Chile

Discover

Traveling to Chile is an absolute must, especially for the active traveler. This is mainly due to the enormous length of the country in combination with the many natural phenomena that offer opportunities for active travelers. Add to that the vibrant capital Santiago and the traditional Andean cultures and you understand that a tour through Chile is an experience you will never forget.

In the very north of Chile lies the pleasant port city of Arica, where you can not only sunbathe on the sandy beach but also admire all kinds of colonial buildings and eat out extensively in one of the many attractive restaurants. From Arica, you reach the desert in no time. San Pedro de Atacama is the cradle of the almost disappeared Atacameño culture. In the surrounding area, you will find special natural attractions including the Atacama salt flat, the Moon Valley, the Valley of the Dead and the Licancabur volcano. Puerto Varas, also known as "City of the Roses", is located in one of the most beautiful regions of Chile. You can hike and kayak or canoe on the picturesque Llanguihuemeer, with a view of the conical Osorno volcano and the imposing snow-capped peaks of the Calbuco volcano.

Patagonia is the southernmost part of South America, which lies partly in Chile and the other part in Argentina. Patagonia is pure nature! Torres del Paine is famous for its three ice-polished monoliths, its glaciers, turquoise lakes, and special flora and fauna.

Chile

Classic Chile

5 Days / 4 nights

This adventurous tour takes you to a real must-see of Chile, the San Pedro De Atacama region. Here you will explore some of the best natural landscapes that Chile has to offer including the Cejar Lagoon and the Geysers del Tatio.

Discover Chile

10 Days / 9 nights

Chile is known for its breathtaking landscapes and this tour will take you to the best of all the natural wonders Chile has to offer. From the salt flats to the glaciers, there is no country as diverse as Chile and this tour will definitely leave you speechless more than once.

Ultimate Chile

14 Days / 13 nights

Our ultimate Chile tour takes you to all the highlights of Chile including Easter Island. Visit the glaciers and the valleys on the mainland and spend 4 nights on Easter Island where you will have an opportunity to really take a deep dive into the island's history and impressive architecture.

Practical information

Itineraries While we intend to adhere to the route described in your contract, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion, it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
The contract is a general guide to the tour, region, and proposed itinerary any mention of specific wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be encountered, as we can never guarantee what mother nature has to offer us.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

Accommodation If a hotel is unexpectedly fully booked, we will always contact you before booking an alternative. We will always offer alternatives of the same level and value for money.
Kindly note that water is scarce in many parts of the world, so we always recommend taking short showers and reuse towels if possible.

Emergency Contact Should you need to contact Your Travel Nation during a situation of dire need. If you do not receive an immediate answer for any reason, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so we may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. We have an emergency line, which will connect you directly with our office.
+1 757 656 3391 

Luggage You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be restricted to one medium-sized rolling bag, duffle bag, or backpack, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited.

Packing list
Documents:

• Flight info (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the immigration)
• Insurance info (With photocopies)
• Passport  (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates  (With photocopies)
• Copy of your contract

Essentials:
• Any medication you might need: This should include medication for possible common situations like headaches or diarrhea;
• Sunblock, sunglasses, hat, and lip balm.
• Your electronic devices and chargers.
For camera and lenses; we recommend bringing a wide lens (about 17-55mm) for those scenery pictures, and go pro for all your action shots;  As it can get very humid in the jungle; please ensure your camera equipment is appropriate for such conditions and that you bring dry bags to protect it.
• Clothes: Comfortable and casual clothing, with khaki, beige or green colors. You should pack T-shirts, shirts with long sleeves, jeans, a sweater and a jacket (for the cold mornings), swimwear (if the accommodation you selected has a pool or if you do a beach extension), and comfortable hiking shoes;
• Insect repellent;
• Refill water bottle;
• Adaptor for C and L Type plugs.

Laundry Hand washing of clothes can be done at most of the hotels where you will stay. We recommend you bring a non-polluting/biodegradable soap, as well as a roll of simple string to act as a drying line for your clothes. If you arrive in the late afternoon, or if there is poor weather, it may not be possible for your clothes to completely dry. Your hotels may also have a laundry service available at an additional fee. 

