EL VALLE DEL ELQUI
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A popular wine región along the Elqui River, the valley produces the most wine commercially in the country. Plenty of sun and an almost desert like climate make this northern Chile area perfect for growing the grapes that go into the famed Chilean pisco brandy.
Beyond its winery fame, the Elqui Valley is also something of an eclectic combination of quaint villages and new age mysticism. From UFO sightings to cutting edge observatories, travelers flock here to stargaze as well as try and learn more about the mysteries that the Elqui Valley holds.
  • THE OBSERVATORIES

    Three prominent observatories can be found in this region—all extremely popular with tourists. Observatorio Cerro Mamalluca offers guests a 30cm telescope through which they get to gaze at stars in nearby galaxies. Its crystal-clear skies (some of the clearest in the world for 320+ days a year) make for an optimal viewing experience.

  • PISCO ELQUI

    A popular destination in the region, Pisco Elqui was renamed in honor of the most famous beverage to come out of the area. It’s a small village that truly does pack in a lot. Take a horseback ride through the mountains, enjoy the quaint restaurants and of course the flowing beverages!

  • MUSEO GABRIELA MISTRAL

    For those literary buffs, this museum offers a comprehensive look at the life and career of Nobel Prize winning poet Gabriela Mistral. One of the most famous literary figures in the country, Mistral was also politically and socially active.

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