This thin stretch of South America sits between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. From the dry desert of the Atacama in the north to the volcanic Lake District of the south, Chilean landscapes are unimaginably diverse. While Santiago makes for a charming capital, it’s a mere drop in the ocean. After you’ve explored its thriving culture and food scene, the natural wonders of the north and south await. The stunning Torres del Paine National Park showcases the breathtaking Patagonian landscapes, including soaring mountains and gigantic glaciers. The Atacama Desert region is officially the driest place on earth, and home to a flamboyance of flamingos, vast salt flats and the geyser field of El Tatio. Then there’s the mysterious Moai statues of Easter Island. Despite being over a five-hour flight from the mainland, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is well worth a short stopover. If you’ve got time on your hands, then the country’s wine regions offer a real treat for the palette. There are many well-renowned vineyards in the south, which is also where you’ll find the beautiful Lake District. Offering luxury hotels, lakeside lodges and glass-ceiling domes in the desert, Chile has a huge selection of accommodation from top to tail.