If you are looking at ski-ing this southern winter this is a great offer. Combine the snow with a trip to the Atacama, Easter Island or Peru's Sacred Valley and get a 30% discount.
Remota Hotel has just launched its Promotion Free Additional Night, allowing you to extend your stay and experience in Patagonia at this fantastic hotel. The promotion is valid when booking an All-Inclusive Program of 3, 4, 5 or 6 nights.
Awasi Atacama has this special offer for their lodge in San Pedro. Get 1 night free when staying 3 nights or more.
In celebration of their 25th year in operation, Explora is offering up to 50% off some bookings for stays between April and September 2018. For more information and reservations, you can contact their reservation team at reserve@explora.
The Patagonian Puma (Puma concolor puma) is a sub-species of Puma concolor. Know as the mountain lion or cougar in North America, the puma has the greatest range of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere.
The Atacama Desert, Torres del Paine and the Iguazu Falls are the three corners of South America's Golden Triangle. Start by exploring the salt flats and volcanoes of the Atacama Desert, then head south to the 'End of the World', experiencing the vast planes and jagged mountains of Patagonia.
I am please to see this kind of product now available for visitors to Chile. Chile has long had good mobile coverage in urban areas and sometimes surprisingly good coverage in very remote areas.
The Center for Astro-Engineering at the Catholic University (UC) has been awarded a grant that will allow it to go ahead with its "High Resolution Spectrograph" to search for exoplanets from Chile. The funding will allow the acquisition of a spectrograph for the project which will be run in conjunction with the University of Tokyo.
In 2006 I wrote a little post about the ingenious "cloud catchers" perched on the coastal hills above the Chilean town of Chungungo: Cloud Catcher in Chilean Desert In short, these nets condense the thick mist, locally know as "Camanchaca", as it blows off the Pacific and collect the resulting water, which in turn feeds in to the potable water supply. Since 2006 I have read numerous reports of the same technique being used in different parts of the world.
The natural phenomenon of the Chilean flowering desert takes place in coastal areas of the Atacama region. During this occurrence an average of 200 different species bloom, many of which are endemic, such as the “garra de león” (Bomarea ovallei) and the delicate red Añañuca (Myostemma phycelloides).
Antarctica XXI, who currently operate the only Antarctic Fly-Cruise, announced they have ordered a new vessel for their operation. It’s with great excitement that we announce the addition of MV Magellan Explorer, a brand new expedition vessel to the ANTARCTICA XXI fleet and the first small-ship built specifically for Antarctic expedition travel since 2003! From Antarctica XXI: MV Magellan Explorer features 50 passenger cabins in five categories of accommodation,
North American magazine Sherman’s Travel named the Colchagua Valley as the second best overlooked wine destination on earth. Following Alsace in France, Colchagua is singled out for producing "lush, plus-red wines that are broad-shouldered but not too tannic to drink when young.
If you are lucky enough to be visiting Chile in the summer months (November - March). Here are some established summer festivals that will enhance you time in Chile.
New LATAM flight will connect the Chilean capital with the eastern Bolivian city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. From the airline's press room:Santiago-Santa CruzFrom 28 March 2017, LATAM Airlines Chile flight LA864 will depart Santiago at 09:00 local time on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Santa Cruz (Viru Viru International Airport) at 11:00 (local time) the same day, with a journey time of three hours.
The last twenty years have seen Chile win a steady stream of accolades and praise from international press and travel organisations alike, lauding its merits as one of the best countries in the world to visit. Having spent much time in Chile I can certainly vouch for all the adulation.
Chungungo is a fishing village on the Chilean coast, in most respects it is very similar to the many other small communities, strung out along thousands of miles of Pacific coastline, that depend on small scale fishing for their survival. But Chungungo is the site of an ingenious invention, the "atrapanieblas" or "mist-catcher", that has been copied around the world as a means of obtaining fresh water in areas where there is next to no rain and no ground water.