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Located on Isla Hornos, part of Chile’s Tierra del Fuego archipelago, the Cape Horn Lighthouse overlooks the clipper route that connected New Zealand to Europe. This spot has claimed the record for most ships lost at sea: over 800 of them have foundered and sank while trying to round the cape. From the 15th to […]

Often overshadowed by its more famous neighbors, the Aysén Region, officially known as the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region, is a land of dramatic fjords, glacial rivers, lush temperate rainforests, and towering Andean peaks. As the third-largest region of Chile, it offers stark contrasts and breathtaking beauty. Despite its size, Aysén is […]

Patagonia

In the southern extreme of our planet, nestled at the tip of South America, lies Patagonia. This region boasts staggering beauty and untamed wilderness. The Patagonia landscape ranges from rugged mountain ranges and expansive glaciers to serene lakes and vast steppes. It is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Majestic Mountain Ranges […]

Nestled in the southernmost tip of South America lies Tierra del Fuego, a land of breathtaking beauty and cultural richness. This remote region, overlapping Argentina and Chile, is home to the indigenous Selk’nam people, also known as the Onawo or Ona. Their history and traditions paint a vivid picture of resilience, adaptation, and profound connection […]

Majestic Monte San Valentín stands out as a truly hidden gem in Patagonia. The highest summit in the Western Patagonia, its rugged beauty and untamed wilderness beckons adventurers from all over the world. Monte San Valentín presents opportunities for all types of travellers: from expert climbers seeking to test their endurance to explorers wishing to […]

Cerro San Lorenzo

Overview At 3,706 meters, Cerro San Lorenzo ranks as the Patagonian Cordillera’s second-highest peak. Situated on the Argentina-Chile border, it boasts three expansive glaciers, two on the Argentine side and one on the Chilean. Revered for its beauty and challenge, the mountain pays homage to Saint Lawrence, the third-century martyr and patron saint of cooks. […]

Navarino Island

Navarino Island, nestled in the remote southern expanse of Chile, offers a captivating blend of pristine wilderness and cultural richness. Situated between Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn, it forms an integral part of the Commune of Cabo de Hornos, marking the southernmost settlement not only in Chile but also globally. This secluded haven falls […]

Chiloe Pinguins

The southern coast of the Chiloe Island is the only place in the world so far where the Humboldt and the Magellanic penguins coexist and breed together and form mixed colonies. Chiloe penguins are thus not a distinct species, but rather a term used to refer to the mixed colony of those flightless birds that […]

Piedra del Fraile

If you like trekking and nature, one of the excursions not to be missed during your visit to El Chaltén is Piedra del Fraile – the name given to a huge block of rock located near El Chaltén. This place was used as a base camp by the famous Italian missionary, photographer and mountaineer Alberto […]

w trail patagonia

The W Trek is a world-renowned hiking trail that meanders through the iconic Torres del Paine National Park and is one of the highlights of Chilean Patagonia. Aptly named for its distinctive “W” shape, this trail covers more than 60 kilometers and features snow-capped mountains, turquoise glacial lakes, gushing waterways, serene sub-artic forest, and rocky […]