The Manifold Highlights of Spectacular Chile
This varied and exciting tour uses excellent accommodation and perfectly showcases the diversity of Chile in one comprehensive, breathtaking itinerary. Begin by exploring the fascinating history of Easter Island, visiting a variety of ahus (ceremonial sites) to see the famous moai (statues) and their red scoria pukaos (topknots). Returning to mainland Chile, head north into the extremely dry Atacama Desert and drive, hike or bike through this vast mysterious landscape. Then fly south to Chile’s verdant Lake District for a picturesque landscape of lakes, forested hills and volcanoes. Visit Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, hike on Osorno Volcano, and spend a day on Chiloé Island, home to a combined colony of Magellanic and Humboldt penguins and the last redoubt of the Spanish colonial forces. Continue to Patagonia in the far south to experience magnificent Torres del Paine – certainly one of the continent’s most iconic national parks. Enjoy wonderful landscapes and a surprisingly varied flora and fauna, including the chance to spot the elusive puma. For the active, there will even be an opportunity to hike to the base of the famous towers. With such variety and range of contrasts this itinerary is will appeal to those wishing to see Chile in all its diversity and splendour.