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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’s one of the world’s top adventure travel destinations

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?

North Chile

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

Central Chile

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 Natales worth it?

Hotel Review: Mallin Colorado Ecolodge

Torres del Paine National Park

A comprehensive guide to Torres del Paine National Park for backpackers and day trippers alike

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

Chilean Tierra del Fuego: The Remote Patagonia You’ve Been Looking For

Patagonia has long been an obsession of mine and one where I’ve covered a fair distance, having traveled across the years from the very northern …

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