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We are young couple (56) we star in Santiago Chile on January 2016 for one week with rental car.
since Chile is so thin and long we understand that we mast go North or South not both.
We where thinking to go south to Puerto Montt, Temuco etc... but now we notice there are many things to do in the North... Any idea?
Also how is AirBNB in Chile can we order now or we can select when traveling?
Gad & Miri
Can anyone recommend any good Bed and Breakfasts in a convenient area of Santiago. We would like a private bathroom.
We will be arriving in Santiago, Chile airport on January 14 and will need transportation to our hotel. On January 17 we will be transferring to the cruise port in Valparaiso. We will each have 2 suitcases. Any suggestion for means of an economical means of travel.
I am coming to Chile in March and want to enjoy Santiago and then travel to Valparaiso and take a tour before getting on the boat the next day. What is the best way to get from Santiago to Valparaiso?
Hello, I was wondering what you would recommend in terms of luggage at Torres del Paine. I planned a trip from Central Chile to the South and I am using a rental car most of the time, which also makes it easy to store my stuff. At Torres del Paine I wanted to do the 3-4 day hiking circuit. Is there a way to store my duffel bag since I won't have my rental car there (and then just take a small backpack with me)? Or would I need to carry all my belonging while doing this?
Hola, Chilenos y viajeros,
Necesito su ayuda. Busco los mejores caminatas que cumplan con todos los siguientes criterios:
1. Se lo puede hacer en un día.
2. Se lo puede hacer en invierno.
3. Se ubica en la región O'Higgins, Maule, o RM.
4. Ofrece vistas de los Andes.
Que me recomiendan Uds.?
Hi, Chileans and travelers,
I need your help. I'm looking for hikes that meet the all of following criteria:
1. Can be done in 1 day.
2. Can be done in winter.
3. Are located in the O'Higgins, Maule, or Metropolitan Region.
4. Give views of the Andes.
What do you recommend for me?
Any suggestions as to tours to do from airport as i have a whole day to kill.
Any reputable and reasonably priced private tour operators anyone can recommend.
would appreciate any suggestions
Are there any bookshops in the airport or in Calama?
what is chilan traditional culture about born, get marry and death. thanks a lot
Staying in Santiago for about 12 hours and wanted to go into the city. Which airport bus stop would be ideal to get off in Santiago to get on the hop-on hop off day for the day?
Does anyone know if Chile did in fact end the $160 reciprocity fee for U.S. citizens who travel to Easter Island via Santiago, Chile? Thanks!
1) I would like to know if I have to pick up my luggage (one piece) once I arrive in Santiago, Chile and recheck my luggage for the flight to Easter Island? (I am arriving from the U.S.)
2) Do I have to purchase a national park ticket (not certain if this is the correct name for it) at the airport in order to enter the parks?
3) Is it still possible to get an Easter Island passport stamp?
4) And my final questions: Do most of the restaurants prefer Chilean pesos rather than American dollars? And how
much should I budget approximately for lunch and dinner each day?
Thank you in advance for any answers you can provide!
2015 how much is the minibus from airport to San Pedro?
If this has already been addressed on another forum that I haven't read yet, I apologize. I will be traveling to Easter Island the last week of May 2015. I have a tour guide for two full days and one half day, but I would like to explore the island alone on the fourth day and in the evening. Is this safe to do for a solo female traveler? Thanks!
Will like to take a cooking class when I am in Santiago Chile any advice?
Does anyone who's been there strongly discourages bringing a 22-months-old toddler to San Pedro de Atacama? Apart from some full day tours and the early morning starter Tatio Geysers, are there any other must-see attraction we might miss?
Does anybody have a recommendation of family-friendly, intermediate / boutique, not too expensive hotel in San Pedro?
Any comments comparing taking a tour / self-driving with a rental car? Are the attractions accessible at all with a regular car?
Any comments and tips will be highly appreciated. Gracias!
We are visiting Torres Del Paine in late December 2015 - we are a family of three all nature lovers, hikers and campers.
My husband cannot carry a backpack right now, so we are basing ourselves from Las Torres Hotel and want to hike and see the most beautiful spots in the area.
