Distinct from the rest of South America, Chile is a land that astonishes expectations. Its unusual shape allows for wide-ranging climates and terrain, as well as the diversity that makes the country so appealing to tourists. Home to some of the most remote and scenic landscapes with vast expanses of scarcely touched wilderness, from desert dunes, rocky mountain peaks and volcanoes, forests and rolling winelands to massive glacial fields, picturesque fjords and sunny beaches.
Chile is also culturally diverse, and this is reflected in both its people and its cuisine. Many of the popular attractions are found in the buzzing cities which offer many historical monuments, interesting markets, fascinating museums and a vibrant nightlife.