Few countries in South America can even begin to compete with Chile when it comes to epic natural landforms and surreal landscapes.
From the thick, dusty plains of the Atacama Desert – the globe’s driest non-polar desert – in the north, to the rich, fertile vineyards of the Central Valley, the verdant, rolling hills and brightly-painted churches of Chiloé, down to the far reaches of the South American continent in the alluring, secretive depths of Patagonia, Chile is vast, wild and utterly compelling.
Beyond-the-beaten trail travel destinations rubbing shoulder with world-famous national parks such as Torres del Paine National Park and the surreal and fascinating Easter Island.
It’s been my adopted home for the past year – and will be for the next as I research the upcoming Moon Chile guidebook – and I continue to be astounded by the places that I discover on each trip around the country.
If you have any questions about travel in this region then please don’t hesitate to drop me an email at [email protected] and I’ll answer them as best as I can!
Chile travel inspiration
Why Chile is 2018’s top adventure travel destination
Travel itineraries for Chile: 10 days to two weeks
The 8 most adventurous places to visit in Chile
Which is the best month for travel in Chile?
What’s it like hitchhiking in Chile?
Chile travel planning service: stuck for inspiration or time to plan your trip?
How to hire a car and explore the 7 most adventurous places to visit in and around San Pedro de Atacama
Northern Chile’s most beautiful – and lesser-visited – spots
My guide to Santiago’s 13 best hotels and hostels for every budget and travel style
Find out what to do with a weekend in Valparaíso, a colourful port city an hour and a half drive from Santiago
Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
A complete guide to visiting Easter Island (with all costs you can expect to pay outlined and restaurant and hotel recommendations)
Patagonia (Southern Chile)
Travel itinerary for one and two weeks in Patagonia
Travel itinerary for three and four weeks in Patagonia (and a free e-book itinerary to download)
The ultimate guide to what to pack for a trip to Patagonia (includes a free pdf download of my packing checklist!)
The complete and comprehensive, 15,000 travel guide to Patagonia
Recommendations for the unmissable places you must visit on a trip to Patagonia
Tips for having an incredible adventure travelling in Patagonia
Six unique and barely heard of travel routes you must try in Patagonia
The Carretera Austral
How to hitchhike, drive or bus Patagonia’s greatest road trip, the Carretera Austral
Is the Navimag ferry from Puerto Montt to Puerto Chacabuco worth it?
Is the Navimag ferry from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales worth it?
Hotel Review: Mallin Colorado Ecolodge
Torres del Paine National Park
The ultimate guide to preparing for and hiking the W Trek independently
A complete guide to booking campsites and refugios on the W trek
Your six options if the campsites on the W are fully booked
Packing guide for hiking the O Circuit
14 essential things to know before hiking the O Circuit
Food to pack for the O Circuit
Activity review: horseriding on the edges of Torres del Paine National Park
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