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      Traveling Over Andes to Puerto Mont from Bariloche Argentina

      Puerto Montt Jun 26, 2014 at 1:46 PM

      I would like to take a boat over the Andes from Bariloche into Puerto Montt in March of 2015. What are the companies that offer this? Who has the best deals? I am looking for ones that may have atleast one night stay in the Andes somewhere.

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      Food at Refugios - what to expect?

      Torres del Paine Jun 20, 2014 at 10:23 AM

      Another rookie question (sorry!)

      My wife and I (mainly my wife, I'll eat anything) were wondering what kind of food we should expect at the refugios in TDP? Read mixed reviews, some people say it's junk food (somebody ordered chips and guacamole, and got doritos as "chips"), others say its like cafeteria food, etc.

      In other words...what is your typical breakfast, lunch, and dinner meal package?

      Can you purchase produce (apples, bananas, etc) at the shops, or do they offer them at all?

      We just want to make sure it's at least somewhat substantial and semi-healthy to fuel the long hikes.

      Thanks much!

      Adam

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    • Ferry between Puerto Montt and Puerto Natales

      Chile Jun 25, 2014 at 4:15 PM

      Will be in Chile in October and wondering if will be too cold/windy the third week of October to take three day ferry ride?

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      Traveling from Puerto Montt to Santiago Best Options

      Puerto Montt Jun 26, 2014 at 1:53 PM

      What is the best quality for the price traveling from Puerto Montt to Santiago Chile? What are the companies that offer these services? Also do you have any suggestions on towns to stop at and stay for a day or two between the two cities?

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    • Rent a camper or 4x4 pickup

      Punta Arenas Jun 17, 2014 at 3:42 AM

      Hi All, we are planning a trip to Chile in November.
      But we found that renting a campervan or mobilehome is not as easy as expected. First of all, they are very expensive.
      Does anyone have any tips on this???
      Maybe its better and cheaper to hire a 4x4 rental car and just rent additional camping equipment. But where to do this?
      When searching the internet I always end up on the same sites.

      Thanks,

      Michael

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    • Solo "W" in late June?

      Torres del Paine Jun 16, 2014 at 10:18 PM

      Hello!

      I was hoping to hike the W at some point over the next few weeks and as of now don't have anyone to hike it with. Do you think I'll be okay hiking/camping alone? I have the appropriate clothing and will rent sleeping bag/tent in Puerto Natales.

      On a similar note, it sounds like car/bus transfer from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine is difficult to find at this time of year. Are you familiar with what my options might be? Would it be possible to hire a taxi rather than rent a car?

      Thank you so much for any help/suggestions. As of now I think I may go down to Puerto Natales (fly Santiago -> Punta Arenas) and try to figure out more there. Perhaps I may also find someone else to trek with.

      Raphael

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      Refugios for the W circuit - booking?

      Torres del Paine Jun 18, 2014 at 12:58 PM

      What is the best way to book the refugios along the W circuit? For example I wanted to stay at Las Torres, Los Cuernos, Paine Grande, and Refugio Grey. I see there are two agencies (Fantastico and Vertice).

      How many months in advance should I book? I am beginning my trip on January 1, 2015.

      Any help or recommendations is appreciated!

      Thanks,

      Adam

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      Hiking from Los Cuernos to Paine Grande (via Valle Frances) in 1 day?

      Torres del Paine Jun 19, 2014 at 7:59 AM

      Is it possible (in only one day) to hike starting at Los Cuernos, then past Campamento Italiano, all the way to Campamento Britanico (i.e. the valle frances trail), and then all the way to Refugio Paine Grande to sleep?

      My wife and I are trying to do the W trail, and stay at Refugios every night for the food and shelter. I've read that most people spend the night at Campamento Italiano. Problem is, I was not planning on bringing a tent, stove, etc. It is always an option, but I was hoping to cut down on the weight of my bag.

      Any advice would be very much appreciated!

      Thanks!

      Adam

       

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      Lauca - how to get around?

      Putre Jul 1, 2014 at 2:00 AM

      Hello!

      I am going to visit Arica and from there I am planning to go to Putre and Lauca National Park. I would like to ask for recommendation as to how to move around the park, I understand that it covers quite a decent area (too large to see it all on foot in one day) and that is why I am wondering whether to a). rent a car and move around on my own, b). take an organized tour from Arica to Lauca, c). try to wait and see whether I can get some organized tour from the hotel in Putre where I will be staying. Can I ask anyone who has already been there to recommend what is the best option? I should add that I will be a solo traveller and that makes a thing a little bit more complicated....

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      Best Hostel Santiago

      Santiago Jun 20, 2014 at 7:29 AM

      What is a good hostel to stay at in Santiago? Is there something other than hostel that is better? Looking for something on the less expensive side

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    • Glaciers Patagonia

      Chile Jul 8, 2014 at 7:51 AM

      We are travelling to Chile and Argentina in October 2014 and would like to see the glaciers in the Patagonia area. There seems to be two locations where one can see this - San Rafael in Chile and Perito Moreno in Argentina. We only want to see one of these. Where are the glaciers a) more spectacular and b) most accessible?

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    • Wifi in La Serena Chili

      by ctw1 Online Now Feb 4, 2012 at 8:53 PM

      Greetings, I need to work online all day (9:30-3) in La Serena Chile on Monday March 12. I will be coming in on a cruise ship. Are there any verified free wifi spots you can recommend to use my notebook or an Internet Cafe?
      I will need to walk or take a cab so an address would be helpful please.
      Is the free wifi still available at the Mall Plaza La Serena?
      How far is the Mall from the cruise port?
      Thank you very much in advance.

    • tourist guide La Serena

      by HDSvirtour Online Now Dec 31, 2011 at 5:40 AM

      Can anyone recommend a guide for a one day tour of La Serena and surroundings?

    • Has anyone used MoreTour originating in La Serena

      by fairchaffee Online Now Aug 22, 2011 at 1:17 PM

      We have booked a tour of Elqui Valley with an agency called MoreTour. I cannot read most of their website as it is in Spanish. I have been dealing with the general manager Cristián Clavero Salazar
      General manager
      More Tour
      He is a professional but with very broken English. I have gathered 9 persons to go on this tour. Has anyone has experience with his tours or this company in general. I am worried about the size of his tour buses for this many people. Has anyone been on this tour?

      1 Answer Aug 22, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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      homestay with a local family for 1 or 2 nights

      by kenningst Online Now Dec 5, 2009 at 6:35 AM

      hi there,

      there are 3 of us travelling and are keen to do a homestay with a local family in la serena for a night or 2. any guys have any information on this? we are already travelling and is looking to do this in 2 weeks time. we do not speak any spanish.

      cheers

      1 Answer Dec 23, 2009 at 9:33 AM
    • Suggestions on Chile

      by Lou_ Online Now Dec 1, 2005 at 10:12 AM

      Hello

      I have 5 days in Chile to spend chilling out in march 2006. Looking at going up to La Serena for a few days and visiting Vina and Valpo.

      I am quite keen to hire a car and take things as they come. Would this be feasible in March to get accommodation? Bearing in mind my spanish is very very basic....

      Any help would be appreciated

      Cheers

      Louisa

      1 Answer Dec 3, 2005 at 3:06 PM
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      Transportation from Santiago to La Serena

      by coconutwireless Online Now Aug 26, 2003 at 12:12 PM

      can you please tell me if there are busses or trains from Santiago to La Serena and vice versa? We will not have a car and would like to know our options. also how long is the trip by bus or train?

      1 Answer Aug 26, 2003 at 11:06 PM