Chile occupies a thin strip of land between the Andes and the Pacific, stretching 4,200km from the desert to the glaciers of Patagonia. It is a culturally vibrant and stunningly beautiful country, made up almost entirely of some of the world’s last true wilderness areas.

Despite being one of the most ‘European’ communities in South America, Chile has indigenous traditions that persist in the Andean foothills and in the southern plains, and most travellers are lucky enough to experience the traditional warmth of the hardy local people. Chile provides the intrepid with the opportunity to experience both the lush wine-growing regions around Santiago and the harsh wilderness of the Cape Horn fjords, where seals and penguins frolic in the bitterly cold waters. For sheer drama, the granite peaks in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park are breathtaking.

We can combine any of these South American countries — so do call Fiona with your thoughts. We can also build in wildlife voyages to South Georgia, the Falkland Islands and Antarctica to make yours a trip beyond all others.

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