Chile travel

Hiking and Trekking

Clear your thoughts, test your stamina and get right back to nature. Hiking or trekking is easily the best way to see Chile and enjoy its magnificent landscapes from within.

Put on your most comfortable walking shoes and head off on a real adventure. One superb trek begins at the Lejía Lagoon, high above San Pedro de Atacama. At more than 4,000 meters above sea level, the impressive views include mighty volcanoes, rugged hills and the extraordinary Miscanti Lagoon.

In the central region, don’t miss hiking the trails of the La Campana National Park close to Valparaiso. Designated a World Biosphere Reserve, your visit might include a hike of up to 8 hours on the stunning Palm Tree route. Close to Santiago, in the Cajón del Maipo valley, the El Morado Natural Monument rewards trekkers with vistas of its spectacular snow-capped peak.

To the south, the Huerquehue National Park surrounds beautiful Caburgua Lake, and the Villarrica National Park includes a trail which climbs its the eponymous volcano. Hiking and trekking enthusiasts are spoiled for choice in Patagonia, which has dozens of national parks and reserves with trails of all levels of difficulty. One in particular, the Torres del Paine National Park, boasts some of the finest trekking routes in the world: its glaciers and lakes, set against the backdrop of the famous granite towers, will remain etched in your memory forever.



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