Chile

Nestled between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile is the longest country in the world, with an equally impressive and diverse landscape. Read more...

Chile is a sliver of a nation – the final piece of the puzzle making up South America. Nature reigns supreme here, hedging the country from all sides – from the vast rock and ice formations that make up the Andes Mountain ranges in the east, to the arid wasteland of the Atacama Desert in the north. Clusters of cities dot the length of this 4300-kilometre country, surrounded by verdant rainforest and rolling hills. Chile is the perfect destination for getting in touch with your wild side.

For outdoor enthusiasts, a trip to this country is paradise. The Chilean landscape is a motley array of glaciers, salt flats, snow-topped volcanoes and turquoise lakes. Strap on your day pack and embark on a trek through breathtaking landscapes and remote communities. Inhale the icy air on a cruise as the landscape transforms to reveal glaciers and icebergs. Sink into bubbling hot springs embedded in the rock beside an active volcano. Observe the wondrous detail and revel in the serenity of nature’s creations.

Even the capital city of Santiago has an otherworldly edge to it. Historic neighbourhoods and skyscrapers, sidewalk eateries and inner-city parks all bask under the dramatic backdrop of snow-capped peaks reaching for the heavens.

A trip to Chile is sure to bring out your inner explorer.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cross the seas to see the colossal Moai statues on Easter Island.
  • Watch in awe as hundreds of pink flamingos gather on the Atacama salt flats.
  • Tour the wine regions – Colchagua, Maipo and Rapel – to sample some of the country’s most delicious drops.
  • Experience an unforgettable journey among the electric-blue icebergs of Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia.
  • Ride the funicular and wander around the port in colourful, World Heritage-listed Valparaiso.