Chile, a land of extremes, lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes and is only 180 kilometres at its widest point. The huge variance in latitude gives Chile a unique variety of climates and landscapes- from the driest desert on earth in the far north to the fjords and ice floes of the Patagonian south.
The stunning Lakes District attracts thousands of hikers and holiday makers every year with its superb natural beauty and delightful chateau-style accommodations. Tiny hamlets and villages evoke the Swiss Alps, with the architecture to match!
Chile’s Central Valley and increasingly popular wine regions are a favourite weekend getaway destination for residents of the country’s capital, while international visitors are just starting to sit up and take notice of the fabulous wines produced in Colchagua and Curicó Valleys. Hire a car and explore the region’s vineyards and villages at your own pace.
The Southern regions of Chile encompass the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park- among the country’s most renowned attractions and a must for hiking and nature enthusiasts. From humble refugios to world class five star lodges, the park has accommodation to suit every traveller. If cruising is more your thing, consider sailing south from Punta Arenas through channels and fjords to admire the region’s many glaciers, as well as the penguins, sea lions and elephant seals that lounge on the shore.