Spindly Chile extends 4,300 kilometers – more than half of the continent – from the world’s driest desert (near San Pedro de Atacama) to large areas of glaciers. Fill between the volcanoes, geysers, beaches, lakes, rivers, plains and islands. The thinness gives Chile the privacy of a courtyard (though a fence between the Andes and the Pacific). What is the deal? Everything. With easy to infrastructure, spectacular views and hospitable hosts, the hardest part is choosing a route. Consider the sweeping solitude of the desert, rugged peaks and lush forests of the fjords. Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and Isla Robinson Crusoe isolated offer extra-continental exploits.
But do not forget that Chile is as much about character as it is setting. His vast place fires the imagination and has been known to the poets of Barmen, executive dreamers and friends out of strangers. A few wrong turns and detours and you also will be part of this family of tightly woven, the Sunday barbeques. Do not forget to bring an extra bottle of red for long, lazy dinner waiting.
For rafters and kayakers “Fu” or Futa river “has the same meaning as Las Lenas is for skiers, Rio must strike the beach, Aconcagua has for climbers, and Buenos Aires has for fashionistas – is simply the best in South America. the blue crystal waters and stunning wild attract more lovers of rafting and kayak-carrying travelers each year.
The town of Futaleufu, a small 20 islands of the network of houses painted in pastel-155 kilometers southeast of Chaitén, is primarily a service center on the border with Argentina, 8 km away, and a bedroom community to the rafters and kayakers. For those not planning to run the river or in nearby cities continue Trevelin and Esquel in Argentina and the Parque Nacional Los Alerces in Argentina’s, there is little to do in town but admire the incredible scenery.