Destination Spotlight: Chile

Destination Spotlight: Chile
27
Jun

The longest and thinnest country in the world runs from the Andes to the Pacific. As well as sharing borders with Argentina, Peru and Bolivia. Chile also has territories in Polynesia and Antarctica, making it a tri-continental nation.

From the high Andean plateau to the untouched southern territories at the end of the world, Chile invites you to live adventures in the middle of the world’s driest desert, in the unique rainy temperate forest of South America, in front of millennial glaciers that are waiting to be discovered or under the watchful eye of the Andes in the middle of the buzz of modern cities like its capital, Santiago.

These cultural and climatic contrasts have left an imprint on the identity of the country and its people. Warm, energetic, approachable and kind, Chileans share the love for their land, which invites you to build relationships beyond boundaries, to live unique experiences and to discover Chile.

 

World Heritage Sites

Chile is home to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Churches of Chiloé, some of the oldest wooden construction on the planet.
  • Historic Quarter of Valparaiso, Chile’s most important port dating back to 1536.
  • Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Offices, relive the glory days of saltpeter and one of the most glamours periods of Chile’s history.
  • Mining Town of Sewell, known as the city of stairs.
  • Qhapap Ñan, a road network built over many centuries by the Incas.

Wine Tourism

Visit Casablanca and Valparaiso, one of the 10 Great Wine Capitals of the world. Serious gastronomes can experience exquisite food and wine pairings at the stately vineyards in the central region.

Tour underground cellars and old vineyard manors and discover how the experts elaborate the finest wines from sophisticated carménère – the ‘lost’ French variety – or the fuller-bodied cabernet sauvignon in the Colchagua, Maule and Maipo valleys.

For a truly unique experience, visit Chile between March and April when the grape harvest festivals take place throughout the country.