Chile Travel Articles

Sherry Ott
What a view of the landscape in Patagonia
Sea kayaking near Pumalin Park
Sherry Ott
Fitz Roy Range
Mary Curry
Augusto Dominguez
Atacama Moon
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History and Geography of Patagonia
Patagonia is the scene of the world's great adventures. Even if we know little of the place, the name itself inhabits our subconscious, whispering of an unknown finger of the earth, el fin del …
Sea Kayaking
When the Spanish arrived in Chiloé in the 16th century, they found the islands and continental fjords populated by a seagoing people known as Chonos, who paddled canoes known as dalcas. …
Chile's Wine
In recent years, the world has begun to take notice of Chile's wines. In 1998, Chile exported $502 million in wines to some 85 countries, and was third in total imports to the US, after France …
South American Packing Essentials
It's amazing how much stuff people take when taking a trip to Latin America. A backpacker may be willing to take a cold shower, but she thinks she needs all of the amenities of a Roman bath to …
Patagonia- The Last Refuge of Nature
From a tourist point of view, Patagonia is divided into two clearly distinct regions, on the one hand there is Patagonia of the Andes, a region of lakes, forests and glaciers where the necessity of …
Community Grants
Adventure Life's community grants provide funding for grassroots projects in the countries we visit. Grants have funded reforestation projects, youth festivals and education, operations at a …
Double the Adventure
Before embarking on a journey, you put a lot of effort into deciding where to go, preparing, and researching.  While taking the time to organize a trip, why not plan to see TWO …
Never too old to travel
The highlight of my week was a conversation I had with a gentleman named Norval.  He has a trip planned with Adventure Life to Chile and Argentina.  The trip planning process went as …
Tapati Festival is Uniquely Easter Island
Easter Island is full of mystery.  Visit during the first two weeks of February and you will be even more intrigued! During the Tapati Festival, the entire island comes together in song and …
Tierra del Fuego
Tierra del Fuego National Park is Argentina's southernmost protected natural area as well as its first coastal national park. The land comprises 240 square miles of extreme geography matched by wild …
Atacama Desert
What makes this the driest desert in the world? The primary cause is a global climatic phenomenon that creates deserts at this latitude on the western coasts of all continents in the Southern …
Biking in Chile
For many, bike touring is the ideal way to get to know a landscape. The pace allows for much closer observation than motorized travel, but allows for a greater traveling range than walking. Sounds …
Fishing in Chile
Modern sport fishing in Chile got its start in 1893, when Isidora Goyenechea, wife of a wealthy mining magnate, created the country's first fish hatchery. Before this, trout did not grow here, but …
Lakes and Volcanoes Region
Chile's southern region of lakes and volcanoes is an expression of nature's inimitable aesthetic and startling exuberance. Between volcanic cataclysms, glacial sculpting, torrential rivers and …
Northern Chile
Northern Chile is a land of extreme contrast, where two uniquely Andean environments, the Altiplano and the Atacama Desert, combine with unpredictable and overwhelmingly beautiful results. The …
Unforgettable Patagonia
Patagonia is the scene of the world's great travel adventures. Even if we know little of the place, the name itself inhabits our subconscious, whispering of an unknown finger of the earth, el fin del …
History of Chile
"In the beginning of time, God created the wonders of the world. When he finished, however, he saw that he had many leftover pieces. He had parts of rivers and valleys, of oceans and lakes, of …
Top 5 Adventure Activities to Enjoy on a Chile Tour
Fantastic Futaleufu whitewater rafting on a Chile adventure tour! From the stark and stunning Atacama Desert, to its legendary Patagonia peaks, a Chile tour provides an outdoor playground for …
Patagonia Lowdown: Low Elevation South America Treks
Trekking in Argentina's Fitz Roy Range   Sunset at EcoCamp in Torres del Paine South America's Andes are the world's longest continental mountain range, stretching 4300 miles long the …
Patagonia Land Trust
© The Patagonia Land Trust How You Can Help The Patagonia Land Trust (PLT) was founded in 2000 as a charitable foundation by Kristine McDivitt Tompkins to raise funds in order to acquire, …
Astronomy
For European and North American stargazers, a trip to the Southern Hemisphere can be truly disorienting. Orion appears on his head or side, Polaris can't be seen at all, and even the sun seems lost, …
Birding tours in Chile
Chile's incredibly varied habitats are home to some 430-450 bird species, 12 of which are endemic to the mainland or offshore islands, another 80 of which inhabit ranges limited either to the …
Culture of Chile
Cuisine Anything and everything grows in Chile, and eating well here means taking advantage of the tremendous range and outstanding quality of seafood and locally produced agricultural products. …
Geography
Central Chile is the cultural nucleus of the country. All of Chile's largest cities are located here, as are most of its universities and industries, its vineyards, finest agricultural lands, …

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