Diverse geography and cultural allure, there is a lot to explore in Chile. Santiago, the sophisticated capital, blends modernity with Andean charm. The Atacama Desert captivates with lunar landscapes and stargazing. Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park stuns with granite peaks and pristine wilderness. Explore the coastal beauty of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar.
The Atacama Desert is the driest non-polar desert on earth. Despite the lack of rain, you will discover a surprising array of wildlife thriving against all the odds.
The largest island on the Chiloe Archipelago, Chiloe is a beautiful wilderness of forests, wetlands and rolling foothills that lead to craggy mountains. Separated from the mainland by the Chacao Strait, this timeless island is a haven for wildlife and pre-Columbian culture left mostly untouched by the draw of tourism.
This pinprick of an island dropped into the Pacific Ocean 2300 miles from mainland Chile is a stepping stone away from Tahiti and Bora Bora. Easter Island (or Rapa Nui) is frozen in a world of its own.
From the deep cobalt lakes in the north of Patagonia to the icy fjords and glaciers in the south, few first-time visitors to Chile come without exploring the natural beauty of this region. Dramatic mountain peaks in the Torres del Paine National Park are perfect for hiking and walking, with never-ending lofty views and landscapes that defy the imagination.
In our opinion, it is worth spending a full day in Santiago de Chile. While this capital city may lack the glamour of Rio or the grit of Buenos Aires, there are some fantastic restaurants and museums, and it is a city easy to explore at your own pace.
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