Chile Photography Tours
As one of the world’s most geographically diverse countries, Chile offers adventure seekers an exhaustive list of beautiful landscapes to capture. This long and narrow nation, snuggly cradled between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, is one of South America’s most rewarding destinations. Its small and compact size means that you can zigzag your way through, from north to south, swiftly and efficiently. You can experience an impressive amount of adventure, and enjoy some of the continent’s most impressive treasures, in just mere weeks. A land of natural extremes, exceptional local food, gorgeous cities and friendly locals. On our photography tours of Chile we cover two distinct regions: The Atacama Desert on our Atacama Magica and Torres del Paine on our Best of Patagonia Photo tour
Essence of Chile
The Atacama Desert: The driest desert on earth, the Atacama is filled with immense beauty. This otherworldly landscape is made up of deeply carved salt-crusted canyons, golden sand dunes and maze-like cracked red earth. It hosts colonies of flamingos in salt-enriched lagoons, an inspiring high-altitude geyser field, and offers breathtaking sunsets each and every night. And the magic of the Atacama certainly doesn’t end when the sun sets. As one of the world’s best stargazing destinations, Chile’s Atacama Desert is one of the most visually spectacular places you will ever visit.
Torres del Paine: One of the most iconic images of Patagonia, and one of its most elusive thanks to the unstable weather, Torres del Paine and its majestic multi-peak silhouette is one of the most coveted and unforgettable sights in the entire continent. The homonymous national park in which the Paine Massif is found is awash with granite mountains, turquoise lakes, rivers, and glaciers, and offers a plethora of hiking opportunities for the adventure-seeking explorer. The world is wild and stunning in equal measures down here, but the rewards are infinitely worthwhile and one of the world’s most spectacular places.
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The culture of Chile reflects the relatively homogeneous population as well as the geographic isolation of the country in relation to the rest of South America. Since colonial times, the Chilean culture has been a mix of Spanish colonial elements with indigenous (mostly Mapuche) culture.
Food & Wine
World Class wines (from the signature Chilean red “Carmenere” to Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc), delicious produce from local organic farms, and seafood from the South Pacific Ocean, Chilean Style BBQ and Patagonian dishes (lamb, wild board, venison, smoked trout); homemade pasta, ice cream and chocolate!
Magnificent salt flats, lagoons, volcanoes, rock formations and boiling waters that emerge from the heart of the earth, and we will discover the mysterious rhythm of sunlight, and the appearance of the moon.
Best Time to Visit
November & December