Stretching along the western edge of South America, Chile is a land of geographical extremes and breathtaking landscapes, covering approximately 291,930 square miles (756,096 square kilometers). From the arid deserts of the north to the pristine glaciers of the south, Chile boasts a diverse tapestry of ecosystems that captivate the imagination and draw visitors seeking adventure and natural wonders.

The Atacama Desert in the north is renowned as one of the driest places on Earth, featuring otherworldly landscapes and starry skies.  It is also one of the 7 Natural Wonders of South America.  Further south, the Andes mountain range provides a dramatic backdrop, while the pristine lakes and temperate rainforests of Patagonia enchant nature enthusiasts. The Pacific coastline, stretching over 4,000 miles (6,400 kilometers), adds another layer to Chile’s ecological richness.

Chile’s natural wonders are as varied as its landscapes. Torres del Paine National Park, with its iconic granite peaks and expansive glaciers, is a trekking paradise in Patagonia. The Atacama Desert offers surreal landscapes like Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), resembling an extraterrestrial terrain. Whether exploring the high-altitude deserts or navigating fjords, Chile promises an awe-inspiring journey through some of the planet’s most remarkable wonders.