Seasoned travellers have heard the phrase ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site’ countless times. They know that it usually applies to the most breath-taking areas of natural beauty and the most impressive places of historical interest. But what does this coveted title really mean? And what is there to see in Chile that proudly claims to be in this elite group of the very best tourist spots of the world?
Jewel-blue streams, cascading waterfalls, dazzling glaciers and spectacular wildlife. Welcome to Patagonia. Easily one of the most awe-inspiring geological spectacles on earth, it is home to some of the most staggeringly beautiful protected areas of wildlife in the world. Located at the southern end of South America, between Chile and Argentina, this sparsely populated region is not far from being the 8th wonder of the world. As a result, it is no surprise that many bucket lists include trekking through the fjords and glacier-filled sceneries of Patagonia. Attracting travellers from all around the globe, the top highlights and tourist hotspots are the Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile, and Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park.
On the face of it, Pucón may seem like just a sleepy picturesque town nestled in the heart of Chile’s lake district on the shores of Lake Villarrica. With its quaint wooden buildings and panoramic views of the imposing Villarrica volcano, you may be fooled into thinking that Pucón is known for its aesthetics and little else. In reality, this charming facade hides Chile’s biggest adventure tourism hub!
After almost a year living in Santiago, I am about to fly back home to England. I have loved my time here, of course, but there are several things that I learned during my stay that I wish I had found out sooner. I have compiled the most important of these things to make this list of the top travel tips you must know before visiting or moving to Santiago.
Trust me, you will want to read on, as these tips could come in handy and maybe even save your life!
Colourful, lively, and often emblematic of the city they are in, visiting markets is usually an activity on any tourist’s bucket list when visiting a new city.
Santiago is, of course, no exception. Dotted around the city are pockets of vibrant colours, enticing smells and the lively activity of vendors pushing their wares, that make up the many exciting and varied markets of Chile’s capital.
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There is no place quite like Chile, literally.
This long and narrow country which snakes down the side of Argentina in South America unifies contrasting climates and terrains, which feel like they should be worlds apart. The snow-capped peaks of the Andes are only a few hours from the Pacific coastline, and the dry desert of Atacama in the north of Chile contrasts massively from the frozen Patagonian fjords in the south.
Its complex topography and impressive length (2,670 miles from top to bottom), make Chile the most incredible place to visit, as it offers an incredible array of different places to explore and adventures to cross off the bucket-list.
Here is a list of the unmissable experiences and most spectacular places to visit in Chile.
California, locked in by tall mountain ranges to the East and the Pacific Ocean to the West, is filled with places that are significantly different in an ecological sense and is thus an extremely bio-diverse area providing home to countless different species, many endemic to the state. Here is a list of the Top 10 animals you must see during your trip to California.
Chile’s bustling capital is exploding with exciting places to see and delicious foods to eat. Food markets, which in Chile are either called ‘mercados’ or ‘ferias’ are definitely not lacking, and definitely worth exploring!
Without a doubt, one of my favorite things to do while traveling is trying the country’s local delicacies. A must-do for any trip is a stroll around a local market to browse the vast array of strange yet wonderful locally grown fruits. Although Chile may not be known worldwide for its food, it does have its fair share of exotic and exciting fruits! Generally speaking, the closer you are to tropical climates, the more variety you will find available at your local markets. Continue reading
Colombia is the second most bio-diverse country on the planet, and number one most bio-diverse country by the square mile, even though it occupies a very small percentage of the Earth’s surface. Between the Andes mountains, Amazonian rain forests, balmy coastline and tropical islands, Colombia has a unique combination of ecosystems, making it home to a large number of indigenous animals that exist nowhere else. Here is a list of the Top 10 animals you must see on your trip to Colombia.
The island of Chiloé is a land filled with myths and legends. On top of the unique folklore and culinary traditions, there is an array of incredible wildlife and amazing sights that will blow you away. From the moment you first set foot on this extraordinary island, its unique identity will take you by surprise, and you will never want to leave.
On the island, you’ll be able to discover the colorful wooden churches, spot blue whales, countless birds and penguins, trek through stunning national parks, and much more. Here’s a list of some of the things you can’t miss on this incredible piece of land.