Discover the must sees
and hidden treasures
Discover Chilean most scenic trails
Chile has been living an ever growing interest of visitors who wish to experience some of many unique destinations, from the Atacama Desert (San Pedro de Atacama) to the north, Easter Island to the West, Patagonia (Torres de Paine) & Antarctica to the South, Snow Ski to the East and the latest trend Premium Wines in Central Valley. This vast increase in tourism is being boosted by new services and accommodations.
THE WONDERS OF CHILE
Unique, authentic and local tours
Today, Chile is considered to be one of the most stable and developed countries in South America. Its capital, Santiago, is not only a gateway to Chile, but also a hub for international flights off South America. Within a few hours drive from the capital you are able to ski in the Andes, lunch a delicious seafood platter facing the Pacific Ocean, mountain climb the highest peak in the Americas, or simply enjoy some premium wines in a state-of-the-art winery and later return to the comfort of your luxury hotel in a single day. Chileans have always welcomed foreigners, but just recently they are learning how to pamper their ever growing demand on tourism.
Imagine all of this in a country that averages only 100 miles wide! Opposites are 2,600 miles of Pacific Coast Line and Andes Mountain Range; including from the driest desert in the world, Atacama, all the way down to Patagonia with its famed Torres del Paine, World Biosphere Reserve.
Other territories off the continent are “Tepito o te henua”, the Polynesian name for Easter Island and Isla Juan Fernandez, known as Robinson Crusoe Island. On its extreme south are Fireland, and Antarctica.
Chile has long been mentioned in literature and history. It has been part of adventure dreams for those who have read Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, or books written by Jules Verne. Naturalists as famous as Charles Darwin have also illustrated the minds of many generations with descriptions of this wonderful and varied country.
MAP OF CHILE
Chile’s Pacific territories include islands unlike any others in the world. Eastern Island, Juan Fernández Archipielago, Robinson Crusoe.
Northern Chile, with the beauty of the desert and the high plains, is truly a wonder. In the extreme north, in the middle of the high plains, you find Lauca National Park, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. It is one of the planet’s major ecosystems, with abundant and exotic wildlife that exists far from human contact, in its lakes, salt flats, volcanoes and plains.
The Atacama Desert, located between the Pacific Ocean and the majestic peaks of the Andes, is the most arid desert in the world.
With the impressive framing of the Andes Mountains in the background, the capital, Santiago, offers visitors a variety of attractions The city has a privileged location, between the mountains and the sea. Some of the best ski slopes in the world are found two hours from Santiago by car, while in an hour and a half you can reach the Pacific coast.
Recognized for its majestic millinery native trees (Araucarias). This region is the “Gateway of Southern Chile” where outdoor activities are perfectly integrated to adventure volcanoes, rivers and lakes.
Lakes & Volcanoes
Thousands of kilometers south of Santiago, there is a world of surprising natural beauty, in the Lake Region. It is comprised of hundreds of kilometers, between the ocean and the Andes, peppered with crystalline lakes and snow-capped active volcanoes. Here you will find forests, waterfalls, hot springs and pure air.
Chilean Patagonia, one of the most spectacular places on the planet, boasts green pampas, ice fields, thousand-year-old glaciers, crystalline lakes, fjords, bays and unexplored canals, volcanoes and majestic snow-capped peaks.
The area constitutes more than a third of the country’s territory; however, only three percent of the population lives in Patagonia, those who are strong enough to face nature’s cold and rough conditions.
Antarctica is the continent of extremes: the most isolated, the coldest, windiest, and driest, and the least populated. It represents the largest reserve of water in the world, containing 90 percent of the planet’s ice. The landscape, wildlife and marine life are the main tourist attractions. This is one of the few places in the world that remains untouched by mankind, and it is one of the most important Biosphere Reserves.
Hot Springs & Ski
Chile has a large number of volcanoes and more than 15 active snow-capped volcanoes.
Given the country mountainous environment and as consequence of the volcanic activity and igneous rocks that have formed in the past, it offers more than 270 registered thermal springs along the country.
We invite you to discover the most popular hot springs from natural river rock pools to modern and luxurious spas and their wide range of services while you enjoy scenic sights, sprinkling water and pure air surrounded by natural scenery.
Pamper yourself while enjoying a therapeutic mineral water bath, a mud bath, a massage or exfoliating and moisturizing body treatments. Many modern spas include additional beauty, cosmetology and therapeutic services