Geographically, Chile is one of the most unusual countries in the world. A narrow strip clinging to the west coast of South America, it’s 2,833 miles in length but is never more than 221 miles wide. The mighty Andes provide its eastern border, the Pacific Ocean the western. Top to bottom, it incorporates bone-dry deserts, salt flats, temperate rainforests, glaciers and fjords.
With a luxury holiday to Chile with Lightfoot Travel, you’ll discover one of the world’s most breathtaking lands with your own highly personalised itinerary.
Santiago, with its Central Valley location, is a great starting point for a luxury holiday in Chile. It’s a cosmopolitan, fun city with stylish boutique hotels and plenty of colonial charm. The coast is an hour away, there’s top skiing in the nearby mountains, while the famous vineyards of Rapel Valley are a stone’s throw away.
From Santiago you can go on to explore some of South America’s spectacular nature. North near the border with Bolivia lies the Atacama Desert, the driest on Earth. There’s a remarkable barren beauty in its vistas that range from otherworldly saltpan expanses to dramatic volcanoes to geo hot springs and geysers.
Heading south and sharply contrasting with the Atacama, lie the lush landscapes of the Lake District – “the land of lakes, rivers and volcanoes”. It’s a paradise for outdoor adventurers with wonderful hiking, kayaking and fly-fishing available among its shimmering lakes, deep forests and conical volcanic basins.
In the far south is the awe-inspiring land of Patagonia, which has tempted explorers for centuries. For many, Patagonia is the crowning glory of all Chile’s natural wonders with thick swathes of green, temperate rainforests, ancient glaciers and fjords overhanging the ocean and whales frolicking off the coast. Just across the Strait of Megellan lies Tierra del Fuego, the dreamlike “Land of Fire”.
When booking a luxury holiday to Chile with Lightfoot Travel, our knowledgeable South America specialists will use their experience to design your perfect tailor-made itinerary.