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It was a Chilean version of As You Like It, with Douglas Tompkins as the benevolent duke presiding over the wedding feast. Fifty guests had gathered in... Read More

(25) Colchagua Valley Vineyards on the verge in Chile As a country, Chile has long been saddled with a reputation for inexpensive one-note varietals.... Read More

Adventurers have always trekked to Chile to tour its mountains, valleys, lakes, and deserts. Now they have even more to discover. Over the past few... Read More

Chile's most luxurious hotel, Explora en Atacama Lodge, has finally given guests a sybaritic way to rest their weary bones: the Turi Puri spa. After a... Read More

The latest train trips give you plenty of reasons to get on board. India's Deccan Odyssey (800/824-6342; www.deccan-odyssey-india.com; from $350 a night... Read More

Each year, nearly 25,000 travelers visit Easter Island (Rapa Nui); most come to see the moai—massive stone statues weighing up to 300 tons that are... Read More

As a wine writer, I love visiting winemakers in their tasting rooms, sampling small-production rarities I can’t find at home. But that’s hardly the only... Read More

Santiago has long been saddled with a grim, smoggy, spiritless image, and until recently the less-than-alluring metropolis at the base of the Andes... Read More

Barrio Bellavista, Santiago's rowdy bohemian enclave of artists' studios and bars, is now welcoming a more refined crowd. Here, where to find the best... Read More

When Germán del Sol learned about a forgotten manuscript discovered 20 years ago amid the remains of a sunken 17th-century Spanish galleon, he became a... Read More

The remaining U.S. wilderness Think of it this way: there's a finite amount of it, and it's shrinking. The wolves of Yellowstone, for example, so... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Highest Hotels.High in Peru’s Andes Mountains, nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, you start to feel the onset of what... Read More

Mexico$145 • VeracruzAs coastal Mexico slowly gives way to a glut of high-rises and libidinous throngs of tourists, a few tucked-away treasures hold... Read More

Want to see—and taste—the country beyond Patagonia?Slow Travel (www.slowtravel.cl; tours from $120) plans one- to four-day customized expeditions... Read More

A few months ago, I found myself standing on a grassy hillside on Easter Island, looking up at a giant stone head. The scene was uncannily similar to... Read More

Our favorite new shop in South America is a feel-good find. Pop into Santiago's Makelawen pharmacy (228 San Antonio; 56-2/638-3135) for a soothing... Read More

Edited by Niloufar Motamed; Reported by Colin Barraclough, Aric Chen, Florence Fabricant, Amy Farley, Mark Graham, Jaime Gross Darrell Hartman, Sarah... Read More

DESTINATION Aconcagua, San Antonio, and Colchagua valleys, Chile TRAVEL TIME Four days START/END Santiago/Apalta TOTAL DISTANCE 360 miles RESOURCES... Read More

The haciendas of South America are a varied lot. In Chile, travelers can sip a local Cabernet while staying at a 19th-century winery; farther north,... Read More

When people describe chile's lake district as the South American equivalent of Switzerland, they usually mean it in a topographic sense: jagged peaks,... Read More

If you've had your fill of sticky days, head south to Portillo, Chile, where—among 10,900-foot Andean peaks—winter's in full swing. The supremely... Read More

Forget the vineyards. These days, Chile has begun marketing a far less earthly attraction: paranormal activity. The country’s tourism authority is... Read More

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