Chile can't stop amazing me with its majestic splendor of gigantic Andes on one side and roaring Pacific waves hitting the coastline on the other end - both of them just a few a hours of drive away. While the Andes' surreal charm enthralls moments of visual glee, the small alluring towns lined up around coastline welcome you with cozy yet fancy restaurants, long walks by the beach, and the perfect Chilean charm and food. Even moments before you land into Santiago, the aerial view of Andes can totally take your breath away.
I decided to visit Santiago and places around because of three reasons - my love for mountains, age-old desire to trek a volcano, and a budget-friendly vacation. I spent four days in Santiago and went on day tours to visit places around. Here is my detailed itinerary: