Chile and the environment

With the world’s driest desert in the north, glacier fields in the south and 2,500 endemic species, Chile has some of the region’s – and world’s – most unique environments.



The climate of Chile

Arid desert weather; temperate agricultural zones; clear skies for star gazing; ice fields in the Patagonian south. The only climate missing from Chile is the humid tropics.


Extreme eight-day race kicks off in Chilean Patagonia

The route of the Patagonian Expedition Race, which runs over 380 miles (611 km) from Torres del Paine National Park to Pali Aike National Park, was announced just 24 hours before it kicked off on Feb. 8. Contestants will have to trek, bike and kayak previously unnamed valleys, lakes and glaciers.