Between the vertiginous peaks of the Andes and the vast waters of the Pacific is the Republic of Chile. Made up of 16 different regions that form a 4,270-km long strip of land from North to South, Chile is simultaneously home to the world’s driest desert and an icy landscape of glaciers and alpine tundra. Take a trip to Santiago, the capital that masterfully fuses tradition with modernity in its culture, its architecture and the overall flavour of its character. Outside of the capital, dramatic mountain ranges rise from the earth majestically. Far out into the ocean lies the island of Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, where Polynesian heritage remains strong, retaining the gravitas and grandeur of the island’s characteristic stone moai statues. Back on the mainland, regions like Araucanía and Biobío are synonymous with lush green wonderlands straddled by lakes, rivers and national parks. If you’re looking for the ‘Jewel of the Pacific’ head to Valparaíso, where colourful and artsy buildings match the bohemian lifestyle of this laidback seafront city. Chile is in equal parts diverse and inviting with so much to offer its lucky visitors.