With the piercing peaks of the Andes prominent in the north, glacier-riddled national parks of the south, and fertile, it’s fair to say that Chile has jaw-dropping geographical diversity.
Spend your afternoon trotting around Downtown. Visit the Plaza de Armas to see the oldest buildings in the city, some of which date back to the 18th century.
Spend an evening stargazing and learning what ancient Andean cultures believed lay in the night sky.
If visiting over the summer, be sure to hop on a local micro (bus) and head around the coast towards Viña del Mar where the best beaches are.
Casa Silva lets you stay and explore the area one day, then you can take a cab and drive to Santa Cruz to find wine tasting there.
In Ancud, stop at the brilliant and free Museo de las Iglesias which explores how Chiloé’s most famous buildings – the brightly coloured wooden churches.
Visit the Plaza de Armas to see the oldest buildings in the city, some of which date back to the 18th century.