Overview for Chile
From the dry San Pedro de Atacama Desert in the north to the lush countryside of the central region, where world class vineyards abound.
To the south lies Patagonia with its wild untamed beauty of ice blue glaciers and fjords. A land of natural wonders with beautiful snow capped mountains, glittering lakes and the sweeping expanses of the Torres del Paine.
The nations capital of Santiago is a blend of old and new with an ever increasing skyline. It is also one of the few cities in the world where you can take a swim in the Pacific Ocean in the morning and then ski on the slopes of the Valle Nevado in the afternoon.
Chilean wines have become well known around the world and vineyards can be found from north to south.
The Atacama region is a truly unique environment with the almost lunar appearance of Moon Valley with remote adobe villages surrounded by salt mountains.
Venture to the mystical Rapa Nui, better known as Easter Island, and discover a culture whose origins and evolution are still largely unknown.
When to go
Santiago and Middle Chile are best in spring (Sep-Nov) or during the fall harvest (late Feb-Apr). Torres del Paine and lake region are best in summer (Dec-Mar). The dry summer months are the best time to visit the Atacama desert. Easter Island is cooler and best visited outside the summer months.