Who would have thought a desert could be so exciting? But then, who would have thought a country just 110 miles wide would contain glaciers and mountains, alpine forests, coastal fjords and thousands of volcanoes?
2,500 miles long, but barely as wide as England, Chile encompasses extremes of both fire and ice within its borders, and combines them with some outlandish landscapes.
Stand in the Atacama Desert and you’ll understand. You’ll be surrounded by an area that includes salt pans, explosive geysers and Moon Valley – a landscape that is alien and, at the same time, strikingly beautiful.
In striking contrast are the jagged, blue ice peaks of the Patagonian Ice Cap where the Andes finally stagger into the sea, and you can explore the glaciers, lakes and mountains of Torres del Paine National Park.
Ask Nabila , one of our Chile experts, for a tailor-made itinerary and your holiday in Chile could also include a trip to the eerie Easter Island with its enigmatic statues. Plus a visit to one of Chile’s 2000 volcanoes.
Nabila will also certainly use her knowledge of this part of the world to recommend you visit the beautiful vineyards and photogenic countryside that surrounds Santiago. Lapostelle, for example, with its gravity wine-making method, where you can stay overnight, sampling the wonderful hospitality, brilliant local cuisine and, of course, their world class wine.
For a thin country, Chile certainly offers a breadth of experiences.
As you look out over the vivid turquoise lakes, and soaring snow-capped mountains of Torres del Paine, you will struggle for the words to describe its beauty.Read more
Visit Valparaiso, the Atacama Desert, cross the Andes in to north-west Argentina, fly south to Mendoza, the heart of the country's wine region, and end in Buenos Aires with the best of Northern Chile and Argentina.Read more
Explore the oasis town of San Pedro, the arid desert beauty of the Atacama, the Chilean Lake District, the Torres del Paine National Park and finally Chile’s wine region near Santiago.Read more
Gigantic glaciers, soaring mountain peaks, bustling cities and wildlife. Patagonia is diverse, unique and not-to-be-missed.Read more
Explore the dramatic scenery and diverse wildlife of the Patagonian coastline by boat. A different perspective is offered by a 3-day cruise which is included on this journey.Read more
An extensive itinerary where you can take in the breathtaking beauty and unique landscapes of Chile, Bolivia and Peru.Read more
Hotels in the Lake District
Hotels in the Atacama
Awasi is situated within an ancient site which used to provide shelter for shepherds and herders. Today, the hotel has a similar function, providing luxurious accommodation for discerning travellers.Read more
A hotel that’s more like an indigenous village – capturing the soul of a remarkable desert valley.Read more
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Eco-warriors are saving the planet – but eco-visitors are also doing their bit. And enjoying themselves, too.Read more
Cruises in Patagonia
One of the best ways to explore Patagonia's spectacular coastline is to join an expedition cruise sailing between Punta Arenas and Ushuaia.Read more
The perfect combination of Patagonian wilderness, ice-world glaciers, a fascinating little town and sublimely comfortable hotel.Read more
Hotels in Santiago
You may decide on golf, tennis or skiing. Or simply revelling in the city of Santiago.Read more
Sometimes it’s the smallest details that make the biggest impact on how you relax on holiday.Read more
The ultimate luxurious hotel experience – with access to beaches, ski slopes, fine vineyards and Santiago itself.Read more
Hotels and lodges in Torres del Paine
Nestled in dense forest on the shore of Lake Toro facing the dramatic Paine Massif just outside the Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia Camp is the first luxury camp in South America.Read more
Located right at the heart of the extraordinary Torres del Paine National Park, Explora en Patagonia offers refined comfort and an ideal base from which to explore this incredible wilderness.Read more
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Explore a national park, black sand beaches and rich wildlife at the bottom of South America.Read more
Only 20 visitors at any one time can experience this sensational, hidden part of Patagonian Chile.Read more
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Enjoy the full ruggedness and splendour of Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park – in complete comfortRead more
Hotels and lodges in Puertos Natales
Hotels in Valparaiso
Zero Hotel in Valparaiso is small, chic and very comfortable, and an excellent base from which to explore the city, the nearby Casablanca Valley vineyards or the spectacular coast.Read more
Stay in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in a hotel that is a destination in itself.Read more
Hotels on Easter Island
Hotels in the Colchagua Valley