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Chile Holidays: An Overview

Imagine a country where all the world's climatic and topographical variations are represented in a thin ribbon of land and you have Chile.

Like a spine along the western seaboard of South America, Chile is over 2,500 miles long but never more than 150 miles at its widest point.

The Original Travel team are hot on Chile, having visited several times in the last few years, and can explain what best to see and do in this extraordinary destination. We can arrange a visit to the lunar landscapes of the Atacama Desert, which receives very little rainfall - a concept as close to inconceivable as is possible to the average Briton.

In contrast, the Lake District in the mid-south is a region of mountains, waterfalls and forest designed for the enjoyment of outdoor pursuits. While we're on the active subject, there is quality skiing in the Andes, and we recommend resorts like Portillo and Valle Nevado which are knee-deep in powder from June to August. Santiago, the capital, is a pivotal point, and to the south-west of the capital lies the outstanding (and hugely under-rated) wine-growing district of Central Valley.

Further south still we know all about where to stay and what to do in wild, desolate and quite magnificent Chilean Patagonia. Here we can organise trips to see glaciers running down to the ocean, and the forbidding peaks of Torres del Paine, a world biosphere reserve, towering over a series of lakes and rivers.

A journey through Chile can see you experiencing anything from ice flowing in the Antarctic South to parched deserts in the North. The Country is a filling of great culture, food, contrasting landscapes and wine sandwiched between the Pacific in the West and Andes in the East. Our Latin America team are here to help with every detail of your trip, and when it comes to a tailor made luxury holiday, Chile won't disappoint.

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Torres del Paine National Park
Atacama Desert
Santiago & Central Valley
Easter Island
The Lake District
Torres del Paine National Park
Atacama Desert
Santiago & Central Valley
Easter Island
The Lake District
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Low season
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A Note on Price

Chile doesn't come cheap, but don't let that put you off! Many of the hotels are all-inclusive (meals and excursions included), so you usually don't need to worry about expenses when you are there. A two week luxury holiday to Chile staying at some of our top choice hotels could cost around £6,000 per person.

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Extremes of Chile

From £4,950pp