Country Overview

Chile is a fascinating land of the high Andes, the remote Atacama Desert, spectacular fjords, glistening glaciers, the idyllic Lake District, and vineyards by the sea - all trimmed by an incredibly beautiful 2,650 mi. Pacific coastline.

Historic capital Santiago, in the heart of the central valley, stands beside the towering Andes. Few world capitals have a more dramatic setting.

Chile is also a land of world class skiing, fine wines, and superb seafood. In the desert north the world's oldest mummies have just been uncovered from ancient Chinchorro graves in the starkly beautiful Atacama desert.

Three thousand miles beyond the Chilean Pacific coast lies the most mysterious place in the world - enigmatic Easter Island.

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