Located in the southwest corner of South America, Chile is the “tallest” country in the world. It’s almost 4300 kilometres/2670 miles north to south and averages only 175 kilometres/105 miles wide. With over 4,000 km of coast on the South Pacific Ocean, Chile also has a claim to a portion of Antarctica.
As well as the mainland coast, Chile also includes dive sites at the Pacific islands of Robinson Crusoe island and Easter Island.
The capital of Santiago is a diverse city with lots of attractions to explore and nightlife to enjoy. Torres del Paine National Park contains huge granite peaks and glaciers, while the San Pedro de Atacama desert is one of the driest places on earth and a true wonder to behold. Easter Island offers a great look into the past with the historical presence of the Easter Island heads, a.k.a. Moai.
Santiago International Airport (SCL) is the largest airport hub in Chile, and it welcomes dozens of international and domestic flights daily. You can also catch flights from Santiago to Mataveri International on Easter Island (IPC), Aerodromo Viña del Mar near Valparaiso (VAP) and many other locations along the Chilean coast.