It is one of the most geographically assorted countries in the world. Therefore, Chile has much to be explored. High steppe-like grasslands, ice-covered mountains, tropical rainforests, deserts, and evergreen forests are awaiting visitors.
In the north, there is the Chilean Altiplano. This high plateau covered with grass sits beneath snow-capped mountains. Also, there are pieces of evidence of the Spanish conquest in the forms of thirty churches built in the fifteenth century, still intact.
South of the Altiplano region rests the Atacama Desert A.K.A. the driest desert in the world. While it is a great beach destination. A trip along the country’s coastline will offer access to some of the best beaches, cultural landmarks, and desert views.
Wine country is the nickname for central Chile. If you could unleash your imagination, envision rolling hills and deep plunging valleys covered in green rows of grapevines: that is central Chile. Drive through and taste some of the best wines Chile has to offer, try some of the local cuisines as well, as they are highly recommended.
Looking for a road trip? The southern part of Chile is magnificent for it. Drive along the Carretera Austral from Puerto Montt to Patagonia, a 746-mile road trip that will take you near lakes and volcanoes, through evergreen forests, and to Aysen if you are willing to see some glacier on the way.
Indeed, in such a short article, the locations we mentioned are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to exploring Chile. Easter Island, where the well-known and enigmatic monoliths stand overlooking the island and the sea, is also worth a visit. Just how Chiloé Island is. This island is where churches are built only of wood and with no nails, and many houses and other structures are built on stilts in the sea.