Chile: Adventure & Vineyards

With an irregular and elongated expanse of shoreline, Chile is one of the most diverse countries in the world. Immense stretches of fantastic coast make it an outstanding and varied superyacht charter destination; offering something exciting for everyone to experience.

In the far south lies the wind-whipped lands that surround the vibrant town of Punta Arenas, the capital of the Magallanes province. The southernmost harbour on the continent is the gateway to visiting prime destinations such as the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, the Beagle Channel, Isla Navarino and, last but not least, the famed Cape Horn. Punta Arenas is brimming with Latin American culture against a very contrasting and wild environment; a truly fascinating destination.

To the north, there is a dazzling array of attractions to discover. At Arica and Pichilemu the exciting world surfing championships are held, however the best surf spot for beginners is Punta de Lobos. Perhaps take time to explore the eerie mining ghost town of Humberston or watch flmaingos and rheads at the Parque Nacional Lauca. 

 

 

A cruise through the icy waters to the Strait of Magellan will allow you to see flocks of penguins and the magical gleam of the glaciers. Further north, in the winter months Chile’s coldest destinations transform into luxury ski resorts that attract the international jet-set, lured by fantastic skiing opportunities off the regular season. The towns of La Parva and Portillo are popular, exclusive resorts, conveniently located near the capital of Santiago de Chile.


Further north lies the amazing city of Valparaíso that appears to rise directly from the clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. Its breath-taking architecture, excellent restaurants, fascinating museums and fine art galleries make this a thriving cultural hotspot on the South American west coast. The fine seaside resort of Viña del Mar lies close by, tempting visitors with its wide promenades offering exceptional views across to wedding-cake mansions and soft powdery beaches that line the azure blue coast.


When to go:

December - April

High season:

December - January

Highlights

1

Visit the fishing village of Los Choros in the north to spot bottle-nosed dolphins and sea otters offshore

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The arid landscape of the Atacama Desert offers unique views of volcanoes, salt flats, turquoise lakes and abandoned homes of the indigenous Aymara people

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Kayak to accessible areas of the giant glacier at the San Rafael National Park to experience these eponymous beasts first hand

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