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Aerial view on Salto del Angel, the longest waterfall in South America and in the world
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15 Stunning Waterfalls in South America

That distant roar seemingly out of nowhere. Like a drumroll, it grows louder as it attracts your steps. When you suddenly see it, it’s like a revelation in a splash of water. Yet another reminder of the powerful beauty –the beautiful power– of Nature. There’s something to a waterfall that’s magnetic, fascinating – so take your camera and let’s go! We’ve partnered with some of our favourite travel bloggers to create this selection of the most charismatic waterfalls in South America. Best South America waterfalls: Waterfalls in Colombia Marinka Falls Adam from Cartagena Explorer visits Marinka regularly. Undoubtedly one of …

River Cochrane Tamango
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🇨🇱 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 …

chile wine tours are among the best things to do and see near valparaiso
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Choose your Day Trip from Santiago, Chile

Are you sold to the urban beauty of Santiago? Have you decided to spend longer than the few days visitors usually allow it? Well done, this is a great decision! The capital can certainly keep your head spinning for a week or more, with its cultural events, restaurants and street life. But if you fancy a day off in a different environment, browse this article for 13 easy day trip ideas from Santiago de Chile. This Chile travel guide contains affiliate links. We’re not selling anything ourselves – we just help products and services we find great. If you click …

Dickson camping Torres del Paine
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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 …

Nordenskjöld Lake Torres del Paine
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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 …

Torres del Paine Glacier Grey
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16 Best Multi-Day Hikes in Patagonia (without a Guide)

Patagonia, covering the southern tip of South America, is a paradise for hiking and trekking lovers. The area is shared between Chile and Argentina; and in-between the two countries stretches the magnificent Andes mountain range – which means plenty of great hiking trails on both sides! It’s possible to take day hikes from various towns. But in this post, we’ll introduce the best multi-day hikes you can do in Patagonia on your own, without a guide. For each one, we’ll also give prices (correct as of May 2022), difficulty levels and a few tips. Jump to: Patagonia in Chile Deep …

Patagonia road
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How to Plan a Trip to Patagonia in 2022

Give me sharp mountains and frozen landscapes, demanding hikes and wild adventures! Patagonia fits the description and I’ve been willing to explore it since our backpacking trip in 2018/19. Now 2022 opens up traveling possibilities again so the time has come to reach the tip of the continent. Planning my trip to Patagonia wasn’t easy though, due to the multitude of contrasting and ever-changing regulations in 2022. So in this post, I list the steps I’ve taken, the things to know before traveling to Patagonia in 2022 and the entry requirements for both Chile and Argentina. Jump to: Why Patagonia?  …

View from Villarrica volcano on the surrounding National Park, Chile
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🇨🇱 A Hiker’s Guide to Chile National Parks

Be ready to hop on the train of Adventure and we swear: it’ll be a beautiful ride. There has to be something for you here somewhere, as Chile takes care of 41 National Parks, 45 Reserves and 17 Natural Monuments. The National Parks of Chile are indeed wide, wild, and many of them are frighteningly remote. But at the end of a long rocky road, the wonders of untouched Nature await. In active volcanoes and Patagonian glaciers, in fjords and high-altitude deserts, they await. And always with the most colourful wildlife you’ve ever seen. We’ve partnered with some of our …