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Catedral Metropolitana Santiago Chile
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Top 3 Safest Countries in South America in 2023

South America is known for its vibrant culture, beautiful landscapes, and rich history. And if you’ve been around Green Mochila, you already know how much we love this continent! Yet it’s not high on many travellers’ bucket lists, as it’s often considered a tad risky. True enough, it knows its share of political and social issues, sometimes affecting the safety of citizens and visitors alike. But many parts of South America are perfectly safe to roam, even outside of the beaten path. In this article, based on the Global Peace Index ranking of 2022, we’ll introduce the top 3 safest …

Why to choose South America as a digital nomad
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Why South America is Ideal for Digital Nomads

As the digital age continues to evolve, more and more people are realizing the benefits of the digital nomad lifestyle. With the ability to work remotely and the freedom to travel the world, this lifestyle has become increasingly popular among tech-savvy individuals. One continent that has seen a surge in popularity among digital nomads is South America, thanks to its affordable cost of living, thriving tech scenes, and beautiful landscapes. Let’s tell you why we think the growing digital nomad scene in South America is right for you! From backpackers to digital nomads For the most adventurous travellers, the allure …

Chilean Patagonia fjords
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All About the Ferry from Puerto Natales to Caleta Tortel

Believe me, traveling on a boat along the fjords in the south of Chilean Patagonia is a memorable experience. It rings of slow-paced adventure surrounded by a stunning landscape. It’s more sustainable and way more scenic compared to plane travel; and cheaper too, if we take into account the cost of accommodation and meals for those days. Here’s all you need to know about the inexpensive Tabsa ferry between Puerto Natales and Caleta Tortel.  Jump to: Route  |  Booking  |  Costs  |  Duration  |  Timetable  & distances Sleeping & eating  |  Entertainment  |  Sights Ferry Puerto Natales – Caleta Tortel …

River Cochrane Tamango
Great Outdoors

🇨🇱 Hiker’s Guide to the Patagonia National Park, Chile

Of all the protected areas in the Chilean South, the Patagonia National Park might be the most charismatic. Created as a private charity project, it’s kept a pristine touch, almost a primeval flair. The infrastructure is scarce, but with a bit of prep, you’ll love exploring this mythical land. This post is here to help! We’re telling you all you need to know to go hiking in the Patagonia National Park, Chile: day hikes and multi-day treks, campsites, cost, how to get there and more. This Patagonia National Park guide contains affiliate links. We’re not selling anything ourselves – we …

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🇨🇴 What You Need to Know Before Camping in Tayrona National Park

Secluded beaches encased in lush forest and bordered by crystal clear water: there are reasons to look forward to Parque Tayrona. Anthony and I aren’t the biggest beach fans; but we found here the perfect combination of adventure and tranquillity, all set in a mesmerising  landscape. Here, high-end accommodation doesn’t exist and most overnight visitors camp on or near the beach. In this post, we list all the beaches and accommodation within the national park. Plus, we give you practical tips and recommendations to make the best of your camping stay in Tayrona Park. Updated September 2022. Chances are that …

Dickson camping Torres del Paine
Great Outdoors

The Complete Guide to Torres del Paine Campsites (2022)

Dreams of wild landscapes and soul searching are almost at hand! Chile’s most visited and most wonderful national park in Patagonia is calling you by your name. But now comes the unnerving part of choosing and booking your campsites in Torres del Paine, weighing the different camping options – and making sure you’re well prepared, to make the best of your visit. I went through all this in March 2022. So I’m here to help with this full list of campsites within the park, descriptions, operators, and my best tips specifically for Torres del Paine. Jump to: Campsites operators  |  …

Landscape during the Base of Torres hike
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O Circuit: Patagonia’s Best Hike in Torres del Paine

Every hiking enthusiast has their own dream trail. After I first travelled in South America in 2018, I was dying to discover the nature of the Far South. Torres del Paine National Park, and particularly the O circuit, Patagonia’s most amazing multi-day hike, made it to the very top of my list. That dream came true in 2022 – along with unforgettable memories and many lessons learned. In this post, I share all the practical information you’ll need to ease up the pain of the preparation and make your hike the best possible: length, sites, tips, and my detailed itinerary …

Puerto Natales waterfront
City Visits

Top 10 Things to Do in Puerto Natales, Chile

Every year, Puerto Natales is crossed by hundreds of visitors who come here to brave Torres del Paine National Park. For many, it’s just a stopover; a starting and ending point for their hikes. But in reality, Puerto Natales is a safe small town, whose slow pace and local charm are resourcing, and somewhat fascinating. I’m happy I spent 3 days following the gentle flow of the town, surrounded by fjords and mountains. So here come my personal recommendations for things to do to enjoy your time in Puerto Natales; I also include a selection of the best hotels and …

Carretera Austral without a car
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Road Trip: Carretera Austral (Chile) Without a Car

The “Carretera Austral”, in the South of Chile, is one of those mythical roads that scream for a road trip. It’s a great way to experience Patagonia, especially if you stop along the way to visit the stunning national parks. So prepare for breath-taking views! In this post, I’ll explain what to expect and what the highlights are along the road; and how to prepare for an unforgettable road trip on the Carretera Austral. And as we didn’t have a car during our trip in 2022, I’m giving all the info you’ll need to plan your road trip route using …

Nordenskjöld Lake Torres del Paine
Great Outdoors

How to Visit Torres del Paine from Puerto Natales

Puerto Natales is the main gateway town to Torres del Paine National Park, in the Chilean Patagonia. Hikers come from around the world to marvel at the breath-taking nature the very south of Chile has to offer. The area boasts probably some of the best hikes in the world. In this post, we’ll explain how to get to Torres del Paine from Puerto Natales, and what activities visitors can do in and around the park. This post on Torres del Paine contains affiliate links. We’re not selling anything ourselves – we just help products and services we find great. If …