30 Jaw-Dropping Ways To Experience Chile
Chile is a country of stunning landscapes. It’s home to icy mountain peaks, glistening glacial lakes, and vast blooming fields—and each landscape offers a different kind of adventure for its visitors. Explore some of the most remarkable activities in the country through this striking photo gallery.
A hiker traverses the rocky landscape of Torres del Paine National Park. Located in southern Chile, the park was named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and is home to four different ecological environments: Pre-Andean scrubland, deciduous Magellan forests, the Patagonia Steppe, and the Andean desert.
Two tents light up under a starry night sky in Salar de Surire. The Chilean Natural Monument, which sits 13,776 feet above sea level, is mostly made up of a large salt flat and a group of small saltwater lakes.
An ice climber moves through a glacial cave inside Torres del Paine National Park’s Grey Glacier. Visitors to the region can also spot a rocky nunatak, a piece of land that divides the glacier and creates an island in its middle.
Cloud roll over a narrow peak in Chile’s Lake District, a region packed with snow-capped volcanoes, sparkling lakes, and ancient forests. Most visitors begin a trip in the district by flying to the city of Puerto Montt and diving into the nearby natural landscapes from there.
Light shines down on the towers of the Mirador Base in Torres del Paine National Park. The national park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including South Andean deer, red foxes, and condors.
The Milky Way shines over the Atacama Desert. The northern Chilean region is known for its clear skies and excellent stargazing opportunities.
Two hikers travel along the shore of Laguna de Tuyajito in the Atacama Desert, the world’s driest non-polar desert.
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Source: National Geographic