1) Planning your trip 2) Santiago Region 3) Valparaiso and Vina del Mar 4) From Santiago to La Serena 5) Into the Atacama 6) Antofagasta, Calama and San Pedro de Atacama 7) Iquique, Arica and the Altiplano National Parks 8) Central Valley 9) Lake District 10) Chiloe 11) Carretera Austral 12) Far South 13) Tierra del Fuego 14) Chilean Pacific Islands (Islas Juan Fernandez; Rapa Nui [Easter Island]) 15) Background 16) Footnotes 17) Colour maps
Originally hailing from Los Angeles, Chris Wallace has been traveling through, and writing about, Central and South America since 2004. He has lived in Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Peru. He has spent long weekends at family fincas in Antioquia, traveled along both ends of the Amazon river, failed at tango classes in Buenos Aires, and made frequent escapes to Valparaiso to receive the palliative benefits of coastal air and electric pink sunsets. He has tailored travel and tourism content for entrepreneurs and publishers alike, having covered events as grand and life affirming as Barranquilla's Carnival on some days while dealing with tragic history by writing about Argentina's Dirty War on others. More than 10 years in, he feels he's barely scratched the surface of what this continent has to offer. Having said that, his primary goal is to see more monkeys.