Aerial Tour of Chile
Patagonia Fixer, which does professional aerial videography throughout Chile, gives us a sense of their work and of this great north-south expanse of the Andean nation. The short video starts with shots of the gleaming skyscrapers of capital city Santiago, one of the largest cities of South America. Then the video moves south to show us the beauty of Patagonia in southern Chile, treating us to aerial shots of some of the most epic mountain scenery in the world.
Chile's Atacama Desert
Contributor Victoraroundtheworld created this stunning aerial tour of the area around San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. It's in the middle of the Atacama Desert, which runs along the northern coast of Chile. San Pedro de Atacama is heavily tied to the mining industry which dominates the economy of the Antofagasca region. The video includes footage of some of the nearby attractions such as the Tatio geyser field, the Salar de Atacama Salt Flats, Lake Miscanti, and more.
Altiplano: Andean Plateau
Contributor FreD served up this epic video of the wildllife of the Altiplano in Chile. Also known as the Andean Plain or the Bolivean Plain, the Altiplano is a key component of the Andes Mountain system. It is the second largest high plateau in the world after the Tibetan Plateau. Sitting in four countries, it is dominated by vicuna and llama herding, species which you'll see in abundance in this spectacular video. Most of the Antiplano territory is in Bolovia, with a portion in Argentina.
Dronie from Easter Island
Easter Island is a territory of Chile which sits far out into the Pacific Ocean. The UNESCO World Heritage site is known for approximately 100 stone statues which are believed to have been built by Polynesian settlers who came to the island beginning in the 12th century. In this video, the Queen of the Dronie Wrenee frames an epic selfie with five of these stone marvels in the background. Since the 1990's, Easter Island has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hyperlapse of Vina del Mar
If you want to know why Chile's Vina del Mar is becoming THE up and coming beach destination in South America, check out this unbelievable drone hyperlapse by contributor Trycapture. It begins with a beautiful descent through the clouds to this city on the country's Pacific coast, north of Valpraiso. Vina del Mar appears in the top spot amongst most rankings of Chile's beaches, and is increasingly showing up on worldwide top beach lists. The city lies just north of Valpraiso, Chile's #2 city.
Cruise Ship in the Chilean Fjords
The complex shape of Chile's Patagonian coastline created large numbers of spectacular fjords, which have caught the attention of cruise ship operators and travelers around the world. Some of these travelers are also drone pilots. Contributor Exclusive Aerials was onboard the cruise ship Crystal Serenity with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone when he created this magnificent video of the ship cruising this remarkably beautiful area on its southern Pacific coast.
Santiago: Chile's Capital City
Contributor TJ Alex created this nicely captioned drone video of Chile's great capital city Santiago following a rainstorm. The video includes footage of Chile's capital city Santiago. The video includes footage of Cerro San Cristobal, Parque Bicentenario, laguna Norte y Mestizo, Sky Costanera, and more. Throughout the video, you'll get some great views of the Torre Santiago (part of Costanera); this is the tallest skyscraper in South America as of 2018.
Patagonia: W Circuit
Contributor Where-is-fab created this amazing drone video of one of the top hiking trails in South America. He and a group of friends tackled the "W" circuit at the Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia. The park is one of the larger tourist attractions in Chile, receiving about a quarter million visitors per year many of whom are foreigners. The stunning beauty of the area has caught the eye of filmmakers; Torres del Paine was a filming location for the 2012 action movie Wrath of the Titans.
Patagonia: Pia Glacier
The Pia Glacier runs along the Chilean side of the strait on the Beagle Channel, a strait which runs parallel to the Strait of Magellan in Patagonia. In this stunning drone video, top contributor Fabio Knoll flew his drone over this magnificent ice formation, giving us a magnificent bird's eye view of the glacier's amazing texture. The glaciers of Patagonia are some of the most spectacular in the world; a number are the world's biggest outside of the polar ice caps.
