Lonely Planet names Chile one of its Top Countries for 2024 Travel 

Lonely Planet names Chile one of its Top Countries for 2024 Travel 

Recently, Lonely Planet named Chile as one of the Top Places to Travel in the world. It’s not surprising, of course… We've known this for years. Yet it’s telling that one of travel’s most respected arbiters of amazing destinations has bestowed this honor on our home country
this year.

When describing the gems of Chile, the writers highlighted the W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park, which is easily accessible from our five-star hotel in Patagonia. They also praise Valparaiso, the “plucky port city covered in street art” with its “steep and colorful alleyways,” as well as Pucon, known as “Chile's adventure capital.” Also noted are the “opulent wineries” of Colchagua Valley, home to “Chile's signature grape, Carménère.”

Of course, Lonely Planet barely scratches the surface of the wondrous and wide-ranging destinations Chile offers. Take the oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama, gateway to the otherworldly and eminently Instagrammable Atacama desert, which is the world’s driest. Travelers can be dazzled by the flamingos gathered at brackish Chaxa Lagoon and by the ancient rock art in the Rainbow Valley.

There’s also the Elqui Valley in northern Chile. Renowned for its pisco–a brandy that is the country’s signature drink—the region was also the world's first International Dark Sky Sanctuary. In other words, thanks to low levels of light pollution, this is one of the best places on the planet for stargazing.

Essentially, Chile offers virtually any experience you could want from a South American vacation. Interested in national parks? There are myriad, highly rated options. On the lookout for charming towns? Plenty of those as well. If you’re craving beach time, your cup runneth over with potential playas, and there are certainly winter-sport wonderlands to consider as well, depending on the time of year you’re traveling.

One thing most incredible Chile itineraries have in common? They start and finish in Santiago. There is simply nowhere better to plug into the culture of Chile than in its many-faceted capital, and no better place to stay than at The Singular Santiago. In addition to winning Reader’s Choice Awards on Conde Nast Traveler as one of the top places to stay in the region, the hotel is renowned for its superlative cuisine, whether at the first-floor restaurant or the rooftop bar. As the writers at Lonely Planet noted, the “chefs in Santiago are unlocking the potential of endemic ingredients,” and the culinary maestros at The Singular are certainly an example of that. And your superlative accommodations will be just the start of the wonders that await you in Santiago.

So what are you waiting for? Book your journey to Chile today, and see why Lonely Planet is so enamored by it.