Chile What to Pack

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Chile What to Pack

  • A Route Guide of Chile

    A Route Guide is always useful. You can find some very good guides here in Chile. TURISTEL offers excellent route guides, usually one guide for each part of Chile: North, Centre, South.They also offer a Guide for camping and another for Trekking & Climbing the Andes.You can buy them online, or at any book store in Chile.Prices:-North Guide:...

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  • Take along some fuel

    Pack light if you possibly can especially if you will be traveling on buses and small planes. We were there in Sept.. It was springtime but still in the 50's with a strong wind most days. It is probably a good idea to dress in layers and take along a waterproof jacket. Comfy shoes are a must. You can get camera supplies in the towns but it is...

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  • Less is more!

    Small backpacks with a lock would be helpful. Microfleece will be used in colder areas and in high elevation. If you bring sandals...be sure to wear them in before hand...with your backpack on your back. The extra weight on my back created blisters even though my sandals were well warn in. If you have three of the basics (underwear, t-shirts,...

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  • Chile--the Country!

    By viewing this map, you'll see the location of some of the cities mentioned on my travel pages, such as Santiago, Valparaiso and Talca.This long finger of a country to the South of the U.S. has volcanoes accenting the landscape over much of its length.Santiago, its capital, contains 35.2% of the entire population of Chile.

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  • Packing for the winter

    I find that it is easiest to travel for an extended period of time with one large suitcase with wheels and a backpack. We were in Chile during the winter and it is no different than winters in the northern hemisphere. I would liken it to a Central California type of winter, except in the mountain areas. As long as you're not in the mountains, it...

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  • History

    Charles DarwinVoyage of the Beagle ISBN: 0-1404-326-8 1989Dutch translation:De reis van de Beagle ISBN: 90-254-1177-0 1993Abridged version of Darwin's account of his famous voyage with an introduction from Janet Browne and Michael Neve. A fascinating record of Charles Darwin's activities whilst on one of the most scientifically important journeys...

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  • Field Guid (Birds)

    E Couve and C VidalBirds of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and Antarctic Peninsula ISBN: 9-568-0070-40 2003Comprehensive field guide to all the resident, migrant and vagrant birds of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and Antarctic Peninsula, including the Falklands and South Georgia Islands. This is a unique region on the planet including the frozen...

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  • Field Guid (Birds)

    Collins Illustrated hecklist.Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica ISBN: 00-02200-77-5 1998The first field guide to illustrate every species of bird found in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, southern Brazil and Uruguay. 1140 species are illustrated in colour and appear on pages opposite the text for quick and easy reference. The...

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  • Travel Map

    Zagier & Urruty PublicationsTorres del Paine ISBN: 1-879568-35-7 scale 1 : 80.000

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  • Guidebook

    Lonely PlanetTrekking in the Patagonian Andes ISBN: 1-86450-059-X 3rd Edition november 2003

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  • Bring it all!

    No matter to which part you go in Chile. You better bring everything from swimsuit and shorts to all-wheather jacket and fleece. As the climate in most parts is rather dry and the mountains accompany you from north to south, temperature changes can be enormous. Also in Santiago.

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  • Rain, rain, rain!!!

    I have never experienced so much rain as in southern Chile - and this reason is known for the VERY high precipitation. So if you go south, be sure to take rain gear with you - it is worth it!

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  • Puerto Montt : Mareamin !!!

    If you take the boat, you can get really sick, above all when the boat sails in the Pacific Ocean. Two pieces of advice : take some Mareamin tablets available in any local Farmacia (be careful, it makes you sleep) and don't eat too much (prefer drinking water).Si vous prenez le bateau, vous pouvez avoir le mal de mer... Deux conseils : prenez...

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  • 4 seasons in 1 day

    Waterproof jacket and pants (these help cut the wind as well), waterproof boots that are well worn in, and a warm layer of clothing are essential -- especially if you are camping the entire trip. Avoid cotton clothing and socks. Expect any kind of weather at any time. You shouldn't need to worry about crossing streams -- there are some but they...

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  • Visiting San Pedro!

    Remember to take with you both of them: light clothes and warm clothes (climate there changes in the night and morning, very cold) Bottled mineral water. VERY Important!Sunblock. Of course, your camera!

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  • PACKING LIST

    Chile's climate is very varied :with arid but surprisingly temperate areas in the north, in the middle (where is Santiago) which enjoys a Mediterranean climate, and the wind, rain and snow-battered lands of Chilean Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego in the south. The rainy season in the heartland is from May to August when temperatures are cooler,...

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  • Packing List

    You need clothes for warm (desert zone in the north) and cold days( patagonia in the south ).In the north and the middle of chile it may be very hot , and in the south you need very warm clothes . By all you need in europe or in the bigger cities of chile , otherwise you have no chance to get the right things for your camera .That may be often...

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  • Packing List

    Patagonia can be very chilly, even in summer, so bring at least a wind jacket. If you bring clothes for warm summer days and for cool fall days when you go in the southern summer, you'll do very well.This is for Patagonia! The north of Chile is much more warmer.

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  • Packing List

    Generally speaking, in winter in Santiago you'll need raingear and two pairs of shoes, warm clothing and sunglasses; in summer, just forget about the raingear and the spare pair of shoes and exchange'em by a pair of sandals, shorts, t-shirts and a bathing suit. North of Santiago, take warm (though not waterproof) clothing in winter and south of...

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  • Packing List

    ALWAYS bring a sweater or even a good jacket along with you. Is it summer down in Chile? Do take the jacket anyway, specially if you are visiting a mountain area. Summer nights can get really cold sometimes, no matter where in the country you are.

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  • Packing List

    No problem bring as much as you feel that you need. I prefer to travel lite and comfortable. One minute its 90F next minute a storm moves in the temp. plunges and you wet and cold. not necessary....Pleanty of little pharmacies and grocery stores. Adventure Travel requires light weight and compact.Disposable camera. The beach is made of black...

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  • Packing List

    If you're going to the south, it really is important to bring clothes appropriate for cold weather. Many people assume they are going to South America and summer and think it is going to be warm--but in the south there are glaciers, ice, and wind to think about. A windbreaker is a must!!!

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  • Packing List

    Backack - whatever type you're comfortable with. Wet weather clothes and cold weather clothes are needed for southern Chile all year round, but bear in mind that it gets especially cold in the winter months. I was there over Christmas/New Year and encountered snow on many occasions. nothing special. Just take what you usually take. tent,...

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  • Packing List

    If you're traveling cheap, you're doing some walking. You can't walk very well with a suitcase in your hand. Take a guess. Good rain gear is essential in Patagonia. It rains a lot. Good boots that are water proof (yeah, right), ditto. It rains a lot. The wind will blow your mind. That's no play on words. Bring toilet paper to the cheaper places...

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  • Packing List

    Backpack, of course. For hiking in Torres del Paine National Park don't forget to bring waterproof gear, either a goratex jacket or a raincoat, and sturdy shoes. If you don't you could easily end up with hypothermia if you're caught in bad weather. When it's raining it can get very cold and the wind factor really adds to the chill. On the other...

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  • Packing List

    If you're visiting the south, you should take winter's clothing, because it's rainy and cold. Don't forget to bring your camera! This is a picture of the Flower's Clock, Viña del Mar (V Region)

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  • Packing List

    no suitcase - a big travel bag is enough South of Chile in the Chilean Summer still tends to be cool and wet (day temperatures from 8 to 16 Celsius). You need rain-protection gear, windjacket, sweater, good and waterproof footwear, camping gear if you intend to visit National Parks (Hotels in the Paine National Park, for instance, are outragously...

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