Chile land of extreme beauty
Chile a country of extreme contrasts, a land of great geographic diversity and beautiful scenery. One of the longest yet thinnest countries in South America, its extension includes several regions, from the northern desert of Atacama to the Patagonia ice fields extending into Cape Horn.
The majestic Chilean Andes are home to magnificent lakes and valleys and are close to the sea, allowing for magnificent contrast scenery and changing climates in short distances. In the north Chile has the driest desert on the planet, there are also salt flats and geysers as well as rests of millenary cultures, the last frontier of the Incas. These dry lands are a playground for adventure travellers who specially enjoy mountain biking. The central valleys are home to world class vineyards and some of the finest wines in the world are produced just outside of Santiago, the cosmopolitan capital city of Chile. Santiago is a modern metropolis and the center of Chilean economy one of the most properous in South America. Just South of the capital are the wine fields and the beach resorts of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar.
The lake district is where some of the worlds most dramatic scenery can be found and a great place for fly fishing at one of many remote lodges. World class river rafting on Futaleufu is a lifetime highlight for adventure travellers as well as many hiking opportunities into Patagonia and the world renowned Torres del Paine an icon for trekking enthusiasts. No visit to chile is complete without an expedition cruise to explore the glaciers, ice fields and penguin rookeries.
Other great options for visitors are visits to the Chiloe archipelago and its secluded fjords, forests and hidden bays or crossing to Argentina through the Andean route of lakes.
Latin Trails organizes custom trips all around Chile, check out our sample itineraries and get an idea of what Chile can offer you, it will be a pleasure for us to help you book and guide you through the adventure of a lifetime.
Chile is a land of extremes, extreme deserts, extreme glaciers, extreme adventures... but overall it is renown for its extreme beauty.