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Cheap Flights to Chile

Officially the Republic of Chile, Chile is located in the south-west point of South America. It shares a border with Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and the Drake Passage. It also shares a maritime border with the Pacific Ocean. To the north of Chile is mostly dessert that contains minerals, which are mostly copper. Meanwhile, the south of the country is full of grazing lands and forests as well as volcanoes and lakes. The southern coast also has a maze of fjords, canals, inlets, islands and winding peninsulas. Most of the population and agricultural resources are situated in central Chile. It is also the political and cultural center of the country.

Tourism in Chile has been growing these last few decades thanks to more foreign tourists arriving in the country. Visitors come to Chile for its natural beauty including the San Pedro de Atacama and the Valley of the Moon in the north, the Conguillo National Park and the Torres del Paine National Park in the south and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Valparaiso in central Chile. Of course, many tourists also visit Chile to travel to world famous Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean.

Chile enjoys a varied climate thanks to its unusual long, narrow and ribbon-like shape. Chile’s land area is 4,300 kilometers long and averaging 175 kilometers wide. So depending on where in Chile, travelers can experience a dry dessert climate such as when in Atacama, which is considered to be the driest dessert in the world, to a Mediterranean climate in the center of Chile and a wet and rainy climate towards the south end of the country.

The Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL) in the commune of Pudahuel is the main gateway to the country. Also referred to as Santiago Airport, it is the largest aviation facility in the country and the 6th busiest airport in South America. Other airports in Chile that operate international flights can be found in Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta, Concepción, Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas. Easter Island’s Mataveri International Airport (IPC) also serves flights from Santiago, Lima and Papeete.

When planning a vacation to Chile, be sure to visit as many of the popular tourist destinations as possible. Here are just a few of the highly recommended tourist spots in Chile to add to the itinerary:

Torres del Paine National Park – Called Parque Nacional Torres del Paine in Spanish, it is a national park that spans across glaciers, mountains, rivers and lakes around the southern Chilean Patagonia. The main feature of the park is the Cordillera del Paine, which is between the Patagonian Steppes and the Magellanic subpolar forests.

Easter Island – Located in the southeast of the Pacific Ocean and at the southeastern point of the Polynesian Triangle, this Chilean island is famous for the 887 extant monumental statues called moai. These are monolithic human figures that were built by the Rapa Nui people between 1250 and 1500. Easter Island is also one of the most isolated inhabited islands in the world with the closest inhabited island over 2,000 kilometers away.

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