Chile is a long, narrow country that extends from the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Known as the land of contrast it has a unique geography that covers the salty arid North to the South rich in ice-fields. Chile is an awe inspiring example of nature’s splendour and power. A realm of startling contrasts and breath-taking beauty! Chile’s attractions range from the towering volcanic peaks of the Andes to the ancient forests of the Lake District and end in Patagonia where the ice glaciers drown into the interminable ocean. The diversity of climates has created a broad variety of landscapes consequently creating inhabitants to adapt to the raw power of nature, generating a fantastic assortment of cultures. The large number of pre historic villages and world class national parks offer plenty of opportunities not only for the nature-minded and active traveller, but also for those interested in ancient cultures.