A place of extremes and contradictions, Chile is home to a bewilderingly diverse geography and climate. Footprint's Chile Handbook will guide you from the endless and eerie Atacama Desert in the rth to the creaking, fractured glacial ice of the south, with beaches and rainforest to explore in between. Great coverage of the top activities and sights in the region, including Easter Island, Chiloe, the wine routes, skiing, geysers and salt flats Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from hiking volcaes to whitewater rafting Includes comprehensive information on everything from transport and practicalities to history, culture & landscape Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget Full-color planning section to inspire travelers and help them find the best experiences From Patagonian penguins to the buzz of vertigius Valparaiso, Footprint's fully updated 8th edition will help you navigate this adventurous destination.
Originally hailing from Los Angeles, Chris Wallace has been traveling through, and writing about, Central and South America since 2004. He has lived in Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Peru. He has spent long weekends at family fincas in Antioquia, traveled along both ends of the Amazon river, failed at tango classes in Buenos Aires, and made frequent escapes to Valparaiso to receive the palliative benefits of coastal air and electric pink sunsets. He has tailored travel and tourism content for entrepreneurs and publishers alike, having covered events as grand and life affirming as Barranquilla's Carnival on some days while dealing with tragic history by writing about Argentina's Dirty War on others. More than 10 years in, he feels he's barely scratched the surface of what this continent has to offer. Having said that, his primary goal is to see more monkeys.