A holiday in Chile is a holiday in a country with major geographic extremes.
From the driest of deserts in the north, to rugged mountains and beautiful azure lakes in the south, Chile is a destination for people wishing to experience diverse and unique scenery.
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From the vibrant city of Buenos Aires to indescribable nature experiences in Patagonia, including the Perito Moreno Glacier and Torres del Paine National Park. The tour ends in Santiago de Chile.
Look forward to experiencing the modern capitals of Chile and Argentina, the majestic Andes Mountains, the scenery of the Iguazú Falls, and taste Argentina’s amazing wines in Mendoza and Salta.
Discover the exciting capitals of Argentina and Chile combined with the breathtaking scenery of the Perito Moreno Glacier and cosy Bariloche, surrounded by lakes and snow-capped mountains.
With a length spanning some 4,300 km from north to south and an average width of just 175 km, Chile truly is a country offering geographical extremes and differences.
From one of the world’s driest deserts in the north, to Patagonia’s rugged mountains and rocks in the south, with big cities, dramatic coastlines, picturesque lakes and sprawling vineyards in between. Chile is truly filled with geographical differences, making it a great travel destination.
Read more about the experiences that await you in Chile below.
At the heart of the country, you will find Santiago de Chile, the capital of Chile. The city enjoys an incredibly scenic location in a valley surrounded by the snow-capped Andes.
The dynamic, modern capital has many interesting neighbourhoods worth visiting.
The Bellavista district is Santiago de Chile’s cultural heart, with musicians and theatre groups performing in the streets and a host of colourful buildings, cafés and restaurants.
At Plaza de Armas, the city’s main square, you will see historical buildings, including the country’s largest cathedral, built in Baroque style.
Santiago’s modern neighbourhood is called Sanhattan, named after Manhattan in New York. Some of South America’s tallest skyscrapers, green areas and good shopping opportunities are to be found here.
In the south, at the southernmost tip of the Andes, you will find the Torres del Paine National Park, which covers an area of 2,400 km2. Torres del Paine is undoubtedly one of Chile’s biggest draws, both for people who want to trek in the park and those who simply want to experience Chile’s most beautiful landscapes.
At Torres del Paine, you will see snow-capped mountains, turquoise lakes and the famous “Torres del Paine” towers that the park is named after.
Take photos of the stunning landscape by the azure lakes of Lago Sarmiento and Lago Nordenskjöld. You can see the Cuernos del Paine mountains reflected in the water of the latter.
The park is home to many different animal species, and you might spot condors, hares and guanacos, which are closely related to the lama.
In the northern part of Chile in Atacama, near the town of San Pedro de Atacama, you will find the El Tatio Geysers, located at an altitude of around 4,200 metres.
The 80 or so active geysers are best experienced at sunrise, when they are at their most gushing. Experience the amazing columns of steam which, with their contrasting colours, are truly one of the world’s most fantastic natural phenomena. You also have the opportunity to swim in El Tatio’s mineral-rich hot springs.
The Atacama Desert is one of the world’s driest deserts. Visit the Moon Valley, which is surrounded by white mountain peaks, contrasting beautifully with the ochre-coloured valley floor – an impressive sight. Watch the sun set over the scenic landscape, with South America’s tallest volcano, the 5,900-metre-high Licancabur as its backdrop.
Three of our tours combine Chile with a tour to Argentina.
Argentina offers amazing cities, unique culture and scenic natural wonders. On our tours, you can, for example, experience:
One of our tours combines Chile with a tour to Bolivia.
Bolivia might be one of South America’s poorest countries, but the country has some amazing treasures, including some outstanding natural wonders.
On our tour, you will experience:
Read more about each combination tour to Chile by clicking on “Read more” on the tour at the top of the page. On the individual tour pages, you will find more information about the highlights of each tour, as well as exactly what awaits you in Chile and Argentina or Chile and Bolivia.
You will also find answers to FAQs about the practicalities of holidaying in Chile on our Practical information about Chile page.
If you have any questions regarding Chile or our other tours to Central or South America, our travel consultants are on hand to help you.
We look forward to helping you on a holiday of a lifetime.
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