With flights to Chile more accessible than ever, now is the time to discover this wild destination. Stretching across most of South America’s west, it takes in some seriously unbelievable scenery. We’re talking everything from icy glacial fields to the driest of deserts, with plenty of breathtaking valleys, volcanoes and forests to see along the way.
West of the Andes mountains, Chile’s Atacama Desert is one of the best locations in the world for stargazing – pisco sour in-hand, of course. The landscapes here also look interstellar, patterned with geysers, sand dunes and lagoons populated by blush-toned flamingos. Split your Chile adventure between Atacama, the serene Lakes District and the legendary Patagonia in the south. A land brimming with spellbinding beauty – imagine snowy mountains, fjords, glaciers and ice-blue lakes flowing into marbled caves – Patagonia is the place to go for kayaking, horse-riding and hiking. Look out for armadillos, Patagonian pumas and guanacos (the llama’s southern cousin) on your travels.
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