Chile


Known as the ‘Switzerland of the south’, Chile has everything: stunning nature, a fascinating culture, wonderful people, and exquisite cuisine.

Remote Landscapes

Because of its size, Chile has a huge and rich diversity in its landscapes, a lot of them devoid of tourists due to the country’s remote location. A trip to Chile could see you climbing volcanoes, walking on glaciers, lazing on beaches, soaking in hot springs, and swimming in lakes. This vast array of landscapes opens up many opportunities for adventure sports; mountaineering, skiing, sandboarding, hiking, raftin...

Known as the ‘Switzerland of the south’, Chile has everything: stunning nature, a fascinating culture, wonderful people, and exquisite cuisine.

Remote Landscapes

Because of its size, Chile has a huge and rich diversity in its landscapes, a lot of them devoid of tourists due to the country’s remote location. A trip to Chile could see you climbing volcanoes, walking on glaciers, lazing on beaches, soaking in hot springs, and swimming in lakes. This vast array of landscapes opens up many opportunities for adventure sports; mountaineering, skiing, sandboarding, hiking, rafting, kayaking, kitesurfing, and mountain biking are just a few of the activities you could participate in.

The World’s Best Wine – Probably

Although wine has been made in Chile for many years, it didn’t become a main player on the international wine scene until fairly recently – the 1990s. Since then, it’s managed to make a very deep mark and has become a leader in the industry. There are plenty of places where you can sample some of the country’s best, from Concha y Toro, just an hour’s drive from Santiago to Neyen Vineyard in the Colchagua Valley. But it’s not just the wine that’s great here. Chilean food is as diverse as its landscapes and there are so many delicious dishes to try. Empanadas, curanto, pastel de choclo, casuela and ceviche are all must-try dishes you need to taste when in Chile. And don’t forget to try some of the fantastic desserts; manjar – a caramelised condensed milk – is found in many of them and is simply delicious.

World Heritage

Chile has some wonderfully unique world heritage sites. The most famous is the Rapa Nui National Park on Easter Island, home to the astonishing moai – enormous stone heads erected as ceremonial shrines. In the Atacama Desert, you’ll find Humberstone and Santa Laura, once-thriving saltpeter mining towns at the beginning of the 20th century, now eerie ghost towns. Chile’s Chiloe Archipelago is where you’ll find the churches of Chiloe, a remarkable architectural phenomenon not seen anywhere else in the Americas; the buildings are completely constructed of native timber, unusual for the architecture of the time.

Cosmopolitan Cities

Santiago, the capital of Chile, might not get the same amount of attention as its contemporaries Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, but it certainly has just as much to offer. With a whole host of museums, art galleries, shops, theatres, restaurants, and bars, Santiago is a bustling metropolis full of life. But it’s not the only Chilean city worth visiting. The country’s second city is Concepcion, which also has some cool museums and a beautiful university. Valparaiso is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with many artistic events and a vibrant nightlife. Each city in Chile has its own distinct atmosphere and it’s guaranteed you’ll be enchanted by all of them.

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