CHILE

The driest place in the world (outside the poles) rests in Chile. This arid region contains stunning valleys and extraordinary star gazing. Move lower into Chile and find regions lush and green where rain is expected most day. Chile has deserts, and high altitude lakes, glaciers and pristine streams. The worlds third largest ice field rests on the Argentina border of Chile. Hiking or even just driving the Carrea de Austral are bucket list items for many travelers.

The clear waters off Chiloe Chile
Claudio leaned far over the bow of the ship. The mist was so thick that he could barely see the
The moon through the telescope in Elqui Valley
Updated 03/02/2020 Tonight I am reminded that I am a tiny speck of dust on a small mass of matter
Pisagua in Northern Chile
"They say Humberstone used to have a summer home in Pisagua to get away from the heat," Pedro said as
Humberstone examples of resilience
The smell of old wood and rusted walls wafts lightly in the breeze. A gentle wind cools the desert air and plays
Atacama Lagoon
As the rising sun chased away the morning shadows, heat began to seep through our jackets and the rocks around

The lower portion of Argentina and Chile combined make up the Patagonia region.  Since most travelers exploring this region often do multiple border crossings, we have combined Chile and Argentina posts below to provide a better view of this region of the world.

Torres del Paine in the Patagonia Region
After our first taste of Patagonia in Bariloche, we were ready to see more of the snow-capped mountains and pristine
The towers of the Torres del Paine W Trek
Jagged mountain peaks line the sky, glaciers cling to the rugged landscape, streams cascade into turquoise lakes. The lakes, at
From the Q Trail Torres del Paine
Everyone we met that had been to Torres del Paine raved about it. The trek had been on their bucket
Fitz Roy; El Chalten
My first view of El Chalten was from the window of the overnight bus that we took after crossing the
Perito Moreno Glacier
The Los Glaciares National Park is home to incredible glaciers such as Perito Moreno, Upsala, Viedma, and the Spegazzini. The
The Marble Caves Chile
Imagine being in a cave with marble walls. Colorful veins in the stone make intricate patterns all around you. You
Snow crossing on the way to the Cerro Castillo Laguna
At 10,000 Chilean pesos (US$15) per person, the entrance fee to hike up Cerro Castillo is steeper than the climb
Trin on a log on Largo Hermosa
Patagonia You might have some outdoor gear or clothing with a label that says Patagonia. Did you know that the

Don’t forget to visit wine country while in Chile!

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