Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile is a place where you’ll find everything from lush alpine forests to the driest of deserts. Not to mention epic glaciers, isolated coastal fjords and thousands of fiery volcanoes.
2,500 miles long but barely as wide as England, Chile encompasses extremes of both fire and ice that result in some truly astonishing landscapes.
Stand in the Atacama Desert, for example, and you’ll find yourself in the midst of salt pans, explosive geysers and the Moon Valley. A strikingly beautiful, lunar-esque landscape, and one of the most popular places to visit in the country.
In complete contrast are the jagged, blue ice peaks of the Patagonian Ice Cap where the Andes finally stagger into the sea. Ask one of our experts to design your luxury tailor-made holiday to Chile, and you could find yourself at the heart of this awesome wilderness, getting to grips with the glaciers, lakes and soaring granite mountains of Torres del Paine National Park.
For a thin country, Chile certainly offers a breadth of experiences (see 11 interesting facts about the country). There’s Easter Island with its enigmatic Moai statues, and Chiloé with its wooden churches and colourful stilted houses. If you’re a wine connoisseur, we can recommend the finest vineyards in the Central Valley, the ultimate spot for stargazing or the best hikes and places to stay in the Chilean Lake District. Get in touch today.
What is Chile famous for?
If not for its incredibly diverse landscapes, then for its fine wines. The warm and sunny Central Valley to the south of Santiago is the prime wine growing region, where everything from Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs to Merlots and Pinot Noirs are produced. Read our guide to the Winelands here.
When is the best time to visit Chile?
Though a year-round destination, Chile is at its best (and busiest) between December and February. Availability during this time can be hard to come by, so early booking is essential! For more detailed guidance on when to visit, check out our guide.
What are the most popular places to visit in Chile?
With its epic trekking and outstanding natural beauty, it’s easy to see why Torres del Paine is one of the country’s most sought-after attractions. A worthy addition to any luxury Chile holiday.