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 Torres del Paine W Trek, Tierra style
The most popular route through the iconic National Park, the Torres del Paine W trek, 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.
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.
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.
“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.
Tips on what to wear for going on excursions in Chiloé
Rain is part of the charm of this beautiful island – a very special climate that surprises us throughout the day with intense rains and clear skies. Because of the sporadic weather, it is important that we dress smartly when we leave the comfort of the hotel to go explore, with clothing that will allow us to enjoy the magnificent views that this Chilean archipelago has to offer.
10 Fun facts about the Patagonian Puma cat
It’s one of the most famous residents of the Torres del Paine National Park, and its presence is key to keeping the ecosystem in balance. Here are some of the characteristics of the largest cat in Chile.
The journey to the base of the three towers
Exploring the hills of the extreme south of Chile by foot, contemplating its one-of-a-kind, natural charm, is an unforgettable experience. The trek to the base of the Torres del Paine may seem to be an impossible feat, however, with the proper preparations, anyone can enjoy one of the most iconic wonders of Patagonia.
Desert Astronomy – Atacama Desert Night sky
If you enjoy stargazing, you definitely must visit San Pedro de Atacama. The sky in this remote area of northern Chile is considered by scientists from around the world to be the perfect site for installing modern telescopes which allow them to study the universe as never before. In their studies they have found, among other things, one element that the ancient Atacameñan people understood very well.