Santiago General Cemetery is a peaceful hideout away from the city, with some very interesting examples architecture and an insight into Chile’s history.
Humberstone, ‘sister’ site to nearby Santa Laura, is an abandoned town in the Atacama desert, featuring workers’ houses, a school, and industrial buildings.
Santa Laura is a ‘ghost town’ in the Atacama desert some 50 kilometres from Iquique, Chile. Abandoned in 1960, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lagunas Altiplanicas (Chaxa, Miscanti, Miñiques) are three spectacular high altitude lakes in the Atacama desert with the opportunity to view flamingos.
Chuquicamata offers a unique insight into Chile’s largest copper mine and the chance to visit the abandoned ghost town where mine workers used to live.
The ALMA observatory (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) lies high in the Atacama desert, close to San Pedro, and can be visited on a free tour.
Laguna Cejar is a popular tour offered in San Pedro de Atacama, sometimes with an extension to Ojos de Salar and Laguna Tebinquinche.
How do Patagonia’s most famous hiking destinations: Torres del Paine in Chile, Fitz Roy (Los Glaciares National Park) in Argentina, and Isla Navarino in Tierra del Fuego, compare?
The last day of the Torres del Paine trek is an easy hike back to Las Torres, from where buses to Puerto Natales can be found. Back to civilization.
The final stretch of the Torres del Paine hike rejoins the ‘W’ circuit and visits the spectacular Lago Pehoe and the magnificent Los Cuernos mountains.