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Planning a trip to Chile?

Interesting facts and features of this fascinating travel destination

Chile has many different adventures to offer tourists, from stargazing in the driest desert in the world, ancient glaciers in the south, enchanting forests, and lakes located at the foot of massive volcanoes.

As with any travel or holiday destination it's recommended that you arrange travel insurance as near as possible to booking your trip, this could cover you in the event of unforeseen cancellations... for now, we'll explore interesting facts and features about Chile.


Chile facts

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Driest place on Earth

NASA research has concluded that Chile's Atacama Desert, located in northern Chile is the driest desert in the world.

With its cloudless skies, virtually zero light pollution and high altitude, the Atacama Desert is a favourite with stargazers and perhaps the best place in the world for observatories.

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Some weather stations in the Atacama have never received rain at all.

Tri-continental nation

The longest and thinnest country in the world running from the Andes to the Pacific.

As well as sharing borders with Argentina, Peru and Bolivia. Chile also has territories in Polynesia and Antarctica, making it a tri-continental nation.

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Chile is the longest north-south country in the world at over 4,600 km in length, however on average it's just 150 km wide from west to east.

Famous stone figures

Easter Island is famous for its array of almost 900 giant stone figures that date back many centuries.

Known as Rapa Nui to its earliest inhabitants, the Polynesian island was christened Paaseiland, or Easter Island, by Dutch explorers in honour of the day of their arrival in 1722.

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Easter Island is the world's most isolated island, located 2,300 miles (3,700 km's) west of Chile.

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