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patrimonial day
May 25, 2018 - 13:07
This weekend, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 of May, the nation of Chile will celebrate Dia del Patrimonio with more than 1,500 free activities on offer.
petrohue falls in Mapuche heartland
May 24, 2018 - 14:23
June 24 will mark the winter solstice, which in Chile means that the shortest day of winter is upon us.
atacama desert adventures
May 24, 2018 - 07:57
While most visitors are initially drawn to Chile to see the dinosaur-shaped spikes of Torres del Paine, it must be said that the northern expanse of desert more than holds its own.
May 17, 2018 - 15:08
Hiking in Patagonia is, for many people, the culmination of many years of dreaming and planning. So if you’ve worked long and hard to make your Patagonia hiking dream a reality you don’t want to risk being scuppered by unexpected kit failure. Whilst you can plan to be prepared to a certain extent using our guides to what to wear for your Patagonia hike and the 10 essentials to bring on your Patagonia hike, sometimes issues do arise without warning. That’s why whenever we set out hiking in Patagonia, we always pack the duct tape. You don’t even have to bring a whole roll; just wrap a length of tape round a hiking pole and you’ll always have some with you when you need it. If you’re wondering why, here are 15 reasons to get you started!
the best time is not when you think
May 17, 2018 - 14:10
Not necessarily anyway. After all, everyone is different. You may be looking for an adventure sports vacation, a nature-spotting penguin boat trip or a specialist Patagonia photography tour, so what works for one person may not be ideal for the next. And don’t forget, Patagonia is not a small place, covering 1,043,076 square kilometres of southern Chile and Argentina, so it stands to reason that conditions can vary dramatically across the vast expanse of grassy plains, toothy mountains, mammoth glaciers and fathomless forests. It is, however, still possible to discover the best time to visit Patagonia for you and your trip using our easy guide below!
Wen Chien Hou painting
May 17, 2018 - 13:38
At the end of a holiday, comes the mad rush to buy trinkets to take home and shower on friends and family. More often than not, these mass-produced items are made of plastic, or else are not made by local hands.
May 16, 2018 - 08:54
If you are planning on visiting South America, chances are high that you will have to pass through Chile’s capital, Santiago.  If you are traveling as a family and feel a bit daunted by this - don’t worry.
May 14, 2018 - 07:57
North of Santiago the landscape changes dramatically. The hills turn brown and barren, and the land stretches out flat towards the east.
May 10, 2018 - 12:05
This post was written by contributing author, Emily Hopcian.