Droning Calbuco Volcano
Contributor Mavdrone used a DJI drone to create this breathtaking video of the Calbuco Volcano, which lies along the Pacific coast of Chile in the region of Los Lagos. Dormant since the early 1970's, the volcano erupted in a spectacular fashion in 2015. Contributor Mavdrone was able to fly a drone over the volcano as it was erupting at that time, creating a memorable aerial video of this geological beast in the heart of the Andes Mountains system.
Central Coast: Punta de Lobo
Contributor Altitud Pro created this amazing drone video of one of Chile's most well known beach towns. Pichilemu is on the central Chilean coast, a 2-3 hour drive from the capital city Santiago and the #2 city Valpraiso. The most well known beach of Pichilemu is Punta de Lobos, one of the most well known beaches in the world for surfing and kiteboarding. Its beaches sit between stretches of spectacular rocky coastlines, and the whole scene makes for a golden sunset.
Hotel in Valpraiso, Chile's Second City
Valparaiso is Chile's second largest city, lying on the Pacific Coast of the country roughly 100 km (60 mi) to the northwest of the capital and principal city Santiago. Valparaiso's winebox hotel may enjoy the distinction of being the world's only hotel made of recycled materials. Contributor Absafilms used a drone to create an amazing aerial video of this highly unusual lodging. The city continues to be an important shipping center, at one point having the nickname Little San Francisco.
Patagonia Fixer created this spectacular drone video of a little known area of northern Chile with a spectacular coastline. Taltal is a beachside town on the Pacific coast in the state of Antofagasta in northern Chile. Its magnificent coastline is in the great Atacama coastal desert in the state of Antofagasca, south of the state capital. Like most of northern Chile, it's been heavily driven by mining, but its magnificent beauty is starting to draw tourists in much larger numbers.
Santiago: Costanera Center
South America has seen a mini-boom in skyscraper construction in recent years, which has been spread amongst a number of cities. The tallest skyscraper on the continent is the Gran Torre Santiago, located in the Chilean capital city. Designed by world-reknowned César Pelli and completed in 2014, the 60 floor tower has a rooftop height of 300 meters (just under 1.0k). In this drone video by TJ Alex, you will get to vicariously ride up the outside of this magnificent structure, starting at the 3:20 mark.
Aerial Tour of Chile
Contributor Patagoniafixer created this mesmerizing aerial tour of Chile, home to some of the most amazing natural scenery in South America. The video features footage from the length of the great nation, from the snowcapped peaks of the Andes to the glaciers of Patagonia to the skyscrapers of its great capital city Santiago. The diversity of the natural and human-made scenery of this country, home to some of the world's highest mountains and largest glaciers, will take your breath away
Atacama Desert: Death Valley
Enjoy an exciting ride down the sand dunes of Chile's Atacama Desert, courtesy of drone pilot Airpica. He and his friends packed their sandboards and headed to the driest desert on the planet, where the soil is so remarkably similar to that on Mars that it as been the backdrop for the television series "Space Odyssey". Airpica's exciting footage makes for an out-of-this-world experience and a worthy nominee for the Drone Video of the Week contest.
Viña del Mar: Reñaca
Reñaca is a popular beach along Chile's long Pacific coastline. It lies on the north end of Viña del Mar, Chile's fourth largest city and home to one of its largest concentration of beaches. Viña del Mar is part of the Valpraiso region, about midway down the coastline and just north of Santiago. With its proximity to the country's two largest cities, Reñaca sees huge influxes of visitors during the peak months. Contributor Absafilms used a drone to create this beautiful aerial of Reñaca at sunset.
60 Seconds over Chilean Patagonia
For a 60 second tour of Chilean Patagonia, it's hard to beat this drone video. In one place, you will see some of the natural scenery which has made this one of the world's fastest-growing tourist destinations. You'll see fjords, iceberg lagoons, and epic views of snow-covered Andes peaks. Throw in some amazing views of seals frolicking on the rocky coast, and a group of whales migrating off-shore. The capper is an aerial shot of what appears to be a private cruise ship plying the fjords.
