Set between the slopes of the mighty Andes and the Pacific Ocean is the geographical wonder that is Chile, the land of fire and ice. Stretching 6,435 km along the South American coast with active volcanoes and immense ice fields, few countries can match the astonishing contrasts of scenery witnessed on Chile holidays. The vast Chilean wilderness will take you from the jagged volcanic peaks, gushing white water rivers and the driest desert in the world, the Atacama. For something a little more luxurious, the far-stretching coastline makes for simply stunning Chile beach holidays.
At OROKO, we have unparalleled expertise in the world’s most extreme and diverse continent. Whether in search of extreme adventure, incredible culture or relaxing Chile beach holidays, we can customise your holidays to Chile with private airport transfers, exclusive experiences and the best of boutique hotels in Chile. Every client has 24/7 support from our trusted partners to give you complete reassurance and confidence that you’re fully taken care of from day one.
POCKET GUIDE TO CHILE
An age-old town of dirt roads, mudbrick homes and endless wilderness views, San Pedro de Atacama serves as the gateway to many of its namesake desert’s attractions. The town is an excellent base for trekking, climbing, exploring and stargazing. While in the town, you can admire the colonial architecture of the Church of San Pedro de Atacama, pre-Columbian artifacts in the R. P. Gustavo Le Paige Archaeological Museum and celestial displays at the Meteorite Museum.
The driest nonpolar territory in the world, the Atacama Desert receives less than 1mm of precipitation annually, with some of its regions not having seen rain in hundreds of years. Wedged between the Pacific and the Andes, this incredible stretch of desert is interspersed by jagged ravines, striking salt pans, thermal pools, vast geysers and volcanic horizons. On a luxury holiday to Chile’s Atacama Desert, find the eerily beautiful Valley of the Moon, the flamingo haven of Chaxa Lagoon and Chile’s largest salt flat.
Glistening glass skyscrapers reflect colonial buildings and the snow-capped peaks of the Andes. Cosmopolitan and dynamic, Santiago is home to some of the finest Chilean wineries, antique markets, street food vendors and colourful street art. From La Moneda Palace to the Museum of Human Rights, Santiago’s buildings tell the story of the city’s past. Sip a pisco sour at one of Santiago’s chic bars or journey up the tallest building in South America and watch the sun set over the magnificent cityscape below.
Stretching across the wilds of Chile and Argentina, our luxury holidays to Patagonia are tailored to eager explorers. Pay a visit to Los Glaciares National Park, where glaciers emerge from the lakes, standing tall in a shock of tiffany blue against the rugged landscape. Traverse the steppes and deserts like a true gaucho horseman or journey to the towering Andes, separating both countries. Visit the spiked peaks of Torres del Paine or perhaps the beautifully verdant lake district of Bariloche.