Santiago with the Andes twinkling in the distance

With the Andes twinkling in the distance, Santiago boasts an impressive setting. The fifth largest city in South America is russet coloured, contrasting with the snowy peaks behind its surprisingly modern high rises. It’s a wonderful city for a stroll, with each neighbourhood affording its own unique character. Chile is a year round destination so the best time to visit Chile is… whenever you can travel! Santiago is best in the spring and autumn, which also a great time to visit the Lake District when there are fewer crowds. The Central Valley, just south of the capital, is one of the most fertile wine producing regions of the world and is ideal for wine tours and enjoying a gentler pace of life.