Long and narrow, Chile stretches half the length of South America, from the border of Peru in the north down to the tip of continent. From deserts to lakes, coasts to mountains and the famous fjords of Patagonia, Chile is a country of contrasts and diverse landscapes. No matter your travel preferences, there’s certainly something for everyone!

Here are 9 gorgeous photos to inspire you to visit Chile!

Santiago, the captial city, is set against the backdrop of the Andes Mountains. There’s quite a few hills, so find yourself one and enjoy the view from the top.

View of Santiago from the top of Cerro Santa Lucia

Valparaiso is known for its steep funiculars, street art and colourful, clifftop homes. Come prepared with good walking shoes, as you’ll want to wander all day long.

Colourful houses in Valparaiso, Chile make it an interesting place to visit.

In Concon, the dunes literally meet the city. Climb them, try sandboarding, or just watch the phenomenal sunsets.

In Concon, Chile, the sand dunes literally meet the city.

Visit the Atacama Desert and be prepared for some surreal and diverse landscapes. Bubbling geysers and hot springs, landscapes resembling other planets and blindingly white salt flats are just a part of what you’ll see in the Atacama Desert.

Discover one of the largest salt flats in the world,….

One of the largest salt flats in the world is in the Atacama Desert.

take a hike in this landscape resembling Mars, ……

The landscape may resemble Mars, but the Atacama Desert is one of the more popular places to visit in Chile.

or go for a dip in the salt pools (yes, you can swim in a few of them), …

Take a dip in the salt pools at Lake Tebinquinche

or admire scenery like this. It’s all the Atacama Desert.

Driving in the Atacama Desert, Chile.

Gaze in awe at the Andes Mountains, which run through South America from the north right down to the southern tip, and make up the background of almost any picture.

The Andes Mountains are in the picture almost anywhere you visit in Chile.

This impressive sculpture, the Hand of the Desert, rises out of the sand in the Atacama Desert.

The Hand of the Desert rises out of the sand in the Atacama Desert, Chile.

Fjords, glaciers and excellent hiking are found in Patagonia at the southernmost tip of South America.

Patagonia, Chile is one of the more popular places to visit in Chile.

Have these photos inspired you to visit Chile?

9 Gorgeous Photos that will inspire you to visit Chile

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  1. Chilean landscapes look absolutely amazing! I like the sand boarding idea; how fun!

  2. Chile looks like a diverse destination! I loved the architecture in the city picture and the scenery of the desert and the mountains looks like a cool place to visit.

  3. You are correct – these pictures are gorgeous! I have been to Brazil but not Chile.

  4. Wow, fantastic pictures! Now I want to visit Chile for real! I love the image of Atacama Desert. So beautiful.

  5. Emily Ackerman says:

    I have always wanted to go to Chile! someday

  6. I cannot get over the variety of landscapes here!! So incredible!! Thank you for sharing this beautiful place with us!

  7. Very picturesque! Chile has never been on my bucket list! I really want to visit Peru and Brazil, but if I am already going there (one day, hopefully soon), then why not to see also Chile… especially Patagonia! Thank you for these beautiful photos!

  8. Well, mission accomplished. I am inspired! It wasn’t really on my list (except my list that says I have to go everywhere) but it is now!

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