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    • 2 days in Torres del Paine

      Torres del Paine Nov 15, 2015 at 7:21 PM

      Hello, I'm planning a trip to Torres del Paine for 2 days at the end of November. Essentially I am planning on leaving Puerto Natales on Thursday morning and returning Friday night to possibly catch a bus to Punta Arenas. Ideally, I would like to camp one night (Thursday night) on the site and see the highlights of the W trek (perhaps 1st or 2nd leg only). Do you know of any shuttle in the park taking hikers from one point to the other? Any recommendation as to what needs to be seen in such a short amount of time?

    • Transportation and Tour

      Valparaíso Nov 10, 2015 at 10:23 AM

      Does anyone know of a company that will provide transportation and tour from Santiago, Chile to the cruise terminal?

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      Day trip to Bolivia from San Pedro de Atacama?

      San Pedro de Atacama Nov 11, 2015 at 1:05 PM

      Are there any day trips across the border to Bolivia? Except Salar de Uyuni which is too far away. Are there any closer places, with beautiful nature, you should go to if you want to cross the border from San Pedro de Atacama?

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      Guided 2 day tour in Torres del Paine from Puerto Natales?

      Torres del Paine Nov 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM

      I will have two days in Puerto Natales and will definitely go to Torres del Paine national park at least one day.

      I know there are a lot of guided tours for one day. But are there any recomended guided tours for two days, without camping and instead staying the night at som hotel och hostel close to the park? I will not be able to carry all my belongings all the time, som two days of hiking by myself is not an option.

      And then get back to Puerto Natales on day two.

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      Guided tour or go by myself?

      Torres del Paine Nov 10, 2015 at 1:32 PM

      I'm planning a day tour to Torres del Paine from Puerto Natales.

      What kind of guided tours do they offer in the park? Is it worth it? Are there any mini bus tour in the park if you don´t want to trekk all day?

      I'm not used to go trekking and it could be nice to have someone lead the way to the best parts, not not too far away because I'm going back to Puerto Natales in the afternoon.

    • Cruising January 7, 2016

      Santiago Nov 10, 2015 at 6:59 AM

      My wife and I interested in sharing transfers from Santiago, Chile to the cruise port. We are willing to tour the winery.

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      Less salt flat tours over Christmas and New Year?

      San Pedro de Atacama Nov 13, 2015 at 2:13 PM

      I just read this post:

      "We do not sell any salt flats tours from Dec 23rd through to Jan 6th because of safety concerns. Specifially this is due to the high numer of incidences of drunk driving that occur on salt flats tours during this time."

      Is that common for most of the tour operators this part the year? Is it hard to find any tour operator that will arrange a tour in the surroundings, not only Uyuni? I was planning a trip to San Pedro de Atacama at that time...

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      Altitude in Atacama

      San Pedro de Atacama Nov 6, 2015 at 2:52 PM

      How do I deal with the altitude when touring in the Atacama desert? I will stay in San Pedro de Atacama and fly from Santiago (when arriving from Europe). Want to visit some lagoons, salt canyons etc. Don´t know exactly where yet.

      Which places can I safely visit day 2 without getting ill? I don't know the altitude of all the famous places and how to deal with it. Do I have to rest a few days in San Pedro de Atacama before I go anywhere else in the area?


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      How to book a bus to El Calafate?

      Puerto Natales Nov 7, 2015 at 7:05 AM

      I know there are at least two bus companies that can take me from Puerto Natales to El Calafate, but it doesn't seems like it's possible to book online (at all, not only for foreigners). There seems to be at least one bus per day departing to El Calafate.

      Is there a ticket office somewhere in Puerto Natales? Is there a risk that the bus tickets will be sold out in advance?

      I will probably have a flight to catch in El Calafate, so I want to be sure. My trip will probably be in the middle of January.

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      Where to buy a Pullman bus ticket?

      Santiago Nov 2, 2015 at 10:50 AM

      Is it easy to buy a long distance bus ticket from Pullman in Santiago?

      Where can I get an adress list of Pullman sales offices? Could not find anything online.

      Is it likely that the staff at the office speaks or understand English?

      I'm a foreigner so I can't by my ticket online.


    • Wifi in La Serena Chili

      La Serena 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

      La Serena 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

      La Serena 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
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      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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      Buses to Argentina

      Región de Coquimbo Jan 14, 2011 at 11:32 AM

      I'll be visiting the Limari and Elqui valleys by early february... and then I'm planning on crossing to Argentina.

      Are there any buses from La Serena or Copiapo to Tucumán or any other major town in northern Argentina? Prices, schedules? Any tip is welcomed!!


      2 Answers Jan 14, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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      homestay with a local family for 1 or 2 nights

      La Serena 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.


      1 Answer Dec 23, 2009 at 9:33 AM
    • What can you do for one day in Coquimbo?

      Región de Coquimbo Jan 13, 2008 at 4:52 PM

      Our Cruise ship is spending the day in Coquimbo. There are 6 of us in our 60's so we are not particularly athletic but we are somewhat adventursome or at least we like to think we are. We want to do something wonderful, unique, interesting, fun, and memorable. Can anyone suggest how we might spend our day? Thanks for any suggestions. Carolyn

    • Suggestions on Chile

      La Serena Dec 1, 2005 at 10:12 AM


      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



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

      La Serena 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