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Patagonia’s Spectacular Carretera Austral Road Trip: A Complete Itinerary & Route Planning Tips

Keen to explore Chilean Patagonia but don’t know where to start? We’ve put together the perfect Carretera Austral road trip itinerary. When people consider visiting Chile, it is often the phenomenal Torres del Paine National Park, the epic landscapes of the Atacama Desert, the enigmatic Moai of Easter Island, or its capital Santiago that top …

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The Best Things To Do In Futaleufu: Chile’s Rafting Capital of Patagonia

There are few places in the world, let alone Patagonia, so perfect for adventure seekers as Futaleufu. In this guide, you’ll find everything you need to plan your visit, including the best things to do in Futaleufu, plus advice on where to stay and essential travel tips. For whitewater rafting enthusiasts, the village of Futaleufu, …

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Packing List for Patagonia: What to Pack for Hiking, Camping & Road Tripping in Patagonia

Deciding what to pack for Patagonia isn’t easy, especially for first-time travelers. The region’s weather is unpredictable year-round, so experience you can expect heat and humidity, annoying biting bugs, dusty tracks and trails, and chilly winds while sailing through the Patagonian fjords. You’ll probably plan multi-day treks, mini-cruises, river activities, and many one-day hikes and …

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Landslide in Villa Santa Lucia surrounded by snow capped mountains

Villa Santa Lucia: The Chilean Village Hit By A Catastrophic Landslide

Imagine the scene. Saturday morning, a little before 09:30am and almost mid-summer.  The small mountain village of Villa Santa Lucia is waking for the last weekend before Christmas in Chilean Patagonia. It’s raining heavily after an unusual 2-week hot, dry spell. Birds taking shelter in the trees surrounded by snow capped mountain peaks. Families enjoying …

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