One of the most varied landscapes in South America, Chile boasts, deserts, coastline, lakes, glaciers, forests, valleys of vineyards and volcanoes. Santiago, the capital, is located in the center of the country and its history dates from colonial times. It is a city of pedestrian streets, plazas and parks. Visit the Plaza de Armas, Civic Center, Palace of Fine Arts and San Cristobal. Outside Santiago visit the resort of Vina del Mar, famous for its song festival and the charming port city of Valparaiso. While in Chile visit the lake district which begins in the town of Puerto Montt and comprises four lakes. It is possible to boat and bus from the Chilean side to Bariloche in Argentina. Chilean Patagonia known as the land of mountains, glaciers and fjords, is a magical area that extends over 1,200 miles down the spine of the Andes. The north of the country is home to the Atacama Desert, the worlds driest and charming Andean villages. Easter Island 2,300 miles west of mainland Chile in the Pacific Ocean, is famous for its living face sculptures. Continental Journeys offers both escorted and independent tours of Chile.You can customize any independent tour or we can create a tour to fit your wishes.