COUNTRY: CHILE

Colours of the Coast: Chile’s Chiloé Island

Chile may be famous for its soaring Andean mountains, the barren high-altitude Atacama Desert, and the glacier-laden landscape of Patagonia, but most visitors tend to miss out on the country’s charming coastal communities. Located on Chile’s southern coast that’s characterised by myriad archipelagos, Chiloé Island is a world of its…

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The Awesome Altiplano

Getting There San Pedro de Atacama is located 106km southeast of Calama (the nearest airport; a city in the Antofagasta region of Chile) via the paved Chile 23. Regular buses ply this small town to the rest of Chile, as well as to Salta and Jujuy in Argentina. “Altiplano” is…

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Snapshot: Ski Resorts

Whether you’re a beginner hoping for a first ski experience, or an experienced skier looking for new destinations, here are some ski destinations that may not be on every major skier’s map. From new and unknown to those under-the-radar, here are some ski resorts you can explore.   PORTILLO, CHILE…

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Snapshot: South America

Long romanticised as the continent of superlatives, South America is a wild landscape that is home to the world’s biggest rainforests, the highest mountain range outside of Asia, huge deserts, icy landscapes, high altitude lakes, and plenty of other breathtaking natural attractions. In addition, the region has seen some of…

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Far Flung Destinations

Thanks to air travel and modern transportation, there’s almost no place on earth that’s unreachable. Where journeys from one continent to another once took months, they now take hours. When it seems like there’s nowhere else left ‘undiscovered’, there are still some places just slightly off the map that remain…

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Unique Accommodation: Glamping

From lush forests to glacial mountains and vineyards, tented camps are the new byline in luxury, and it’s even got its own vocabulary. Gone are the days of dingy tents and flimsy collapsible chairs – glamorous camping, or ‘glamping’, proves that you don’t need solid walls to soak in the…

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Torres del Paine National Park in Pictures

Moving over to the South American region, we will be taking a closer look at this wondrous national park located in the Chilean Patagonia. Torres del Paine National Park is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve that has been voted the 8th wonder of the world in 2013. The park holds…

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5 Spectacular Hiking Destinations in Chile

SANTUARIO EL CAÑI Glimpse a stunning panorama from the lesser-known El Mirador viewpoint. This 1,500 acre private nature reserve is under legal preservation to protect it against logging while promoting eco-tourism.   With comfortable camping facilities and a flourishing wildlife ecosystem here, it should be a top priority especially for the…

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