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Puerto Natales: Top Day Trips To Take (That Aren’t Torres del Paine)

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6 minutos

Puerto Natales, the gateway to Patagonia’s most famous national park, Torres del Paine, is for many just a stop off on the way to the main event. But those who arrive towards the beginning or end of the hiking season or who don’t have quite enough room in their itineraries to attempt the multi-day treks […]

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Valparaiso: Things to Do In Chile’s Most Colorful City

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7 minutos

Hip, bohemian and alive: these are some of the main adjectives used to describe Valparaiso, a colorful harbor city only a short bus journey from the Chilean capital. With its mild climate, relaxed ambiance and range of cultural treats to discover, there is nowhere else in the country quite like Valparaiso. Things to do here […]

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Words you need to know in Chilean Spanish

5 minutos

Planning a trip to Chile anytime soon? You might want to brush up on your Chilean Spanish if so. Travelling the world is one of life’s great pleasures. There’s nothing quite like discovering different cultures and experiencing other walks of life, first hand. Being able to communicate with the locals is undeniably an advantage, no […]

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How to Visit El Yeso Dam and the Termas del Plomo

El Yeso Dam
6 minutos

El Yeso Dam is a reservoir located in the Santiago Metropolitan Region of Chile, around 60-miles (98km) from the Chilean capital. In 1964, it was created by damming the Yeso River and now is one of the major sources of water for Santiago.

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Top Towns for Outdoor Activities in the Lake District, Chile

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8 minutos

With its verdant green forests of araucaria and alerce, the Lake District, Chile makes a striking visual contrast with the drier parts of the north of the country. But the tenth region of Chile isn’t just defined by its beauty: it’s also a prime destination for hiking and outdoor activities. Full of national parks and […]

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Donation Of One Million Acres Promises to Protect Chile’s Wild Spaces

6 minutos

Hailed as the largest donation of privately-owned land in history, one million acres (404,000 hectares) were pledged to the Chilean government on March 15 by Kris Tompkins, former CEO of clothing brand Patagonia.

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The Chilean Bellflower: 10 Facts About This National Flower

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7 minutos

With its bright pink flowers, the Chilean bellflower or copihue is an easily identifiable plant that is native to its namesake country. As the Chilean national flower, it’s also an important symbol of the country’s identity and culture. 1. The Chilean bellflower is the only species of the lapageria Otherwise known as lapageria rosea, the […]

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Chile 2 weeks Itinerary: Deserts and fjords

4 minutos

This is our proposal for a 2 weeks Itinerary around Chile.

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The History of Cape Horn

12 minutos

An old maritime saying claims that: “Below 40 degrees latitude, there is no law. Below 50 degrees, there is no God”. Cape Horn, which lies at 55°56’ south latitude and 67°19’ west longitude, certainly fits the sentiments of this adage. Given the wildness of the waters and the winds that plague the oceans surrounding this […]

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Visiting Cape Horn: Essential Things You Should Know

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6 minutos

One of the greatest challenges facing visitors to Cape Horn is the weather that they will likely encounter. Cruise ship companies sometimes incorporate two attempts at rounding Cape Horn and landing on the island into their itineraries to have a better chance of success in the face of possible inclement and difficult weather conditions. What […]

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