Chile is a long, narrow country on the southwest part of South America. It has an extensive, 4,300 mile-long coastline along the Pacific Ocean. It shares its borders with Peru and Bolivia on the north and with Argentina on the east.
Chile has a variety of climates from desert to subpolar due to its extreme length. Most of the north part of the country is desert. The most famous place in the north is the Atacama Desert which is the driest place on Earth. The Atacama provides some breathtaking views with its salt flats and geysers.
The majority of the population lives in the Central part. This is where the capital Santiago and other big cities can be found.
The Chilean Andes on the border with Argentina are dominating the landscape. This section includes the highest segments of the mountain range. Travellers can expect snow-capped mountains, deep valleys and steep slopes. Most of the these highest mountains are extinct or active volcanoes. One of the best examples of these volcanoes can be seen around the Chilean Lake District. This is one of the most scenic places in South America.
Torres del Paine National Park is located in the heart of Patagonia. This is one of the most stunning places in the country. The National Park is a hikers, landscape and wildlife photographers dream. It is one of the best places in the World to observe pumas in their natural habitat. Magical mountains surround you while you observe the flora and fauna.
2,000 miles off the coast of the mainland, Easter Island offers a very exciting holiday extension. Discover this unique island and some of the 1000 moai combined with one fo the wonders of the mainland of Chile.