Chile is a land of extremes, it 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.
– Santiago is roughly the same latitude as Sydney and experiences warm, dry summers and cold winters.
– The Atacama Desert has warm days and cooler nights all year round; prices rise over the summer months and are generally at their lowest during the Southern Hemisphere winter.
– The southern hemisphere summer is the peak season for Patagonia.
– The Atacama Desert is the driest desert on earth where otherworldly landscapes -extensive salt lakes dotted with pink flamingos, volcanoes and geysers – are framed by the Andean mountain range.
– Located just over 3,700km off the coast of Chile and with a distinct Polynesian tradition, Easter Island has more than 20,000 archaeological vestiges and Moais.
– Explore the Valdivian forests, crystalline lakes and snow-capped volcanoes of Chile’s northern Patagonian Lakes District.
– Chile’s Southern Patagonian region contains some of the most dramatic scenery on the continent- including the iconic Torres del Paine National Park.
– Visit the stunning vineyards surrounding Santiago for a taste of Chile’s signature variety, the famous Carmenere. Stay in one of the region’s luxury lodges for the ultimate indulgence.
– Roll up your sleeves and discover the art of making empanadas and the classic pisco sour cocktail at a culinary class in Santiago.
– Learn about the culture and traditions of Chile’s indigenous Mapuche people and overnight in a traditional Mapuche hut.
– Enjoy some of the best star-gazing on the planet and visit an observatory in San Pedro de Atacama.
– Get off the beaten track, away from the maddening crowds and explore some of Chile’s newest and best Patagonian National Parks.