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Transposed to Western Europe, Chile would stretch from Norway to Tunisia, some 4,300km. A skinny coastal strip backed by the Andes mountain range, it has a variety of climate and landscape to match its changing latitudes. The country is proud of its arts and culture, producing world-famous poets and authors.

But it’s the awe-inspiring scenery that provides the greatest appeal: wildlife-filled countryside, from scorched volcano-dotted desert through fertile lake-land to a Patagonian wilderness strafed by enormous glaciers. This is a country of the great outdoors, and there is a range of activities on offer to match. The icing on the cake is fascinating Easter Island, a remote Chilean territory with a Polynesian culture two time zones away in the Pacific Ocean.

Following a history of upheavals, Chile is a peaceful and welcoming place with a good infrastructure and, in spite of the distances it is easy to get around, with excellent hotels, abundant fresh seafood and cheap, delicious wines.

Our holidays to Chile

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Sunset over Ice

Patagonia, the Chilean fjords and Antarctica expedition cruise - 12 Nov 2016

Private journey

22 days

Falklands seagull

Chile and the Falklands Wildlife Holiday: Penguins and albatrosses

Private journey

14 days from £5,731pp

self drive in lake district

Self-drive Chile: The lake district and southern Patagonia

Private journey

14 days from £3,615pp

Active Chile - Torres Del Paine

Active Chile: Trek in Torres Del Paine

Private journey

13 days from £3,813pp

For advice on travelling to Chile

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Our insider tips for Chile

David

David Nichols

The first sight of the towering granite massif of Torres del Paine, it’s heaven-seeking spires and turquoise glaciers, in one of the most photogenic national parks in the world.

Ben Line

Ben Line

Exploring the back-roads of the deeply traditional island of Chiloe in the lake district, the tiny fishing villages with their wood-shingled churches and homes supported by stilts in misty bays and narrow creeks.

Alex Walker

Alexandra Walker

Discovering the Carretera Austral (Austral Road) in the most remote, fractured part of Patagonia, negotiating its lakes, hanging glaciers and forested fjords.

 

What our experts say

With the haste of getting from A to B in linear Chile - maybe from the deserts of Atacama down to the lake district or Patagonia - the valleys in Central Chile are oft-overlooked  and visitors tend to ignore the small winding roads of this fertile region. The best way to explore is by self-drive hire car: advisedly at a slow pace, where you would be rewarded with fantastic views of hidden lakes, valleys or small villages tucked in little corners, offering you a glimpse on the local way of life. I love to travel this way, stopping at the small handicraft markets or fruit stalls along the way and then going for a stroll in this peaceful, fruitful landscape. 

Mary Anne

Mary Anne Nelson

Travel Consultants

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