What is the We Tripantu?
It coincides with the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, and is the most important celebration for the Mapuche tribe. It is similar to a new year, but with a much more profound meaning, as the bond with nature is an essential part of this culture’s cosmovision. To them, this day marks the “beginning of the return” of the sun.
The W Circuit, Tierra style
The most popular route through the iconic Torres del Paine National Park requires preparation and good physical health. Tierra Patagonia offers a different way to experience this beautiful adventure, combining trekking, sailing, spa, massages and a profound respect for nature.
Healing through Forest Bathing
It has been scientifically proven that a deep connection with nature delivers important benefits to our physical and mental health. In Chile there are several places with ideal conditions for this therapeutic practice which has similarities with meditation. When the pandemic restrictions come to an end, it will be a useful tool to help us find a new equilibrium.
The warm wool of Chiloé
Craftwork in wool is one of the artistic traditions that characterizes the chilota culture. The climate of this magnificent archipelago in the south of Chile has led its inhabitants to seek warmth through weaving, using the ancient textile techniques of the Mapuche people.
The 62nd Anniversary of the Torres del Paine National Park
On May 13th each year, we celebrate the birthday of this beautiful place in the extreme south of Chile. There are many reasons why this Biosphere Reserve is a dream destination for many nature and adventure lovers. Some even consider it to be the eighth wonder of the world for its impressive beauty.
Millions of people across the globe join together on April 22nd each year to celebrate this important day for the environment. For Tierra Hotels, it’s a very special date – after all, our name “Tierra” literally means “Earth” in Spanish. This day represents the spirit of what we do and the type of tourism we promote, respecting nature with concrete actions, alongside local communities.
Artisan craftwork using volcanic rock
Alejandro González is considered a Living Human Treasure, for preserving the ancient customs of the town of Toconao in San Pedro de Atacama. His artistic presentations are recognized in his traditional music and carvings in pumice stone. His sculptures are part of the decoration in the hotel Tierra Atacama.
11 Conservation targets in Torres del Paine National Park
In Chilean Patagonia there are some basic rules that we must comply with in order to protect its fragile ecosystem. The beautiful landscapes of the extreme Southern cone contain a rich biodiversity, important archeological sites, and an invaluable history which must all be protected by those who traverse its paths.
Why is the Atacama Desert called the “driest desert in the world”?
One of the most impressive places in the north of Chile is San Pedro de Atacama. Not only do its landscapes look like they’re on another planet, but also its soil, which is used by scientists to simulate the experience of stepping on Mars. The wind flow, the ocean currents and the surrounding mountains are some of the factors which create these fascinating and unique conditions.
Tierra Chiloé: Collaborative design
Surrounded by incredible natural landscapes, Tierra Chiloe also astounds for its detailed interiors. In this video, Alexandra Edwards and Carolina del Piano tell us what leading this project meant for them, and about their special focus which goes beyond just the aesthetics.
“The Torres del Paine Park has seen a recovery like never before”
Basilio Reinike, Head of Excursions at Tierra Patagonia, speaks with us about the different activities that can be done in this incredible part of Chile and some of the positive consequences that this forced pause has had in nature, due to the restrictions in the national park.
A friendly greeting from Chiloé
Our dear friend Sandra Naiman sent us this video with a kind message for everyone who has visited or plans to visit the beautiful island of Quinchao to get to know her farm, her home, her animals and along the way, learn a bit about traditional Chilote agriculture.