Chile is a land of contrasts and immense beauty. This incredibly diverse country stretches for 4,300 km down the west coast of South America; from the desolate and dry Atacama desert in the north to the fjords and magnificent glaciers of Patagonia in the south. It’s a haven for wildlife and nature lovers and for those wanting culture, history, outdoor activities and natural, unspoiled beauty.
The variety of destinations in this unique country makes this the perfect place to plan a varied itinerary with a varied pace. It’s definitely not a case of one holiday suits all – there’s so much on offer that it simply must be tailor-made to ensure you get what you want, and get the most out of the destination.
The nature of this long and tapered country means the best time to go is dictated by where you want to go. For more detailed information have a look at the best time to visit Chile page.
Visit the contrasting landscapes of Chile; experience the Atacama desert, Chiloe Island and the jaw-dropping scenery of Patagonia and Torres del Paine.
Easter Island evokes a sense of wonder, its remote location, enigmatic statues, volcanic craters and Polynesian-inspired culture are all yours to explore.
Explore the beautiful landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park as you go in search of pumas and other wildlife.
From north to south, desert to glacier, with the bonus of Easter Island, you experience the rich variety that is Chile.
A rare opportunity to cruise through the fjords and channels of the Southern Ice Field to view immense glaciers, exploring on foot and by small boat for close-up views and observe flora and fauna.
Below you'll find some of our very favourite places to stay in Chile. However you can also see our full directory of properties by clicking the "All Places to Stay" button.
Experience the wonders of the Atacama Desert and return to the hotel to relax at the spa, swim in the pool and enjoy delicious local cuisine.
Experience the beauty and majesty of the desert and Andes highlands as you explore on foot, by bike and horse, returning to the hotel's creature comforts.
Spend days out hiking, cycling and exploring by boat as you revel in the scenery, history and culture of Easter Island, returning to the creature comforts of your hotel.
A top quality hotel in a stylishly converted industrial building with fabulous views over Last Hope Sound inlet, offering a choice of outdoors activities and excursions.
A stylish, family-owned and run hotel in the fashionable Lastarria district of Santiago, with spacious rooms, a spa and rooftop terrace and pool
An exclusive ecohotel and welcome on Chiloe Island offering a wide range of small group activities and comforts including a spa, sauna, 2 pools and excellent cuisine.
Explore the great outdoors on foot, horseback, by bike and kayak, returning to the hotel to enjoy spa treatments and top notch cuisine.
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Time: GMT -4 hours
Flight time: There are direct flights from London Heathrow to Santiago, which operate 4 times a week and take 14 hours 40 minutes. The Chilean airline, LATAM, flies via Madrid.
Language: The official language is Spanish. but other local languages are also spoken. English is spoken quite widely.
Visas: Visas are not currently required for British passport holders staying for up to 90 days, who are issued with a ‘Tarjeta de Turismo-Tourist Card’ on arrival. You must retain this and present it to immigration on departure.
Health: Generally none is compulsory but we recommend the following: hepatitis A and B, typhoid, diphtheria, meningitis, tetanus, rabies and polio. There is no malaria in Chile. A yellow fever certificate is required if you are coming from an infected area.