1 Cemetery at Punta Arenas

Visit this moving – and beautiful – memorial to the pioneers from Britain and Spain, Croatia and Italy.

2 Penguins at Isla Magdalena

Watch the birds’ comic antics on this island sanctuary – the second largest colony of Magellanic penguins in South America.

3 A boat trip to exquisite glaciers

Sail up the fjord from Natales to see the frozen flows of Balmaceda and Serrano.

4 Hiking Parque Nacional Torres del Paine

Set aside at least a few days to trek through Chile’s most popular, spectacular park – an unforgettable experience.

 

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15 things everyone learns backpacking South America

15 things everyone learns backpacking South America

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02 Mar 2016 • Steph Dyson insert_drive_file Article
Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

National parks are some of the world's most awe-inspiring natural places, taking in mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and forests (sometimes all in the same one…

02 Jul 2015 • Rebecca Hallett help Quiz
Off the map in the Atacama: Chile's eerie ghost towns

Off the map in the Atacama: Chile's eerie ghost towns

Thousands of foreign travellers visit the geysers, salt flats, oases and volcanoes of north Chile’s Atacama Desert, but few make it to two of the region’s m…

14 Jan 2015 • Shafik Meghji insert_drive_file Article
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