Chile borders on Peru to the north, Bolivia and Argentina to the east, the South Pole to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Chile’s extensive seaboard is the site of many important urban centers, including Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta, La Serena, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Concepción, Puerto Montt, and Punta Arenas. Needless to say, a coastline this long produces an untold wealth of marine products.
The country has everything in terms of nature (with the exception of tropical rain-forests): Ancient glaciers, snow-white salt lakes, parched deserts, lush temperate native forests, deep-blue lakes, cold rainforests, mighty volcanoes…
The north is rich in mining and marine resources. The Atacama Desert, the world’s driest, shapes the geography and landscape of the entire region.
Central Chile, home to Santiago, the nation’s capital, is a major agricultural and industrial hub. In between the majestic Andes and the vast Pacific Ocean, vineyard-dotted valleys make up the the landscape. The World Biosphere Reserve of Charles Darwin’s “La Campana” National Park and the World Heritage site port city of Valparaíso are also important regional icons.
The Lake District has both endemic nature, iconic landscapes and a rich indigenous culture to discover. Puerto Montt is only a short 90 minute flight from Santiago and with many direct connections for incoming flights is a great starting place for southern Chile.
This remarkable range of climates and landscapes make Chile an unsurpassed destination for nature lovers and for anyone wishing to enjoy quality off-the-beaten-track services in a safe country, Chilean Patagonia stretching from Puerto Montt to Capehorn, through the myriads of southern channels, unexplored islands, the Austral Carretera Austral Highway, various world-renowned National Parks etc., provide endless possibilities for exploration.