Land of extremes, from the high desert in the north to the southern ice fields and Tierra del Fuego (land of fire) at the end of the earth.
Regions to Explore
The world’s longest and thinnest country, Chile is a land of beautiful contrasts. In the north lies the driest desert in the world; in the south, immense glaciers crawl over the wind-swept Patagonian terrain; and in between, volcanoes, lakes, mountains, and forests prove that the world’s most breathtaking geography is Chilean.
Cycle Through The Vineyards of Chilean Wine Country
Chile is an agricultural paradise whose bounty of fruits and vegetables supplies the world’s marketplaces and whose wine graces tables on every continent. A Mediterranean climate and increasingly organic, sustainable farming practices contribute to creating high-quality wines which are the purest expression of their privileged terroir.
Explore Chile’s Coast & Islands
From quaint beach towns yet to be discovered by tourism to world-renowned surf spots and everything in between, the coast of Chile makes it a breeze to add a stop at the beach to any travel itinerary. And of course, rounding out Chile’s beach landscapes is the island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) whose mysterious history and remote location has added to the draw of this Polynesian island.
Stargaze In The Desert
The driest desert in the world captivates and is the scene of some of our most transformative journeys. The geography offers photographers and travelers alike jaw-dropping scenes and endless adventures. South of the Atacama, Chile’s desert lands are home to bohemian towns, pisco production and some of the world’s most renowned observatories (hello, stargazing).
Take a Dip In The Lakes District
Take a Dip in the Termas, Cycle around Lago Llanquihue, Raft the crystalline waters of Petrohue river, and adventure to a private island. Chile’s Lakes District, a short flight from Santiago is a gorgeous example of what Mother Nature can do, given the right ingredients. And here they are loads of lakes, winding roads, shady forests, snow-capped volcanoes, rivers, fjords waterfalls, hot springs and forests of trees known and unknown, including the monkey puzzle tree.
See the City In Santiago
Santiago is Chile’s capital at the foot of the Andes. Santiago is a dynamic and contemporary metropolis located in the heart of Chile’s fertile central valley. Chile’s capital is a vibrant city full of character, with a thriving arts culture, trendy restaurant scene, and lively nightlife. Embraced on all sides by mountains – the mighty Andes to the east and the smaller coast range to the west – on a clear day Santiago boasts one of the most incredible city scenes in the world.
Heli-Ski In The Andes
Skiing in the Andes is on any adventurer’s bucket list. We’re so addicted to powder that we’ve been hosting ski trips here in Chile for 15 years. We are the exclusive operator of Ski Arpa snowcat skiing, the only cat skiing in all of South America, as well as a leader in heliskiing and backcountry tours. Combined with the best of South American hospitality, gastronomy, and culture, your ski tour is sure to be an adventure of a lifetime.
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We visited Chile to experience its wines and cuisine. We considered other tour operators but kept coming back to Upscape based on trip advisor’s reviews – and we are glad we did. We visited 9 wineries in all in the Colchagua, Casablanca, and San Antonio valleys. All our guides were proficient in English, very knowledgeable, and service oriented. We highly recommend Upscape for those visiting Santiago and surrounding wine country.
Bill and Ruth M. in Green Valley, AZ
“Please convey once again to all your colleagues our great pleasure in being so well taken care of. Our guides in Puerto Montt, Coyhaique and Santiago were excellent and accommodating, and our pilots were skilled and gracious”.
David Rockefeller in New York City, NY