From the Atacama Desert in the north to Patagonia in the south, Chile offers a wide variety of breathtaking landscapes, fascinating cultures and once-in-a-lifetime destinations: a country of beautiful extremes. You will be amazed by the combination of untouched wilderness and the warm welcome of the locals, frequently accompanied by a glass of local wine.
Being an unusual shaped country, Chile has an extraordinary variety of climates and landscapes. The northern part is covered by one of the driest lands in the world: the Atacama Desert with its rocky landscapes and sand dunes, where desert communities still live their traditional lifestyle.
This area, sandwiched between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, offers many impressive highlights, such as the Valley of the Moon and the Atacama Salt Flat.
SANTIAGO & VALPARAISO
Chile´s modern capital, Santiago, is located in the center of the country and exists out of a wonderful mix between historical and modern buildings. To the west, at the Pacific Coast, the colorful town Valparaiso also attracts many visitors. The central region is known for its many vineyards and wineries, where your clients can taste some of the best wines of the world while enjoying a beautiful rural scenery.
The Lake Region is characterized by forests, lakes and volcanoes. In this beautiful area, adventure sports can be combined with relaxing in steaming natural hot springs. Here, your clients can go hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and even go skiing on a volcano!
All these exciting activities take place in a stunning scenery of green forests contrasted by snow-capped volcanoes.
Until recently, Northern Patagonia was one of the roughest and most isolated areas of the country. It is a zone of contrasts where green forests oppose the landscapes of empty plains, glaciers and impressive mountain peaks.
But most of all, this part of Chile is typified by water in the shape of blue lakes, labyrinthine fjords and wild rivers. This region is the perfect destination for adventure tourists looking for unexplored areas to go hiking, rock climbing and kayaking, for example.
SOUTHERN PATAGONIA & ANTARCTICA
The most famous national park of Chile is without doubt Torres del Paine, located in Southern Patagonia and known for its spectacular natural landscapes. In this deserted area your clients can hike through snowy landscapes where it seems like time stood still. Hiking trails of different lengths and difficulty levels offer a wide variety of options for active holidays. Further south, Antarctica surprises its visitors with magnificent glaciers bordering the ocean that is home to whales, penguins and other wildlife.
Two mysterious Chilean Islands are located far out of the coutry’s coastline. Easter Island is famous for its Moai statues, but also has an interesting traditional culture to share. Until today, it remains a mystery who built the impressive statues. A bit closer to the mainland, Robinson Crusoe Island is believed to have been the inspiration of Defoe’s famous book.
With less than 900 inhabitants, the island allows tourists to enjoy abandoned hiking trails, bird watching and snorkeling in an otherworldly scenery.