdman cult celebrations. Once a year, young men representing the important families of the island would run down the steep and perilous cliff, swim out to the ragged Motu Nui island, search for an elusive egg from the sooty tern (this could take to multiple weeks), and have to swim back without breaking the egg. The winner and his family would have the honor of reigning over the island for the subsequent year.

There are a series of restored stone houses on this site, depicting the low dwellings where the Rapanui people slept and sought shelter during inclement weather. Accessible only through the very short and narrow entrance, the houses weren’t even tall enough for people to stand up in. The views of the Motu Nui island are spectacular from the village. Don't miss the magnificent carved petroglyphs depicting mystical half man–half bird characters.

Exterior View - Palacio and Centro Cultural La Moneda, Santiago, Chile

Palacio and Centro Cultural La Moneda

Built in 2006 on a site between the Palacio de la Moneda—the beautiful neoclassical building that once served as a mint, then the presidential palace, and now houses the presidential offices—and Avenida Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins, better known as “the Alameda,” this subterranean cultural center hosts exhibitions, a national film archive and the excellent Artesanías de Chile, an expansive crafts shop and showcase. Look for the entrances on either side of the "plaza" and head down the stairs.

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Palacios de Bellas Artes

The Palacio de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum) and the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MAC) are housed together in a regal, Beaux Arts edifice that was inaugurated on the eve of Chile's centennial independence day in 1910 (the museums have separate entrances at the back and front). The two institutions hold Santiago's largest collection of contemporary art and serve as a venue for the country's most important temporary exhibits. The palace has a noteworthy glass cupola that softly lights a vast lobby, and the facade and interior layout were modeled after the Petit Palais of Paris, making the museum worthy of a visit for the lovely architecture alone. MAC opened in 1947 as an extension of the University of Chile art program and has grown its permanent collection to over 2,000 works since. Its goal is to operate as a pluralistic entity that strives to highlight a wide range of art depicting the cultural diversity found in Chilean society. The Fine Arts Museum hosts major shows by well-known international artists such as Damian Hirst.

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Parque Metropolitano de Santiago

The Parque Metropolitano, a city park that is larger than New York's Central Park, sits on the western edge of Providencia. Take the historic funicular to the top of the San Cristóbal Hill, or walk up one of the park's many trails and roads, for dazzling views of Santiago and the Andes. Families can stop off at the Jardin Zooogical, the city zoo, and then reach the summit where a 45-foot-tall statue of the Virgin Mary stands watch over Santiago. The park is home to botanical gardens that represent nearly all the flora found along the length of Chile. Note that on a smoggy day, the obstructed views are not worth the trip to the top.

Exterior View - Plaza de Armas,Santiago, Chile - Copyright Gustavo Gomes

Plaza de Armas

Like most Latin American countries settled by the Spanish, Santiago was built around one large central square, the Plaza de Armas. This is where the first colonizers ruled, resided and fraternized, and the city’s grid layout radiated out from this point. These days the hustle and bustle of cars and pedestrians as well as frequent construction projects fill the air, but step inside the Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral for a moment of quiet reflection and to admire the neoclassical architecture and elaborately decorated altars. The cathedral is the fifth church to occupy its location since the arrival of the Spanish and was completed in 1800. Other important buildings surrounding the square include the central Post Office, the newly renovated National History Museum and the government building first used to house the Cabildo, the King’s representative governing body in Chile.

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