Discovering Beautiful, Astonishing Chile!
by Jen Campbell of Escape Destinations Travel
Chile is a remarkable place on this earth. It is home to the driest desert and rainiest places on the planet. From its snow-capped mountains, volcanoes, icy fjords to beautiful sunny beaches, fertile lush vineyards and even wonderful Polynesian culture, Chile’s impossible geography excels in diversity like few other nations.
Even Trip Advisor placed Santiago among its Top 10 South American Destinations (it was ranked number 2) for 2015 while Travel + Leisure highlighted Chile for 2015. Fodor’s and Rough Guides include Patagonia and Chile as best places to visit for 2015. So what’s keeping you?
Chile offers a beautiful kaleidoscope of panoramas and unique settings. Surprises in this varied and pure geography range from the Atacama Desert (the worlds driest) in the North to the fertile farmlands of the central valley, to the lakes, forests and various volcanoes of the South to the glaciers of Patagonia and Antarctica. Towering above all this and running the entire length of Chile is the long, serrated spine of the Andes, dotted with gorgeous colossal peaks and smoldering, mystical volcanoes.
Chile’s various geography has wonderful, friendly people, top-notch accommodations, delicious dining and numerous recreational opportunities, make it a Must See Destination!
Chile’s seasons are opposite of ours. A couple months after our ski season has ended, their world class ski resorts are open for business. If you’re a foodie, you can savor lush Chilean Wines, even staying at lovely vineyard estates under the glorious sunny skies.
Chile Quick Facts:
Only in Chile can you stand at “el fin del mundo,” the Southern-most community on the earth.
Only in Chile can you come face-to-face with a wall of turquoise ice at the world’s only advancing glacier.
Only in Chile can you visit the world’s most unusual collection of ancient relics- mysterious giant statues carved from volcanic rock at the Rapa Nui National Park, also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Only in Chile can you enjoy a bottle of world-class wine at the price of a gourmet coffee beverage.
Only in Chile can you ski some of the most challenging slopes in the world, then catch the Pacific waves in the afternoon- all in the same day! AWESOME!!
Only in Chile can you trek through rugged landscapes to see the world’s most southerly cliff paintings.
What are you waiting for, get out there to explore Chile!
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