Horseback riding in the Atacama Desert, Chile

Chile Holidays

If variety is what you are looking for then look no further than Chile, land of fire and ice. Stretching along 4000km of the Pacific coast of South America, Chile has a range of climates and landscapes that will take your breath away.

Few countries can match the astounding contrasts of scenery, a tour to Chile offers a wide range from the driest desert in the world to the immense ice fields and glaciers of the south. Towering over it all is the long spine of the Andes, punctuated by colossal peaks and smouldering volcanoes.

One of the most extraordinary looking countries in the world, Chile is a geographical oddity offering a huge range of amazing landscapes, climates and peoples ranging from the dry and arid Atacama Desert in the north to the immense glaciers of Patagonia.

Spread between these extremes is a kaleidoscope of panoramas, taking in sun-baked scrubland, lush vineyards and orchards, virgin temperate rainforest, dramatic fjords and wild Patagonian steppes.

Chile is also one of the safest and most affluent countries in South America. There are a seemingly endless number of outdoor activities to enjoy while on holidays in Chile, whether it is jeep rides, bird-watching, skiing, horse trekking, wine tours, hiking, volcano climbing, sea kayaking, white-water rafting or fly-fishing.

If you travel to Santiago, Chile’s capital, at the foot of the Andes you can ski some of the best slopes on the continent or explore world famous vineyards on your Chile tour.

After you visit Santiago, you can take a flight to the north where lies the strikingly beautiful Atacama Desert, the driest place on the planet with an astounding variety of moonscapes to be enjoyed. Although some areas have never seen a drop of rain others contain amazing wildlife.
Travelling south to the Lake District around Puerto Montt, you can explore the forests, lakes, fjords and spectacular volcanoes in the area. But no trip to Chile would be complete without a stay in the magnificent Torres del Paine National Park.

Located in the very south of Patagonia, these soaring towers of rock and ice are also home to guanacos, condors and the stealthy and elusive Andean puma. This land of immense natural beauty is perfect if you are looking for adventure and the great outdoors.

A CHILE TOUR OFFERS A HUGE RANGE OF AMAZING LANDSCAPES, CLIMATES AND PEOPLES.

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Chile Profile

Size
10 times Ireland
Population
15 million
Capital
Santiago (5 million)
Other Main Cities
Antofagasta, Puerto Montt
Currency
Chilean Peso (take EURO with you)
Climate
Climate Central: Mediterranean. Climate South: Sub-Antartic
Language
Spanish
Time Difference
GMT -3 to -6
Health
Consult GP and/or Tropical Medical Bureau