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      Help planning our budget

      Chile Oct 9, 2016 at 11:32 AM

      We are off to Chile for almost three weeks later this month. We have pre-booked accommodation, internal flights and transfers and lots of tours, so our main expenses will be meals, drinks and souvenirs. I've seen varied recommendations about typical costs so I thought I'd see what VT members suggest. We like to eat in good (but not super fancy high-end) restaurants serving mostly local food, to drink alcohol (but not a huge amount - maybe a couple of drinks per person per evening) and to eat our main meal in the evening. We would usually eat only a very light lunch or skip it altogether if breakfast is large (breakfast is included in all our hotels). We like to buy ourselves a couple of good souvenirs but don't go mad on shopping! We will be spending time in Santiago, San Pedro de Atacama, Puerto Varas, Torres del Paine and Easter Island. Any thoughts please on a sensible daily budget?

      Also, what are our chances of being able to use our Visa debit cards in the better restaurants, to save taking everything in cash? We don't want to have to rely on finding ATMs, except perhaps in Santiago. Of course if we decide on using the debit cards we will let our bank know in advance.

      Thank you!

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      Easter Island Oct 7, 2016 at 11:03 AM

      When is the best time of year to go? Expense and crowding.

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      Punta Arenas Sep 27, 2016 at 6:16 AM

      My friend and I are planning a trip in January to Patagonia--unfortunately, I'm having trouble finding a guidebook that focuses on this region and does it well. The initial plan (not yet booked) is to start in Punta Arenas, but is that the best idea? I would be coming from Ushuaia (following an Antarctic cruise) and my friend would be coming from the US, so she's able to fly anywhere. If we do start in Punta Arenas, I'll probably take the bus there from Ushuaia, but maybe we should start somewhere in Argentina?

      We are interested in scenery, mild hiking (i.e. not climbing), and wildlife. To be honest I'm not particularly educated about what there is to do down there, how best to organize logistics, possibilities of including both countries in a reasonable time frame, etc. Any assistance is welcome!


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    • How to get from Puerto Chacabuco to Coyhaique

      by Bilhakotzer Online Now Jun 11, 2014 at 9:20 AM

      We are a party of 4 coming on Nov 27, 2014 with a cruise liner. We will be docked from 10am-6pm.
      1. Is the road from Puerto Chacabuco to Coyhaique well paved? (We wouldn't like to have flat tyres and not be able to get back to our ship on time.)
      2. Would you reccommend we drive ourselves? If yes, is there a car rental service we could book from?
      3. Or would it be better to hire a taxi? If yes, and taxi company name? Any idea of costs?
      5/ ANy other idea of what to do in the area?
      Thank you.

      8 Answers Feb 7, 2016 at 11:35 AM
    • Puerto Chacabuco Tours

      by lindahorwood Online Now Jan 26, 2010 at 11:34 AM

      When arriving at Puerto Chacabuco on a cruise ship,is their private tour companies to do tours with or is it best to book a tour from the ship? Also if there are private tour companies, which are the recommended ones?

      2 Answers Jan 26, 2010 at 1:23 PM
    • 4 backpackers from Salzburg in Austria are travelling around the world

      by dietmar.achleitner Online Now Oct 30, 2009 at 9:08 AM

      We want to go with the ferry from Chacabuco to Quellon in February 2010. Can you give me a timetable and the price for 1 person, if its necessary we take a cabin for 4 people.

      Thanks Dietmar

      1 Answer Oct 30, 2009 at 1:49 PM