Salt, stars and survival in Chile's otherworldly Atacama Desert

Dotted with ruins and tattooed with petroglyphs, the moonscapes of Chile’s Atacama Desert also hold a repository of stories. Hike into mineral-coated canyons and camp under brilliant night skies to see how this arid landscape offers a gateway to the past.

Experiencing another kind of life in the Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert stretches across Chile in a staggering diversity of discrete landscapes — the fabled craggy contours of the Andes; simmering volcanoes; vast salt flats; and verdant oases. While it can be a challenging place to call home, it is a playground of adventure for intrepid visitors.

A road trip on Chile's wild new Route of Parks

A road trip along Chile’s new Route of Parks takes travellers to the ends of earth. The brainchild of a visionary conservationist, this is a journey that snakes through 17 national parks, showcasing one of our planet’s most extensive wild frontiers.

How Patagonia is tackling the plastic problem

Beyond reducing our dependence on plastic, is there another way of looking at things? At the ends of the earth, communities of Patagonian entrepreneurs are looking at the world through recycled shades

To the ends of the earth: Easter Island

The Pacific outpost of Easter Island, known to its inhabitants as Rapa Nui, is a bewildering combination of the exotic and the familiar

Family travel wishlist 2019: Action-packed Patagonia

With out-of-this-world landscapes and faraway fauna, nowhere packs a punch like Patagonia for the ultimate family adventure.

Tried & Tested: Motemei, Santiago

Hidden away in the Santiago suburbs a kitchen experiment is yielding memorable results

See What Happens After A Mass Whale Stranding

In 2015, 337 baleen whales died and washed up on beaches in Patagonia, Chile. It’s the largest mass die-off of baleen whales ever observed. A deadly bloom of algae called a red tide is attributed as the cause. Scientists set up time-lapse cameras to study the effects of the carcasses on the surrounding area, and also to study the different stages of decomposition. They hope the footage will help identify the time and cause of death in future beachings.

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