Chile is located in the southwest coast of South America, between the high peaks of the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the longest countries in the world and also one of the narrowest. It is approximately 4,300 kilometres long, while its average width is no more than 180 kilometres.
Chile extends from the Arica and Parinacota Region in the north, through the Atacama Desert - considered the driest desert in the world, - the fertile valleys of the Central Zone, the wooded Los Lagos Region, the countless small southern islands and Patagonia, all the way to remote Tierra del Fuego. This explains why Chile has a desert climate in the north, a Mediterranean climate in the central zone, and a very cold climate in the south.
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Far from being lifeless, the Atacama Desert is an area abundant in energy, thanks to its friendly ancestral cultures and oasis that are a source of life in the driest desert in the world.
Visit San Pedro de Atacama and explore unique landscapes in the world. Salt flats, geysers and lagoons of an intense blue colour are some of the places that will amaze you.
Embark on a journey through the stars, learning more about the stars and constellations at one of the many astronomical observatories in the northern part of the country.
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Discover Santiago, Chile's multifaceted capital, which conquers with its parks, sports and cultural activities.
Lose yourself in the hills of the port city of Valparaíso for a unique experience and then cool yourself off on the beaches of Viña del Mar or Reñaca.
And, of course, don't miss the opportunity to discover the valleys that give life to some of the best red and white wines in the world!
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An ancestral culture unique in the world, where the mysterious culture of the Rapa Nui people pervades the whole island and gives life to one of the most emblematic destinations in the world. Its archaeological wealth, its volcanoes and grasslands that contain representations of civilisation through the Moais are just some of its main attractions.
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In this area the Mapuche culture is the protagonist, where you can share its traditions by sleeping in a ruca or tasting the typical dishes of the area.
If you like the snow, ski in the middle of ancient forests and take the opportunity to relax your body in one of the thermal centres located in the middle of inspiring natural landscapes.
You can also practice water sports on lakes and rivers, enjoy a day's fishing or explore the varied flora and fauna in the national parks and natural reserves.
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Amidst the cinematic landscapes you can discover pioneer towns and villages, where you can breathe a history of cattle ranching and the gaucho style of Patagonia. Drive or cycle the Carretera Austral to marvel at the best of northern Patagonia.
If you are passionate about trekking, Torres del Paine is your north: forests, hills, waterfalls, lakes and privileged views of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field will be part of your experience.
Sail through the fjords and channels to reach Cape Horn, the continent's southernmost point, or go further afield to Antarctica, a scientific and ecological treasure not to be missed.
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Its capital, Santiago, was chosen by the New York Times as one of the best destinations to visit in the world. It is a dynamic and modern metropolis located in the heart of the fertile Central Valley. The Chilean capital is a city with character, an intense nightlife and an attractive arts and culture scene.
The best way to get to know a city is to walk through its streets. Santiago has many neighbourhoods that originated from different forms of social interaction and the public space has given life to something that goes beyond a simple set of houses, streets and trees.
Some of these neighbourhoods offer a high architectural quality and have become icons of the city, such as Barrio Italia, Lastarria and Sky Costanera. Las Condes, Vitacura and Providencia are home to much of the city's retail and luxury shopping.
A few kilometres from the city and with great connectivity, there are extensive beaches, world-class ski resorts, wine routes, trekking trails and cycling circuits. All these activities make Santiago a destination with multiple alternatives from tourism.
Santiago of Chile is characterised for being the only capital of the "new world" with a wine-growing activity. It is located in the Maipo Valley and offers the possibility of visiting more than 30 vineyards open to tourism just a few minutes from the city centre.
In the centennial wineries of the Maipo Valley, history converges with modernity and the city finds a comfortable pause. Its geography of contrasts offers visitors the opportunity to discover some of Chile's most traditional vineyards. Its classic reds and vines framed by the majestic Andes Mountains are also its hallmark. Some of the activities you can do in the vineyards are:
Santiago stands out for being less than an hour and a half away from the biggest and best ski resorts in the southern hemisphere, modern facilities and world-class services, added to the wine offer and the best of gastronomy. The perfect mix to welcome thousands of visitors who come every year in search of relaxation in the mountains and turn it into a great attraction of the capital. Some of the activities that can be done around the mountain range are the following:
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