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Backpacking travel stories and traveling tips for visiting Chile.

Torres Del Paine

Hiking in Patagonia – Torres del Paine Part 1

Patagonia travel triggers visions and feelings of extreme adventure for trekkers around the world.  You’ve seen the pictures on-line and you’ve heard stories about the unpredictable weather, vast glaciers, snow capped Andes mountains and the dramatic reward of hiking in Patagonia.  Are you ready to hike one of the most renowned treks in the world? […]

World Pollution

Photo of the Day: Santiago Chile Smog

Santiago Chile is the captial and largest city in Chile. Located in the center of the vast country, it’s also known for it’s smog. Thermal inversion (a meteorological phenomenon whereby a stable layer of warm air holds down colder air close to the ground) causes high levels of smog and air pollution to be trapped […]

Mountain Pictures

Photo of the Day: Valle de Frances Patagonia

During our Full Circuit Trek at Torres del Paine Patagonia, Chile, we hiked off path for an hour to the top of Valle de Frances. Valle de Frances is the middle leg of what forms the “W.” If you can endure it, there is a hidden trail that continues to lead up the mountain past […]

Travel Patagonia

Travel Patagonia – Puerto Natales, Chile

If you are planning to travel patagonia and visit Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, you will inevitably arrive to Puerto Natales.  Lying next to the cloudy turquoise glacier shores of Seno Ultima Esperanza, extreme wind conditions are common.  It’s a small town with most buildings only a single story with the main street […]

Salar de Surire Chile

Road Trip: Northern Chile Altiplano

Entering Northern Chile from Peru will most likely lead you to the coastal town of Arica.  Check out our article on discovering Arica to find out what adventure lies there, but for this article we are jumping right into Northern Chile’s great Altiplano!

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