If you want to explore a country that has it all, you better book a flight to Chile.
Beaches, mountains, art, history, glaciers, lakes, deserts and cuisine – no matter what your interests are, you’ll be sure to find pure happiness in Chile.
The diversity of this South American nation can’t be ignored, and the geography that separates it from the rest of the continent makes it just like an island.
You have the Atacama Desert in the north, the Andes Mountains running down its eastern border, and the remote ruggedness of Patagonia occupying the bottom section. Throw in a stunning coastline of long beaches and ridiculous fjords, and you have a recipe for pure awesomeness.
We spent over 3 months travelling in Chile, from the southern tip of Patagonia, to the legendary Easter Island, and all the way to the northern stretches in the driest place on earth. It’s a country that blew our minds and captured our hearts.
Make no mistake, this place should be near the top of your bucket list. Here are 30 photos of Chile that prove it is insanely epic!
The moai of Easter Island – One of the world’s most mysterious attractions. Location: Rano Raraku Easter Island
The Atacama Desert is known to have some of the best stargazing in the world. And yep, it’s epic. Location: San Pedro de Atacama
The Patagonian town of Puerto Natales has some beautiful sunset spots. Location: Puerto Natales
So much love for Chilean sunsets. Location: Easter Island
It’s a nation filled with crazy volcanoes…. Location: Puerto Varas
…And mountains that just scream ‘majestic’. Location: Torres del Paine National Park
We hope you like glaciers. Location: Grey Glacier, Torres del Paine National Park
When (if?) you get sick of glaciers, then head north to the Atacama Desert and go on a looooong road trip. Location: San Pedro de Atacama
It’s the kind of country that is definitely worth waking up early for. Location: Amalia Glacier, Chilean Fjords
Easter Island isn’t just home to iconic statues. It also has pretty sweet beaches! Location: Anakena Beach, Easter Island
Valparaiso is known for having some of the best street art anywhere in South America. Location: Valparaiso
Chiloe has enough UNESCO-listed wooden churches to blow your mind. Location: Chiloe
Like lakes? Hit up Patagonia for hundreds (and hundreds) of them! Location: Laguna Sophia, Puerto Natales
So many lakes. Location: Torres del Paine National Park
Definitely no shortage of lakes. Location: Puerto Natales
Ok, one more lake. Location: Torres del Paine National Park
The armadillos don’t mind posing for photos. Location: Torres del Paine National Park
It’s hard to beat the sunrises in Puerto Varas. Location: Puerto Varas
You can effortlessly float in the salt lakes just like in the Dead Sea, except you’ll be the only person there! Location: Atacama Desert
Have you ever seen a desert covered in snow before? If not it’s time to head to the Atacama in winter! Location: Atacama Desert
The waterfalls in Torres del Paine are sensational. Location: Salto Grande, Torres del Paine National Park
Hiking around Northern Chile is like being on the moon. Location: Luna Valley, Atacama Desert
While Southern Chile is like travelling through a series of postcards. Location: Los Torres, Torres del Paine National Park
There’s literally nowhere else in the world you can go scuba diving with a giant head! Location: Easter Island
The people are super friendly, and the food is delicious! Fresh alfajores, anyone? Location: Don Sergio’s, Valparaiso
They’re cosy, comfortable, and come with epic views. Location: EcoCamp, Torres del Paine National Park
You’ll never see so many shades of blue anywhere. Location: Bernal Glacier, Chilean Fjords
So stop waiting and buy that ticket to Chile! Location: Tongariki, Easter Island
Have you ever been to Chile, or wanting to visit one day? Let us know in the comments below!
Hey! We are Alesha and Jarryd, the award winning writers and photographers behind this blog, and we have been travelling the world together since 2008. Adventure travel is our passion, and through our stories and images we promote exciting off-the-beaten-path destinations and fascinating cultures as we go. Follow our journey in real time on Facebook
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