Yes, you heard right — in the bucket list mecca that is Chile you can actually bungee jump from a helicopter into the crater of an active volcano…I’ll just leave that right there for you.

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile – Wolo — We Only Live Once!

Your time has finally arrived! Get behind the bar at the most famous watering hole in Santiago for a mixology workshop with one of Chile’s best. Skip amateur hour and learn from a pro with Wolo! You’ll be whipping up delicious Pisco Sours in no time.

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile – Wolo — We Only Live Once!

Pristine glaciers, wild fjords and dramatic peaks make Chilean Patagonia an adventure travelers playground. Torres del Paine (pictured) is the star of the region and makes for the ultimate bucket list trip. You could spend months trekking and exploring this wonderland near the Antarctic yet only just scratch the surface.

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile

Surrounded by lush green forest and stunning rock formations at every turn, a kayak trip on the Rio Baker is the perfect way to connect with nature as you explore the beautiful wilderness of Southern Chile.

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile

If you’re in Chile during the end of March, dance a weekend away at the world famous Lollapalooza festival in Santiago! This is a great way to hear both familiar international music as well as the best of modern Chilean music. Two of our favorite Chilean bands we discovered at Lolla are Jiminelson and Ana Tijoux.

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile

Considered by many to be the bohemian capital of Chile, you’ll find amazing murals everywhere you turn in this awesome, hilly seaside city. If you appreciate a good story with your art, we recommend the street-art walking tour. Once you’ve worked up some thirst, do like the locals and grab a glass of the green fairy in one of Valpo’s secret Absinthe bars.

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile – Wolo — We Only Live Once!

Consistently named in the top 10 rafting destinations in the world due to it’s turquoise rivers, big rapids, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world — white water rafting on the Patagonian Futaleufu is a must do for anyone with an adventurous spirit. Don’t worry, there are plenty of easy routes for the beginners out there too.

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile – Wolo — We Only Live Once!

The caves from “Isla de Pascua” were used in the ancient world for housing, shelter, planting, and rituals. If you have even a tiny interest in exploring historical sites, you must visit Easter Island. In addition to crawling through numerous caves, you can finally see those giant stone head things you’ve seen in numerous travel pictures (they’re actually called Moai, check them out in photo above!)

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile – Wolo — We Only Live Once!

After a long day of hiking, rafting or skiing in Pucón, why not take a dip in one of the world’s biggest natural jacuzzis? Set in a lush forest setting, these Asian-inspired thermal baths are sure to rejuvenate those tired bones. *I’m Interested!*

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile

After a long day of hiking, rafting or skiing in Pucón, why not take a dip in one of the world’s biggest natural jacuzzis? Set in a lush forest setting, these Asian-inspired thermal baths are sure to rejuvenate those tired bones. *I’m Interested!

Once a top destination for Chilean hippies interested in Tibetan meditation, this place has maintained its spiritual vibe over the years and is now home to great artisanal Pisco distilleries and some of the best views of the Milky Way on Earth — thanks to it’s 320 days of clear skies a year.

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile

There are two kinds of earthquakes in Chile and La Piojera is the best place in Santiago to try the “safer” version. A great place to mingle with the locals while sipping on the deliciously sweet-yet-strong Chilean cocktail made with Pipeño and pineapple ice cream. You’ll understand why the drink is called a Terremoto (Spanish for earthquake) once you down one and then try to get up from your seat.

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile – Wolo — We Only Live Once!

Take an unforgettable journey off the coast of Patagonia to explore glaciers, ice fields and fjords. Finish the trip with a delicious whiskey served on the rocks with locally sourced, organic ice that’s thousands of years old — a perfect end to the excursion for all you one-uppers out there. Salud!

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile – Wolo — We Only Live Once!

Boasting some of the best visibility in the world, the island that inspired the novel of the same name has been called the top dive spot in Chile, and for good reason. With a huge array of bright corals, moray eels, lobster, dogfish, penguins and seals — you won’t run out of things to see and places to explore.

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile

Two years in a row Chile faced Messi and the impressive Argentinian squad in the finals, and two years in a row Chile defeated them in overtime. It is impossible to overstate the passion Chileans have for their national past time, and regardless, if you make it to watch the national team or one of the many amazing local teams — you’ll be screaming and chanting right along with the thousands of fans. “Chi Chi Chi! Le Le Le! Viva Chile!”

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile – Wolo — We Only Live Once!

The Andes are the longest and one of the tallest mountain ranges on Earth, so as you can imagine there are tons of fun slopes to shred. Fresh powder is only an hour away from the center of Santiago!

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile

41 Reasons you need to go to Chile – Wolo — We Only Live Once!

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