Chile / Center
Central Chile Routes
The Andes, Pacific Ocean and Culture
Santiago is located in the center of the country, close to world class ski centers and also near beaches and sea ports at the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is, undoubtedly, the entrance gate to a geographic postcard that tourist cannot resist. Founded in 1541, it is the financial, administrative and cultural center of Chile.
Considered a city of contrasts, it is a blend of [More…]
The wine valleys
The history of Chilean wine dates from 1551 when Francisco de Aguirre sowed the first grapevines near Copiapó. Thanks to its fertile land, the country became an important producer during the nineteenth century, particularly due to help from French experts who transferred the Chilean the art of winemaking, a world renowned talent nowadays. Chile is currently the third wine exporter in the world.
There are five regions dedicated to this cultivation: Atacama, More…
Chile has excellent world class ski centers. Their great infrastructure offers the visitor a place for entertainment in the middle of the Andes. Between the most remarkable are: Valle Nevado sixty kilometers east from Santiago and 3.000 meters of altitude, this is the most modern ski center in the country and the largest area for skiing in South America. Portillo, located 150 kilometers northeast from Santiago, has capacity for 500 passengers.
Villarica-Pucón, located on the mountainside of [More…]