Chile remains a land of geographical extremes, from the Atacama Desert, the second driest location in the world (after Antarctica), to Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago off the southernmost tip of South America where penguins rule. Besides stunning and diverse natural scenery, Chile offers dynamic cities like Santiago, its vibrant capital, and Valparaíso, the edgy jewel of the Pacific. But no matter where you go, you’ll find plenty of family-friendly amenities and kid-approved activities. Here’s our list of what to do in Chile on a family vacation.
Now’s the time to plan your midwinter and spring break family vacations. From the exhilaration of whale watching in Baja, Mexico, to the stunning beauty and monumental history of Peru’s Sacred Valley, here are 6 family-friendly vacation ideas you won’t want to miss.
Chilean culture contains a vibrant mixture of indigenous and European influences. When traveling Chile with kids, you’ll have the chance to partake in some of these cultural celebrations firsthand. Whether enjoying delectable barbecue at an asado or trying your hand at the country’s national dance, cueca. Just remember to bring your white handkerchief!
The Atacama contains some of the most unique and remarkable landscapes in the world. Because of the expansive terrain, remoteness, and bizarre landforms, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to another universe. What will you see on a Chile family adventure to the Atacama? Read on to find our more about this unique location’s must-see attractions.
Even though it feels almost impossible not to get caught up in the sheer expansiveness of Chile’s geography, it’s also important to stay on the lookout for some of this nation’s most unique birds. From penguins to condors, flamingos to rheas, here’s our list of some of the most interesting birds who make Chile their home.
Endless reasons to visit Patagonia with kids exist, from towering, snow-capped peaks to glacial lakes and majestic waterfalls. But what’s one of our personal favorites? A chance to check out Patagonia’s many adorable penguins. Here’s “who” to look for during your next visit.
In 2010, my husband and I stepped off the proverbial career-tracked train and traveled with our then one-year-old for six months. We spent two of those months in South America, specifically, in Peru (visiting family), Argentina (drinking wine and checking out some great cities and …