I think we need a car since we are not buying all-inclusive, and we need some local input about how far hiking trails are and how well marked they are. We can do some excursions with the hotel, but we don't want to be on the schedule and pay all the extra. We have travelled to many and stayed in many US National parks - this is our first trip to Patagonia.
We'd love feedback from anyone who has travelled this way. Ideally we would do the W circuit, but we want to sleep inside on a bed this trip because we are travelling to far to get there (we live in USA - CAlifornia).
THanks for any ideas about what we should see and what is easy to see on your own vs what might be worth doing with a guide. Also reality check on car for getting around and gas situation.
I am planning a trip to Chile in February 2016 that will include a week in Patagonia (TdP) and another one in Atacama.
I am wondering if it is possible to fly from Punta Arenas to Calama within the same day (with a stop in Santiago) or the other way around from Calama to PA. Depending on feasibility we may decide to start in the North or South.
Any idea ? Thanks
I plan to take this train from Arica (Chile) to Tacna (Peru).
Is this train route still in operation? If so, what is the timetable?
I am planning a trip by car in October-November in Argentina and Chile, and I am thinking of arriving to Cueva de las Manos from Peninsula Valdez and then drive north to Atacama, passing by Barilloche et Mendoza on the Argenitina side and Puerto Montt and Santiago on the Chilean side.
The doubt is whether it is nicer to drive between Cueva de las manis and Barilloche on the Argentinean side and then cross in to Chile, or to cross into Chile south and then enter Barilloche area and tour it.
Then I have the same doubt, i.e. is there anything worth seeing between Barilloche and Mendoza, or is it better to go back to Chile and drive to Santiago and then go to Mendoza from there.
I am quite experienced in driving in Argentina, having already driven more than 10.000km there in the north and extreme south, and given the cost of car drop-off, I am not interested in using planes or other means of transport, except maybe to cross the lakes (but is it possible to take the car across to Chile that way or is it only for pedestrians?)
Im looking for just a day Tour from El Calfate, Argentina to Torres del Paine, Chile on either April 5th or 6th. I only have 2 and half days here because one of the days Im doing an Ice trek on the glaciers on either the first or second day depending on whats available for Torres del Paine. The next day we are heading north to El Chalten to go camping and hiking for 3 days. This is why I'm looking for just a day trip on these days. Any recommendations on certain tours or where I can find these day trips available? Should I book them now or wait until I get to my hotel?
I 'll work near valdia and in my wek end I'd like to go 1 time in chiloè island and secon tme to Patagonia. which is the fastest way to go to chiloè island from Valdivia? which transportation? and from Valdivia to Patagonia?
This travel oerator is suposed to be at Ana Tehe Tama S/N, Hanga Roa
I have difficulty in contacting them and I can't access their website. Would be possible to get some information about whether this company still operates or what is their e-mail adress?
Thanks in advance.
I'll be in Santiago then Valparaiso for 5 days before boarding a cruise ship. Do shops and restaurants prefer local currency or US dollars?
I will be flying from SCL to Torres del Paine on Feb 17. What is the closer airport in Torres i del Paine
Any budget hotel can recommend
Any local tour for 2-3 days to the National Park
How is the weather in Feb, i.e. whats temperature
I saw that a hotel in San Pedro de Atacama indicating that if the hotel room is paid with a credit card, it will be charged at the local Calama exchange rate. Should we carry lots of CLP and settle hotels with cash? Is there any disadvantage in using US issued credit card in Chile (other than your card may charge fx fees - my card doesn't so this isn't an issue). Thanks!
We are planning on 2 week trip to Chile in June with our 8 year old. We will stay mostly in the northern area but would love to go visit Chiloe for a few days. I checked on LAN but it's about $400/person to fly from Santiago to Castro. Is this the best way to purchase airline tickets between Santiago and Castro?
We plan to fly to punto arenas and take buses north all the way back to Lima. Is this possible? I only see short bus travel, not any going north to Concepcion. Thanks
We are a group of 15 people that would like to go from Punta Arenas to El calafate .For us the best solution would be a private bus / van with a driver.Do you know any agency that could help us?