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Chile is a country of great contrasts: Endless deserts and ice fields, secluded beaches and high peaks, shimmering glaciers and volcanoes, lush green of Araucaria forests and idyllic fjords, all this provides the 4300 km long country. We have a wide variety of Chile Travel and Tours on offer.

Travellers will find remoteness in the deserted expanses of the Atacama desert and the endless grasslands of Patagonia. The modern capital of Chile, with more than 5 million inhabitants, it is the economic and political centre of the country.

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Situated in the South-West of America, Chile emerges majestically and imposingly with its volcanoes, lakes, deserts, untainted glaciers and forests, all swiftly brought to the eye of the tourist who arrives at this threshold of the South of the World. Guarded by the Andes chain of mountains, the Atacama desert and the Pacific Ocean, the landscapes of Chile remain capricious and untarnished: sumptuous valleys dotted with vineyards, rapid rivers, extensive salt deserts and magnificent virgin forested peaks await you in Chile. The extreme North is punctuated by the Atacama Desert, a world awaiting discovery. Acknowledged as the driest desert on the planet, its sands hide archaeological treasures over 10,000 years old, and one of the richest copper mines in the world. The majestic desert slowly gives way to cultivated valleys until the Central Valley.

 

Here, one finds the most important vineyards, large fruit plantations and the major cities, including Santiago, the capital. One of the great attractions of this zone is the proximity of both sea and mountains. Further South everything turns green. Broad meadows, native forests, lakes, volcanoes and picturesque towns framed by the influence of German settlers make this one of the most attractive zones of the country. The true force of nature makes itself known in Patagonia. The surprising cold-temperate jungle with its araucaria forests give way to the Patagonian steppe while the territory fragments into tiny islands, fjords, channels, lakes and glaciers.

 

It is one of the few places left on earth where pioneers and legends still coexist within a surreal landscape – it is the end of the world – where the Andes disappear into the sea. And there is more. From the South Pole, which can be visited for a few weeks during the summer months, to Easter Island, lost in the immense pacific Ocean. Rapa Nui hides its mysteries in huge moai. “Te Pito Te henua (the navel of the world), is a fascinating open museum.

country facts

Area: 756,950 sq km (292,500 sq mi)
Population: 15 million (growth rate 1.2%)
Capital City: Santiago (pop 5,000,000)
Language: Spanish and a handful of native languages, including Aymara, Mapuche and Rapa Nui
Government: Republic
People: 95% European descent and mestizo, 5% Indian
Religion: 89% Roman Catholic, 10% Protestant, less than 1% Jewish
Visae and health: Citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and most Western European countries do not require a visa although Australian citizens do pay a US$35 levy. A 90-day entry permit, renewable for another 90 days, is received on entering the country. For
Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz
Weights and measures: Metric

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