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 driest desert on earth where otherworldly landscapes - extensive salt lakes dotted with pink flamingos, volcanoes and geysers - are framed by the Andean mountain range.
Chilean Wine Regions
Some of the finest new-world wines can be found in Chile’s central valleys, where high quality grapes, a Mediterranean climate and a variety of soil types have created a winemaker’s paradise. Look out for Carmenere, Chile’s signature grape variety.
Santiago & Valparaiso
Santiago is one of the most modern cities in South America, surrounded by world class wineries and ski resorts. Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2002, is Chile’s oldest port where multi-coloured houses perch on steep hills surrounding the bay, connected by labyrinthine streets.
Located 3,700km off the coast of Chile, with a distinct Polynesian tradition and more than 20,000 archaeological vestiges and Moais. Because of its cultural richness, it was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1995.
Home to some of Chile’s most dramatic scenery. Northern Patagonia features the famous Lakes District, a volcanic region with snow-covered summits reflected in the greenblue colour of its lakes, rivers and hot springs; and the Carretera Austral. Southern Patagonia comprises glaciers, fjords and the world class Torres del Paine National Park.