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  • Old Vines, New World

    Chile has a rich wine history dating back much further than its recent popularity would suggest. The Spanish conquistadors and missionaries who arrived in the 16th century promptly planted old world vines in what was obviously very grape-friendly terroir. It wasn’t until much later, however, that winemakers got serious with their production techniques, and wine drinkers of the world have definitely taken notice. Since then, the market has exploded. Vineyards throughout Chile have opened their doors to visitors, and the number of companies offering winery tours can be quite intimidating. Fortunately, we’ve done the work for you, and any of the tours in this guide are sure to provide you with an enjoyable, uniquely Chilean experience.

  • Valparaiso’s Notes

    Valparaiso, once known as “the Jewel of the Pacific,” has been through it all and seen it all. Once a wealthy and prosperous port, the city suffered severe decline with the opening of the Panama Canal. Things have changed, again, with a burgeoning tourism industry bringing waves of new visitors to Valpo—as it’s known to locals. Drawn to the artistic atmosphere and laid-back vibe, travelers have embraced the colorful chaos that is Chile’s second-largest city.

  • Guide to volcanoes in Chile

    The Ring of Fire stretches 40,000 miles, nearly encircling the entire Pacific Ocean, and is home to the vast majority of the world’s volcanoes. Nearly all of Chile lies within the volatile zone, and the country contains almost 100 active volcanoes. Volcanoes can be found in virtually all parts of Chile, from the dry northern Atacama, throughout the waterlogged Lake District and into the icy southern reaches. This guide will take a look at some of the most spectacular cones spread around the land.

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