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Updated on Aug 10, 2019 Useful Info

Best waterfalls in Chile

With Andes mountains on one side and the pacific ocean on other, it's no surprise that Chile hosts numerous magnificent falls and cascades.


Salto Grande

This Patagonian waterfall on the Chilean side may be small, but it is powerful by all means.

Supplied by the glacial meltwaters that have shaped the famous peaks such as the Cuernos del Paine, this falls has an incredible color of the ice water and astonishingly picturesque landscape.

Most definitely, it deserves to be on your list.

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Salto del Itata

The beautiful Itata Waterfalls is located in Chile’s Biobio Region. If you are traveling from Concepción town, the Itata falls are about a two-hour journey away.

These beautiful waterfalls drop more than 70 meters.

If you like to go camping or rent a cabin there are places next to it with electricity and drinking water available.

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Huilo Huilo

The waters of the Fuy river have cut a fine groove through the rocks above the waterfall. This seems to accelerate the water and move it over the edge of the cliff.

Huilo Huilo waterfall is a noisy and astonishing nature’s strength that drops over 37 meters.

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Saltos del Laja

Another stunning waterfall is located in the region of Los Angeles. The Saltos del Laja falls down the horseshoe-shaped cliff from 20 - 40m altitude, before rushing into the peaceful river again.

Entrance in the waterfall park is free of charge and well maintained. The best time to visit it is from December till Marche when it is rich with water.

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Siete Tazas

Just 200km south of Santiago, Chile’s capital, is located beautiful phenomenon – Siete Tazas, or The Seven Teacups.

Crystal clear, flowing water streaming between seven natural rock pools in a series of cascades, before uniting into the Rio Claro.

Apart from enjoying the spectacular waterfall, there are all kinds of activities like kayaking, canoeing, sup boarding, hiking and camping that will make you want to stay here forever.

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Ventisquero Colgante waterfall

The magnificent valley of Ventisquero Colgante has been shaped by ice.

As the melting process is on-going the mighty stream of ice-water runs from the glacier and falls down from the giant wall.

Ventisquero Colgante Falls are flowing all-year around. In summer the sight becomes more effective – there are more water and less ice at the base of falls.

The estimates of the height of these falls vary, from 130 m to more than 550 m

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