Nature

Chile’s territory combines over 4,000 kilometers of wind-blown, ocean-swept coastline, the immense, mineral-rich northern desert, the majestic peaks of the Andes range, with thousands of active volcanoes strung along its length, and the hushed mystique of the southern evergreen forests. Come and experience the full glory of nature in Chile!

Visit the vast salt flats of the Atacama desert and the ice fields of Patagonia, passing through the fertile sun-soaked central valleys, famed World Biosphere Reserves and the myriad natural parks and reserves throughout the country.

Get away from it all and truly unwind in a remote desert oasis in the north of Chile, or revitalize your senses in rich southern landscapes filled with native species like the Araucaria pine.

Contemplate the immense Pacific ocean, swim in the cool waters of the calm southern lakes and absorb the invigorating energy of fast-moving Andean rivers. Breathe deeply in the purest air and delight in nature at its finest in Chile.

If you’re an animal lover, you’ll see well-known species in abundance and discover others that are simply unique to Chile. From the delicate miniature pudu deer through to giant cetaceans, Chile’s national parks and marine reserves are a veritable haven for fauna. Multiple species of flamingo and penguin, camelids like alpacas, guanacos and vicuñas and an infinite variety of small creatures will enliven your travels in Chile.



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Chile Creates Largest Marine Reserve in the Americas

@CNTraveler

The newly protected waters around the Desventuradas Islands contain many marine species found nowhere else on Earth.

A story for Tomorrow by Gnarly Bay productions

@Gnarly Bay

This video was written and produced while traveling through Chile & Patagonia with my girlfriend. We spent 5 weeks exploring this amazing co

10 Weird Animals From New Chile Reserve, Biggest in Americas

@CNTraveler

The newly protected waters around the Desventuradas Islands contain many marine species found nowhere else on Earth.

@ecochiletravel

Probably the cutest animal you will find in the Andes! -"Pudú" - Is the world's smallest deer from southern Chile and Argentina.

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World

@CNTraveler

Torres del Paine is like a microcosm of all the things that make Patagonia such a spectacular place: sky-high mountains, blue icebergs, and

20 Places to See Abroad Before You Die

@FodorsTravel

There are more sheep than people in the Magallanes Region of Chilean Patagonia—one of many factors that make Torres del Paine National Park 

Journey to Chile's Wild Islands

@National Geographic

In February 2013, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala led a team of scientists and filmmakers to the Desventuradas Islands

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Santiago Marathon

Santiago Marathon This is the largest sporting event in Chile. Every year the streets of Chile’s capital are flooded with running amateurs and professionals alike. This race attracts runners from over 50 different countries. The race offers distances of 10, 21, and 42 kilometers that pass through the most emblematic places of Santiago, allowing runners […]

Santiago Marathon This is the largest sporting event in Chile. Every year the streets of Chile's capital are flooded with[...]

Tastes and Sensations of Ranco

Tastes and Sensations of Ranco An ideal activity for those who like good food and traditions, this fair gathers exhibitors from the towns around the Basin of the Ranco Lake and the region, where small-producers and entrepreneurs promote and sell their products. The event includes the participation of renowned chefs, live cooking, wine tasting, talks […]

Tastes and Sensations of Ranco An ideal activity for those who like good food and traditions, this fair gathers exhibitors[...]

Surf Championship Arica Parinacota

Surfers say that the "Maui And Sons Arica Pro Tour" is one of the best and the toughest surfing competitions in the world, because of the high-level organization, its great infrastructure and because it has the perfect wave for surfing.

Surfers say that the "Maui And Sons Arica Pro Tour" is one of the best and the toughest surfing competitions in[...]