FPV on the Beach of Constitucion
ChileVuela has made a name for himself showing the beauty of his native Chile through the use of FPV racing drones, providing totally unique "driver's seat" perspective on some epic flights in some of the country's most spectacular spots. While most of his videos are shot in the Andes, some of his best are on Chile's legendary beaches. In this video, he flies an Alien 5" quad over the well known beach of Constitucion, which lies roughly halfway between Valparaiso and Concepcion.
The Andes of Santiago
As a city more or less surrounded by mountains, Chile's capital Santiago has plenty of nearby skiing opportunities. In fact, most of the country's best ski resorts are an easy drive from the capital. Or maybe it would be better to describe it as a short drive: distance wise, they are close, but the roads to get there are spectacularly curvy. In this drone video from MSR_xyz, you'll get a bird's eye view of some of the country's finest slopes as well as the roads which lead there from the capital city.
World's Largest Swimming Pool
Check out this stunning drone video of the world's largest swimming pool, compliments of contributor Volare Video. The pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in central Chile was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest pool when it was completed in 2006. It's situated in the town of Algarrobo, a bit over an hour's drive west of Santiago. The pool is over 1,000 meters (about 3.3k ft.) long, and it holds a quarter billion (with a "b") gallons of H20, about 66 million gallons.
Touring the Andes with a Mavic Pro
Top FPV pilot ChileVuela demonstrates some serious aerial videography skills in this amazing drone video from the Andes Mountains of Chile. Shot on a DJI Mavic Pro, the video will take you through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery to be had in either hemisphere. The great mountain chain runs down the length of this very long country, just a bit inland from its Pacific (western) coastline. Many of the Andes' tallest peaks straddle the border between Chile and Argentina.
Los Logos: Osorno Volcano
Top contributor DRONEAVENTURA used a drone to aerially capture a climb to the top of one of the most famous volcanos in South America. Chile's Osorno Volcano is situated in two provinces of the Los Lagos region of the country, which is about two-thirds of the way down the country's length. Its peak altitude is about 2.65k meters (around 8.7k ft.). The volcano is known not so much for its height as its shape; its conical profile is often compared to Japan's near-perfectly formed Mt. Fuji.
FPV Diving Chile's Tallest Building
Check out this unbelievable first person view (FPV) video of an epic diving session at South America's tallest building. Contributor and FPV pilot prisvanrees strapped on his FPV goggles to take on the Gran Torre Santiago, the centerpiece of the Costanera Center office complex in the Chilean capital city. Completed in 2013 at a cost of US $1 billion, the 64 story tower has an architectural height of 300 meters (984 ft.), making it the tallest building on the continent.
Los Logos: Lago Llanquihue
Contributor and drone pilot Photodiswork created this marvelous video of the bird life on one of the best known lakes in Chile. Llanquihue Lake (Lago Llanquihue) is situated in the Los Logos region of the country, about 2/3 of the way down the length of Chile. With a surface area of over 850 square km (around 330 square mi.), it's Chile's second largest lake, and it's deep - over 300 meters (over 1k ft.) at its deepest point. In addition to its bird life, it offers some stunning views of the Andes Mountains.
Araucanía Region: Chile's Midsection
Patagonia Fixer created this spectacular drone video of Chile's Araucanía Region. One of the country's six official administrative regions (provinces), it lies about midway down the country's long Pacific coastline. Lying well to the south of Chile's main population centers, it's a rural land which is much more heavily populated with indigenous peoples. Shot in the winter, the video shows some of the visual highlights of this region, which is a bit north of Patagonia.
Fun in the Andes
Check out this stunning drone video from the Andes Mountains of Chile, compliments of contributor Airpica. Much of the footage involves various action sports which can be had in abundance in this mountain paradise of South America. It includes footage of some epic snow- and sand-boarding sessions in the the Llaima and Licancabur Volcanos, and even some surfing on the nearby Pacific beaches. Prepare to be amazed by the spectacular beauty of this mountainous land.