Chile HOLIDAYS

Travelling in Chile or even a honeymoon in Chile will always involve covering large distances.  It has affectionately been tagged ‘the thin country’, the longest and narrowest on the continent, with a length of 3,230 miles and an average width of only 120 miles. It is land of extremes, both in terms of geography and climate. It has a long tradition of democratic government, a strong economy and a solid infrastructure; it is one of the most stable in Latin America.

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OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN Chile

TREKKING

The national park of Torres del Paine, located in the far south of Patagonia, is a trekking paradise. Whether you are after a 5 day trek – known as the W Trek, a full day hike alongside glaciers or shorter, half day walks around azul coloured lakes lined with icebergs, you will find it here.

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

The central part of Chile is a land of volcanoes and lakes.  Linking them all are a network of backroads that will take you through some of the most untouched parts of the country, allowing you to truly discover what the Chileans are all about.

STARGAZING

In the far north of the country lies a small town called San Pedro de Atacama. A town located in the middle of the Atacama Desert with little or no light pollution. Here you will find some of the largest telescopes in the world, allow you to see beyond our borders.

WINE TASTING

Chile is now one of the world’s leading wine producers of both white and red wines.  With no real coastline to have your ‘downtime’ at the end of a holiday, we recommend spending 3 or 4 nights here, sampling the best that Chile has to offer

SIGHTSEEING

Chile is fairly thin on the ground when it comes to colonial towns, though it does have one, Valparaiso. This UNESCO world heritage site is where you will find multi coloured houses and buildings scattered over steep hills linked by a succession of funicular railways.

HORSE RIDING

You can ride almost anywhere in Chile, whether it be through strange moon like landscapes, below soaring volcanos, around alpine like lakes, or a gallop to see some of the Inca worlds southern-most ruins situated in eerie windswept canyons, you’ll find it here

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Very well organised holiday, great advice in choosing destinations and accommodation. Good guides and drivers at each destination. A great holiday.

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when to go to Chile

SELECT THE MONTH YOU WANT TO TRAVEL

A country as long and thin as Chile is going to have a diverse range of weather patterns, but in short, the country can be visited all year round with the exception of the far south.

 

Jan-Feb is the best time to be visiting Patagonia, the Lake District, Santiago, Valparaiso and Easter Island as this is their summer. Temperatures during the day in the middle of the country (Lake District, Santiago, Valparaiso and Easter Island) will be around 20 C. In Patagonia, the weather is unpredictable and can change at any time, but during the day temperatures will reach 18 C but drop quickly at night to 2 or 3 C

 

The Atacama Desert in the far north of the country can be visited all year round as it is one of the driest places in the world, but during Jan and Feb short heavy rains can occur leading to closure of certain roads, though normally only for a short period of time.

A country as long and thin as Chile is going to have a diverse range of weather patterns, but in short, the country can be visited all year round with the exception of the far south.

 

Jan-Feb is the best time to be visiting Patagonia, the Lake District, Santiago, Valparaiso and Easter Island as this is their summer. Temperatures during the day in the middle of the country (Lake District, Santiago, Valparaiso and Easter Island) will be around 20 C. In Patagonia, the weather is unpredictable and can change at any time, but during the day temperatures will reach 18 C but drop quickly at night to 2 or 3 C

 

The Atacama Desert in the far north of the country can be visited all year round as it is one of the driest places in the world, but during Jan and Feb short heavy rains can occur leading to closure of certain roads, though normally only for a short period of time.

A country as long and thin as Chile is going to have a diverse range of weather patterns, but in short, the country can be visited all year round with the exception of the far south.

 

March is still a good time to be visiting Patagonia, the Lake District, Santiago, Valparaiso and Easter Island as this it is coming towards the end of their summer. Temperatures during the day in the middle of the country (Lake District, Santiago, Valparaiso and Easter Island) will be around 20 C. In Patagonia, the weather is unpredictable and can change at any time, but during the day temperatures will reach 18 C but drop quickly at night to 2 or 3 C

 

The Atacama Desert in the far north of the country has just had its rains and is the perfect time to visit.

A country as long and thin as Chile is going to have a diverse range of weather patterns, but in short, the country can be visited all year round with the exception of the far south.

 

April is the end of the summer, so expect unpredictable weather in Patagonia, though often prices begin to drop and special deals can be found in what is one of the most expensive parts of the country – Torres del Paine.  You will still be fine visiting the Lake District, Santiago, Valparaiso and Easter Island

 

This is a great time to be visiting the Atacama Desert in the far north of the country.

A country as long and thin as Chile is going to have a diverse range of weather patterns, but in short, the country can be visited all year round with the exception of the far south.

