Discover a country where natural beauty is on a truly epic scale. Occupying a narrow strip of land down the western coast of South America, Chile is a land of fiery mountains, foaming rivers, and a fabulous coastline, interspersed with vibrant cities and sleepy villages. Chile is everything an adventurer wants, which is why it is rapidly becoming one of the most popular destinations for holidaymakers looking for challenging hiking trails and unrivalled natural wonders. Travel to Chile with Qatar Airways and explore some of the finest landscapes in the world, or head into the city for luxury shopping, indulgent spa retreats, and gourmet restaurants.
Chile has been is home to some of the world’s most pristine wildernesses, stretching from the centre of South America right down to the tip of the continent. It’s a dramatic landscape characterised by the warmth of its people, and the lushness of its forests.
Climate ranges from the driest desert in the world – the Atacama – in the north, through to balmier Mediterranean style temperatures in the centre of the country. This is where you’ll find most of Chile’s holiday resorts, avoiding the extreme heat of the north and the steamy rainforests of the south.
Central Chile is a region of considerable contrasts, with expansive vineyards to the south of the country’s capital Santiago, to some of the best skiing in south America in the towering Andes. This central region is also home to Vina del Mar, where you’ll find some of the country’s best beaches, casinos and attractions. For luxury shopping, head to Santiago or Concepcion.
One of the world’s most isolated and extraordinary locations is also part of Chile. If you’re in search of true adventure then book a domestic flight from Santiago to Easter Island. This Pacific island is famous for its ‘Moai’ – huge stone heads that stare enigmatically out to sea. If you prefer to say on the continent then travel down to Punta Arenas, one of the world’s most southerly cities. This part of the country is great for wildlife lovers, and you can visit the Seno Otway penguin colony, or head out into the southern ocean in search of giant blue whales.