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Contrast the salt flats, geysers and moonscapes of the arid north with the lakes, glaciers and temperate forests of Patagonia.

Chile is a country defined by its diverse landscapes, which range from the pristine lakes, towering peaks and glaciers of Patagonia to the huge rock formations and geysers of its arid north, via the lush Andean vineyards of the Central Valley.

One of the most iconic images of Chile is that of the the distinctive ‘Los Cuernos’ horn-shaped peaks in the Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, one of the best national parks anywhere in the world, particularly for hiking enthusiasts. Both north and south of here you can embark on expedition cruises to immense remote glaciers. Northern Patagonia is dominated by the Chile's Lake District, an outstanding area of natural beauty, whose glistening lakes, verdant forest and European style towns give it a distinctly alpine feel.

Heading north, Chile's central region is charactarised by its pristine vineyards, especially those clustered around the capital Santiago and in the Santa Cruz wine region. The spectacular Atacama Desert spreads out across the north of the country, famed for its cinematic rock formations, vast salt flats, flamingo-filled lagoons and billowing geysers, in total contrast to the landscape experienced in the south.

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Atacama Desert

The Atacama is a popular region of cinematic rock formations, billowing geysers and expansive salt flats.

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Santa Cruz Vineyards

Santa Cruz provides a base from which you can explore the largest wine region in Chile, producer of an outstanding array of r…

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Pucón & Lake District

Mountain town on the shore of Lake Villarica in the heart of the beautiful Lake District and overlooked by a snow-capped act…

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Puerto Varas & Lake District

The ideal base from which to discover the alpine scenery, German heritage and fishing communities of the region.

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Northern Ice Field Skorpios II Cruise

Cruise through stunning fjords to lush mountains, sculptured icebergs, colourful fishing villages to the spectacular San Rafa…

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Southern Ice Field Skorpios III Cruise

Follow the Kawaskar route from Puerto Natales through the fjords, bays and immense glaciers of the Southern Patagonian Ice Fi…

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Patagonia and Torres del Paine

Snow-covered mountains, dense forest, turquoise lakes and electric-blue icebergs await in Torres del Paine.

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Tierra del Fuego & Cape Horn Cruises

Tierra del Fuego embraces the romantic wilderness of Patagonia, a land of glaciers, immense granite massifs, and the barren,…