Chile proved an ultimate country for overland camping and that’s all we did. No homestays, no hotels, just camping – rough camping. No paid campsites and only a few parking lots.
We felt safe, we had all the space in the world, sharing it often only with wildlife, and loved the variety of Chile’s landscape.
Here’s a photo selection of our camps and an overview with GPS waypoints.
Drinking Water – From the Tap vs Water Filter
Because of the heat (well, in part of the country, that is), you’ll need to make sure to stay dehydrated. Please do the environment a favor and don’t buy plastic bottles. Bring a stainless-steel water bottle and a water filter system.
There is an amazing selection of small, handy, water filter systems out there, such as MSR water filters or, even smaller, a SteriPen or Lifestraw. Or carry water purification tablets if weight and space really are a big issue (we do so on our long-distance hikes).
GPS Waypoints of Campgrounds & Overland Camps in Chile
Let there be no misunderstanding: no, you don’t have to go to these places. No, these are not by definition the best spots. After having traveled in South America for so long we realize that it’s no problem here to find your own beautiful spots for camping.
We decided to continue the page anyway, for travelers who would like some tips about camping spots which we enjoyed or found practical. Please note that this is always our personal experience.
You can also check out iOverlander, where you can see where other overlanders spent the night (and add your own recommended spots!).
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