Perched on a hilltop in a place so naturally splendid it was voted the eighth wonder of the world, dwarfed by the sheer size and majesty of Torres del Paine National Park’s eponymous granite spires in the background, the mushroom-headed domes of EcoCamp Patagonia huddle close to the ground against the cold. Wind ripples at the ivy-green tarp covers, dappled by sunlight and passing clouds. Staff in cozy sweaters and fleeces bustle around, delivering fresh sheets, blankets, and fluffed pillows.
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Chileans love a good party, and at no time is this more evident than when they celebrate Independence Day!
Falling on the 18 and 19 of September, Chile’s “Fiestas Patrias” is a national celebratory affair, a multi-day extravaganza of grand parades, traditional food and drinks, music, dance, and partying!
Twenty five. A quarter of a century old, age of the silver anniversary, a nice square number. A lot can happen in twenty five years.
The fifth annual Patagonian International Marathon is just around the corner! Come mid-September, the roads of Ultima Esperanza Province will thunder with the pounding of runners’ shoes as competitors from all over the world race through some of the most staggeringly beautiful scenery on Earth!
However classic the idea of winter skiing is, not everyone likes their snow sports served up the same way. Maybe you’d prefer yours with a side of wine? A touch of nature? Or you fancy an entree; a short experience to get warmed up? Well, get out that fluoro ski gear - because this winter, we’ve got you covered.
While some people like their winters with a side of woollen socks and cough medicine, others get adventuring. And where there are winter adventures, there’s Chile! From skiing in the Andes to select wine tastings in the Central Valley and trekking in Torres del Paine, we’ve got a program for you.
With friends, at a barbeque, in front of a fire, when celebrating, for romance, with great food, to toast an achievement, savor a moment, or simply because your day’s work has ended - whatever the reason, wine is a welcome addition to so many of life’s moments! In Chile, we know this all too well. After centuries of production, Chile’s wines have recently experienced a boom in popularity and the country is now a major player as a grape and wine producer and exporter.
Chile is a vibrant and culturally varied country where there’s always something going on. Whether you’re looking for something cultural, musical, sporting or religious, a one-off experience or an annual treat, you can guarantee there’ll be something for you. Check out our month-by-month guide to the best events in Chile for 2016!
Chile is a country whose shape makes a road trip quite ridiculously simple. Long and thin, the Andes a constant companion to the east and the calming knowledge that the west coast is never far away, it is difficult to lose your bearings. Pretty basic - head south and the mountains are on your left… head north and they are on your right. The sun sets by the sea and takes its time to rise over the height of the mighty Andes in the east. Around 800 kilometers (500 miles) south of Santiago lies the adventure destination of Pucon.