Chile Creates Largest Marine Reserve in the Americas
The newly protected waters around the Desventuradas Islands contain many marine species found nowhere else on Earth.
Waking up to the sound of birdsong is a rare pleasure, but in Chile you’ll enjoy the tuneful dawn chorus of innumerable birds. In the forests, on the beaches and hilltops, from the Andean Altiplano right down to Patagonia, you can spot countless species of bird, many unique to Chile.
Chile is the ideal destination for bird-watching enthusiasts. In its 101 protected wilderness areas covering almost 20% of the entire country, you might come into close contact with even the shyest of species. Visit Lake Chungará in the Lauca National Park, where you’ll spot Andean seagulls and avocets, Eurasian coots and giant red-gartered coots, as well as plentiful colonies of flamingos making a bold splash of color on the landscape.
We guarantee you’ll swoon at the cuteness of baby penguins in the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve (you can also see them on Chiloé and in Punta Arenas), and be awestruck by the legendary Andean condor soaring gracefully through the skies over the Torres del Paine National Park, near the San Rafael glacier or in the Alerce Andino National Park.
For an adventurous bird-watching expedition, visit the Omora Ethnobotanical Park on the shores of the Beagle Channel. Its most emblematic inhabitant is the Magellanic woodpecker – listen out for its characteristic (and very loud!) knocking on wood.
Patagonia International Marathon A running event that takes place in the Torres del Paine National Park in the Chilean Patagonia, surrounded by enormous glaciers, lakes and the big granite mountainous pillars. This sporting event has four distances: 60k, 42k, 21K and 10K. To register or get more information visit http://www.patagonianinternationalmarathon.com/
Atacama Rally The perfect dune and the driest desert in the world welcomes all the action from cross country racing when the engines start to begin the new edition of the Atacama Rally next September 1 – 7. The race will receive the official teams competing for the FIM Cross-Country Rally World Championship. Five stages […]
Ultra Trail Torres del Paine Ultra Trail Torres del Paine (UTTP) is a unique trail running experience in the majestic scenery of the Torres del Paine National Park, located on the southernmost point of the Chilean Patagonia. The UTTP trails run deep into amazing and magical landscapes. Mountains of granite and ice rise up to […]