Category Archives: Chile

Plan the Perfect South America Travel Route – We Don’t Mind if You Pinch Ours!

After months of planning, talking to countless travellers, researching our hearts out and finally spending six months on the road, we’re pleased to be able to share our very own South American travel route. We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to! If you’re headed to South America (specifically Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, […]

The Best of the Best in South America – 12 Experiences You Can’t Miss!

With a landmass of 17.84 million km², there’s no denying that South America is a big place; in all honesty, the continent is massive!  With so much to explore and so much land to cover, itinerary planning can very quickly start to feel more than a little overwhelming. After six months spent covering a great deal of South […]

Backpacking South America: The Best Hostels – Tried and Tested!

If you’re planning a long-term trip through South America, or are simply travelling on a budget, you’ll need to keep an eye on your accommodation bill.  Thankfully though, backpacking doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be scraping the bottom of the barrel – quite the opposite! Throughout our six months in South America, we were delighted to […]

Three Months on the Road in South America – Brazil, Bolivia, Chile & Peru

Another month in South America is behind us and for the life of me, I don’t know where the time’s going! As we have in previous months, this post is designed to give you a summary of our recent adventures and help those of you considering a similar trip plan your route and budget. We’re […]

EcoCamp Patagonia – Reviewing Torres del Paine’s Bucket-List Glamping

With the Towers piercing the dawning sky and the wild Patagonian winds swirling around, there’s no better place to be curled up in Torres del Paine than at EcoCamp.  Recently we had the pleasure of staying at this incredible property in an equally incredible part of the world.  Having read countless reviews online it was […]

Two Months on the Road in South America – Chile, Argentina & Brazil

Another month has been and gone here in South America and with lots of new experiences under our belts, it’s hard to imagine wanting to be anywhere else. If you haven’t been following our travels, here’s a run-down on our route, key expenses and highlights of the last month or so… You’ll find our previous […]

The Base of the Towers – The Jewel in Torres Del Paine’s Crown

Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia offers a number of world-class hikes to travellers keen to brave the elements. The most famous (and challenging) walk in the national park, the Base de las Torres (Base of the Towers) offers spectacular views amongst some of the most incredible natural scenery in the world. We took up the challenge […]

Day Two of the W Trek – Conquering the French Valley

With our first full day hike in Torres del Paine behind us we slowly rolled out of ‘bed’ (if you can call a sleeping bag, ground mat and a lumpy jumper-come-pillow a bed) and psyched ourselves up for day two out on the trails. Being our first experience of multi-day hikes, the need to pour […]

Patagonia by Horseback – The Perfect Alternative to Hiking

Patagonia is a popular destination for nature-lovers to explore by foot but not all are up to hiking over challenging terrain – there’s a reason the term ‘Patagonian flat’ was coined after all! For travellers looking to enjoy the local scenery without having to clamber up and down mountains themselves, horseback riding is a great […]

Day One of the W Trek – Rain, Wind Gusts, Sub-Zero Camping & Lots of Smiles!

Stretching across two countries, Patagonia is as massive as it is impressive; it’s almost overwhelmingly so, covering almost half of Chile and a third of Argentina.  For an area with such vast landmass though, the lack of people is incredibly obvious and to be frank, refreshing. Though Patagonia envelops such a large area, there’s one […]

A Month on the Road in South America – Chile and Argentina

As hard as it is to believe, it’s been a month since we left New Zealand for the start of our big South American adventure! On one hand, time has raced by but on the other, we’ve started to find our feet here, making new friends and experiencing all sorts of amazing things.  Unfortunately, we […]

Pucón – The Home of Adventure in Chile (and our new favourite hostel!)

Sitting under the shadow of Volcan Villarrica (one of South America’s most active volcanoes) and on the shore of one of many lakes in the area, Pucón is a relatively small town in Chile that packs a massive punch. This gorgeous spot is known as the adventure capital of Chile and offers the perfect combination […]

Valparaíso: Chile’s Painted City on the Sea

“Valparaíso, how absurd you are…you haven’t combed your hair, you’ve never had time to get dressed, life has always surprised you.” – Pablo Neruda Valparaiso is colourful, vivacious, chaotic and a little surreal.  It’s grungy, a little wild and the life of the party.  Only 115km from Santiago though, this port-town has to be seen to […]