Adventures in the capital

Climbing Cerro Provincia, a day-trip from Chile’s capital

The high-rise skyline of Santiago is dominated by the Andes, with unparalleled opportunities for quiet getaways, world-class skiing and weekend adventures.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 The Sierra de Ramón mountain range looms large over Santiago (alobos / Flickr). Categoría: National parks

Nature park

Three compelling reasons to visit Chile's Huilo Huilo Reserve

With amazing activities, distinctive accommodation and its own microbrewery, it is well worth the effort to reach this natural wonderland.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 The breathtaking Huilo Huilo Falls that give the park its name. (Photo: chrismar/Flickr) Categoría: National parks

Adventure and travel

Chilean Patagonia is “one of the planet’s last great wild places”

An extreme guide to top destinations in Patagonia, from the national parks of Torres del Paine and Pali-Aike to the Chilean Fjordlands and Strait of Magellan.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Kayaking in the wild Patagonian waters. (Photo courtesy of the Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race) Categoría: National parks

Natural wonderland

The unique flora of the Juan Fernández Archipelago

Two French botanists have released a publication containing an inventory of the islands' many endemic plant species.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 The Juan Fernández Archipelago has more than 200 endemic plant species. (Photo: hectorgutierrez/Flic Categoría: National parks

Unusual wildlife

Fascinating fauna in Chile's Nahuelbuta National Park

Small, shy frogs, foxes and deer are just some of the creatures that you can see in this beautiful but relatively unknown part of Chile.

Friday, September 16, 2011 A rare sighting of two pudús together. (Photo: tim ellis/Flickr) Categoría: National parks

In Torres del Paine

Chilean mountaineers reach summit of iconic Patagonian peak

The team braved below-freezing temperatures and extreme winds to be the first Chilean team to complete the highly-technical ascent of Cerro Paine Grande in Torres del Paine.

Friday, September 02, 2011 Chilean mountaineers reached the summit of an iconic Patagonian peak. Photo courtesy of Turismo Chil Categoría: Top destinations - National parks
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