Chile

Chile, which stretches across more than half of South America, has rich human history and a dizzying range of landscapes. Volcanoes and mountains, salt flats and steppes, lakes and rivers, woods, beaches, glaciers, and fjords, as well as lovely towns and cities brimming with culture and history, may all be found from the Pacific coast to the rocky Andes.

Hike the traditional Torres del Paine Circuit or the Paine & Fitz Roy Trek through Patagonia’s breathtaking and soul-stirring wilderness, with spectacular views. Explore southern Patagonia’s massive fjords and glacial vistas before heading north to the stunning Atacama Desert.

Visit the mysterious Easter Island, one of Earth’s most isolated places and home to the intriguing monumental sculptures of the Rapa Nui people.

CHILE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cristo Redentor and Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro
  • Sugar Loaf & Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro
  • Iguassu Falls
  • Carnaval in Rio
  • Ipanema
  • Brasilia’s Modernist Architecture
  • Salvador’s Pelourinho
  • Pantanal Wetlands
  • Ouro Preto
  • Pernambuco Beaches
  • Art Museums of Sao Paulo
  • Belo Horizonte
  • Amazon Rain Forests
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The best time to visit

The region determines the ideal time to visit Chile you’ll be visiting. For travelers traveling to Patagonia in the south of the nation, the months of October to March are the warmest and most accessible.

On the other hand, Santiago, the central valleys, and the Atacama Desert are genuinely year-round attractions. December to February are the warmest months in the southern hemisphere and weather can reach up to 30°C bringing visitors from all over. Therefore, it’s vital to book ahead of time.

The fall foliage displays in Chile’s Winelands make April an enticing month to visit, with fewer visitors allowing you more freedom to explore. It’s also a fantastic time to see animals, including the elusive puma, at Torres del Paine National Park. Dress warmly because temperatures can drop to 0°C.

Wildlife

Chile’s thin elongated form, which spans a wide variety of latitudes and elevations, has resulted in a diverse diversity of habitats and fauna. Elephant seals, sea lions, blue whales, humpback whales, sperm whales, sea otters, and dolphins may all be seen along the country’s enormous coastline. Guanacos, vicunas, alpacas, armadillos, foxes, opossums, pudu (deer), and Patagonian pumas are among the animals found in Chile’s various environments. The North Andean huemul or taruca is Chile’s national animal. Penguins, condors, rheas, slender-billed and red-masked parakeets, Chilean mockingbirds, multiple kinds of flamingo, and a diverse range of seabirds are among the bird species that may be seen during a Chile trip. The Andean Condor is Chile’s national bird.

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