Synopses & Reviews
According to the Latin Business Chronicle, Chile is the third most popular South American destination and had 1.8 million visitors in 2005, 10.6% more than in 2004.
The 2003 designation of Valparaiso as a UNESCO World Heritage site, increased interest in Chile's wine industry and in adventure travel to Patagonia, plus a continued fascination with Easter Island all contribute to the rise in tourism.
Chile is one of the most stable South American countries and appeals to a variety of vacationers with romantic beach holidays, wine-focused vacations, snow sport options, alpine attractions, and desert tours.
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.
- The lowdown on uniquely Chilean adventures, including Atacama Desert moonscapes, lush wine country, and the pampas of Patagonia.
Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.
Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.
Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
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About the Author
is a Chile-based freelance writer.
Kristina Schreck is co-author of the first three editions of Frommer’s Chile & Argentina, and is the former managing editor of Adventure Journal magazine. Kristina has spent the past decade in Patagonia and Santiago, where she works as a freelance writer, translator, and marketing consultant to hotels, ski resorts, and tour companies in Latin America.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
1 The Best of Chile.
2 Planning Your Trip to Chile.
3 Suggested Chile Itineraries.
4 The Active Vacation Planner.
6 Around Santiago: The Central Valley, Peaks & Coastal Region.
7 La Serena & the Elqui Valley.
8 The Desert North.
9 The Chilean Lake District.
11 The Carretera Austral.
12 Southern Patagonia & Antarctica.
13 Easter Island.
Appendix A: Chile in Depth.
Appendix B: Glossary of Spanish Terms & Phrases.