Chile "was invented by a poet," according to Pablo Neruda, who might have had in mind the inspiring mountain vistas of Torres del Paine. The national park's jaw-dropping scenery includes not just glaciers and granite peaks but also lakes, forests, and open steppes. Outdoor enthusiasts worldwide dream of making a Patagonian pilgrimage and tackling the weeklong Paine Circuit, a trek around the massif.
On the Southern end of Chile lies Patagonia, a region of dramatic and beautiful landscapes. Patagonia has it all: islands, mountains, glaciers, and icebergs. Most tourists flock to the southernmost province, Magallanes, to admire the scenery. This region is divided by two soaring ice caps and the Strait of Magellan, resulting in seclusion. Photo sources: John W. Banagan/Getty Images Beliefnet