Fodor's Chile, 4th Edition Including Argentine Patagonia

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From the arid deserts of the Atacama to the deep-blue glaciers of Patagonia, Chile is an adventurer’s paradise that shows strong tourism growth year after year. There is plenty to do, including wine tasting in Wine Country, flyfishing in the Lakes District, and trekking Patagonia–all of which are covered in special magazine-like feature articles throughout the book.
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Overview

From the arid deserts of the Atacama to the deep-blue glaciers of Patagonia, Chile is an adventurer’s paradise that shows strong tourism growth year after year. There is plenty to do, including wine tasting in Wine Country, flyfishing in the Lakes District, and trekking Patagonia–all of which are covered in special magazine-like feature articles throughout the book.
·Great planning advice for every type of traveler, from backpackers to city-dwellers
·Adventure Vacations chapter, highlighting the best outdoor activities and tour operators
·Scores of new maps for Lakes District and Patagonia chapters
·Expanded coverage of Patagonia
·Close-up boxes on indigenous culture, history, and current events

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400019670
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/19/2008
  • Series: Fodor's Gold Guides Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

About This Book ............ 6

Chapter 1: Experience Chile ............ 7
What’s New in Chile ............ 8
What’s Where ............ 10
Chile Planner ............ 12
Chile Today ............ 14
Top Chile Attractions ............ 16
Top Experiences ............ 18
Quintessential Chile ............ 20
If You Like ............ 22
Great Itineraries ............ 24
History You Can See ............ 27
FAQ ............ 28

Chapter 2: Santiago ............ 29
Welcome to Santiago ............ 30
Santiago Planner ............ 32
Where to Eat ............ 51
Where to Stay ............ 64
Nightlife & The Arts ............ 70
Sports & the Outdoors ............ 74
Shopping ............ 75
Side Trips from Santiago ............ 79
Santiago Essentials ............ 86

Chapter 3: The Central Coast ............ 93
Welcome to The Central Coast ............ 94
The Central Coast Planner ............ 96
Valparaíso & Viña del Mar ............ 98
The Southern Beaches ............ 118
The Northern Beaches ............ 124

Chapter 4: El Norte Chico ............ 133
Welcome to El Norte Chico ............ 134
El Norte Chico Planner ............ 136
The Elqui Valley ............ 138
The Huasco Valley ............ 150
The Copiapó Valley ............ 154

Chapter 5: El Norte Grande ............ 161
Welcome to El Norte Grande ............ 162
El Norte Grande Planner ............ 164
The Nitrate Pampa ............ 166
San Pedro & the Atacama Desert ............ 174
Iquique Area ............ 182
Arica Area ............ 192

Chapter 6: The Central Valley ............ 201
Welcome to The Central Valley ............ 202
The Central Valley Planner ............ 204
Valle Rapel: Colchagua & Chachapoal ............ 206
Valle Curicó ............ 217
Valle Maule ............ 221

Chapter 7: The Lake District ............ 233
Welcome to The Lake District ............ 234
The Lake District Planner ............ 236
La Araucanía ............ 238
Los Lagos ............ 261

Chapter 8: Chiloé ............ 299
Welcome to Chiloé ............ 300
Chiloé Planner ............ 302
Ancud and Environs ............ 304
Castro & Environs ............ 312

Chapter 9: The Southern Coast ............ 321
Welcome to The Southern Coast ............ 322
The Southern Coast Planner ............ 324
Chaitén & Puerto Puyuhuapi ............ 326
Coyhaique & Environs ............ 335

Chapter 10: Southern Chilean Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego ............ 353
Welcome to Southern Chilean Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego ............ 354
Southern Chilean Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego Planner ............ 356
Puerto Natales ............ 359
El Calafate & the Parque Nacional los Glaciares ............ 371
Punta Arenas ............ 380
Tierra del Fuego ............ 392

Chapter 11: Adventure & Learning Vacations ............ 409
Cruises ............ 412
Learning Vacations ............ 414
The Outdoors ............ 415
Sports ............ 417

Understanding Chile ............ 427
Traveling in a Thin Country ............ 428
Spanish Vocabulary ............ 430

Travel Smart ............ 438
Getting Here & Around ............ 439
Essentials ............ 443

Index ............ 453

About Our Writers ............ 464

FEATURES The Central Valley
Wines of Chile & Argentina ............ 222
The Lake District
Fly Fishing ............ 292
The Southern Coast
Into the Wild ............ 341

MAPS
Santiago Centro & La Alameda ............ 36
Parque Forestal ............ 43
Bellavista & Parque Metropolitano ............ 47
Parque Quinta Normal ............ 49
Where to Stay and Eat in Santiago Centro and Bellavista ............ 54—55
Where to Stay and Eat in Providencia and Las Condes ............ 59
Where to Stay & Eat in Vitacura ............ 63
Santiago Side Trips ............ 80
Valparaíso ............ 100—101
Viña del Mar ............ 112
The Southern Beaches ............ 119
The Northern Beaches ............ 125
Elqui Valley & The Huasco Valley ............ 151
Copiapo Valley ............ 154
Nitrate Pampa ............ 167
San Pedro & the Atacama Desert ............ 176
Iquique Area ............ 183
Arica Area ............ 193
Valle de Rapel: Colchagua & Cachapoal ............ 207
Valle Curico & Valle Maule ............ 219
La Araucania ............ 239
Parque Nacional Conguillio ............ 246
Lago Villarrica ............ 249
Pucón ............ 253
Los Lagos ............ 262
Valdivia ............ 264
Parque Nacional Puyehue ............ 272
Puerto Varas & Lago Llanquihe ............ 278
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ............ 284
Puerto Montt ............ 286
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino ............ 288
Chaitén & Puerto Puyuhuapi ............ 327
Coyhaique & Environs ............ 336
Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael ............ 351
Puerto Natales & Environs ............ 361
Parque Nacional Torres del Paine ............ 367
Punta Arenas ............ 383
Tierra del Fuego ............ 393

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