2580 miles lie between Arica, a town far up north, and Cape Horn on the southern tip.
Chile is divided into several regions: the Great North (Norte Grande), the Little North (Norte Chico), Central Chile with the Pacific islands, Little South (Sur Chico) and Chiloe, and the Great South (Sur Grande) with Patagonia.
Norte Grande, Great South, covers more than 730 miles. The driest place on earth, the Atacama desert, is right in the center of Norte Grande. Norte Chico is south of Copiago, and has semi-dry climate, contrary to its great neighbor, where rain is so rare that it is cause for celebration.
Book a rental car from CarDelMar in Chile today and drive along the endless Chilean coast.
The reward for your efforts is a Lakeland laid out before marvelous volcanoes that have been labeled the Chilean Switzerland. Winter tends to be rainy in this area, summer is warm and humid.
If traveling in the summer, be sure to book a rental car with air conditioning!
The Great South and the lands further south form Patagonia, the southern tip Cape Horn, Cabo De Hornos in Portuguese.
You can best discover this diverse country by rental car, allowing you to stop along the way and take in the breathtaking scenery.
Botanists will be fascinated with Little South, home of the Araukary trees that grow to be up to 200 ft tall. The Natives use the seed to make Chicha, a refreshing local drink. A major chunk of the local income is provided by sheep. More than ten million of them are gathered in the vast Estanicias in southern Chile where they are given a new hair cut.
If you have made it all the way to the south you should not miss the Torres del Paine National Park, a natural pearl with 9850 ft high peaks in the background. The park stretches out over almost 1000 miles, making a rental car an absolute necessity if you want to discover it in all its glory. The park is populated by pumas and more than 100 different kinds of birds, among them parrots, flamingos, and condors.
Chile is sober and colorful, quiet and buzzing, green and sandy, ocean and mountains. It is too many things to list and that is just what its magic is all about: the enormous diversity and remarkable beauty wherever you turn. Book your rental car today and don't miss out on a trip of a lifetime!