Explore Chile with On The Go Tours
The country of Chile stretches over half of the South American continent, from the world’s driest desert to the massive glacial fields of Patagonia. Along the way you’ll find perfectly-shaped volcanoes, impressive geysers, snow-capped mountains and gorgeous lakes. However, there's more to Chile than untouched nature and outdoor adventure with hospitable people, a world-class wine culture and colourful modern cities.Read More
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|||03 Jun 2016||Peru to Chile Express - 15 days
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The north of Chile is a vast expanse of parched lunar-like landscapes, epitomised by the Atacama Desert west of the Andes mountains. The rocky terrain is punctuated by salt lakes and eerie abandoned mining towns with wide-stretched and unbelievably clear skies ideal for stargazing when darkens descends. Discover this incredible scenery with our range of tours.
Chile Group Tours
Our adventurous group tours to Chile combine the highlights of Argentina, Bolivia and Peru as well. Group sizes are small with an average of 12 travellers, and travelling with us to Chile you'll get to immerse yourself in the local culture. We'll get around on local public transport and stay in a range of locally owned accommodation like simple hotels, homestays and guesthouses with lots of character.
Chile Private Tours
On our private tours to Chile, you’ll get to explore San Pedro de Atacama, get off the beaten track in the Atacama Desert, take in panoramic views from Punta Arenas and the jagged granite peaks of the Paine massif, explore Torres del Paine national park, see thousands of penguins and even get behind the wheel and self-drive through vineyards and Chile’s famed Lake District.
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Highlights of our trips to Chile
The Atacama Desert: A real highlight of our Chile tours is the Atacama Desert. Positioned amongst spectacular scenery of desert and altiplano in northern Chile, the small oasis village of San Pedro de Atacama is the tourist centre of the region and the gateway to the incredible Valley of the Moon, Chile's largest salt flat, the Salar de Atacama, and the steaming Tatio geysers.
Patagonia: At the very tip of the country is Chile's portion of Patagonia, a vast wind-swept land home to the unforgettable Torres del Paine National Park and the penguin colonies of Isla Magdelena and Seno Otway. Explore Torres del Paine National Park on our 14-day Santiago to Patagonia private tour of Chile.
Recommended places to visit in Chile
The narrow sliver of a country that is Chile encompasses a surprising wealth of diversity when it comes to landscapes from the driest of deserts to the most perfect-looking of volcanoes and rugged mountains. Discover the best of Chile with our selection of top picks:
Located on the coast in the far north of the country, the tranquil city of Arica enjoys sunshine year-round and is a popular resort with Chileans and their nearby Peruvian neighbours. It's here that you'll find the fascinating, if not rather creepy, Chinchorro mummies, which have been preserved for millennia and are now on display in the Archaeological Museum of San Miguel de Azapa.
Situated in the far south of Chile, Punta Arenas makes the perfect base for intrepid explorers looking to venture in and around the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. The city itself is an appealing place, the streets buzzing with activity, particularly in its giant tax-free shopping zone. Another must-see is the cemetery, often acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the world.
Sat amidst beautiful mountains in Chile's northern altiplano, the village of San Pedro de Atacama is the perfect base for exploring the numerous natural beauties that decorate the region from the dazzling salt flats to the otherworldly Valley of the Moon and the hugely impressive Tatio Geysers. These incredible landscapes are made even more so when you consider that San Pedro has not seen a drop of water since records began.
Comprised of dozens of thriving districts from the glitzy business areas to the more bohemian spots, Chile's capital of Santiago offers a diverse cultural landscape made even more appealing by the impressive natural backdrop of snowcapped mountains. It's also a city with its fair share of colonial architecture, interesting museums, vibrant markets and excellent restaurants.
The dramatic snow-capped mountains and brilliant blue waters of Torres del Paine National Park are just some of the reasons why this should be on every South American itinerary. The park sits in the southern region of the Andes mountains and is home to some of the most stunning hiking routes in the world as well as a diverse selection of wildlife and a number of natural wonders including waterfalls and glaciers.
Chile Travel Guide
Find out where to go, what to see, how to get around and a whole host of useful tips from visas to health when planning your trip to Chile.
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“I had long wanted to see the Torres del Paine mountains in Chile - even so they managed to exceed my expectations, and the notoriously inclement...”
by Lynette Cawthra
Posted on 22 Sep 2015