Chile’s capital Santiago is worth a day or two before heading off the wilderness. Santiago is located in Chile’s Central Valley, with the majestic backdrop of the Andes. The city has elements of French classic baroque and Spanish colonial architecture which are side-by-side with modern high-rise buildings. Santiago boasts a pleasant Mediterranean climate, and one of the few places that you can go skiing one day in the nearby mountains and the next go surfing on the Pacific Ocean. The beautiful and fertile valleys that surround the city give rise to famous Chilean wines. Select can organize wine-tasting yours and itineraries that travel the whole length of Chile. In the past months charming new elegant hotels have open their doors, from the new fashionable Lastarria to the sophisticated Vitacura.