A narrow strip of land between the high Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile stretches an incredible 4,300 kms from north to south. It is a land of spectacular geography and scenery, including harsh deserts, fertile valleys, breathtaking icefields and towering peaks. The culture is a mixture of European and native cultures.
Our selection of programs in Chile include city stays, wineries, hotels and lodges in the Atacama Desert and journeys across Atacama and the Andes. To find our more about our range of programs in Chile, please download the Chile section of our South America brochure For information on the Chilean region of Patagonia, please click here. For information on our programs on Easter Island, please click here.
Highlights of Chile include:
• Colonial architecture and fine dining in Santiago
• Atacama Desert, world’s driest, most arid region
• Enjoy a cruise on the beautiful Lakes District
• Visit the wine regions of Valle de Colchagua
When to Go
The northern desert region of Chile, one of the driest in the world, is temperate and attractive year round. It is warm during the day, but can be cold at night. Central Chile has a Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and wet, mild winters, and is best visited in the spring or autumn. The southern Patagonian region has a changeable cool and wet climate.
Chile's diverse and rich culture is influenced by its indigenous groups and European background as much as the physical diversities of the country. Art and literature, Chilean folk music, as well as dance and festivals form a central part of Chile's culture.