Chile Weather, When To Go, What to Pack + More By Region

Chile Weather + When To Go Info - Knowmad Adventures

A long, narrow sliver of land clinging to the edge of the South American continent, Chile’s diversity of travel experiences matches its jaw-dropping geography and landscapes. Encompassing the world’s driest desert, fertile vineyards, cosmopolitan Santiago and eclectic Valparaíso, lush temperate rainforests of the Lakes Region and the peaks of Patagonia, this country pinched between Pacific shores and Andean peaks unveils incredible natural beauty and cultural intrigue at every turn.

Here we’ve compiled a list of essential information about Chile divided into 5 distinct regions. Read about Chile weather, points of interest, when to go, Trip Specialist tips and what to pack.

2015 Annual South America Travel Photography Contest

South America Travel Photography

I was beyond impressed with the submissions this year. Each traveler was successful in telling a story with their photos, whether that story be one of wild adventure, family reunion or a coming together of friends. Each conveyed a curiosity, vigor and excitement for life. With over 500 traveler photos to sort through it was a tough job, but the results are incredible.

A Fun List for the New Year: Paddle Board, Make Pancakes, Travel to South America + More!

south america fun list

Pictured above: Our favorite Bogart’s Doughnuts | Paddle boarding and enjoying a beach day at Lake Harriet | Starting the year off right cooking Quinoa pancakes with Trey – thanks to Inkaterra for the lovely apron present! | A blue-footed booby in the Galapagos Islands | Sipping from a fresh coconut in Brazil 

I don’t remember when Jordan and I started making “fun lists,” but somewhere in there it evolved from an amusing pastime into an Official Tradition. It takes the pressure off a list of New Year’s resolutions just with its name because they’re all fun, right? It’s better than a bucket list, which somehow always lends itself to the connotation that I have to accomplish all those things before I kick the bucket – and who likes to think about that? And it is way better than a to-do list…no explanation necessary.

Now is the Time to Book Your Travel to Peru: 2016 Inca Trail Permits Are Selling Out Fast!

Travel to Peru and The Inca Trail

Inca Trail permits for 2016 are officially on sale! Dates for the month of May are almost completely booked and other months are filling up fast. Knowmad’s favorite accommodations in Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Pueblo are also filling up fast. Don’t miss your chance to discover the lost land of the Incas; click the following link to get started on building your custom Peru trip and learn what sets Knowmad apart as an Inca Trail outfitter below.

2015 in Review(s): What Traveler’s Are Saying About Their South American Adventures

South American Adventures - Knowmad

In 2015 we helped a record number of travelers do everything from visit the southernmost city in the world to tread lightly on paths first forged in 1438 AD and everything in-between. We grew this past year, not only in size but in perspective as well. This year more than ever, we continue to learn from and are unbelievably grateful for each and every Knowmad traveler.

Top 5 Best Family Vacations in South America

South America Family Travel

The memories you make on a trip will last a lifetime and travel is a great way to get people together that don’t otherwise see each other often. Sharing new experiences with your family is one of the best ways to spend time together. Take a look at our top five best family vacations in South America below. We share South America trip ideas for all types of budgets, travel styles and interests.

Parting Shots: Peru + Chile Combination Trip – Hiking, Mountain Biking + More

South America Family Trip

Last September Irit and Josh embarked on what they claim was, “the BEST holiday ever.” Their trip started in Peru, where they crisscrossed the country exploring Cusco, the Sacred Valley, the Pisac ruins, Kenko, Machu Picchu and more. Highlights included mountain biking through the Andes, meeting people from the Amaru community, and experiencing the famed Machu Picchu ruins. After some down time in Cusco they hopped on a flight and began their journey to southern Patagonia. Here they stayed at Tierra Patagonia, a one of a kind lodge in the Torres del Paine National Park area.

Knowmad Featured In Condé Nast Traveler: The Experience Makers 2015

Conde Nast Traveler Knowmad Adventures Travel

They call us The Experience Makers; a compilation of travel experts from all across the world organized into four glossy pages of Condé Nast Traveler’s December issue. We help you immerse yourself in the local culture, escape the crowds and create smooth, worry-free itineraries.

Being awarded this accolade is an honor for our entire team. Saying we were “excited” when we found out would be an understatement – we’ve worked really hard to create unforgettable trips for our travelers and it feels phenomenal to be recognized by one of the biggest names in the travel industry.