Chile is South America at its grandest and most wild. The world’s longest country is roughly 10 times smaller than Australia, yet encompasses all manner of natural wonders, from fjords to deserts, glaciers and almost 500 volcanoes. Its vast coastline allows for stunning beaches and delicious mariscos (seafood), while its geography and climate provide perfect conditions for vineyards, making Chilean wine world-renowned.
The capital Santiago sits in the centre of Chile and features a stunning collection of neo-classical buildings and modern skyscrapers, set against the rugged Andes. Home to 40% of the Chilean population, the city is a thriving metropolis and hub of innovation. Head south and you’ll reach the famed Patagonia region, where breathtaking scenery, rare wildlife and a rich cultural heritage combine to create a place like no other. Click here to learn more about when is the best time to visit Chile.