Arrive in the Atacama Desert, and you might feel like you've landed on the moon.
With so many astounding things to see spread so far apart, you need a good plan.
I couldn't fault the care, concern and confidence the crew showed.
The trek named the best in South America is home to the biggest little mountains in the world.
It's vast, wild and isolated, and so pristine you can drink straight from the mountain streams.
The eight-storey facade with its geometric, distinctive design is easy to spot when stumbling back late after a few glasses of Chilean wine.
This is a special place, filled with the mystery of many unanswerable questions.
Long and narrow, Chile is filled with spectacular sights from the peaks and glaciers of Patagonia up to the moonscapes of the Atacama desert. In between, there's the sophisticated capital Santiago, wineries galore and the beaches and beauty of Vina del Mar.