1 The Carretera Austral

Drive Chile’s most spectacular – and still most challenging – road.

2 Parque Pumalín

Hike the trails and sail the fjords of Chile’s largest private nature reserve.

3 Whitewater rafting at Futaleufú

“Purgatory”, “Hell” and “Terminator” are just three of the world-class rapids you can hurtle down on the “Fu”.

4 Ventisquero Colgante

Gawk at the suspended glacier that seems to defy gravity in Parque Nacional Queulat.

5 Termas de Puyuhuapi

Soak your bones while gazing at the southern night skies in Chile’s premier spa resort.

6 Laguna San Rafael glacier

Be dazzled by the icy beauty of this gigantic tongue of ice while you can – it may be gone by 2030.

7 Crossing Lago General Carrera

Take the thrilling ferry ride across the second-largest lake in South America.

8 Villa O’Higgins border crossing

Take up the challenge of crossing the border into Argentina both on foot and by boat through spectacular scenery.

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