The Andes are crossing the country from north to south, attracting mountaineers and climbers from all over the world.
For a long time, Ancud was the last outpost of the spanish empire on Chile's pacific coast. Not until 1826 and 15 years after the declaration of independence, Chiloé finally became a part of Chile.
One of the main attractions along the Carretera Austral is the Queulat National Park with the Ventisquero Colgante, whose ice front terminates right above a steep valley.
With more than 5 Million inhabitants, Santiago is the undisputed metropolis of Chile. One of three Chileans lives here, and the capital has outgrown far beyond the the territory of the Comuna de Santiago.
The Oasis is one of the highlights of a trip to Chile and the touristic center of the Atacama region, offering numerous sights in its vicinity.
The granite pinnacles of Torres del Paine National Park are a favourite guidebook cover for Chile. The country's most famous national park is on top of the list for almost every tourist
Wir haben hier einige Vorschläge für Reiserouten durch Chile zusammengestellt - dabei sind Kurztrips in den Städten, Touren durch die Regionen oder auch Reisen quer durch das ganze Land.
Traumstraße durch den Süden: auf über 1.200 km führt die Carretera durch einige der spektakulärsten Landschaften Chiles.
Chile's little Ireland: Chiloé Island has its very own flair - and can be discovered on a round trip.
Quite worth a visit: The coastal region around Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, from north to south.
With some 4000 miles of coastline, ferries are an important means of transportation - particularly in southern Chile.
If you want to be flexible while travelling in Chile and head to more remote places, you may want to consider a rental car.
Given the enormous distances in Chile, domestic flights are a good option to avoid long surface travel, particularly if you're heading to the far north or Patagonia.
A few railroad tracks that are interesting for tourists still remain in Chile.
(Foto: El Sheik / flickr)
Dazu Beschreibungen der wichtigsten Orte (unter anderem San Pedro de Atacama, Santiago, Valparaíso, Osterinsel, Pucón, Punta Arenas) und Nationalparks (La Campana, Conguillío, Villarrica, Chiloé, Puyehue, Torres del Paine) und vielen weiteren Orten sowie praktische Reisetipps.