Visa & Entry requirements Certain nationals are free to travel to Chile with simply their passport (and sometimes only an ID card) for stays of up to 90 days. Nationals of those countries are not required to apply for a Chile visa before travel, but they will receive a Tourist Card from the immigration authorities upon their arrival.

Insurance A travel insurance is highly recommended when traveling. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that we highly recommend good medical coverage and repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment, and loss of luggage and personal effects.
We don’t issue any insurances; however, we recommend using www.worldnomads.com

Health We recommend you contact your family physician, or your local travel clinic for the most up-to-date health information at least three months before departure or in case of a last-minute tour, as soon as you confirm your travels. Travellers are also advised to carry a basic first-aid kit and hand sanitizers/antibacterial wipes on their travels. Medical facilities are basic throughout these countries. For your own safety, we strongly recommend that you advise your local guide of any medical condition that may affect you while travelling. Your local guide will be able to inform you of local health advisories (e.g. drinking water quality). Please ensure you have all the inoculations recommended by your doctor.

Allergies and dietary restrictions This is something we take very seriously. Upon booking with us, we will send you a form in which you will be able to indicate any dietary preference or restriction or any specific request you might have. We will then provide that information in advance to all the hotels. 

Safety and Security Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. 
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, bank cards, cash, and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelry at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of your group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our local guides have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes. 

Photography and drone laws Please refrain from taking photos of police stations, airports, bus stations, immigration or border crossings, army barracks and personnel, or any government building. It is against the law and will result in the minimum of your film and camera being confiscated. Drone use is allowed in Chile but several drone laws need to be followed when flying in the country.

Electricity In Chile the power plugs and sockets are of type C and L. Type C: also known as the standard "Euro" plug. This socket also works with plug E and plug F.Type L: This type is of Italian origin. This socket also works with plug C. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Religion Catholicism is the largest religion in Chile. 

Climate In Chile, there is a wide variety of climates: desert but mild in the north, Mediterranean in the center, oceanic in the south, and cold in the Andes. The country has a unique shape, in fact, it is very long (about 4,300 kilometers or 2,700 miles from north to south, from 17 to 56 degrees south latitude) and narrow, so it obviously has different climates and environments.
Being located in the Southern Hemisphere, in Chile, the seasons are reversed in comparison with North America or Europe.

Best time to visit The best time to visit Chile depends on the region you’re traveling to. October to March are the warmest and most accessible months for visitors heading to Patagonia in the south of the country.
Meanwhile, Santiago, the Central Valleys, and the Atacama Desert are truly year-round destinations. June to August are popular for skiers in the mountains around Santiago, while April’s displays of autumnal leaves in Chile’s Winelands make this month an appealing time for a visit. 

Plastic bags Plastic bags are banned from entering Chile. However, plastics carrier items known as “Ziplock bags” that are specifically used to carry toiletries will be permitted as they are expected to remain in the permanent possession of visitors and are not expected to be disposed of in the country. 

Money and currency Currency is the Chilean peso (CH$). ATMs are widely available, except along the Carretera Austral. Credit cards are accepted at higher-end hotels, some restaurants, and shops. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, and tipping. We always recommend carrying enough cash if you would like to pay for something in a remote place and the credit card machine cannot connect to any network. Please keep in mind that credit- or debit card payments may be subject to an extra charge of 6%. 

Tipping In Chile, tipping etiquette dictates you give leave a gratuity of at least 10% of your restaurant bill. Some establishments will include 10%, in which case you should still give at least 5% directly to your server. They make very low wages and can really use the extra money.

Dress code As it is usually fairly warm T-Shirts or tank tops is fine to wear. They will go nicely with a pair of Jeans hot pants or a skirt. If you feel the cold easily though or would like to protect your skin from the sun you could also wear a light cardigan on top. You can basically bring any regular outfit you like wearing at home too. 

  

Why book with us?

Great value for money

With our partners being on the ground and getting the best prices for you, we assure you that our prices are unbeatable.

Travel with Care

Not only do we care about our guests and their experience, the world itself is one of our main concerns.

Customised itineraries

Everyone is different and therefore no request is too crazy. Customise your trip down to the finest detail.

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