Chile is truly one of the most remarkable places on Earth. A land of extremes and superlatives, this sliver of a country on the western edge of South America – over 2600 miles long, but only 110 miles wide – is home to the world’s driest desert among other natural phenomena. From snow-capped volcanoes and icy fjords to sunny beaches, fertile vineyards and underwater caves, almost every kind of landscape is here. The iconic Easter Island, known as Rapa Nui to the natives, is counted as one of Chile’s many islands. Its friendly people, top-notch accommodations and dining, and wealth of recreational opportunities make Chile a memorable and always surprising destination. Trekking in the dry Atacama, vineyard tours just outside of Santiago, skiing year round in the Andes, and taking a cruise to the Antarctic are just a few of the things one can do while in Chile.