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Autor: Solange Passicot
December 20, 2022

Discover the Trees and Shrubs of the Atacama Desert

The scarce rainfall of the Atacama Desert’s semi-desert climate is not a problem for the endemic flora that have survived by adapting to the most arid place on the planet.

Discover the Trees and Shrubs of the Atacama Desert
Autor: Diego Salas
December 20, 2022

10 Curious Facts about the Andean Flamingo

Its striking pink color and stylized anatomy make it one of the most interesting birds to observe in the Atacama Desert. There are six species of flamingo in the world and three of them are found in Chile. How does one identify them? Here are some guidelines:

10 Curious Facts about the Andean Flamingo
Autor: Antonia Reyes
December 20, 2022

Birdwatching in the Atacama Desert

In this article, the illustrator Antonia Reyes tells us about her experience observing birds in the Atacama Desert and shows us her creative process to interpret nature in her works.

Birdwatching in the Atacama Desert
Autor: Diego Salas
November 3, 2022

Guide for respectful birdwatching

Ornithological tourism or birdwatching is an excellent way of getting in touch with nature and learning about the importance of its conservation. In Chile there is a great diversity of species that we can enjoy seeing just by paying attention to our surroundings. Need some advice?

Guide for respectful birdwatching
Autor: Solange Passicot
September 13, 2022

Discover the wild beauty of Patagonia in this new excursion

For many years, the ranchers in Patagonia have viewed the puma as a constant threat due to their attacks causing loss of livestock, creating a conflict between native wildlife and production. However, this has begun to change.

Discover the wild beauty of Patagonia in this new excursion
Autor: Diego Salas
January 24, 2022

Adventures of a Patagonian rhea

An unexpected natural event occurred recently in the pampas surrounding Tierra Patagonia. Very close to the hotel, a family of Patagonian rheas (ñandús) came up against a tense moment, when a fox and a condor threatened to snatch their newborns away. The people who were able to observe this spectacle were humbled by the experience.

Adventures of a Patagonian rhea
Autor: Diego Salas
July 17, 2021

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.

What is the We Tripantu?
Autor: Diego Salas
July 13, 2021

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 Torres del Paine W Trek, Tierra style
Autor: Diego Salas
May 12, 2021

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.

The 62nd Anniversary of the Torres del Paine National Park
Autor: Diego Salas
April 16, 2021

Earth Day

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.

Earth Day
Autor: Diego Salas
February 18, 2021

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.

11 Conservation targets in Torres del Paine National Park
Autor: Diego Salas
January 29, 2021

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.

Why is the Atacama Desert called the “driest desert in the world”?

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