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Santiago, Chile

Santiago

Sandwiched between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, South America’s fifth-largest city commands a striking setting with a Mediterranean climate for much of the year.

Santiago de Chile is a modern, cosmopolitan capital city with much to offer the discerning traveller. Founded by the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia, Santiago boasts many cultural and historic sites, while there is a vast range of exciting outdoor activities from trekking to skiing (seasonal) that are easily accessed from the city.

A vibrant city by day and night, there are more than enough high-quality restaurants and bars to keep visitors well fed and watered during their stay.

Cajon del Maipo, Chile
Cajon del Maipo, Chile

A little more about Santiago and Cajón del Maipú

To escape the bustle of the city head southeast to the Cajón del Maipú for horseriding and white water rafting, or east of the city and choose from a range of world-class ski resorts such as Valle Nevado and Portillo, a long-established haven for skiers and snowboarders from around the world.

Alternatively, sample world-class wines in the Central Valley winelands of Colchagua, Maipo and Casablanca to name but a few. Visitors may also wish to visit colourful, UNESCO-listed Valparaiso, an historic port around an hour’s drive from the capital.

Flamingos, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Flamingos, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Highlights of Chile

Explore the length of this filament of a country, full of vast and varied landscapes, from the lunar-like Atacama Desert in the north to the finger-like granite peaks of the Torres del Paine National Park in the south, with time spent amongst the snow-capped volcanoes and hot springs of the Chilean Lake District.

10 days

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Experiences

Museum Visits in Santiago

Explore the fascinating Museum of Pre-Columbian Art for an insight into Chile’s highly spiritual cultural history.

Discover Santiago

Stroll along the walkways that lead up to the top of Cerro Santa Lucia or take a cable car to Cerro San Cristobal to take in superb panoramic vistas.

Go Skiing in the Andes

Journey into the Andes to partake in world-renowned skiing at resorts such as Portillo and Valle Nevado.

See Santiago by Skyscraper

If you have a head for heights, a trip to the top of the Costanera Centre, Santiago’s 1,000-foot-tall skyscraper, showcases 360-degree views of the city.

Visit to Cajon Del Maipo

Venture to the stunning gorge that is a renowned mecca for outdoor adventures and home to the El Morado Natural Monument.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

James Armitage

James has travelled down the length and breadth of this extraordinary country, but has found that his heart lies in the quiet and remote Carretera Austral, a stunningly wild and beautiful frontier part of the nation.
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Paul Bird

Combining the arid Atacama Desert and iconic Torres Del Paine National Park in Patagonia, the dramatic contrasts of its landscapes make Chile one of Paul’s most treasured travel destinations.
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Paul created an itinerary that perfectly suited our interests, and we were particularly impressed with the properties that he selected for us. Thank you for recommending we visit the Atacama Desert, which we hadn’t even thought of visiting, but which turned out to be the highlight.

Destination: Chile
Travel Expert: Paul

James put together what proved to be a fabulous itinerary in Chile. We were slightly concerned that with 11 flights in 3 weeks we might be overdoing it, but the experiences in each location more than justified the travel, and James's first-hand experience proved invaluable.

Destination: Chile
Travel Expert: James

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