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.
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
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.
Chile boasts incredible geography, from the dry desert in the north to the icy glaciers in the south, with the forests of the Lake District, mountains of the Andes and the shores of the Pacific Ocean in between. Thanks to this, it provides habitats for a number of different incredible species of animals. Here is a list of the top 10 must-see animals to check out on your trip to Chile.
When you travel to a new destination, you may need to spend a few hours researching what you need to do on arrival. This guide is made to help make this process easier and simpler for you, with the top things to know once you have landed in Santiago, Chile.
Packing. Some love it, some hate it. Either way, I’ve created a packing list for those visiting Chile, to make the process a little easier for you.
I am currently in Chile, and will be here for 8 months in total, before I continue my journey around South America and eventually, back home. So I had to pack everything I needed to last me up to 10 months, in just two bags, to ensure I could carry it all around when I travel with no problem.
No matter who you are and where you’re traveling in Chile or around, this list should simplify your packing process and make the whole experience a little less stressful.
Piedra del Águila is definitely a must-see if you’re traveling around Angol, Concepción or anywhere nearby. It’s the best viewpoint from the whole mountain range and one of the best in Chile.
The Piedra del Águila is located in the Nahuelbuta National Park, a stunning location especially known for its unique Araucarian trees, which are extremely tall and resemble stools popping out over the dense forest below.
These unique trees are native to central and southern Chile and western Argentina. They are considered to be a Chilean national tree and the Nahuelbuta National Park is a great place to see them while also taking in the views of the west and east.
The Piedra del Águila, a large rock that looks out over the great forest and the National Park, offers extraordinary views towards the Pacific Ocean and Mocha Island on one side, and to the volcanoes and towering mountains of the Andes on the other side.
The trek up to the rock alone is an awesome adventure, the Araucaria trees will tower over you as you walk through the dense forest.
From the park entrance, it takes roughly 1 hour to get to the rock, along a 6km track. It’s a suitable walk for people of all ages to come and enjoy so take your family, your friends or even your colleagues to come on the adventure with you!
Spring is the perfect time of the year to start your outdoor activities and get active again after the cold winter and it really is a phenomenal place that you must visit, whether you’re a local or a tourist!
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Planning your trip to Chile is an exciting time to anticipate sightseeing in Santiago, a desert tour in Atacama, or simply basking in the heat with a local delicacy. The last thing to be concerned about while enjoying Chile is whether you’ve packed enough clothes, toiletries, or travel gadgets. To make sure your focus is on fun-here is a list of 25 things to pack for your trip to Chile.
1.Clothes –seems obvious enough. Check the weather for the entire duration of your stay. Anticipate HEAT, even winter in Chile is mild. Bring a mix of fast drying apparel you don’t mind getting dirty along with a formal outfit or two. Depending on how adventurous your trip may be, plan three pairs of shoes: hiking, night out, and local exploration shoes (basic sneaker or flats). Keep it comfy and don’t forget SOCKS.
2. Sunglasses, it will be bright. While you can find them being sold for cheap in the streets of Chile, if you have a sturdy brand you trust, that may be your best bet.
Once you’ve got all your packing done and dusted, it’s time to think about what your going to get up to in this incredible country. Check out this excellent varied selection of activities here to give yourself an idea of what you’d like to get up to in Chile!