Sunrise over Pehoe Lake in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Holidays to Chile
Stretching over a thin strip of South America, Chile is a country full of stark contrasts. You'll find the snow-covered peaks of the Altiplano, the sweltering Atacama desert (the driest in the world) and granite pillars in Torres del Paine (our favourite place in Chile).
Get off the beaten track - hike, stargaze and learn to cook classic Chilean dishes on a trip across Patagonia
Visit the geysers of the Atacama Desert, the driest, non-polar desert in the world with clear, unpolluted skies that are perfect for stargazing
Visit Chiloe Island to explore the rich culture and diverse nature, including a unique penguin colony and pink flamingos.
Capital city: Santiago
Currency: Chilean Peso
Time difference: GMT - 4 hours
Flight time: 15 hours to Santiago
Chile trip ideas
As well as the striking landscapes, Chile boasts an impressive line up of native wildlife. Walk amongst Magellanic penguins on Isla Magdelena, keep your eyes peeled for pumas in the Torres del Paine National park and enjoy the sight of beautiful pink flamingos along the Chilean coastline.
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Places to go in Chile
Exploring the Atacama Desert is a must; a desert that resembles Mars so much that it's used to simulate Mars rovers. Go to San Pedro, the main town and see Chile's largest salt flat - the spectacle of the bright pink flamingos set against the pearl white saltscape is simply beautiful.
If you like road tripping, you can drive around the Chilean Lake District on your own, exploring farmlands, forests, volcanoes and sheer clear lakes. For wine buffs, there's plenty of vineyards and wineries for to visit in the Casablanca Valley, renowned for its sauvignon blanc and chardonnay varieties. Santiago, the country's capital, is bursting with buzzing bars and restaurants, and historic buildings for architecture aficionados to admire, while the coastal town of Valparaíso is packed with galleries and street art that compete with the stunning views found at every corner.
Discover the dramatic natural beauty of the remote Torres del Paine National Park. Whether you explore on two feet, two wheels or horse, the huge glaciers, towering snowy mountains and shimmering blue lakes you encounter are sure to take your breath away. Off the coast, mysterious Easter Island will draw you in with tales from the Rapa Nui people who have inhabited this far-flung island for thousands of years.
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Things to do in Chile
It’s the unique experiences which make a VIVID trip special, and here are just some of the things you can do during your trip to Chile. Experience the real country beyond the obvious, whether it’s stargazing in San Pedro, white water rafting on the Rio Retrohue River, taking a boat out to see the penguins or hiking in Torres del Paine National Park.
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Map of Chile
When to go to Chile
Chile's geographical diversity means you can visit any time of the year and have a fantastic time. June to August is the best time to go skiing, while Patagonia is at its best from December to February. March is a fun time to visit when the grape harvests take place and wine festivals are in full flow. Easter Island has ideal weather conditions all year round.
|Torres del Paine National Park|
|Santiago & Central Valley|
|The Lake District|
Torres del Paine National Park
Santiago & Central Valley
The Lake District