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Fodor's Chile (Fodor's Chile)

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Publisher Comments:

From the arid deserts of the Atacama to the deep-blue glaciers of Patagonia, Chile is an adventurers paradise that shows strong tourism growth year after year. There is plenty to do, including wine tasting in Wine Country, flyfishing in the Lakes District, and trekking Patagonia–all of which are covered in special magazine-like feature articles throughout the book.

·Great planning advice for every type of traveler, from backpackers to city-dwellers

·Adventure Vacations chapter, highlighting the best outdoor activities and tour operators

·Scores of new maps for Lakes District and Patagonia chapters

·Expanded coverage of Patagonia

·Close-up boxes on indigenous culture, history, and current events

Table of Contents

About This Book ............ 6

Chapter 1: Experience Chile ............ 7

Whats New in Chile ............ 8

Whats Where ............ 10

Chile Planner ............ 12

Chile Today ............ 14

Top Chile Attractions ............ 16

Top Experiences ............ 18

Quintessential Chile ............ 20

If You Like ............ 22

Great Itineraries ............ 24

History You Can See ............ 27

FAQ ............ 28

Chapter 2: Santiago ............ 29

Welcome to Santiago ............ 30

Santiago Planner ............ 32

Where to Eat ............ 51

Where to Stay ............ 64

Nightlife & The Arts ............ 70

Sports & the Outdoors ............ 74

Shopping ............ 75

Side Trips from Santiago ............ 79

Santiago Essentials ............ 86

Chapter 3: The Central Coast ............ 93

Welcome to The Central Coast ............ 94

The Central Coast Planner ............ 96

Valparaíso & Viña del Mar ............ 98

The Southern Beaches ............ 118

The Northern Beaches ............ 124

Chapter 4: El Norte Chico ............ 133

Welcome to El Norte Chico ............ 134

El Norte Chico Planner ............ 136

The Elqui Valley ............ 138

The Huasco Valley ............ 150

The Copiapó Valley ............ 154

Chapter 5: El Norte Grande ............ 161

Welcome to El Norte Grande ............ 162

El Norte Grande Planner ............ 164

The Nitrate Pampa ............ 166

San Pedro & the Atacama Desert ............ 174

Iquique Area ............ 182

Arica Area ............ 192

Chapter 6: The Central Valley ............ 201

Welcome to The Central Valley ............ 202

The Central Valley Planner ............ 204

Valle Rapel: Colchagua & Chachapoal ............ 206

Valle Curicó ............ 217

Valle Maule ............ 221

Chapter 7: The Lake District ............ 233

Welcome to The Lake District ............ 234

The Lake District Planner ............ 236

La Araucanía ............ 238

Los Lagos ............ 261

Chapter 8: Chiloé ............ 299

Welcome to Chiloé ............ 300

Chiloé Planner ............ 302

Ancud and Environs ............ 304

Castro & Environs ............ 312

Chapter 9: The Southern Coast ............ 321

Welcome to The Southern Coast ............ 322

The Southern Coast Planner ............ 324

Chaitén & Puerto Puyuhuapi ............ 326

Coyhaique & Environs ............ 335

Chapter 10: Southern Chilean Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego ............ 353

Welcome to Southern Chilean Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego ............ 354

Southern Chilean Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego Planner ............ 356

Puerto Natales ............ 359

El Calafate & the Parque Nacional los Glaciares ............ 371

Punta Arenas ............ 380

Tierra del Fuego ............ 392

Chapter 11: Adventure & Learning Vacations ............ 409

Cruises ............ 412

Learning Vacations ............ 414

The Outdoors ............ 415

Sports ............ 417

Understanding Chile ............ 427

Traveling in a Thin Country ............ 428

Spanish Vocabulary ............ 430

Travel Smart ............ 438

Getting Here & Around ............ 439

Essentials ............ 443

Index ............ 453

About Our Writers ............ 464

FEATURES

The Central Valley

Wines of Chile & Argentina ............ 222

The Lake District

Fly Fishing ............ 292

The Southern Coast

Into the Wild ............ 341

MAPS

Santiago Centro & La Alameda ............ 36

Parque Forestal ............ 43

Bellavista & Parque Metropolitano ............ 47

Parque Quinta Normal ............ 49

Where to Stay and Eat in Santiago Centro and Bellavista ............ 5455

Where to Stay and Eat in Providencia and Las Condes ............ 59

Where to Stay & Eat in Vitacura ............ 63

Santiago Side Trips ............ 80

Valparaíso ............ 100101

Viña del Mar ............ 112

The Southern Beaches ............ 119

The Northern Beaches ............ 125

Elqui Valley & The Huasco Valley ............ 151

Copiapo Valley ............ 154

Nitrate Pampa ............ 167

San Pedro & the Atacama Desert ............ 176

Iquique Area ............ 183

Arica Area ............ 193

Valle de Rapel: Colchagua & Cachapoal ............ 207

Valle Curico & Valle Maule ............ 219

La Araucania ............ 239

Parque Nacional Conguillio ............ 246

Lago Villarrica ............ 249

Pucón ............ 253

Los Lagos ............ 262

Valdivia ............ 264

Parque Nacional Puyehue ............ 272

Puerto Varas & Lago Llanquihe ............ 278

Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ............ 284

Puerto Montt ............ 286

Parque Nacional Alerce Andino ............ 288

Chaitén & Puerto Puyuhuapi ............ 327

Coyhaique & Environs ............ 336

Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael ............ 351

Puerto Natales & Environs ............ 361

Parque Nacional Torres del Paine ............ 367

Punta Arenas ............ 383

Tierra del Fuego ............ 393

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400016464
Subtitle:
Including Argentine Patagonia
Publisher:
Fodor's
Manufactured:
Fodor's
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
South America
Subject:
South America - General
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Fodor's Gold Guides
Publication Date:
20080819
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 1 in .85 lb

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