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Chile

 

Chile is a strip of land squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific, its 6435 km coastline being one of the longest in the world for a country. This extensive length that crosses many parallels give the country an extremely variegated climate, from the desert and salt flats landscapes of the North, to the snow capped volcanoes of the center and to the glaciers of the wilderness of the South.

Santiago is a cosmopolitan city, the political and financial capital of the country. Its marvelous location is conferred by the exquisite views over the Andes Chain that can be seen from anywhere in the city but better from one of the elevated parks located on top of the inside city hills.

Two hours away, a different feel has Valparaiso, a harbor sprawled over the crescent of 42 hills. Admiring its panoramas you get the feeling that its buildings covering the hills were thrown from the sky, the city having an extremely bohemian atmosphere. Connected to the city is Vina del Mar, a resort where are located many of the summer apartments for the well to do of Santiago.

The romance of the Far South Patagonia enchanted the minds of many for decades. The large expanse of “nothing” can only challenge the imagination that tries to force in stories. But beside the large expanse are the natural wonders of the Patagonian Andes, from pristine glaciers and alpine lakes to snow covered peaks and ancient forests, Patagonia representing one of the worlds few remaining truly remote areas whose rugged beauty never stops to intrigue you.

Punta Arenas still lives on its relatively recent history of “latifundia” and sheepherders that became the mark of the region. The city is located on the Magellan Strait and has many interesting buildings to visit and several “pingunerias” around, but, no matter of all these, it still feels closer to the end of the world, a very remote place.

Three hours north by bus, on the shore of the Canal Senoret, an arm of Las Hope Sound, is located Puerto Natales. The city is the hub for travelers and backpackers who congregate there for the last preparations before they leave for Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. No matter what you’ve read about the views of this park the surprise you’ll encounter there is grander. The park is majestic, with turquoise glacier lakes, snow capped peaks, Patagonian forest filled with the famous Calafate blueberries and lichens all over the place. It is a place of primeval and pristine beauty that you cannot stop loving when you walk its paths, even with the Patagonian brutal winds and wildly weather change. But when you get a short spell of good weather and the sky is blue the views are unmatchable, like in no other place I ever saw. You can do a circuit in the park for 7 days or a shorter route, the famous W, that will bring you to astoundingly beautiful places, like Grey Glacier, Las Cuernos, Valle de Frances and more than anything the stupendous views of Las Torres.

Watch our travel video and you’ll never forget these places!

 

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Chile Stock

6.5 hours of HD footage from these locations:

Santiago, Valparaiso, Vine del Mar, Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine, Easter Island, Moai