From Cajon del Maipo to El Pillan and beyond, Chile’s geography and geology are the perfect recipe for a canyoning extravaganza. Enjoy the fjords in the region south of Puerto Montt and the crisp glacial waters flowing from the Andes – there are a multitude of fulfilling journeys through the gorges of Chile waiting just for you, all across its diverse landscape.
Chile is a South American country bordering the Pacific Ocean to the west, Argentina to the east, and Bolivia and Peru to the northeast and northwest, respectively. Known for its wide geographic range from north to south and the accompanying natural features of such a vast area, the rock formations from the top of the Andes and down to the Pacific have created immense canyons with a wide variety of elements. Rivers and streams coming out of the mountains have created an extensive network of crevasses and gorges through the Andesite for a never-ending possibility of canyoning trips. The igneous rock found throughout the region is set in an assortment of environments, from lush meadows and valleys to the rocky climbs up and down the mountainside.
The weather is considerably varied across the country. The climate is arid in the north while extreme and volatile in the south.
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Flying into Santiago is the most efficient way to get to Chile. Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Sydney all have direct flights to Santiago. Arica, Iquique, and Punta Arenas are served by regional airports. Cheap and efficient bus transportation is available throughout the country, connecting it from the Atacama in the north to Patagonia in the south.
Canyoning in Chile is best done in the summer, with favorable programs from November through February.
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