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Travel Chile

Destination Inspiration

With its sprawling landscapes, incredible experiences, diverse scenery and renowned Latin charm, Chile is fast becoming a must-see for those heading to South America. From the Atacama Desert to the unforgettable fjords, and the icey Patagonia to the passionate streets of Santiago, Chile is waiting for you.

Chile fast facts

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Languages Spoken


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Name: Chilean Peso

Code: CLP

Symbol: $

$635 is approximately $1

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Time Zone

Time Zone: Chile is GMT/UTC - 3h during Standard Time

Chile's must-sees

Much like many of its Latin American counterparts, Chile is bursting with unforgettable scenery, jaw-dropping landscapes, animated locals and a thriving capital city. 



As one of the most beautiful capital cities on Earth, Santiago is nestled under the Andes and is called ‘home’ by over a third of Chile’s population. Santiago marries the old and new with historic colonial buildings, modern skyscrapers and opulent hotels.

Located on the Pacfic Coast of Chile, the quirky seaside town of Valparaiso is renowned for vividly-colored houses, Bohemian culture, artistic panache and memorable seaside views. 


Featuring the Andes, deserts, grasslands and fertile lowlands, Patagonia is home to Torres del Paine National Park, which includes some of the most breath-taking scenery in the world. 

Puerto Varas
Puerto Varas
Nestled beneath two monstrous volcanoes and known as Chile’s Lake District, Puerto Varas is fast-becoming South America’s go-to outdoor and adventure sports mecca.

Highlights of Chile


Chilean Wine

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The Andes

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Atacama Desert

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Trekking and Camping

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Chile travel costs

cost of beer in brazil


A pint in a pub/bar will is around $2,600 (approx. £3)

cost of food in brazil


A basic lunchtime meal with drink is around $5,500 (approx. £7)

Taxi Ride

Around $4,300 (approx. £5) for a 5-mile journey


A one way ticket on local transport is around $600 (approx. £0.70)

hostels in brazil


From $6,500 a night (approx. £8)

hotels in brazil


From $22,000 (approx. £26) a night for a 3 star hotel

How to get to Chile

You can fly direct to Santiago from Miami, New York and Houston , and indirect from most major US airports.
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Chile Adventure Tours

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Torres Del Paine | 11 days
Gazing upon the towering, steeple-like peaks of Patagonias Cordillera del Paine for the first time, you’d swear they were lifted straight from a "Lord of the Rings" movie.
Santiago to Ushuaia | 23 days
This is an epic overland adventure through one of our favourite areas of the world - Patagonia. It's perfect for those who love the outdoors, with plenty of camping in national parks of outstanding natural beauty.
Discover Patagonia | 14 days
Travel by bus and ferry to Puerto Varas, which is located in the stunning Chilean Lake District. Enjoy the sights from the “Cruce de los Lagos”, which is considered one of the most scenic ferry cruises in the world.

What's the weather like in Chile?

As the longest, most narrow country in the world, Chile’s contrasting landscapes have led to a varying climates throughout the land.The weather is generally temperate towards the coast and colder in the mountains.  
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Do I need a Visa?

As a US passport holder planning to stay for less than 90 days, you do not need a visa to visit Chile. If you’re thinking about staying longer than 90 days, you should speak with the Chilean Embassy, which is based in Westminster, London. If you decide to stay longer than 980 days whilst in Chile, you’ll need to visit the Chile’s Immigration Department.

How to get to Easter Island

Easter Island is located 2,000 miles off Chile's west coast - the only way of getting there is by one of the daily flights from Santiago via LATAM Airlines.

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