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Explorers and Other Famous People From Chile

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9 minutos

As a country where traveling from the globe’s driest desert in the north sees you passing through seven distinct climates before you reach the cold tundra grassland of southern Patagonia, it’s fair to say that Chile is one of the most geographically diverse places in the world. It’s therefore no wonder that it has taken […]

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What Is The Salar de Atacama and How Can You Visit?

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8 minutos

A peculiar, mesmerizing plain of jagged salt stretching beyond the horizon, the Salar de Atacama in the north of Chile is the largest salt flat in the country. Surrounded by steaming volcanoes and crimson colored lunar landscapes, and broken up at points by flamingo-specked saline lagoons, it is a surreal and highly memorable Chilean landmark.

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A No-Nonsense Guide to Sampling Chilean Wine

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13 minutos

With a tradition of producing wine dating from the 16th-century, it’s no surprise that Chile is now the seventh biggest producer of wine in the world and Chilean wine has become noted for its quality and distinctive character. Although the wine industry in Chile has only seen rapid growth in the last twenty years, it […]

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Inspirational Pablo Neruda Quotes About Life, Love and Chile

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7 minutos

Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda was a Chilean national treasure who came to be known as the “People’s Poet”. Finding fame with his writing, he explored the sensuality of love and the insatiable beauty of existence and led a life charged with political and poetic fervor. His three residences in Santiago, Valparaiso and Isla Negra […]

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4 Unmissable Chile Activities Accessible from Santiago

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7 minutos

The dynamic and modern Chilean capital, Santiago remains a key stop on any route around South America. A day or two is enough for a whistle-stop tour of La Moneda, Plaza de Armas and a short hike up Cerro San Cristóbal, but those traveling at a more leisurely pace might be inspired to explore beyond […]

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Trekking Chile: Explore Remote National Parks and Reserves

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8 minutos

Encountering true wilderness is not just a possibility when visiting Chile – it’s an absolute must. Few visitors can resist the charms of the mysterious, untouched terrains of any one of its 36 remote national parks. But trekking Chile is not for the faint at heart. While world-renowned hiking destination, Torres del Paine has a number […]

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How to Arrange Atacama Desert Tours from San Pedro

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8 minutos

Lunar landscapes, salt lakes dotted with fluorescent flamingos and geysers spurting clouds of steaming water into the frigid dawn air: this is the Atacama Desert. Located in the far north of Chile, this region is so different in climate and terrain from the rest of the country that you’ll wonder whether you’ve landed somewhere else […]

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Deserts, Volcanoes and Fjords: Unique Chile Landforms To Visit

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8 minutos

You’d be hard pressed to find a country as captivatingly diverse as Chile. 2,670-miles (4,300 km) in length, it accommodates a tantalizing range of topographies, incomparably varied ecosystems and seven distinct climatic subtypes. As a result, an impressive array of natural landmarks are sprinkled throughout its territory, many of which have contributed towards Chile’s position […]

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Adventurous Chilean Cruises to Book in 2017 and 2018

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12 minutos

Tourists across the world are reaching an agreement about travel: cruise ship tours are in vogue. With the number of holidaymakers taking cruises having risen to over 20 million annually, would-be passengers are now spoiled for choice when it comes to destinations. For those seeking an active cruise ship holiday with a little less time by […]

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Punta Tombo and Other Patagonian Penguin Colonies

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6 minutos

While the sparse, inhospitable terrain of Patagonia may not seem like the most obvious habitat for wildlife, the region surprises with its breadth of marine animals. Punta Tombo is the most famous of all penguin colonies in Patagonia, but lesser-visited breeding sites – many of which are located far from human settlement and are only accessible […]

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