From sophisticated Santiago with its internationally praised vineyards to majestic ancient forests and soaring volcanoes, Chile is a jewel with a fascinating history, a diverse ecology and modern, colorful culture. You’ll see Chile from the peaks of the Andes to the rugged, open spaces of Patagonia.
Chile offers you trips to Chile, the impressive Eastern Islands, a Walk in the Lakes and Volcanoes, the immense Atacama Desert and the tropical jungle of Patagonia, among other destinations. The brilliant panoramas of Chile’s northern deserts, the landscapes of Patagonia, and the jagged Andes of the country, the journey is often just as magical as the destination itself.
Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui or Isla de Pascua, is a Chilean territory in the southeastern Pacific. On the island are 887 visible stone heads, known as moai. The moai were made by the Rapanui people and are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Easter Island is one of the most isolated places in the world, situated roughly halfway between Chile and Tahiti. LAN Airlines flies from Santiago, Chile to Easter Island, with a flight time of under six hours. Because it is so remote -- and because its economy is built upon tourism -- getting to and staying on Easter Island is expensive.
San Pedro de Atacama is a small oasis town and of Chile's most popular tourist destinations because of the surrounding landscape. The town is near the Licancabur Volcano and the Atacama Desert - the driest desert in the world. The Atacama covers a 600-mile strip on Chile's Pacific coast, and received very little rain because of the Andes mountains to its East. Trekking and climbing tours can be arranged from San Pedro de Atacama, and there are many tour operators in the town
Chile's Lake District is some 650 miles south of Santiago, the capital city. Located at the base of Chile's Andean mountains, the Lake District scenery includes conical volcanoes, green lakes and verdant forested valleys. Writing in the "International Business Times" in May 2009, Rich Grant indicates that canopy ziplines are an increasingly popular tourist activity in the Lake District. Canopy tours involve traveling between high platforms in the trees via an aerial runway.