Rich in natural mineral wealth, volcanoes
and lakes, Chile conjures images of snow caped mountains and
ancient Mapuche with age old customs. The country is a maze
of rivers, fjords and inlets, perfect terrain for extreme
travellers seeking extreme experiences.
Chile's capital city Santigo combines the colonial with
the modern, where a metropolis sits in the snowcapped mountains
of the Andes. The city has a distinct metropolitan feel formed
from the variety of European, Latin and indigenous influences.
Take a stroll through the beautiful city squares and gardens,
or explore the vast number of theatres, restaurants and art
galleys. For volunteers who want to experience South America,
without the culture shock, Santigo's European flavour is enough
to persuade even the most timid of volunteers.
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Fresh powder skiing one day, wine tasting another, sunbathing
on a beach the next…all this within reach of Chile's
vibrant capital city, Santiago. With its stunning setting
on a plain with the magnificent backdrop of the Andes, Santiago
has a very modern and cosmopolitan feel about it.
Santiago de Chile is a modern city, which houses nearly half
the country’s population and produces nearly half the
country's wealth. The culture shock typically experienced
in other Latin American countries comes in a much reduced
form here: colonial, Latin and European influences are all
present in their own way, yet coming together as an attractive,
subtle blend quite unique to South America. Click on the links
to learn more about our Chilean expeditions.