With the Andes as its spine, Chile runs from desert in the north to freezing glaciers at its southernmost tip. The diversity of its climate is responsible too for the diversity of experiences that Chile offers to travellers.
Start your trip in Santiago the fascinating capital perched between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Colourful. Arty. Easily reached nearby vineyards will delight as will historic Valparaiso. To the north of Santiago lies the Atacama desert. The driest place on earth. Stay in iconic properties. Marvel at amazing scenery of canyons, dry rock formations and salt flats. Discover local history and artefacts. See the stars like never before through the clear skies. Travel further south through Chile to the beautiful lakes region around Pucon and Puerto Varas. Further south still you will find Patagonia and Torres del Paine National Park, recently voted the ‘8th Wonder of the World’.
In addition any tailor made itinerary to Chile can include a cruise along the coast visiting small towns and inlets and observing coastal glaciers. You can even continue your journey around Cape Horn to venture into Argentina. Or venture even farther afield, in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile, is Easter Island with its colossal statues. You can see these massive stone heads at close quarters.