Chile: The Bradt Travel Guide

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Bradt Travel Guides, Sep 6, 2004 - Travel - 680 pages
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This new guide to Chile from Bradt refreshingly focuses on the country's natural history and culture. It encompasses every aspect of this geographically diverse country, from the immense deserts and peaks in the north, via the fertile central valleys, to the amazingly dense rain forests and glaciers of the south. There is opportunity to discover the culture of Chile, including mummies from the 5th century BC found in the Atacama, the world's driest desert, and Inca ruins residing on some of the highest peaks of the Americas. Travellers can hike the Andes, savor remarkably fine and affordable wine, and venture off shore to sail and kayak. The guide details every aspect of travel, from accommodations and eating out to national parks and sailing, in this most easy of Latin American countries for independent travelers.

This guide features:

· A strong emphasis on Chile's natural history, national parks and conservation
· Visiting the fertile wine-growing areas of central Chile
· Santiago and other major cities captured in detail
· Exploring offshore islands, taking advantage of water sports and other activities on offer
· Hiking in the Andes and the volcano-fringed Chilean Lake District


  

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Ghorepani we descend for the beautiful Gurung (name of a tribe) village of
Ghandruk on the lap of the Annapurna’s. The village is known for its traditional
houses, rich culture and the great
landscape. Walking down through the innumerable
steps we make a loop at Birethanti and 1000m catch our vehicle for Pokhara at
Naya-pul.We trek back no part of the trail on this itinerary. On our whole trek, we
use the mountain lodges called the tea houses for our food and accommodation.
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Contents

Geography and climate 3 Natural history 7 Conservation
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History 22 Politics 30 Economy 34 People 38 Culture
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Information 51 Red tape 52 Tour operators 54 Getting
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Eating and drinking 85 Public holidays and festivals
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THE GUIDE
103
History 106 Climate 107 Highlights 107 Getting there
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Laundry 147 Tours 148 Touring the city 148 Museums 166
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The Norte Grande
181
Central Chile
311
Valparaiso 311 Vina del Mar 329 North of Vina del Mar 338
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The Aconcagua Valley 342 From Santiago to Portillo 349
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South of Santiago
363
Araucania and the Lakes District
416
Chiloé
517
The Carretera Austral
537
Magallanes and Tierra del Fuego
575

Lauca National Park and beyond 196 From Arica to Iquique 199
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Isluga National Park 202 Iquique 203 From Iquique
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South to Antofagasta 238 Antofagasta 244 South from
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History 255 Chanaral 255 Caldera 259 Copiapo 263 South
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The Pacific Islands Easter Island and Juan Fernández
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Language
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Index
676
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About the author (2004)

Tim Burford is a writer and expedition leader who specializes in South America and Eastern Europe. His other Bradt guides include Chile & Argentina: The Bradt Trekking Guide and Georgia with Armenia.

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