Spectacular adventure awaits you in southern Chile.
Everything here feels like the intensity has been turned up a notch from your normal day. From momentary downpours that quickly pass revealing once again startling sapphire skies to the most amiable, welcoming people on earth, and they all seem to have the most contagious smiles ever.
Even the air you breathe is exquisite. Southern Chile is a land of unique beauty and living heritage of the indigenous inhabitants.
The charming Mapuche culture, an ancient culture still thriving in the area, will transport you to times gone by with songs played on traditional kettledrums and wood flutes, seeing their conical ruka’s for sleep and traditional attire.
But that’s just part of how southern Chile will amaze you.
Southern Chile is a land of unique beauty and living heritage of the indigenous inhabitants.
Southern Chile offers visitors a seemingly endless menu of outdoor sports to enjoy. The region has numerous pristine rivers and lakes for an abundance of water sports, you can scuba dive, kayak, surf, kitesurf or simply take a dip in the azure Pacific Ocean.
For a more extreme adventure, you can get your adrenaline fix with white water rafting at Lake Villarrica with the sublime Villarrica volcano in the backdrop.
If you prefer a more relaxing day of fishing, the rivers and lakes are teeming with trout for some of the best fly fishing in the world.
Exploring by foot allows you time to truly take in the marvelous plants and animals in the national parks and nature preserves. In fact, there are over 2,500 plant species in Chile that are found nowhere else on Earth, like the larch tree which can live up to 3,000 years.
Rather spend your time in the mountains than the water? Experienced skiers can swish through the primordial forests and then soothe tired muscles by relaxing in one of the natural hot springs that sprinkle the magnificent environment.
Southern Chile is famous for its trekking and mountain climbing throughout the Andes. You can easily reach an altitude of 2.5 miles above sea level in the northern highlands, or you can trek mountaineering paths that range from moderate to difficult in the Torres del Paine National Park.
And if you play your cards right you can end a hike with zip lines that rush through the verdant, lush forests, or you can surf the dunes with a sandboard.
With nearly 4,000 miles of coastline, Chile has some of the best sea kayaking, which is a prime way to enjoy exploring this amazing country. Sea kayaking provides access to spectacular scenery that cruises and land-based tours cannot reach.
You’ll experience utter stillness without the sound of engines and glide along a rugged coastline with an abundance of birds, marine life, and coastal animals.
Best of all, the crystalline fjords along Patagonia offer amazing views of snow-capped mountains and glaciers.
You’re never far from the ocean in Chile, and sailing is a popular sport that gives you a different view of the country.
Not only will you see the land from a breathtaking vantage point, but it’s perfect for catching a glimpse of playful dolphins, sea lions, and pelicans diving deep into the waves for their daily catch.
Locals have used equines for travel and agriculture for millennia, so exploring the region by horse is a truly authentic experience.
Learn about the ancient culture with a tour led by local horsemen, and visit places that only the surefooted horse can reach, such as a trail to a hidden glacier or a traditional adobe house. Whether it’s in the mountains or across the plains, you will find a deep sense of harmony with nature while gaining a unique perspective on Chilean nature.
Those seeking an active vacation that’s off the beaten path won’t be disappointed with what the southern region of Chile has to offer.
You’ll find adventures within adventures in this magical land, whether on land, water or high in the mountains.