If you're interested in a trip to Chile, the chances are that you're intrigued by either the world-class Chilean wines, the spectacular northern deserts of Atacama, or the snow-swept mountains of Torres del Paine. Or maybe it's the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island. Whatever the destination that intrigues you most, you will be pleasantly surprised with how Chile exceeds your expectations.
Plus, Chile is a country that is easy to combine with Bolivia or Argentina. You can quickly add a visit to Mendoza, the capital of Argentina's wine country. Or you can take a quick transfer from Torres del Paine to El Calafate in Argentina, to see one of the world's most impressive glaciers. If time permits, you can also travel north from the Atacama Desert, past the Tatio Geysers, to the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia.
Chile has over 6500 km of coastline and is one of the narrowest countries in the world, making its landscapes incredibly diverse. From the beaches of Chiloe Island to the jagged peaks of Patagonia to wineries and metropolitan cities, Chile is a country that has something for every traveler
Start in the capital city, Santiago, and explore the cosmopolitan city surrounded by the Andes Mountains. Venture towards the Casablanca Valley to visit nearby wineries famous for their high-quality white grapes. Continue towards the coast to Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. Valparaíso was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 and is most famous for its colorful houses sitting in the hills, primarily accessible via cable car.
Venture further into Chile towards Patagonia. Visit World Famous Torres del Paine National Park, and stay in some of the most beautiful five-star luxury lodges in South America. Spend your days exploring the park going on daily hikes and excursions, and end your day with a delicious 3-course meal and a glass of red wine. If you do not fancy a lodge, opt for a five-star cruise. Cruise past fjords and glaciers to see some of the best sights in Patagonia. On our Australis cruise, you can see penguins, perhaps spot whales and go on daily shore excursions and hikes in remote destinations where few people have had the opportunity to visit.
After your adventure through the Southern region of Chile, travel north towards a warmer destination, the Atacama Desert. The Atacama Desert is the driest desert in South America. Explore the Moon Valley and Death Valley where you will see surreal landscapes that are sure to leave you speechless. Wake up early one morning and visit the Tatio Geysers, watch as the steam rises, it can reach nearly 10 meters in height. Here you may spot flamingos, foxes, guanacos and more. From colorful coastal towns to glaciers and deserts, Chile has some of the most diverse landscapes that are sure to impress the most seasoned traveler.
Seamlessly combine a tour through Argentina, Peru and Chile for the ultimate South America Tour. Take a look at our recommended Chile tours and get started planning your dream adventure today!