A guide to 7 of the best cities in Chile, from the extremes of the mountains of Patagonia, the Atacama Desert and rural villages.
With so many Patagonia highlights to choose from you’re going to need some help deciding which are the best places in Patagonia and how to visit each one.
The ultimate of Patagonia highlights, hiking in Torres del Paine is not to be missed. Here is everything you need to know for the best Torres del Paine hikes.
Before camping in Torres del Paine you'll need to make sure you are fully prepared.
Chile's Atacama Desert is a must-see location. With the unique scenery on offer there's nothing else like it on the planet.
Problems arriving somewhere is not a new issue for me. In fact it happened my very first day of travelling as I got caught up in French train strikes that…
One of my favourite places in Chile was the adventure capital of Pucón. Not least because of my excursion up the side of an active volcano. But more on that later.
If exciting activities grab your attention, then Pucón is the place for you. There is a whole heap of activities to try out, from hiking and hot springs to white-water rafting and skydiving. It takes roughly 8.5 hours to travel south to Pucón from the capital Santiago, some 800km away. Alternatively, if you’re travelling north through Patagonia as I was, then it’s a good stopping point after the likes of Puerto Montt, Valdivia, Puerto Varas or even Bariloche to the East.(more…)
Easter Island. Isla de Pascua. Rapa Nui. One of the most remote places on the planet featuring an unusual mix of Polynesian and Latin American cultures. It’s on a lot of people’s bucket lists and rightly so. Not least because of the mysterious giant stone figures known as Moai. However my memories of the island are somewhat different. (more…)