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Chile tours offer travellers an incredible variety of options such as desert and glaciers, making Chile holidays an unforgettable experience.
Chile is a spectacular country to travel to. It is almost 4,400 km long yet only 160 km at its widest. In the north is the Atacama Desert, the most arid in the world. The centre of the country is Mediterranean type topography and the heart of the wine country. Further South is Patagonia where you will find pristine lakes and snow-capped volcanoes. It’s the land of fjords, glaciers and granite spires.
There are many internal flights linking this long country together, along with some fantastic cruises and bus journeys connecting attractions. Chile’s unusual geography and sophisticated cities ensure it offers a lot to the adventure traveller and the luxury holiday seeker.
Active travellers can choose and put together many types of Chile travel packages.
Trekking options include multi-day treks in the Atacama or the world-renowned Torres del Paine National Park. White water rafters have the world-class Futaleufu River and cyclists can experience a Chile cycling holiday through the Lake District.
Wildlife lovers are well catered for with Chile offering condors, flamingos, llamas, rheas and even pumas for the lucky few. Opportunities can be found from the very north to the very south.
Nature lovers in the north are amazed by the brilliant star-filled desert skies and by the incredible rock formations. The colourful town of San Pedro de Atacama is within easy reach of all the major attractions.
In the centre of the country, visitors are in awe of the highest peaks of the Andes. This area is blessed by great agricultural land especially for vines leading to some superb Chile wine tours. The craggy and scenic coastline is a short drive away.
Santiago, the capital, is in the heart of the centre of the country. It is a dynamic city which nestles into the mountains and offers the visitor the best in accommodation and restaurants.
The Lake District, besides lakes and volcanoes, is blessed with forests of Monkey Puzzle trees and millenary Larch trees. There are options of great Chile travel packages in this part of the country for all types of traveller.
The region of Aysen boasts the country’s lowest population density. If you are looking for the path least trodden, then this is the destination to head for. The Marble Caves, Patagonia Park, San Rafael Glacier and Lake General Carrera are just some of the many attractions.
The tip of the country boasts one of the most popular Chile holiday destinations, The Torres del Paine National Park. The granite peaks, lush valleys, shimmering lakes are the perfect background for an adventure-filled Chile tour.
Travel to Chile as there is something for everyone. Look through our Chile tours, don’t forget to read our Chile Travel Highlights Guide or contact us for more.
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Below you will find a few of the many attractions Chile has to offer for your holiday.
The Aysen region is one of the great undiscovered destinations of Chilean Patagonia.
Here you will find the world renowned white-water of the Futaleufu river, the marble caves on Lake General Carrera, the San Rafael Glacier, the Quelat Hanging Glacier and stunning scenery.
This part of the country is the least densely populated, so if you want to get away from the crowds this is the place to come.
Access has always been difficult to the region – the principal airport Balmaceda and it was only opened up less than 30 years ago, with the construction of the Austral Road from north to south.
The central coast is a rugged coastline very reminiscent of California – here you will find a string of small fishing coves, holiday towns and cities.
The ramshackle city of Valparaiso, with its colourful houses perched on the hills overlooking the bay, is a cultural icon, with its Museum home of Pablo Neruda, the Chilean Nobel prize-winning poet.
The coastal town of Zapallar is a great place to get away from it all and recharge the batteries.
The Humboldt current means cold water temperatures and currents that are not conducive to sea swimming, but does provide some of the best seafood in the world.
There are plenty of seabirds, including pelicans, and seals as well as sea lions.
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Our trip was fantastic. We loved it and the hiccoughs only added to the experience. Many thanks for all your work in setting up the trip and ironing out the creases when they appeared. As our friends did for us/you, I would not hesitate in recommending Andean Trails to anyone else planning a trip to Chile. Thank you.
A. McArthur, UK, 2011
» Tailor Made Chile
The Atacama stars were all I was hoping for. Some excellent shooting starts and clear nights. Good tours of flamingos, geysers and ancient forts there too.
G. Austin, UK, 2010
» Alto Atacama Hotel, San Pedro Desert Tours
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