Places in Chile
Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
Easter Island (Rapa Nui to its native Polynesian inhabitants) is like nowhere else on earth. Historically intriguing, culturally compelling and scenically magical, this tiny speck of land looks like it's fallen off another planet. In this blissfully isolated, unpolished gem it's hard to feel connected even to Chile, over 3700km to the east, let alone the wider world.
San Pedro de Atacama
They say the high quantities of quartz and copper in the region gives their people positive energy, and the good vibes of northern Chile's number-one tourist draw, San Pedro de Atacama (elevation 2438m), are sky high. The popularity of this adobe precordillera oasis stems from its position in the heart of some of northern Chile's most spectacular scenery.
A sprawling metropolis on the edge of the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas defies easy definition. It's a strange combination of the ruddy and the grand, witnessed in the elaborate wool-boom mansions and port renovations contrasted with windblown streams of litter and urban sprawl.
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Top walks around El Chaltén
Trekking in Patagonia is a highlight for many travelers to South America, and it’s never been easier than from Argentina’s 'trekking capital', the village-cum-fledgling-city of El Chaltén...
Party like it's 1599: Indigenous festivals of the Atacama region
In the past few years, contemporary attractions and current events – from cutting-edge ALMA telescopes to the 33 miners trapped underground for 69 days and dramatically rescued as a billion viewers from around the wor...
Starry-eyed in Chile’s Atacama Desert
If you are fascinated by the thought of faraway galaxies, make sure you visit the driest desert in the world – Chile’s Atacama Desert...
Adventures in the Atacama Desert: top experiences in northern Chile’s wildest region
Sandwiched between the Pacific and the Andes, the incredible landscape of Chile’s remote Atacama Desert is like no place on earth...