The land of extremes

Andrea Mujica Matt Maynard Carolina Morgado

Active Chile

Exploring Chile’s great outdoors

Remarkably thin and incredibly long, skinny Chile stretches out along South America, from the water-starved Atacama desert in the north to the glacial ice fields on its southern tip. This is nature on its grandest scale, with valleys, islands, volcanoes, mountains and everything in between.

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At over 4300km in length but only 170km wide, Chile is sandwiched between the lofty Andes and the Pacific Ocean. With a climate that ranges from the driest deserts to some of the most imposing glaciers in the world, its unique biosphere makes it an ideal home for unusual wildlife and hundreds of species of flowers. From trekking through the salt flats of San Pedro de Atacama to launching off the ski slopes of Santiago, Chile’s diverse landscape has the potential to offer a year of seasons within a single day.

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  • Atacama Desert

    Atacama Desert

    Explore otherworldly landscapes
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  • The Lakes District

    The Lakes District

    Glacial lakes framed by snowcapped volcanoes
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  • Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

    Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

    Mystical statues and glorious scenery
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  • Torres del Paine National Park

    Torres del Paine National Park

    Take a hike to one of the viewing points from which you can get a panoramic view of the towering granite peaks of Torres del Paine...Read more
  • Santiago


    Chile's cultural and culinary heart
    Surrounded by hills, energetic Santiago is the beating heart of Chile and home to 40% of its people...Read more
  • Elqui Valley

    Elqui Valley

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  • Puerto Natales

    Puerto Natales

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  • Colchagua Valley

    Colchagua Valley

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  • Chiloé Island

    Chiloé Island

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  • Valparaiso


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  • Aysén


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  • Valle Chacabuco

    Valle Chacabuco

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  • Punta Arenas

    Punta Arenas

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  • Cape Horn

    Cape Horn

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Cross-border Patagonia

The wilds of Patagonia
Approx. 11 days
Buenos Aires (3 days) → El Calafate (1) → Glaciers National Park (2) → Torres del Paine National Park (2) → Santiago (3)
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Patagonia Fjords, Antarctica & Falklands

Punta Arenas | Cape Horn | Drake Passage | Antarctic Peninsula | South Shetland | Falkland Islands
Approx. 18 days
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Chile to Antarctic Cruise

Santiago | Punta Arenas | Drake Passage | Cape Horn | Torres del Paine | Puerto Edén | Castro | Valparaiso
Approx. 11 days
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Argentina & Chile Explorer

Buenos Aires | Calafate | Perito Moreno Glacier | Torres del Paine | Puerto Varas | Bariloche
Approx. 10 days
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Chile Top to Tail

Santiago | Atacama Desert | Puerto Varas | Chiloé | Puerto Natales | Torres del Paine
Approx. 13 days
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Chile Fjord Cruise

Santiago | Atacama | Lakes District | Puerto Natales | Tierra del Fuego | Cape Horn | Ushuaia
Approx. 13 days
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Classic Chile

Santiago | Torres del Paine | Puerto Varas | Chiloé | Atacama Desert | Valparaiso | Winery Tour
Approx. 14 days
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Chile & Argentina Wine Route

Santiago | Maipo Valley winery | Santa Rita vineyard | Mendoza | Luján de Cuyo wineries
Approx. 6 days
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