Chile Travel Guide

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Chile Highlights

  • Pro
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    Aquamantos says…

      Friendly people, delicious sea food, wonderful National Parks.......etc....  

  • Con
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    Cloudwlkr says…

     Boring food, expensive for South America, long distances between sites 

  • In a nutshell
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    bruingirl says…

     A geographically fascinating country - the perfect playground for an outdoor enthusiast! 

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Santiago

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951,2200,208

San Pedro de Atacama

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223,634,22

Valparaíso

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313,835,64

Punta Arenas

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174,430,29

Viña del Mar

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106,221,33

Puerto Natales

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137,320,33

Puerto Montt

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110,462,27

Torres del Paine

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83,353,10

La Serena

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87,201,20

Iquique

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Tarapaca/Iquique-1561266/TravelGuide-Iquique.html

32,97,14

Pucón

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_la_Araucania/Pucon-1559068/TravelGuide-Pucon.html

46,136,25

Antofagasta

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32,75,8

Arica

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Tarapaca/Arica-1563618/TravelGuide-Arica.html

35,98,24

Isla Chiloé

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42,175,0

Puerto Varas

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58,225,35

Valdivia

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Los_Lagos/Valdivia-1557703/TravelGuide-Valdivia.html

40,106,11

Santa Cruz

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27,99,5

Concepción

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_del_Biobio/Concepcion-1562545/TravelGuide-Concepcion.html

23,50,13

Calama

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Antofagasta/Calama-1563240/TravelGuide-Calama.html

12,12,15

Talca

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_del_Maule/Talca-1558037/TravelGuide-Talca.html

15,37,6

Putre

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Tarapaca/Putre-1558927/TravelGuide-Putre.html

8,18,2

San José de Maipo

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17,64,1

Zapallar

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Valparaiso/Zapallar-1557466/TravelGuide-Zapallar.html

12,30,1

Osorno

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Los_Lagos/Osorno-1559590/TravelGuide-Osorno.html

26,53,9

Porvenir

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16,42,0

Isla Damas

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Coquimbo/Isla_Damas-1562345/TravelGuide-Isla_Damas.html

13,30,0

Chillán

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_del_Biobio/Chillan-1562771/TravelGuide-Chillan.html

20,54,0

Toconao

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Antofagasta/Toconao-1557897/TravelGuide-Toconao.html

6,5,0

Puerto Chacabuco

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10,11,1

Molina

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_del_Maule/Molina-1559961/TravelGuide-Molina.html

24,37,0

Pomaire

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_Metropolitana_de_Santiago/Pomaire-1559151/TravelGuide-Pomaire.html

9,25,0

Pichilemu

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Valparaiso/Pichilemu-1559279/TravelGuide-Pichilemu.html

8,11,3

Frutillar

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Los_Lagos/Frutillar-1561709/TravelGuide-Frutillar.html

15,43,0

Algarrobo

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Valparaiso/Algarrobo-1563760/TravelGuide-Algarrobo.html

13,61,4

Isla Negra

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Valparaiso/Isla_Negra-1559840/TravelGuide-Isla_Negra.html

11,49,0

Reñaca

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Valparaiso/Renaca-1558677/TravelGuide-Renaca.html

12,37,3

Portillo

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Valparaiso/Portillo-1559131/TravelGuide-Portillo.html

18,26,1

Pirque

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_Metropolitana_de_Santiago/Pirque-1559219/TravelGuide-Pirque.html

7,29,1

Petrohué

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Los_Lagos/Petrohue-1559309/TravelGuide-Petrohue.html

14,43,0

Concón

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Valparaiso/Concon-1562539/TravelGuide-Concon.html

5,23,13

Villa Cerro Castillo

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35,118,0

Villa Paulina

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_Metropolitana_de_Santiago/Villa_Paulina-1557586/TravelGuide-Villa_Paulina.html

9,19,0

Laguna San Rafael

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2,12,0

Isla Róbinson Crusoe

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Valparaiso/Isla_Robinson_Crusoe-1558560/TravelGuide-Isla_Robinson_Crusoe.html

10,16,0

Lauca

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Tarapaca/Lauca-1560684/TravelGuide-Lauca.html

14,22,0

Isla de Maipo

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0,3,0

Isla Hornos

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9,43,0

Peulla

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Los_Lagos/Peulla-1559304/TravelGuide-Peulla.html

10,19,0

Curicó

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_del_Maule/Curico-1562365/TravelGuide-Curico.html

7,8,3

Vicuña

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Chile/Region_de_Coquimbo/Vicuna-1557621/TravelGuide-Vicuna.html

4,14,0

Santiago

See all 951 Santiago Tips
  • Cerro San Cristobal

    Santiago Things to Do

    If you are visiting Santiago in Chile one of the highlights has to be the Cerro San Cristobal. The hill of Cerro San Cristobal can be reached by foot, by car via the road or by riding the funicular. Once you arrive there is a final walk to the summit where you will find the with 22 meter statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an amphitheater and...

