3 Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Chile

by Agustin Rojas | Apr 12 2019

As the old South American folk tales go, Chile is full of everything that God had left over once he was done creating the world — lakes, glaciers, mountains, and volcanoes. This means that, from wandering through deserts to exploring caves, this country has it all for travelers that want to get closer to nature.

 

Quite simply, for nature lovers, Chile is just about as perfect a place to visit as anywhere else on earth. To find three ways you can get closer to Mother Nature on a trip to this beautiful country, make sure to read on.

 

Hiking around Torres del Paine

 

With its breathtaking jagged mountain peaks, ultramarine glaciers, staggering sapphire lakes, and awe-inspiring granite towers, you can see why National Geographic has voted Torres del Paine as the fifth most beautiful place on earth. Hiking around this Chilean National Park, then, is a perfect outdoor activity for anybody who loves a beautiful scenic view.

 

If you’re free to embark on a hike around Torres del Paine as early as this June (June 3 – 7, to be precise), then why not head to Escapewithpro and book your place on the Winter W Trek? By doing so, you will be able to head out on this trail with like-minded nature lovers, and you will also be able to tap into the knowledge of a professional hiking tour guide as your walk commences. Booking your place on a group hike is recommended because the more people you head out into the wilderness with, the safer you will be.

 

Cycle in the Atacama Desert

 

Are you a keen cyclist? If so, then you should book yourself on a cycling excursion in the Atacama Desert. With red rock formations, narrow gorges, and dunes that stand over 150 meters high — and throw in the fact that it sees just 0.6 inches of rainfall each year, making it the driest place on Earth — it’s no wonder that the Atacama Desert is regularly compared to Mars.

 

Such events run all year round (it doesn’t matter when you head to this desert as it’s always hot), so there are always opportunities for you to test your biking skills in this harsh terrain.

 

Horse riding through the Andean Mountains

 

Riding horseback through the Andean Mountains is an outdoor activity that you should try if you ever find yourself in this corner of South America, as doing so will allow you take in the stunning scenery of the Maipo Valley and the nearby plateau forest. Once your day of riding is over, you’ll even be able to enjoy a glass of world-renowned Chilean red wine in any one of the luxury bungalow resorts dotted around the mountain range.

 

If you’re looking for a vacation destination that will allow you to get closer to Mother Nature, then you should consider Chile. Whether you like to hike, bike, or ride, there are enough outdoor activities to be found in this country to keep you entertained for months on end.