Enjoy the ultimate South American trip with our 6 favourite places to visit in Chile
An immense strip of land that extends almost right down the west coast of South America, Chile has incredibly diverse geography. So a holiday to Chile means you can pack a heck of a lot in. There’s heaps of variety here and all of it is genuinely spectacular: from sampling wines to surfing sand dunes and trekking among snow-capped peaks to discovering the mysterious statues of Easter Island.
Here are some of our favourite places to visit in Chile.
Have grape expectations in the Maipo Valley
Chile is one of the new world’s top wine producers. The Maipo valley is sometimes described as the ‘Bordeaux of South America’ and it’s a great place to see grapes on the vines and learn about its production. Of course sampling a few is very much in order too! Try some made with the Carmenere grape. It’s almost unique to Chile and we think it’s super tasty. There are lots of ways to tour the vineyards, but hopping on a bike and going for a gentle peddle is particularly serene. The views of rows of verdant vines across the valleys with the snowy peaks of the Andes behind are spectacular. Obviously we don’t recommend you sample too much wine if you do!