Chile is the South American nation with most varying terrain from deserts to glaciers all in one vast land. The vast Andes mountain offering fun filled outdoors for some trekking, hiking and nature watching. Travel Chile for an action packed holiday as you peek into the tropical riches and the traditional values of this nation.
Santiago is the capital of this country, sandwiched between the coast and the Andes. Multiple museums and scenic escapades of Valparaiso make this place worth visit. You can see Volcanoes, hot geysers and vast grassland apart from the beaches, attractive lakes and rivers to marvel in Chile.
Arid Atacama Desert is untouched, apart from some trees, volcanoes and salt marshes; occasional lakes and Aymara locals have abandoned their homes that lie vacant in this terrain. Collowara Observatory is a must visit spot close to La Serena to get a glance at the galaxies through very powerful equipments and clear skies. Copper mine at Chuquicamata is one of the biggest open pit setup in the world for mining. Go to Parque National Lauca which is UNESCO world biosphere reserve to protect the flamingoes.
Giant icebergs and glaciers at the Inside Passage and Beagle Channel near Cape Horn is a must visit place. Many fjords, glacial valleys and icebergs can be explored during the cruise and exit at Tierra del Fuego or Perto Natales. Fishing in the lakes of Patagonia and Lake District, white water rafting in the Maipo and Trancura will be adventurous. Skiing at the well known resorts and viewing or participating in the national ski competitions is certainly fun.
Shop at the local bazaars for copper and silverwares, vicuna rugs, rare gems, colorful ponchos, jewellery and some hand made articles or souvenirs. Night life is vibrant with multiple restaurants and hotels apart from the night clubs, pubs and bars to choose from at this holiday. The capital has many good options for enjoying regional and international cuisine.
Your holiday will not only be rejuvenating, but also invigorating. It will remain etched in your memory long after you travel Chile.