Chile

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From tropical beaches to arctic points, remote terrains to sophisticated cities, Chile is a South American destination like no other. Glide around on the excellent traveling infrastructure, down the spine of the Andes, past the shores of the Pacific and everywhere in-between, and discover the wild wonders of this skinny Latin American country. Outdoor enthusiasts are spoiled for adventure. You can climb active volcanoes, trek through glacial peaks, paddle through fjords, or just soak in the splendor of the diverse landscape. Wine aficionados will want to sample the flavors of Talca vineyards, while history buffs and culture lovers will head offshore to survey the mysteries of Easter Island. And when you’re ready for some Latin urbanity, one-of-a-kind Valparaiso and buzzing capital Santiago await, ready to show you Chile’s cosmopolitan side. None of it is set too far from the snow-capped peaks of the Andes—and all of it is in Chile.


Regions in Chile

Carretera Austral

The Carretera Austral is the name of Chile's Route 7. The highway runs about 770 miles from Puerto Montt to Villa O'Higgins through rural Patagonia. The Carretera Austral provides road access to Chile's Aisén... read more

Central Valley

The Central Valley is the depression between the Chilean Coast Range and the Andes Mountains. The central valley should not be confused with Central Chile that encompasses part of the valley. At its widest... read more

Chilean Lake District

South of the Bío-Bío River, Chile is transformed. The climate cools and becomes much more humid; dairy farms replace the vineyards; and lagoons, lakes, and emerald forests of ancient trees appear. The Andes... read more

Chiloe

Chiloé Island is the second largest island in Chile after the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. Chiloé Island and the Chonos Archipelago are a southern extension of the Chilean coastal range, which runs... read more

Easter Island

Easter Island is the most isolated inhabited island in the world. Called "Rapa Nui" by the local population and "Isla de Pascua" by Chileans, the island's name comes from its discovery by Dutch explorers... read more

Norte Chico

Between the Mediterranean climate of Santiago and the bone-dry Atacama Desert runs a roughly 500km (310-mile) stretch of arid territory that Chileans call Norte Chico, or Little North. Though less famous overseas... read more

Northern Chile

Almost a third of Chile's 6,000km (3,720-mile) length is the driest desert in the world; the Atacama is an area of red sand and stone so dry that NASA has picked it to conduct experiments for Martian exploration... read more


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