Chile Piedras Rojas

Piedras Rojas and Lagos Altiplanos

The tour to the Piedras Rojas (aka Red Stones) was our last stop on our South America tour. We got picked up quite early by our tour operator (again Vive Atacama) and stopped for the first time at the Laguna Chaxa for some flamingo watching. After walking around the lagoon our bus driver already waited […]
Overlooking the Atacama desert at sunset

Valle de la Luna – Atacama Desert

The Valle de la Luna, the so called Moon Valley, is only a short bus or bike ride away from San Pedro de Atacama. It has stone and sand formations looking somewhat similar to the surface of the moon, accompanied by an impressive range of color and texture. The breathtaking scenery is a MUST-DO on […]
Busy dusty street in San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama – A dusty desert city

The infamous dusty desert city of San Pedro de Atacama, the base for all tours in that area at over 2.400 m (7.800 ft) above sea level in the Andes. Entering the city feels like entering a different era – from those old Hollywood western movies, expecting Clint Eastwood greeting you around the next corner. The streets are not paved at all […]
Lago Verde Sendero Los Lagos in the Huerquehue National Park

Sendero Los Lagos – Huerquehue National Park

A short car ride away from Pucón, a very popular tourist destination with one of the best steaks we have ever eaten in our entire lives (available at La Maga), lies the Huerquehue National Park. We parked our car next to the Lago Tinquilco and started our hike through the shadowy woods towards the Los Lagos […]
View from the Mirador Cumbre on top of the sendero Sierra Nevada in the Conguillio National Park

Parque Nacional Conguillio – Sendero Sierra Nevada

Already before our trip to Chile we read a lot of articles, saying that hiking the Sierra Nevada trail in the Conguillio National Park is spectacular and a must do when you are in the area. Our trusted Lonely Planet showered the hike with superlatives like for example “…the finest hike in southern Chile”. And […]
Wicked South America Campervan Review

Review Wicked Campervan

  Last year in New Zealand it was the first time that we decided to rent a campervan for our vacation and we totally loved it to be so close to nature. So naturally this time in Patagonia we wanted to have that experience again. Due to the lack of alternatives we decided to go with […]
Mount Fitz Roy at the end of a highway

Driving and Camping in Patagonia – Our Tips

During our time in Patagonia we drove almost 4.000 km (2.500 miles) in our trusted Wicked Campervan (read the full review of the van HERE). Before showing you some impressions of driving on the seemingly endless roads, we want to give you a few tipps for driving down there. Fuel & Gravel Roads First of all […]
South shore of the Grey Lake in the Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine – Mirador Lago Grey

Since we hiked over 20 km (13 miles) the day before and this was our last day in Torres del Paine National Park, we decided to only do an easy stroll. Therefore, we slept on the southern shore of the Grey Lake, warmed ourselves up in the nearby luxurious hotel in the morning and then walked along the beach […]
Hike to the Grey Glacier with icebergs in the water

Torres del Paine – Sendero Grey Glaciar

After we had spent the night in our campervan in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park in Pudeto, we enjoyed a good breakfast with some coffee to get ready for a day full of hiking. In order to arrive at the starting point, you gotta take a catamaran from Pudeto to the other side of Lago Pehoe (check out […]
Walking path to the Mirador Cuernos in the Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine – Sendero Mirador Cuernos

In the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park you can find a rather easy hike, the so called “Sendero Mirador Cuernos”. It’s a perfect walk for the afternoon and it takes around 2 hours to do the roundtrip to the Lake Nordenskjöld and back. I uploaded a detailed map for you to check out all […]
Coast of Isla Magdalena with hundreds of penguins on the shore

Penguins on Isla Magdalena

On the first full day of our stay in Patagonia we did a half day tour to Isla Magdalena, a small island near Punta Arenas and home to thousands of Magellanic Penguins. We booked our tour with Solo Expediciones and were very happy with the package they offered. The tour is not cheap, it costs about € […]
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