Spice Up Your Vacation By Heading Off To Chile!
Chile is a South American country situated between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It shares it's borders with Argentina to the east, Bolivia to the northeast and Peru to the north. The Andes is Chile's best known attraction. With over 50 impressive volcanoes towering at 6,700 metres--all of them active. Even though the mountains are the country's premiere attraction, there are still more things to see within the mountain range. The northern section of the range is full of the more challenging, sharp mountain peaks, where the southern region has the Andean Corridor of the Lakes. Less sudden peaks are more common in the southern, as are crystal clear lakes. When hiking through mountains seems just a bit too extreme, the southern half of the country is where forests and lakes take over from mountain peaks. South of Coihaque is Elizade Lake, one of the smaller lakes in this part of the region. This is soon followed by General Carrera Lake, the second largest lake in South America. Between the Andes and the coastal region along the Pacific are the Atacama Desert, one of the most arid deserts in the world. In the south, between the eastern border and western coast, the land transforms into an amazing maze of breath taking small islands. Chile offers a wide variety of activities suited for those out to seek an adventure. Skiing is the most common past time--both for locals and tourists, while white-water rafting--which combines scenery and a powerful rush of adrenaline--is a very close second. And when you are looking for some sun, the beaches in the north west offer excellent opportunities for several water sports. Getting around Chile is easy: by air, you can arrive in Aeropuerto Internacional Arturo Merino Benitez the capital country's main airport, which serves both international and domestic flights. There are airports in the other big cities also. By land, there is only the matter of crossing to Peru between Tacna and Arica. Bolivia has a number of access points on land while there are numerous crossing points between Chile and Argentina. For a guided tour or package, you can call any reputable travel agent and get their rates. But if you're a young adventurer, backpacking is usually the best way to see Chile. So add some spice into your life this summer and head onto fun and adventurous Chile!