DESTINATIONS / SOUTH AMERICA / CHILE
|Chile is located within the Pacific Ring of Fire, which contains 90% of the world's earthquakes and 452 volcanoes. The capital of Chile is Santiago. Chile has many distinctive South American animals like the puma, the llama-like guanaco, several types of marsupials, penguins, whales and seals. Chile controls Easter Island and claims a portion of Antarctica as it's territory. Chile is the longest north-south country in the world, giving it a diverse climate. The world's driest dessert is in the North. A mediterranean climate is in the center. Easter Island has humid subtropical weather. There are also tundra alpine and glaciers in the east and south.|
|STAY / Elqui Domos astronomic lodging near Santiago, Chile.
|Elqui Domos is a very unique lodging offer, made to observe and enjoy the grandeur of the skies of the Elqui Valley. The rooms are 7 geodesic domes furnished in a two story plan: on the first floor a living room and the bathroom, and in the second storey the main bed and a detachable roof over it. Services are focused on sky wealth, so they are composed of: specialized astronomic tours, nighttime horse rides. This year they built an astronomic observatory within the hotel site with two domes that house Ceslestron telescopes. The domes are motorized with a digital camera for the observation of the moon and planets. This enables us the enjoyment of having an observatory of excellent quality just a few steps away from the rooms. Elqui Domos aims at being a magical place of rest, introspection, and observation.|
|EXPERIENCE / Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa and TIerra Atacama (The Spriit of the Altipland). The award winning architecture of this luxury hotel complements the flow of the geology in this privileged location and showcases the magnificent views of the Torres del Paine National Park, declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978. Two hotels with relaxing environments are great for star gazing, exploring the locations and enjoying luxury spa treatments. They have unique excursions, such as volcano climing, bike trails, excellent skiing and desert horse back riding to name just a few. Ski Portillo, near by, is shown below.|
|PLAY / Ski Portillo|