Chile

Discover the best of Chile

At A Glance

Atacama Desert
Lake District
Patagonia

8 nights comfortable hotels, 3 nights basic hotels and 1 night standard hotels or locally owned bed and breakfasts
Travel by internal flights, minibus and boat
Some long distances covered

Diverse and inspiring

Chile’s narrow coastal strip stretches for 4300km and is dominated by the towering peaks of the Andes. Covering over half the length of South America, Chile has an unparalleled range of environments; from the world’s driest desert, the hostile Atacama, with its geysers and salt flats, to the fertile valleys and vineyards of central Chile.

To the south lies the Lake District with dramatic, snow-capped volcanoes, deep blue lakes and gushing waterfalls. Further still, we reach Patagonia, a land of ice fields, mountains, glaciers and immense solitude; the ‘uttermost part of the earth’

What’s Included

All accommodation (see itinerary)
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout

What’s Not Included

Travel insurance
Single accommodation (available on request)
Visas or vaccinations

Chile Info Point

Climate: Hosts atleast 7 major climatic subtypes

Timezone: SLST (UTC+05:30)

Best to Visit: Winter (November - February)

Currency: Pesos

Language: Spanish

Visa Information

British, most European and most other nationalities, including Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders, do not require visas. All other nationalities should contact the nearest Chilean Embassy if in doubt. Citizens of Australia pay a fee on first entry into Chile by air (cash US Dollars only, no credit cards or cheques) $95 – valid for only 90 days). There is no fee for other nationalities at the time of writing. The one-time charge is valid for the life of your passport so keep the stub stapled in.

Vaccines and Health

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Holiday Style

This is not a demanding trip although there are a few long drives, on bumpy and twisty mountain roads. The buses that we use are comfortable and air-conditioned. Temperatures can vary between the tropical heat of the coast to the cool of the mountains.

Eating and Drinking

All areas offer good quality local and international meals. Chile have a wide range of typical Chilean food such as baked empanadas de pino, plateada and much more. Eating Sea food in chile is also highly recommended.

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