If you could trace a beaten track through South America, there’s a good chance you won’t find the wilds of Chile anywhere near it. While most travellers are soaking up the sun on Ipanema or floating up the Amazon basin avoiding piranhas, this gorgeous country remains a bit of a hidden gem – an unspoiled strip of land running in a thin line along the spine of the Andes.
Here at Intrepid, we don’t think kids are ever too young to start travelling.* But taking your kids travelling can be a daunting prospect. Will they be safe? What if something goes wrong? What if they get sick?
When I think back on it, it was with exceedingly little consideration that I’d decided to hike the Annapurna Circuit. The decision-making process went something like this: I’m in Nepal. Should probs do a hike.
On December 10th Intrepid was joined by a few seasoned travellers and fellow adventure operators to chat all things South America. Under the hashtag #IntrepidSA, we covered everything from epic scenery, delicious cuisine and hidden gems. Check out the full recap below.
Our first night on the Galapagos‘ San Cristobal Island saw us, rather predictably, at a bar. Amidst a backdrop of reggae music, we set about complimenting our drinks with a game of magnetic darts. Yes – magnetic darts, not your standard issue spike-tipped things. One can only presume that this non-spike approach is a nod to the Galapagos’ valuable commitment to animal welfare: no harpoons, of any size, here.
If you’re anything like us, you leave your New Year’s Eve plans ‘til the last minute and subject yourself to a frenzy of pre-celebratory anxiety.
A seasoned adventurer gives group travel a try for the first time. What happened next?
We went to Chile and searched high and low for unmissable adventures for anyone passing through this incredible country. If you’re planning a trip to Chile, this little lot should help kick your inspiration into overdrive.