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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.

When to go to Chile

Chile’s unique shape and vast length (it measures 4,300km from north to south) makes it hard to pinpoint the best time to travel to Chile. The north is mild with very little rainfall in the desert, the centre has a temperate, Mediterranean style climate and the south cold near the Andes mountains. For those visiting Patagonia in the south, October and November offer clear skies and fewer crowds than the peak months of December and January...read more

11 days

Cross-border Patagonia

The wilds of Patagonia
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18 days

Patagonia Fjords, Antarctica & the Falklands

Cruise from Patagonia to wildlife-rich Antarctica
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19 days

Chile to Antarctic Cruise

Fjords, wildlife and the frozen continent
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10 days

Argentina & Chile Explorer

The best of Patagonia and the Lake District
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13 days

Chile Top to Tail

Deserts, lakes and wild Patagonia
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13 days

Chile Fjord Cruise

Glacial lakes and mountains
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14 days

Classic Chile

Otherworldy scenery, vineyards and lively Santiago
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  • Atacama Desert

    Atacama Desert

    Covering over 1,000km of land from the Pacific coast to the Bolivian border, the Atacama desert is home to a range of otherworldly landscapes which leave even the most world-weary travellers breathless — though the high altitude could also be to blame for that...
  • The Lakes District

    The Lakes District

    Known for its conical volcanoes and its shimmering lakes, this region of central Chile and Argentina offers accessible and easy-going hiking with spectacular views, quiet villages and a laid back pace of life...
  • Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

    Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

    A speck of land cast some 3,500km from the mainland, the story of the rise and fall of the Rapa Nui civilisation is fascinating and tragic in equal measures...
  • Torres del Paine National Park

    Torres del Paine National Park

    Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park is renowned for its trekking and hiking, with excellent infrastructure for day hikes and multi-day treks...
  • Santiago

    Santiago

    Surrounded by hills, energetic Santiago is the beating heart of Chile and home to 40% of its people...
  • Elqui Valley

    Elqui Valley

    Set in lush green vineyards in the foothills of the Andes, the Elqui Valley is one of the finest places in Chile to try pisco, a local high-proof brandy...
  • Puerto Natales

    Puerto Natales

    This small fishing town has been transformed in recent decades into a hikers’ paradise — popular shopping includes Gore-Tex and trail mix — thanks in large part to nearby Torres del Paine National Park...
  • Colchagua Valley

    Colchagua Valley

    Spend a day or two touring the scenic Colchagua Valley, at the heart of Chile’s wine industry...
  • Chiloé Island

    Chiloé Island

    The largest island in the Chiloé Archipelago (and the second largest in Chile), Chiloé Island is a must-visit for many tourists travelling to Chile’s beautiful Lake District region...
  • Valparaiso

    Valparaiso

    The chaotic counterweight to Santiago’s orderly vibe, port city Valparaiso is a colourful mess of winding streets, ramshackle houses and sweeping coastal views...
  • Valle Chacabuco

    Valle Chacabuco

    Head to the hills of Valle Chacabuco for unrivalled wildlife spotting and nature photography...
  • Punta Arenas

    Punta Arenas

    Sitting alongside the Strait of Magellan, this sprawling city provides a base for those wanting to explore the wilderness of Chile’s southernmost Patagonia and is a popular starting point for many Antarctic cruises...
  • Cape Horn

    Cape Horn

    The rocky headland of Hornos Island, where the wild oceans of the Pacific and Atlantic meet, lies the fabled Cape Horn...
  • San Pedro de Atacama

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Places to go in Chile

Chile Tours

Lakes & Patagonia escape

A grand tour of Chile's stunning landscapes

9 daysFrom $1,999
Patagonia, Chile
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Family, Nature & Wildlife

Patagonia wildlife safari

Explore the wildlife and scenery of Torres del Paine

5 daysFrom $1,555
Patagonia, Chile
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching

Highlights of Patagonia

See the gems of Patagonia in seven days

7 daysFrom $2,725
Patagonia, Argentina, Chile
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Family, Nature & Wildlife

The Patagonian express

An epic journey across Patagonia

9 daysFrom $3,319
Patagonia, Argentina, Chile
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Family, Nature & Wildlife

Patagonia adventure cruise

An epic voyage to the ends of the earth

5 daysFrom $1,381
Patagonia, Argentina, Chile
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Family, Nature & Wildlife

Tierra Del Fuego Fjord cruise

See the spectacular fjords of Tierra del Fuego

5 daysFrom $1,860
Patagonia, Argentina, Chile
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Family, Nature & Wildlife

Chile Travel Companies

SA Expeditions

Tailor-made guided tours to North and South America
North America, South America, Antarctica
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Cruise & Sailing, Luxury, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

Walk Patagonia

Walking holidays in South America
South America
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Adventure, Backpacking, Climbing, Hiking & Trekking, Navigating, Water Sports, Kayaking, Canoeing, Ziplining, Abseiling, Active, Walking, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Museums & Galleries, Responsible Travel, Eco-travel, Solo Travel

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