Mini Trekking Tour – Perito Moreno Glacier
SHORT GIRL ON TOUR » Chile
by shortgirlontour
6M ago
Walking on the Perito Moreno Glacier is an experience like no other! Situated in the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, the Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the largest glaciers in the region of Patagonia. There are many ways you can visit and experience this glacier. In this post, I cover what to expect on a mini trekking tour of the Perito Moreno glacier. You can see the Perito Moreno Glacier by trekking on it, by boat, by kayak or by walking the many balconies and platforms in front of the glacier. No matter how you see the glacier, it is sure to leave you awe-struck! Out of all the w ..read more
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What to Pack for Patagonia, Chile
SHORT GIRL ON TOUR » Chile
by shortgirlontour
8M ago
If you visit Patagonia, there is a good chance that you will experience all 4 seasons within a few minutes. The weather is wild and unpredictable in Patagonia. It can go from sunshine to rain in a matter of seconds and snow is not uncommon in the mountains even in the summer. However, the worst element to contend with is the wind, especially in the summer. This post covers what to pack for Patagonia for those who are not doing multi-day hikes and camping or staying in refugios with very basic amenities. If you are doing multi-day hikes like the O or W in Torres del Paine, then your packing lis ..read more
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10 Useful Travel Tips for Visiting Chile
SHORT GIRL ON TOUR » Chile
by shortgirlontour
8M ago
From vineyards to penguins and from glaciers to the arid desert, Chile is unbelievably diverse with so much to see and do. This post covers some useful travel tips for visiting Chile, including tips for planning as well as once you get there. 1. Fly, Don’t Drive At 4,270 km/2,653 miles long from North to South, Chile is one of the longest countries in the world. Distances between some of the popular places and sites like Santiago, Patagonia, Atacama Desert, and the Lake District are vast. If you are limited on time, do not try to drive. Flying is not that expensive, especially if you don’t opt ..read more
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Best Day Hikes and Lookout Points in Torres del Paine, Patagonia
SHORT GIRL ON TOUR » Chile
by shortgirlontour
8M ago
Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia is home to stunning viewpoints and hikes. While the O circuit and W trek are popular multi-day hikes in Torres del Paine, there are lots of day hikes and lookout points that you can do and see around the park that does not require camping, carrying a backpack or committing to a minimum of 4 days that is required by the W trek or the 8 days required by the O circuit. This post covers the best day hikes and lookout points in Torres del Paine. Lookouts Salto Grande Waterfall This stunning waterfall is a popular attraction for day trippers visiting Torres del ..read more
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How to Spend 5 Days in Patagonia, Chile
SHORT GIRL ON TOUR » Chile
by shortgirlontour
8M ago
My biggest bucket list item for Chile was visiting Patagonia. This southern region of Chile, which also straddles Argentina, is a nature lovers paradise! Patagonia is famously known for glaciers, uniquely shaped mountains and brightly colored lakes. There are many companies that offer tours in Patagonia but you can easily visit Patagonia on your own. This post covers how to spend 5 days in Patagonia, Chile with days spent both in Torres del Paine National Park and Bernard O Higgins National Park. Puerto Natales is the gateway to Patagonia and your 5 days in Patagonia will most likely start and ..read more
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Itinerary for 12 Days in Chile
SHORT GIRL ON TOUR » Chile
by shortgirlontour
8M ago
Chile has something for everyone! From the Atacama desert in the north to Patagonia in the south, and everything in between, Chile is truly one of the most diverse landscapes I have seen in all the places I have been to so far. 12 days in Chile is barely enough time to scratch the surface of this beautiful country, which is also one of the longest in the world. However, if 12 days is all you have got, then this post covers an itinerary for 12 days in Chile. I want to go back to Chile again one day and have already added it to my “repeat” list. Like with me, I’m sure Chile will make you wanting ..read more
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3 Days in the Atacama Desert – An Itinerary and Travel Guide
SHORT GIRL ON TOUR » Chile
by shortgirlontour
8M ago
The Atacama Desert is a must visit location in Chile. Considered the driest non-polar place on earth, the Atacama Desert is full of otherworldly and unique landscapes. This post covers all you need to know about visiting the Atacama Desert and how to spend 3 days experiencing this amazing destination! Before getting into a specific plan for 3 days in the Atacama Desert, I want to give you some insights Atacama Desert Travel Guide How to Get There The best way to get to Atacama is to fly to El Loa Airport in Calama. There are 3 airlines that operate out of here. LATAM, SKY and JetSmart. My advi ..read more
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Hiking the W Trek in Torres del Paine, Patagonia – Your Questions, Answered
SHORT GIRL ON TOUR » Chile
by shortgirlontour
8M ago
The W Trek in Torres del Paine, National Park is one of the most famous hiking trails in the world. This 4-5 multi-day hike takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes and lookout points in the park. The W Trek has been increasing in popularity in recent times and therefore, advance planning is a must. This post covers everything you need to know about hiking the W Trek in Torres del Paine, from an itinerary to booking accommodation. What is the W Trek? The W Trek is one of the two multi-day hikes that you can do in Torres del Paine National Park. Why is it Called the W Trek? It is ..read more
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One Day in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia
SHORT GIRL ON TOUR » Chile
by shortgirlontour
8M ago
Torres del Paine is a must visit site in Patagonia! From majestic mountains to aqua blue lakes, this park is one of the most famous places not only in Chile but also around the world. If you are an avid hiker, then it would be worth it to spend more than one day in Torres del Paine and do either the O Circuit, the W Trek or a few day hikes. But, if you are looking for a Torres del Paine sampler, then this itinerary for one day in Torres del Paine is sure to cover all the places and sites in the park that can be seen or done in a day. Sampler or One Big Hike? Say you are an avid hiker but only ..read more
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