A RICH AND DIVERSE COUNTRY OF INSPIRATIONAL LANDSCAPES, CHILE IS A TRAVELLER’S PARADISE, AND WE LOVE IT!
A local legend says that when God finished creating the wonders of the world there were many pieces left over: sprawling glaciers and icy fjords, fertile valleys and dry deserts, soaring mountains and snow-capped volcanoes, beautiful forests and sandy beaches.
To maximise their brilliance, He put them together in a long, thin country, and called it Chile.
Chile is an extraordinary feast for travellers.
In keeping with the legend, we have put our favourite pieces together too, hoping to inspire you to put Chile on your travel menu and find out why we think Chile is South America’s hottest country.
The north has the driest desert in the world, filled with spectacular light and clear skies. The centre gives you vibrant, historic cities and fabulous wineries to savour the local flavours.
South is Patagonia, greeting you with picture perfect volcanoes, verdant green lakes and lush rainforests, culminating in the vastness of the Patagonian steppe and the spectacular peaks of Torres del Paine NP.
From top to bottom, Chile will inspire and reward you. We want to share our love of Chile with you and hope you will fall in love with her just as we have done.
A TRIP TO CHILE - UNRAVEL THE SOUTH AMERICA ADVENTURE WITH FORWARD TRAVEL
If you are a true adventure lover, either by activity or within your heart, and want to experience sprawling glaciers and icy fjords, fertile valleys and deserts, soaring mountains and snow-capped volcanoes, beautiful forests and sandy beaches, then Chile should be a destination for you to seriously consider.
This long thin country, located in the western side of the South American continent, offers a picturesque landscape to all visitors. It is one of the reasons why, for any avid travellers, Chile is always on their itinerary when it comes to touring South America.
Nature left nothing amiss when it created Chile. With the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Andes on the east; the Atacama Desert to the north, and Patagonia in the south, Chile is rich in all that nature has to offer.
Chile really is a country that provides the perfect feast for all types of travellers: pristine clear skies in the Atacama, historic vibrant cities with some very notable wineries soothing the taste buds of the wine connoisseurs.
The following is a sneak peak of the different activities to experience in Chile:
1. Get COSY with COFFEE SHOPS and CAFES in SANTIAGO
The capital city of Chile, Santiago, offers the coffee lover some of the best tasting coffee there is. Made from some of the finest beans produced on this coffee loving continent, you can relax at some of the popular cafes in downtown Santiago and watch the world pass by as you indulge your taste buds.
2. Exploring the Geographical Wonders
Chile boasts some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. This is evident at places like Moon Valley, the Salar de Atacama, Salt Mountain and the Geysers of Tatio. The impression these scenic places will leave on you will stay with you forever, as such beauty is never forgotten.
3. Adventure on the SNOW-CAPPED VOLCANOES
If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, then Chile has something to offer you, too. How about snow-capped volcanoes?
Chile is home to a vast number of volcanoes, so why not go for a walk or trek around some of these majestic peaks, or if you are up to the task, try climbing one.
With the volcanoes coming in different shapes and sizes, it is something that one should consider doing while in Chile.
4. Explore some of Nature's best Natural Parks
Chile as a country has realised that protecting its environment is something that is necessary.
It has huge stretches of protected parklands to small-sized coastal rainforests that are protected.
For this reason, visitors get to experience some of the best hiking and nature experiences they will get anywhere in the world.
5. Torres Del Paine – Nature at Its Best
If you are wanting to experience an unmatched natural beauty, Torres Del Paine is the ideal place for you to visit.
The location is situated at the southernmost corner of Patagonia, in Chile.
It has all of it – the rocky mountain peaks, ivory glaciers along with lakes.
It is a national park that allures people all over the world with the three gigantic peaks known as ‘Towers of Paine’.
All of these peaks are covered with icy glaciers, and the enthralling beauty is something that will leave you in awe.
6. Pucon – For the Love of Lakes
A lot of people ignore visiting Pucon, thinking it to be small, and not worth the effort to get to. However, we suggest Pucon as one of the ‘not to be missed’ spots in Chile.
The majestic Villarrica volcano blows the mind as it stands there like an immovable giant. It stands tall, surrounded by deep blue lakes. Pucon is also a great destination to do some self-drive touring.
7. Easter Island – Magical & Mysterious
It would be a great shame if you come back from Chile without visiting the Easter Island. Located in the south-eastern corner of the Pacific Ocean, and a short flight from Santiago, Easter Island is known to be an isolated beauty.
The area is full of mysterious statues named as ‘Moai’, and there are 887 in total.
It is understood that the early Rapanui people had designed these sculptures. The unique beauty and solitude offered by Easter Island are enough to mark it as a must visit destination.
8. Atacama Desert – The Driest Desert on Earth!
Did you know that there is a place on earth that has not witnessed rain for over 400 years?
The Atacama Desert, situated in Northern Chile, is considered to be the driest desert on earth.
It is home to endless salt marshes and dormant volcanoes.
The scenery and experience of the Atacama Desert will leave you feeling like you have stepped into another world.
Known to have the clearest skies of anywhere in the world, the Atacama Desert is a highlight for stargazers trolling the night skies.
9. Santiago – Time for Some City Lights
If you have enjoyed the raw natural beauty of Chile so far, then you must also experience the city life. Santiago is somewhere you should spend some quality time.
The colourful and charming neighbourhoods along with the rooftop bars will ensure complete relaxation for you.
We will take you to the art galleries and handicraft markets and get you completely immersed in the local culture.
Chile has so much to offer, so please talk to us about anything you may have in mind, or hit us up for more recommendations on what you should not miss.