Bird watching in southern Chile: a natural and majestic experience

Like international tourists, many birds are world travelers, and with Chile’s summer in sight, both tourists and birds are flocking to the southern hemisphere for the warmer weather. In fact, this time of year bird watching is a popular vacation activity throughout Chile, and many local tourism companies offer tours with the specific objective of … More Bird watching in southern Chile: a natural and majestic experience

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Oktoberfest in Chile: an authentic German celebration with a Chilean flair

Can’t make it to Germany for Oktoberfest this year? Try celebrating in Chile instead! Chile is an ideal Oktoberfest destination, embracing a significant German cultural influence as a result of Germany’s colonization of southern Chile in the mid-1800’s. Adventurous colonists arrived from Europe with their family traditions, cherished recipes, and love for good beer – … More Oktoberfest in Chile: an authentic German celebration with a Chilean flair

The European Southern Observatory invites online visitors to an astronomical event

Virtual tourists from around the world can take an unprecedented look inside several of Chile’s key astronomical observatories on Friday, October 5. In a live-streaming webcast, the European Southern Observatory – ESO – will present “A Day in the Life of ESO,” consisting of six hours of lectures and interviews, a virtual real-time astronomical observation, … More The European Southern Observatory invites online visitors to an astronomical event

Cold weather wine in Chile: Patagonia’s vineyards gaining recognition

Chile’s booming wine industry is generally focused on the country’s central regions, where a comfortable Mediterranean climate, and a unique position between the Pacific and the Andes, easily nurture the area’s vineyards. Chile’s extreme regions and climate zones are gaining a reputation for producing interesting wines. Chile.travel previously reported on winemaking in the arid Atacama … More Cold weather wine in Chile: Patagonia’s vineyards gaining recognition

Become a mountaineer in northern Chile: peaks for novices

Northern Chile’s massive Andean peaks may seem daunting to novice mountaineers, but the region offers many relatively safe and manageable climbs that reward climbers with thrilling vistas and a robust sense of accomplishment. Becoming a mountain climber Novice mountain climbers must carefully research and prepare for the rigors of high-altitude climbing prior to embarking on … More Become a mountaineer in northern Chile: peaks for novices