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8 Important Facts About Cape Horn

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Since the discovery of the passageway around Cape Horn in 1616, “rounding the horn” has come to represent a legendary act of perilous daring; a result of the thousands of European and international sailors who sought to battle the might of the ocean and sometimes failed in their attempts. Although […]

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A Guide to the Bus From Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales

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The bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales is the easiest way of getting between these two important places in southern Patagonia and onwards towards Torres del Paine National Park. Luckily, buses in Chile are very straightforward compared to other places in South America and can often be booked online […]

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Major Cities in Chile To Explore On Your Next Vacation

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Although Chile might be best known for the outstanding beauty of its natural landscapes, the towns and cities dotted across this nation deserve more attention from foreign visitors. Captivating museums, fine dining and some of South America’s best beaches await in the following major cities in Chile.

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Travel Inspiration For A One Month South America Itinerary

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As a vast place with a huge diversity of cultures, flora, fauna and geography, South America offers everything to the prospective traveler. As a result, pinning down your one month South America itinerary might feel like a bit of a headache, particularly when faced with so many options.

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Chilean Spanish

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You might have learned your verb conjugations and practiced rolling your r’s until your tongue hurt, but when arriving in Chile you’ll likely feel it was all in vain. Chilean Spanish can seem like a completely different language and one that even other native Spanish speakers admit to finding tricky, […]

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Hiking in Patagonia’s Stunning Cerro Castillo National Reserve

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Patagonia is brimming with hiking trails and exciting parks that can be visited on foot. One of the least known is Cerro Castillo National Reserve, around 60-miles south of Coyhaique along the Carretera Austral. The park is recognizeable for the jagged peaks of Cerro Castillo and the cobalt blue waters of […]

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Cerro Santa Lucia And Other Highlights of Santiago

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While the Chilean capital may seem to be but a thriving, modern hub of skyscrapers and trendy eateries, if you search in the correct places, you’ll find some hidden, historic gems. Among one of the oldest is Cerro Santa Lucia, a small hill at the heart of downtown Santiago and […]

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Booking South America Cruises in Patagonia

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South America cruises in Patagonia are rapidly ranking top of travelers’ to-do lists. With Patagonia home to a bewitching array of precious, remote landscapes only accessible by boat and brimming with a wealth of marine wildlife, visitors are increasingly being drawn to the idea of exploring this region.  

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Chile Wine Tours Along Colchagua’s Ruta del Vino

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Few wine-producing regions around the world have quite the same combination of unique conditions as those are found in Chile’s Central Valley, the destination for most Chile wine tours. Here, top quality, healthy vines are a product of Chile’s Mediterranean climate that sees cold, rainy winters and warm, dry summers. Mix […]

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