The geographic diversity of Chile is immense. In the north the Atacama Desert is the driest desert in the world, parts of which have never had recorded rain, and in the south in Patagonia snowcapped mountains fold into virgin temperate rainforests, which are punctuated by icy fjords and pristine ice-fields. And, of course, world renowned Easter Island is a unique Polynesian destination 700 miles off the coast in the Pacific Ocean.
In the norte grande; San Pedro de Atacama, in the norte chico; La Valle de Elqui and the Observatories of the European Space Agency, the UNESCO historical sites at the port of Valparaíso, the majestic lakes and volcanoes of the South, the Island of Chiloe, and in the far south the ice-fields and wild rivers of Chilean Patagonia.
In the south of Chile a new Route of the Parks connecting a string of national parks throughout the southern provinces; from the Province of the Lakes all the way to the Tierra del Fuego on the southern tip of Patagonia. Altogether, the preservation of these lands creates a huge national treasure, one that will assuredly continue to benefit the Chilean people and everyone who is able to travel to see wild Patagonia.
There is much to see in Chile, and much to do.