Located in South America, Chile is famous for its wine industry, rich history and culture and incredibly diverse landscapes, featuring a variety of climates and geography; so expect to have a great number of experiences and adventures awaiting for you when you visit. 

Why Visit Chile

LANDSCAPES & NATURE

Chile is the world’s narrowest country, however it has an incredible variety of landscapes, with the Pacific Ocean in one side and the Andes in the other. Ancient glaciers, snow-white salt plains, the Atacama desert, the driest desert on the planet, forests, lakes and active volcanoes, an array of natural wonders for you to discover.

WINE & FOOD

Chilean cuisine boosts truly unique flavours, a mix of ancient traditions and ingredients used by indigenous natives and European preparations and trends, essentially Spanish, all accompanied by pairings with wines, as the country is a leader in the wine industry, offering high quality wines since the 16th century.

HISTORY & CULTURE

Chilean culture is an interesting mix between the Mapuches (the indigenous of the area), and the influence of Spanish colonialism as well as other immigrant cultures. Thanks to its geography, the country has develop a strong national identity, with different customs, traditions and gastronomy depending on the region.

EASTER ISLAND

Not everybody knows that the Easter Islands (where the Moai Statues were found) is located in Chile. It is a remote volcanic island located in the Polynesian Triangle in Oceania, known for its volcanoes and the mystery around its 887 giant stone statues of carved human figures with oversize heads created by inhabitants during the 13th–16th centuries, as there is no explanation of how they got there. A must see destination if you are visiting. 

Located in South America, Chile is famous for its wine industry, rich history and culture and incredibly diverse landscapes, featuring a variety of climates and geography; so expect to have a great number of experiences and adventures awaiting for you when you visit. 

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Why Visit Chile

LANDSCAPES & NATURE

Chile is the world’s narrowest country, however it has an incredible variety of landscapes, with the Pacific Ocean in one side and the Andes in the other. Ancient glaciers, snow-white salt plains, the Atacama desert, the driest desert on the planet, forests, lakes and active volcanoes, an array of natural wonders for you to discover.

WINE & FOOD

Chilean cuisine boosts truly unique flavours, a mix of ancient traditions and ingredients used by indigenous natives and European preparations and trends, essentially Spanish, all accompanied by pairings with wines, as the country is a leader in the wine industry, offering high quality wines since the 16th century.

HISTORY & CULTURE

Chilean culture is an interesting mix between the Mapuches (the indigenous of the area), and the influence of Spanish colonialism as well as other immigrant cultures. Thanks to its geography, the country has develop a strong national identity, with different customs, traditions and gastronomy depending on the region.

EASTER ISLAND

Not everybody knows that the Easter Islands (where the Moai Statues were found) is located in Chile. It is a remote volcanic island located in the Polynesian Triangle in Oceania, known for its volcanoes and the mystery around its 887 giant stone statues of carved human figures with oversize heads created by inhabitants during the 13th–16th centuries, as there is no explanation of how they got there. A must see destination if you are visiting. 

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What to expect

LANGUAGE

Spanish is the official and most widely spoken language in Chile. Some other indigenous languages like Mapudungun, Chesungun, Aymara and Quechua are spoken by a minority of people. English is spoken in the main cities and tourist attractions, however, speaking a little bit of spanish will take you a long way when visiting remote areas. 

ELECTRICITY

In Chile the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa.

CURRENCY

The Chilean peso is the official currency in Chile. Other foreign currencies, like dollars and euros, are rarely accepted. Credit cards are widely accepted, and you can exchange your money at any bank or withdraw directly from the ATM. 1 USD equals 827.70 pesos (as of 2020)

CLIMATE

Chile has almost every time of climate thanks to its different geographies and altitudes. The Patagonian region is icy and cold, while the Easter Island enjoys warm and subtropical climate. The climate in the Atacama desert is extremely dry and arid, as it is the driest place on Earth. Central Chile like Santiago enjoys a mediterranean temperature, with monthly temperatures are about 67.1 °F (19.5 °C) in the summer months of January and February and 45.5°F (7.5 °C). We would recommend to research a little about the specific region you are going to visit or take your entire wardrobe just in case. 

SAFETY

Chile is a relatively safe destination for tourist. Some minor crimes like luggage theft, mugging, drink spiking, and other similar crimes could happen, so caution is recommended at all times. There is not much risk for solo travelers but avoiding empty and dark areas is recommended. 

How to get around

By plane

Chile has two main domestic airlines: LAN and Sky (along with a few regional/charter carriers serving remote areas). The country is narrow but long, and flying is recommended when in a rush.  

By Car

Chile is one of the best countries to drive in South America as it enjoys really good highway infrastructure, and the landscapes are breathtaking, it is a good option if you want to explore at your own pace, and if you are visiting remote areas or the countryside. If staying within the city, renting a car wouldn’t be necessary as Chile has a really good network of public transportation. Major international car rental agencies operating in Chile include Avis, Hertz, Budget and Europcar, among others.

By Bus

Bus is the preferred, most popular and cheapest way of getting around Chile. There are many classes of traveling offered by many private companies, from standard to executive and with bed. They tend to be reliable, and tickets can be easily purchased on the bus stations or online. Mini buses offer short routes, leaving every 15 minutes or so from the bus stations.   

By Train

Chile has a decent rail network, however, many tracks are not in function, and the active train routes are limited. 

By Boat

Chile has a very extensive coastline with a big number of ports. Although traveling by boat it is not necessary to reach any destination, it is an enjoyable experience. The Navimag is a very popular route that goes through the Patagonian fjords from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales. 

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Visa & Policy

Citizens of 93 countries are allowed to enter Chile without a visa for a period up to 90 days, including European Union citizens, Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Argentina, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Korea Republic, Liechtenstein, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Norway, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Panama, Peru, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Santa Lucia, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican city and Vietnam.


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