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  • Radisson Plaza Santiago Hotel

    Santiago Hotels

    We stayed in Santiago last Nov, for our first night and our last night (before a morning departure)....

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  • By Bus

    Santiago Transportation

    By far the most common question that appears in the Chile page in VT is how does one get from the Santiago International Airport to Valpariso and the Valpariso Cruiste Terminal. From the Arturo Merino Benitez (Santiago Airport) go downstairs to baggage claim and out the door. You will see under the building a waiting area for Centropuerto Buses....

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San Pedro de Atacama

  • El Tatio geysers

    San Pedro de Atacama Things to Do

    After visiting the geysers there is nothing better to do than a re-invogorating soak in the thermal pools which are delightfully warm. So don't forget your bathing suit and a towel. Also be prepared for the fact that it will be cold and the frigid wind will be lashing at you so the stripping down part and getting out of the water part are not happy...

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  • Awasi

    San Pedro de Atacama Hotels

    Tocopilla 4, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • El Tatio geysers

    San Pedro de Atacama Warnings and Dangers

    Be careful when walking in between the many thermal sources and boiling water holes in El Tatio geothermal field: the ground crust is quite breakable and thin around most of the holes, since it is not always solid “ground”, but a series of rigid layers of carbonate that can break when stepped on; these are sometimes unnoticed, as they form...

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Valparaíso

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Punta Arenas

See all 174 Punta Arenas Tips
  • Seno Otway Penguin Colony

    Punta Arenas Things to Do

    We decided to visit the penguin colony at the Otway Sound, along the coast of the Brunswick Peninsula north west of Punta Arenas. First heading along the main road to Puerto Natales and just at the police check point we turned left to Seno Otway. This is a gravel road through the steppe with now and then some emu’s along the road. After 35 km’s of...

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  • Jose Nogueira Hotel Punta Arenas

    Punta Arenas Hotels

    Hotel José Nogueira **** is a modern hotel built inside the historical building of Palazio Sara...

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  • Airplane ticket

    Punta Arenas Transportation

    We've checked many ways to get cheap plane ticket for Chile trip.We've mix this with that ,try everything ,until final price for the whole trip to Chile was only 1,700 Euro. (2008) We've booked through website Lan Chile.This price include : 1.Inter Continental flight from Brussels to Santiago (via Madrid) 2.Santiago - Punta Arenas3.Punta Arenas...

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Viña del Mar

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Puerto Natales

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Puerto Montt

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Torres del Paine

  • Refugio Info

    Torres del Paine Favorites

    I hiked part of the W January 2012. Much was closed due to the fire and we couldn't do the circuit. We stayed in the Refugios and ate the food at each as well as sleep there. It cut down tremendously on the weight of our packs making for a much more enjoyable trek. The food was great for breakfast and dinner. Lunch, while you get a lot in a brown...

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  • Explora in Patagonia, Hotel Salto Chico

    Torres del Paine Hotels

    The Hotel is surely one of Patagonia's most luxury one. Beautifully set at the south of Lago Pehoe,...

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  • Bird watching - Black-faced Ibis

    Torres del Paine Things to Do

    Another wonderful bird that I was happy to watch for a while. The Ibis is indigenous to Chile and Argentina. The section from Chileno to Cuernos was just loaded with wildlife. When you hike this section, really be observant of the ground around you. It is easy to hike just looking up at the mountains but there is a whole world on the grasslands...

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La Serena

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  • Best Sandwiches in Town

    La Serena Restaurants

    As expected the Sandwiches are always amazing, really great service from the actual owners, who are an Australian couple who now live in Chile. The location is really convenient as it´s a block and a half from the bus terminal and across the road from the big mall.The fresh produce in Chile is great, so make sure you ask for extra Avocado, which is...

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  • Hotel Mar de Ensueno

    La Serena Hotels

    Very nice hotel, rooms are comfortable, nice and clean, it has swimming pool, mini-bar, restaurant,...

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  • Wine and Pisco tours, interesting...

    La Serena Nightlife

    Max and Carolina organize Wine and Pisco tours, and also different kinds of events in this region.Both are bilingual, so there's no problem if you don't Speak Spanish at all.You can contact them anytime. Please check the web site written down below.

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Iquique

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  • Pozo al Monte

    Iquique Things to Do

    Pozo Almonte is a municipality and capital of the Province Tamarugal in the Region of Tarapaca, Chile. Its area is 13,765.8 square kilometers, where lives a population of 14,366 inhabitants (INE, 2006). It is located entirely in the pampas Tamarugal. The community is located in a series of nitrate plants, highlighting the Humberstone and Santa...

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  • Holiday Inn Express Iquique

    Iquique Hotels

    Avenida Arturo Prat 1690, Iquique, Chile

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • La Tirana Virgen

    Iquique Things to Do

    La Tirana (Aymara: t'iraña, 'ravel, turns on')? is a town in the municipality of Pozo Almonte, in the Tarapacá Region, Chile. It has a population of 818 inhabitants. The village of La Tirana is located in oasis in the heart of Tamarugal Pampa, 72 kilometers distant from Iquique. It people a quiet little during the year and that is transformed...

