When three of the AFAR team traveled to Chile recently for the Adventure Travel World Summit in Puerto Varas, they jumped at the chance to takeover our Instagram feed and share their journey. The adventure took editor Jen Murphy (@jenrunsworld), associate publisher Bryan Kinkade (@bkinkade001), and brand manager Michaela Trimble (@michaelatrimble) from the pastel deserts of San Pedro de Atacama to the history-rich shores of Rapa Nui to the bohemian streets of Valparaíso. Follow along on their journey below!
The above shot is from Chile’s northern desert of San Pedro de Atacama, where brand manager @michaelatrimble visited the High Plateau of Salar de Tara, where flamingos, foxes and an abundance of native wildlife roam free.
El Tatio geysers of San Pedro de Atacama are best explored in the early hours of the morning. Between eruptions, brand manager @michaelatrimble captured the colors of the geothermic field.@jenrunsworld had the perfect day of skiing and snowboarding, post-snowfall at Volcán Villarrica.La Chascona@michaelatrimble departed from @altoatacama in the early hours of the morning to see the steam erupt from the geysers.
La Vega Central Market in Santiago, brand manager @michaelatrimble navigated the bustling, chaotic aisles full of delicious fruits and vegetables. It is the perfect place to enjoy Santiago like a local.@jenrunsworld got up close and personal to the Moai, made by ancient cultures’ master craftsmen.
Pick a grain, any grain. Brand manager @michaelatrimble tried and tasted the colors of Santiago’s La Vega Central Market.
Volcán Licancabur is the most iconic volcano in all of San Pedro de Atacama, and it’s easy to see why. The stratovolcano inhabits both Bolivia and Chile and dominates almost every picture of the desert landscape. Photo by brand manager @michaelatrimble.@jenrunsworld, @bkinkade001 and @michaelatrimble, from the AFAR team as we took over AFAR’s feed to show you the beautiful country of Chile! This final shot is a view from a performance honoring the Selk’nam people during the opening ceremony of the Adventure Travel World Summit.