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A CHILE ROAD TRIP ITINERARY FROM SANTIAGO TO THE ATACAMA DESERT

A CHILE ROAD TRIP ITINERARY FROM SANTIAGO TO THE ATACAMA DESERT

Use our latest Chile road trip itinerary to discover the country’s bewildering northern desert landscape – automatic social distancing guaranteed!

PAN DE AZUCAR, CHILE: WHERE DESERT MEETS THE OCEAN

PAN DE AZUCAR, CHILE: WHERE DESERT MEETS THE OCEAN

Pan de Azucar is a stunning coastal desert sandwiched between the Pan-American Highway and the Pacific Ocean – and home to 2000 Humboldt penguins

6 OF THE BEST DAY HIKES IN CHILE

6 OF THE BEST DAY HIKES IN CHILE

There are hundreds of day hikes in Chile to choose from. But here are six of our favourites, featuring deserts, glaciers, volcanoes and much more besides

6 SUBLIME SPOTS FOR WILD CAMPING IN ARGENTINA AND CHILE

6 SUBLIME SPOTS FOR WILD CAMPING IN ARGENTINA AND CHILE

Road trips and wild camping in Argentina and Chile go together like hand and glove. Here are six of the best spots we found to overnight in our camper van

HOW TO EXPLORE TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK IN A CAMPER VAN

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRIVING THE CARRETERA AUSTRAL

The Carretera Austral stretches 1240 kilometres, connecting north and south Patagonia. It’s one of the world’s best road trips – and here’s everything you need to know about completing it

HOW TO EXPLORE TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK IN A CAMPER VAN

HOW TO EXPLORE TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK IN A CAMPER VAN

The mighty Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Patagonia is a windswept hiking paradise, yet it can also be explored in a camper van. Here’s how

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN RAUL MARIN BALMACEDA

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN RAUL MARIN BALMACEDA

Exploring the fiords, virgin rainforest and sandy beaches of Puerto Raul Marin Balmaceda is a great diversion from Chile’s Carretera Austral. Here’s why

6 REASONS TO VISIT THE EXTRAORDINARY CHILOÉ ISLAND

​6 REASONS TO VISIT THE EXTRAORDINARY CHILOÉ ISLAND

Chiloé Island is a diverse land of lush scenery, pagan mythology and iconic buildings – here are six reasons to make it an essential stop on your Chile trip

THE MARBLE CAVES OF CHILEAN PATAGONIA

THE MARBLE CAVES OF CHILEAN PATAGONIA

Carved out over thousands of years by glacial water, the Marble Caves in Chilean Patagonia are a must-see for anyone travelling along the Carretera Austral

IS THE RIO HURTADO VALLEY CHILE'S BEST KEPT SECRET?

IS THE RIO HURTADO VALLEY CHILE’S BEST KEPT SECRET?

Hidden away at the very southern edge of the Atacama Desert, the glorious Rio Hurtado Valley is largely undiscovered and begging to be explored

DISCOVER VALPARAISO AND ITS AMAZING STREET ART

DISCOVER VALPARAISO AND ITS AMAZING STREET ART

Valparaiso is not only Chile’s street art capital, it’s also one of the most colourful towns in South America – as you’ll see in our pictorial guide

WHERE WE’VE STAYED

SANTIAGO

Airbnb – 3 nights

PICHIDANGUI

Nights
1

Cost
13,000 CLP (campsite)

HACIENDA DE LOS ANDES, VADO MORILLOS

Nights
2

Cost
14,000 CLP p/n (campsite)

Rating*****

CAMPING EL RETIRO, ELQUI VALLEY

Nights
1

Cost
16,000 CLP p/n (campsite)

Rating***

CALETA CANAREL

Nights
1

Cost
Free

Rating**

PAN DE AZUCAR

Nights
2

Cost
Free

Rating*****

CERRO PARANAL

Nights
1

Cost
Free

Rating**

ANDES NOMADS CAMPSITE, SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

Nights
2

Cost
14,000 CLP p/n (campsite)

Rating****

LAGUNA AGUA CALIENTES

Nights
1

Cost
Free

Rating*****

VALPARAISO

Nights
3

Cost
$39 p/n (room only) – Airbnb

Rating*****

Near TORRES DEL PAINE NP

Nights
1

Cost
Free

Rating*****

LAGUNA AMARGA ENTRANCE, TORRES DEL PAINE NP

Nights
3

Cost
Free

Rating***

CAMPING ALMA VERDE, PUERTO GUADAL

Nights
1

Cost
10,000 CLP (campsite)

Rating*****

PUERTO RIO TRANQUILO

Nights
1

Cost
Free

Rating***

El Arbolito Campsite, VILLA CERRO CASTILLO

Nights
2

Cost
6,000 CLP p/n (campsite)

Rating*****

QUEULAT NP

Nights
1

Cost
Free

Rating***

RAUL MARIN BALMACEDA

Nights
2

Cost
Free

Rating*****

Camping Cascadas Escondidas, PUMALIN NP

Nights
1

Cost
Free

Rating****

Camping Grande, PUMALIN NP

Nights
2

Cost
Free

Rating****

La Papa Campsite, CUCAO, CHILOE

Nights
1

Cost
8,000 CLP (campsite)

Rating***

Fogon El Cholitito, CHEPU, CHILOE

Nights
2

Cost
5,000 CLP p/n (campsite)

Rating*****

PETROHUE

Nights
1

Cost
Free

Rating***

COPEC Station, Near OSORNO

Nights
1

Cost
Free

Rating**

VILLARICA NP

Nights
1

Cost
Free

Rating****

Agro Camping La Araucaria, HUIFE

Nights
3

Cost
9,000 CLP p/n (camping)

Rating*****

Los Pioneros, MELIPEUCO

Nights
1

Cost
10,000 CLP  (camping)

Rating***

ITAHUE

Nights
1

Cost
Free

Rating***

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