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Pucón

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  • Language Pucon

    Pucón Favorites

    My friend and I had a fantastic experience here. We did a 2 week homestay course which involved 3 hours of lessons per day whilst living with a Chileno family. The teachers were great, professional and knew their stuff. We particularly liked Karen and Patricia. Gloria seemed to lack some english skills which made important grammar difficult to...

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  • Hotel and Cabanas Monte Verde

    Pucón Hotels

    Km. 18 Camino Villarrica a Pucon, Pucon, Chile

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Learning Spanish

    Pucón Favorites

    During November 2008 I spent a week learning Spanish. I took 15 hours of private lessons over a week, Monday to Saturday with Tuesday as a day off to go hiking in Parque Nacional Huerquehue. The lessons were intensive but I felt I learnt a lot and had to work very hard on my pronunciation. I studied at Language Pucon (Centro de Idiomas y...

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Antofagasta

See all 32 Antofagasta Tips
  • La Portada

    Antofagasta Things to Do

    Really, there is not much to see in Antofagasta, but there is a natural monument called La Portada.The people from Antofagasta are really proud of it. it's a rock arch, built by the nature.

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  • Holiday Inn Express Antofagasta

    Antofagasta Hotels

    Avenida Grecia No 1490, Con Antonio Poupin, Antofagasta, Chile

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Surfing @ La Portada

    Antofagasta Off The Beaten Path

    My good friend Carlos, the guy in the center, and myself were advised that 7 am would be a good time on that day for surfing on the beach.Gonzalo (on the left) provided the wet suit and the boards and drove us to La Portada.I guess he would make this availble to you, if you would ask.You can also ask in the Radisson Hotel, where we stayed.This is...

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Arica

See all 35 Arica Tips
  • Learn Español

    Arica Things to Do

    Hey guys,I must say that I had a really great time at the Academia de Artes y Lenguas where they have Spanish courses... It wasn't too expensive and the classes were one-to-one. The teachers are experienced and I learnt a lot in my time there. I would highly recommend it!!I also had a breath-taking mini-trek up the famous Morro; there is a path at...

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  • HI Casa De Huespedes

    Arica Hotels

    Manuel Rojas 2864 pobl. Renato Rocca, Manuel Rojas 2874 pobl. Renato Rocca, Arica, Chile

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Seafood yes, Spectacular No!

    Arica Restaurants

    We had heard about this so called fancy seafood restaurant in a Lonely Planet guidebook and since we were craving some good seafood after earlier inland travels throughout South America we figured this would be a good bet. It turns out that it was pretty good....but not spectacular. Our plates were not that impressive, but in all fairness is was...

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Isla Chiloé

See all 42 Isla Chiloé Tips
  • PARQUE NACIONAL CHILOE

    Isla Chiloé Things to Do

    A wonderful national park on the west side of Chiloe Island, with interesting and unique flora. One trail leads to the beach where you can view the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. Another takes you through an area entirely overgrown by evergreen forests and moss-covered ground - El Tepaul.

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  • CHILOE - QUAINT ISLAND OFF CHILE

    Isla Chiloé Things to Do

    The culture of Chiloe is unique because it was rather isolated from Spanish colonial history and its dependence on the sea for survival.Nearly all the houses on the island are made from wood. The famous thing about Chiloe are the many wooden churches. The walls of the houses have what I called 'fish-scales' designs as pieces of wood were laid side...

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  • By ferry from the mainland

    Isla Chiloé Transportation

    There are no flights and no roads to Chiloe from the mainland, meaning the only means of reaching the island is by boat. The easiest crossing is south of Puerto Montt, where regular ferries make the 30 minute crossing. If you travel by bus, the cost of the ferry will usually be included in your ticket. The ferry lands in the north of the island,...

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Puerto Varas

See all 58 Puerto Varas Tips
  • Fundo Playa Venado - High quality...

    Puerto Varas Things to Do

    Playa Venado Farm is a dairy farm that recently opened its doors to agritourism. Great place if you wish to enjoy breathtaking landscapes of Chile’s southern farmlands on the shores of Lake Llanquihue while learning about the process of milk production and preparation of gourmet manjar (caramel milk spread) on the premises.Located on the route to...

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  • Casa Kalfu

    Puerto Varas Hotels

    I stayed for 4 days in this Hotel, if was a pefect lodging, everything was great, the room clean and...

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  • TOURIST INFORMATION

    Puerto Varas Local Customs

    The is easy to find – in person. Very difficult using the internet. They are located at San Francisco 431 and the telephone number is: 065-232437. There is also a privately owned office on the pier called Casa de Turista. Their neat little glass hut (pictured) is located across from the central square directly on the lake. They are very helpful and...

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