Places to visit in Chile

Discover our guide to the most exciting, memorable and inspiring places to visit.

Carretera Austral

Aisen and the Carretera Austral

Home to lush, temperate forests, tumultuous rivers and jagged mountain passes, Aisen is a pristine wilderness made accessible by the Carretera Austral.

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Atacama

Atacama Desert

This lunar landscape is the world’s driest desert, home to hissing geysers, sprawling salt flats and otherworldly valleys of magnificent amber rocks.

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View of Vilarrica Volcano

Chilean Lake District (north)

A Tolkienesque landscape of monkey puzzle forests, soaring snow-capped volcanoes and lakes of the deepest blue. This is where Patagonia begins.

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Osorno

Chilean Lake District (south)

This lunar landscape is the world’s driest desert, home to hissing geysers, sprawling salt flats and otherworldly valleys of magnificent amber rocks.

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Easter Island

Easter Island

This volcanic island, isolated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, is best known for the enigmatic stone heads dotted across its grassy plains and white-sand coves.

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Gro

Islands and fjords of southern Patagonia

Southernmost Patagonia is a wilderness of jagged fjords and towering glaciers, where the frostbitten Andes finally crumble into the sea.

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Observatory La Serena

La Serena and Elqui Valley

Just south of the Atacama desert is a sunlit valley where vineyards nestle amidst ancient villages, tawny mountains and glistening night skies.

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Lauca

Lauca National Park

Rising high into the Andes, at over 4,000m above sea level, are the snow-dipped volcanoes and teeming wetlands of Lauca National Park.

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Santiago

Santiago and the vineyards

Snow-draped Andean peaks overlook Santiago, Chile’s huge capital, surrounded by sunlit fertile valleys which produce well-respected wines.

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Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine National Park

The spiralling towers, serrated massifs and turquoise lakes of Torres del Paine are home to shy guanacos, soaring condors and elusive pumas.

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Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso and Vina del Mar

Discover fabulous street art in the bohemian hillside city of Valparaíso, and unwind in the family-friendly beachside resort of Viña del Mar.

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  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

  • Juliet Ellwood
    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

  • Sally Dodge
    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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