The narrow 2,653-mile strip of land called Chile attracts a wide range of visitors from hikers to foodies to photographers.
Hikers tend to travel south to pristine, remote Patagonia. Urbane travelers enjoy the center for its fine wines, food and culture. Chile’s most exotic land lies 2,300 miles into the Pacific where dozens of Easter Island’s moai have been provoking conjecture for centuries. Perhaps the least known of Chile’s regions is to the north where the Atacama Desert attracts photographers for its stark, photogenic beauty. Increasingly, active and not so active travelers are discovering the Atacama. These stunning desert sights make breathtaking backdrops for hiking and bicycling excursions. If high elevation exertion isn’t your cup of tea, motorized transportation travels to many of these Atacama destinations as well.