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Backpacking in Chile – my Chile Travel Guide

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ebook backpacking in chileMy Chile Travel Guide helps you to plan your trip to Chile and explore the most incredible places this country has to offer. Beside useful information on how to prepare I sum up practical tips on things to do, accommodations and outdoor activities you shouldn't miss.

Backpacking in Chile: My Chile Travel Guide is a clear and concise guide book based on my experience of traveling through Chile multiple times.

The book includes travel guides for each region of Chile as well as a complete trekking guide for Torres del Paine & the Carretera Austral, plus route itineraries. Checklists are included to help make sure you don’t forget anything.

This book is designed to save you a lot of time & make your trip much easier.

 

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amazon.comYou can easily purchase this Book and the eBook-Version through Amazon. If you buy the eBook Version you can use it on your Kindle or any other electronic device such as your PC/Mac, Smartphone or Tablet (you only need the free Kindle App).

After the purchase you can download the eBook and take it with you wherever you go!

Buy the Paperback for $13.90
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What to expect

This eBook offers compact information for your very own Chile adventure:

  • Travel Guide featuring 18 Spots: Things to do, Tours, Restaurants etc. from the Atacama dessert down to Patagonia – practical tips, short and sweet
  • Compact information: Everything you need to know in matters of safety, best time to travel, budget, entry requirements and much more
  • Packing Lists: Complete South America & Patagonia Packing List
  • Route Planner: Map with all featured spots and travel times from point to point
  • Itinerary Suggestions: 4 sample itineraries featuring the best of Chile in 2-3 weeks
  • Carretera Austral Guide: Comprehensive information, tips and trekking guides to the most adventurous part of Chile
  • Hostel Recommendations: The best Hostels incl. personal reviews and links
  • Trekking Guide: Detailed trekking guide for Torres del Paine incl. preparation, itineraries for ‘W' and Circuit trek
  • Insider Tips: My personal tips for you, off the tourist paths
  • Chile Resources: Helpful websites, blogs, recommended travel guides, maps and trekking guides to ensure best preparation possible!
 

How does it look?

Route planner and part of travel guide for San Pedro de Atacama
Route planner & part of travel guide for San Pedro de Atacama
Chapter travel guides and Things to do in Pucon
Chapter travel guides & Things to do in Pucon
Trekking guide Torres del Paine (more than 30 pages!)
Trekking guide Torres del Paine (more than 30 pages!)
 

What's inside?

So you want to know to it all? Find the Table of contents below to see what you get for your $$$!

1) Preparation

  • What to expect in Chile
  • The Weather in Chile
  • Top 5 in Chile
  • Language & Communication
  • Safety
  • Chilean cuisine
  • Budget & Prices
  • Health & Insurance
  • Entry Requirements & Custom Regulations
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • My South America Packing List
2) Map & Itineraries

  • Route planner
  • (A) Volcanoes, Coast & Desert in 2 or 3 weeks
  • (B) Carretera Austral in 2 or 3 weeks
  • (C) Carretera Austral & Patagonis in 5 weeks
  • (D) Best of Patagonia for Trekking-Pro's in 3 weeks
3) Travel Guides

  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • Santiago
  • Valparaiso & Vina del Mar
  • Pucón
  • Puerto Varas & Puerto Montt
  • The Carretera Austral
  • Chaitén
  • Puyuhuapi
  • Coyhaique & Cerro Castillo
  • Puerto Rio Tranquilo
  • Cochrane & Tortel
  • Villa O'Higgins
  • Puerto Natales
  • Punta Arenas
  • My personal Chile Insider Tips
4) Trekking Guide Carretera Austral

  • Day hike to Cerro Castillo
  • Day hike to Mirador Altavista
  • Border Crossing Villa O'Higgins – El Chaltén

5) Trekking Guide Torres del Paine

  • Preparation
  • Patagonia Packing List for Trekking & Camping
  • Trekking Guide “W” Route
  • Trekking Guide „O“ / Circuit Route

6) Additional Resources

  • Recommended Guidebooks
  • Recommended Maps
  • Websites & Blogs
  • About the Author

Backpacking in Chile

160+ Pages of practical tips, recommendations and detailed information for your Chile trip!

  • Information on how to prepare
  • Clear and concise travel guides
  • Packing lists
  • Route planner
  • Trekking guide Torres del Paine
  • comprehensive guide for the Carretera Austral
  • Hostel recommendations
  • Platform independent eBook

Paperback for $13.90

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eBook for $8.90

  • Scott Colesworthy

    Do you have this in a paper book?

    • Hey Scott, glad you are asking – I just released the paperback 3 days ago: http://amzn.to/2nGkA8E

      • Scott Colesworthy

        What about the Argentina one?

        You do an amazing job with photos and videos. Do you make tech recommendations on the equipment you use?
        Drone?
        Some kind of case/mount I saw for an iPhone?
        Selfie stick?

        Are all your itineraries oriented toward multi-day hikes and back pack camping? We are 61 and 58 traveling with our 20 year old son, we likely are not going to camp unless there are a couple one nighters that offer up something you really can’t see any other way. Thinking 3 weeks. 85% hiking/nature, 15% city/culture. I’m hoping your book(s) can help build a trip like rather than all out camping with multi-day hikes.
        Scott Colesworthy
        [email protected]
        612-237-8445

        • Hey Scott, unfortunately the Argentina guide isn’t as much requested to translate the latest edition and to offer it as a paperback (I write all my guides in German first). However this Chile guide is a good base to plan your stay as I focus on activities, restaurants and accommodation for all destinations covered (see table of content) – this means I cover a lot of half-day and full-day walks/hikes as well as normal sightseeing based on my own experience. The itineraries are general travel itineraries combining all of the mentioned…

          In matters of equipment I use a Sony A7 II and a Sony RX100 – I’d always recommend the RX100 and the Alpha 6000 from Sony for normal usage as they offer very good results for a reasonable price. I wouldn’t recommend investing in a drone as for now – they got many new restrictions to fly them and it’s forbidden to use them in National Parks (not worth investing that much many and carrying it around).

          As for Torres del Paine you can also stay in Refugio if you want to take on the “W” hike – then you only need to reserve it ahead of time. Another option are the day hikes e.g. to the Torres.

          Altogether the guide book is a good, basic guideline and helps you to prepare your trip as well as on the ground but you should be aware that I can’t offer the amount of information like a Lonely Planet – this is why I put a smaller price tag and focus on personal recommendations!

        • Thanks Scott – unfortunately the Argentina one is not as much requested in English (but is a bestseller in German) so I can’t offer the latest argentina guide book in English. You can find the equipment I use underneath each video on YouTube in the info box.

          Most of the itineraries are open to changes, I mostly included alternatives for those who are not trekking pro’s. For most of the places you can do only day hikes and stay in a guesthouse or hotel nearby. Hope that helps!