The Best Outdoor Activities in Chile
Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.
Backpack Torres Del Paine's "O" Circuit
Chile / O Circuit, Torres Del Paine NP
The hike can be broken down a few different ways. The first and most popular is "W" (3-5 days), where you will stay on the frontside of the park and experience a lot of foot traffic.
Hike Mirador Las Torres
Chile / Refugio Las Torres
This hike is truly awesome, but get ready to climb! You can park at the Hotel Las Torres, then you will see the trailhead right past the hotel, clearly marked. The hike is 11.
Backpack the W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park
Chile / Paine Grande Campground
The W Trek is a five day, 70k trek through the highlights of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile's Patagonia region.
Camp at Lake Pehoé
Chile / Camp Pehoe
This campsite is great as you can be as adventurous or relaxed as you would like. You can choose to bring your own tent, or they offer rentals, as well as fully set-up domes.
Trek to Cerro Castillo in Patagonia
Chile / Cerro Castillo Trailhead
Like most places in Patagonia, the adventure begins the moment you decide on your next destination (if you don't have a car). The start of the trek is in Villa Cerro Castillo.
Kayak the Marble Caves in Patagonia
Chile / Marble Caves Launch
Patagonia is known for its outer worldly mountain ranges, stunning blue lakes and unharmed forests, but the largest lake in Patagonia is also home to a geologic formation so incredible it'll make you.
Hike in Bosque Encantado (Enchanted Forest) in Patagonia
Chile / Bosque Encantado, Parque Nacional Queulat
To get here: From the nearest town of Puyuhuapi, go to the Southern most point of town and hitchhike along the Carretera Austral.
Hike to the Hanging Glacier in Parque Nacional Queulat
Chile / Hanging Glacier, Parque Nacional Queulat
Another day, another Patagonian gem waiting to be discovered! Backpacking along the Carretera Austral is perhaps the most magical experience of my life.
Backpack the 'Q' Circuit in Torres Del Paine
Chile / Serrano Visitor Center
The 'Q' Circuit is simply the 'O' plus the 17.5km section between the Serano Visitors Center and Refugio Paine Grande.
Camp at Lago Sofia
Chile / Lago Sofia
Lago Sofia is a small lake just about 20 minutes north of Puerto Natales off Route 9 on Y-280. The lake is surrounded by mountains and a horse farm fills the valley where you're able to camp.
Explore Valle de Arcoiris in San Pedro De Atacama
Chile / Valle de Arcoiris
This is truly the definition of an adult playground. Although it requires a four wheel drive to get to, once you're there, the possibilities are endless.
Hike to the Top of Volcán Villarica
Chile / Volcán Villarica
Upon arrival in Pucón, Volcán Villarica is an over powering presence, a permanent, snow covered background, showing off the way it reflects the sunset and hiding when the weather is bad.
Explore Salto del Claro
Chile / Salto del Claro
Seven kilometers from Pucon, el Salto del Claro can mostly be reached by car. From the parking lot, a poorly marked trail drops quickly to the base of the waterfall.