The long narrow country stretches from the Atacama Desert in the north down to the glaciers at the southern tip of the continent. Wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the Majestic Andes, you will be awed by its beauty.
This long narrow country stretches from the Arica Desert in the north to icy Patagonia in the south with the Andes and the Pacific Ocean forming a dramatic backdrop. The majestic streets and impressive public buildings of Santiago are overlooked by the Virgin Mary from the top of Cerro San Cristobal. View the geological spectacle of Moon valley in the Atacama Desert or make the spectacular lake crossing of the Andes into Argentina - partly by bus and by boat.
Time zone: - 4 (6 hours behind South Africa)
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San Pedro de Atacama
The Atacama Desert, located between the Pacific Ocean and the majestic peaks of the Andes, is one of the most beautiful and the most arid desert in the world. San Pedro de Atacama, a remote oasis in the middle of the desert, can be easily reached by highway from Antofagasta
With the impressive framing of the Andes Mountains in the background, the capital, Santiago offers visitors a variety of attractions: museums, cinemas, ar t galleries, restaurants, malls, exclusive shops, crafts and parks. On the pacific coast, are the beautiful sister cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar.
Andean Lake Crossing
Crossing the Andes from Bariloche in Argentina to Puerto Montt in Chile is an experience of a lifetime. During the two day journey you will travel by boat across a number of magnificent lakes & by bus along the mountain routes. Take in the rich green hues of ‘Emerald Lake’ & magnificent vistas of the Osorno, Puntiagudo, & Tronador volcanoes.
Journey through Nahuel Huapí National Park, one of the jewels of Argentina.
Chilean Patagaonia cruising
Embark on an exciting cruise to places seen by few people on earth. Cruise through the Strait of Magellan, to the Beagle Channel, the Pia Glacier, Ainsworth Bay and the Tuckers Islets and Cape Horn, also known as the end of the Earth. View Antarctic birds and animals from up close and marvel at the icy beauty.