Wedged between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Chile is a country of startling contrasts and extreme beauty, ranging from the towering volcanic peaks of the Andes to the ancient forests of the Lake District. Metropolis lovers can soak up the urban buzz of Santiago or Valparaíso, or venture south (very far south) to Punta Arenas, the southernmost city in the world. Wine excursions are another appealing aspect of Chile's attractions.
To the north, the land rises until it reaches the high-altitude Atacama Desert, one of the most inhospitable regions on earth. To the south, just the opposite takes place. The land falls away and the area between mountains and ocean fades into an archipelagic maze, terminating in Chilean Patagonia. Home of the magnificent, awe-inspiring Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia is awash with glaciers, lakes, fjords and a variety of flora and fauna. Of interest to the adventurous traveler are the ancient mysteries of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), home of the gigantic moai sculptures.
Secluded, evocative and uniquely Chilean, Atacama, Patagonia and Rapa Nui can all be experienced through the award-winning explora family of lodges, whose philosophy encourages travelers to experience "the natural and cultural environment of the remote." Frontiers applauds explora's commitment to the unique environment and inhabitants of Chile's wild places and is proud to be a preferred supplier of their lodges.
With over 30 years of experience creating tailor-made travel to Chile, Frontiers' list of contacts and friends within the country is extensive. Our experts are well prepared to coordinate your arrangements in this diverse land, according to your interests. Contact or Anne Burgard to begin planning your travels to Chile.
LAN Airlines is our preferred partner carrier for travel to South America. Frontiers offers discounted tour fares in Business and Economy class to all major Frontiers destinations in South America, with service from New York JFK, Los Angeles and Miami. Contact Joyce Larkin in our Air Department to discuss your options.
Photos Courtesy of: Awasi Atacama and Patagonia, explora and Vik Chile