A narrow band caught between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile's wild and varied lands burst with things to see and do. Climb the snow-capped Villarrica and peer into the crater of this active volcano. Stargaze in the Elqui Valley - one of the best places in the country to admire the unpolluted night sky, or hike to the base of Torres del Paine where soaring granite towers are whipped by Patagonia's infamous wind.
Other things to do in Chile include sampling some of the country's finest wines in the Maipo Valley, and spotting flamingo along the crystallised edges of Cejar Lagoon. Alternatively, a five-hour flight offshore brings you face to face with the mystical moai statues of Easter Island.
Ideas for experiencing Chile
Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Chile, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.