Chile – country of extreme. Occupying a long, narrow strip of land between Andes Mountains and Pacific Ocean, labyrinth of islands and six-thousander. Atacama Desert, the dryest desert of the world in the northern part. “Valle Central” region for good wine and exotic fruits. Carretera Austral with active volcacnos and tropical forests. Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego is dominated by ice and the world of glaciers.