Known for its fine wine and rich culture, Chile is a destination for those who like to travel slightly off the beaten path. Though Chile draws many tourists each year, it is still less of an attraction than its more touristy neighbors such as Peru, Argentina, and Brazil. Chile is a country that will surprise […]
Chile is one of the most geographically unique countries in the world, stretching along 6,000km of Pacific Ocean coastline, much of it buffered by the Andes mountain range, along shared borders with Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina. Sitting in a valley almost equidistant from the northern and southern borders, Santiago is a spacious, culturally diverse city that captures centuries of culture in its National History Museum and arrayed landmarks.
What makes Chile so unique is how vastly different it can be depending on where you visit. In the north are some of the driest deserts on earth, stretching south to vast glaciers only a few hundred miles from Antarctica. Long isolated because of those extremities, there are still many pristine, untouched landscapes you can visit to see the true majesty of our planet.
On your journeys, you’ll find some of the world’s great wineries nested into narrow valleys with some of the most fertile vineyards on the continent. Whether a leisurely meal in Santiago or a tour down the stretch of the coastline, you’ll find a continuously welcoming population surrounded by nature’s beauty and content to soak it in. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the museums of Santiago, including Casa de Isla Negra, the one time home of Pablo Nerudo in the 1950s and 60s.
A trip to Chile isn’t complete without exploring its many natural wonders and wildlife preserves. From Patagonia National Park to the mighty glaciers along the southern fjords, you’ll discover something truly extraordinary.