Chile is a stunning country, whose landscapes cannot fail to inspire. Running along the west coast of the South American continent, Chile is home to an astonishing range of landscapes, from geyser littered mountain plains to beautiful sandy beaches, vast mountain peaks to deep, wildlife filled forests. The sensational scenery, mouth-watering gastronomy and fearsome adventure sports that are emerging in Chile combine to make Chile holidays some of the most exciting anywhere in the world.
With so many beautiful landscapes, from the Andes Mountains to the world’s driest desert, there is an astonishing amount to see. The countryside is littered with vast glaciers, dramatic fjords, spectacular mountain lakes, gushing waterfalls and more nature than you could possibly imagine. Hiking holidays in Chile thrive, especially in the many national parks that have been established to protect the most wild and awe-inspiring natural wildernesses of this beautiful country. The Parque Nacional Puyehue is the most popular national park, which is a volcanic region, abundant in hot springs, geysers, waterfalls and lush forests, home to a staggering amount of bird life.
Adventure sports have really taken off in Chile, and although you can try almost any activity spot during Chile holidays, it is skiing and snowboarding in Chile that has really captured the imagination. There are some fantastic resorts for skiing in Chile’s Andes Mountains, with the Chile skiing season lasting from June until October. Snowboarding in Chile is particularly special, with vast, wide pistes and back-country to explore. If you would like to explore the skiing and snowboarding in Chile, look at the resorts of Valle Nevado, Portillo, Termas de Chillan and Antillanca.
Lovers of food and wine will be thrilled by the prospect of taking Chile holidays. The many vineyards in Chile produce some of the world’s finest new world wines, perfect for washing down the delicious beef, chicken and seafood dishes that the country is famous for. There are a great range of vineyards in Chile that provide wine tasting and Chile vineyards tours.
Santiago, Chile, is the country’s capital city. There is a real European atmosphere in Santiago, with a great range of architectural styles, an ancient city centre, and a smart, relaxed atmosphere. A holiday rental in Santiago, Chile, is a magnificent base for a cultural exploration of Chile, as well as an excellent place from which to visit the vineyards in Chile.
The incredible landscapes of Chile mean that the climate is very varied across the country. In general, conditions are pretty stable from summer to winter, with average monthly temperatures varying by just 10°C throughout the year, hovering around 25°C in summer and 15°C in winter. Rain is very rare, and daily temperatures of around 29°C can be expected in the hottest month, December. The huge mountains are cold, which gives an excellent option for skiing and snowboarding in Chile during the British summertime.
There are many flights to Chile’s airports from the UK. Chile’s Santiago Airport (SCL) is the main transport hub in the country, providing an excellent link to Chile airports in every corner of the country. There are no direct flights to Chile from the UK, but there are a great range of connecting flights from cities including Madrid, Frankfurt and Paris."