 

From May through to September Patagonia can become inaccessible due to heavy snowfall and most of the hotels in Torres del Paine are closed. Expect heavier rains in the Lake District during these months, though higher in the Andes the snowfall means it is their ski season.

 

Excellent time to visit the Atacama Desert.

A country as long and thin as Chile is going to have a diverse range of weather patterns, but in short, the country can be visited all year round with the exception of the far south.

 

From May through to September Patagonia can become inaccessible due to heavy snowfall and most of the hotels in Torres del Paine are closed. Expect heavier rains in the Lake District during these months, though higher in the Andes the snowfall means it is their ski season.

 

Excellent time to visit the Atacama Desert.

A country as long and thin as Chile is going to have a diverse range of weather patterns, but in short, the country can be visited all year round with the exception of the far south.

 

From May through to September Patagonia can become inaccessible due to heavy snowfall and most of the hotels in Torres del Paine are closed. Expect heavier rains in the Lake District during these months, though higher in the Andes the snowfall means it is their ski season.

 

Excellent time to visit the Atacama Desert.

A country as long and thin as Chile is going to have a diverse range of weather patterns, but in short, the country can be visited all year round with the exception of the far south.

 

From May through to September Patagonia can become inaccessible due to heavy snowfall and most of the hotels in Torres del Paine are closed. Expect heavier rains in the Lake District during these months, though higher in the Andes the snowfall means it is their ski season.

 

Excellent time to visit the Atacama Desert.

A country as long and thin as Chile is going to have a diverse range of weather patterns, but in short, the country can be visited all year round with the exception of the far south.

 

From May through to September Patagonia can become inaccessible due to heavy snowfall and most of the hotels in Torres del Paine are closed. Expect heavier rains in the Lake District during these months, though higher in the Andes the snowfall means it is their ski season.

 

Excellent time to visit the Atacama Desert.

A country as long and thin as Chile is going to have a diverse range of weather patterns, but in short, the country can be visited all year round with the exception of the far south.

 

October is the start of their summer, so expect unpredictable weather in Patagonia, though often prices are still low and the occasional special deal can be found in what is one of the most expensive parts of the country – Torres del Paine.  You will still be fine visiting the Lake District, Santiago, Valparaiso and Easter Island

 

This is a great time to be visiting the Atacama Desert in the far north of the country.

A country as long and thin as Chile is going to have a diverse range of weather patterns, but in short, the country can be visited all year round with the exception of the far south.

 

The best time to be visiting Patagonia, the Lake District, Santiago, Valparaiso and Easter Island as this is their summer. Temperatures during the day in the middle of the country (Lake District, Santiago, Valparaiso and Easter Island) will be around 20 C. In Patagonia, the weather is unpredictable and can change at any time, but during the day temperatures will reach 18 C but drop quickly at night to 2 or 3 C

 

The Atacama Desert in the far north of the country can be visited all year round as it is one of the driest places in the world, but at the back end of December you may experience a small amount of rain.

A country as long and thin as Chile is going to have a diverse range of weather patterns, but in short, the country can be visited all year round with the exception of the far south.

 

The best time to be visiting Patagonia, the Lake District, Santiago, Valparaiso and Easter Island as this is their summer. Temperatures during the day in the middle of the country (Lake District, Santiago, Valparaiso and Easter Island) will be around 20 C. In Patagonia, the weather is unpredictable and can change at any time, but during the day temperatures will reach 18 C but drop quickly at night to 2 or 3 C

 

The Atacama Desert in the far north of the country can be visited all year round as it is one of the driest places in the world, but at the back end of December you may experience a small amount of rain.

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AN OVERVIEW OF Chile

The North has the Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth, scattered with a lunar like landscapes and home to the ancestral indigenous Inca and pre-Inca civilisations. Central Chile is similar to the Mediterranean, containing the nation’s capital Santiago, a city surrounded by fertile wine producing valleys and world-class ski resorts.

Continuing south takes you through Chile’s Lake District, 12 beautiful lakes create a line running north to south surrounded by lush green forests, rapids, waterfalls and active snow capped volcanoes that dominate the landscape.From Puerto Montt Chile’s land has been broken up into a land of glaciers and fjords, with access to the south being solely by boat or plane.

Chilean Patagonia is almost a separate country, and at one time even had its own government. Offering unrivalled views, untouched wide-open spaces, and the spectacular Parc Nacional Torres del Paine, it is one of the world’s last true wilderness retreats.

Deep into the Pacific Ocean lies Easter Island, the worlds largest ‘open air’ museum, and home to over 600 Moai – giant stone statues thought to be over 800 years old. It is one of those places that stir the imagination.

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