The longest and thinnest country in the world here in South America.
From the altiplano to the unexplored southern territories of the end of the world.
Be amazed in this vast and ancient land, a pearl of South America
Chile includes a long narrow strip of land known as continental Chile, between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes,
bordered in the north with Peru, the east by Bolivia and Argentina, and south by the Drake Passage. In addition, island territories in the Pacific Ocean as the Juan
Fernandez archipelago, the islands Desventuradas Sala y Gomez Island and Easter Island, the last two located in Polynesia, a total area of 756 102,4 km²
Chilean population belongs to two major ethnic groups, Criollos and Mestizos, who together constitute about 95% of the population.
The Criollos are mainly from the former Spanish immigration and European immigration occurred since the eighteenth century to the twentieth century.
The Mestizo population comes mainly from Spanish mixture of Castilian origin, Extremadura and the Basque and indigenous peoples belonging
mainly Diaguita picunche and Mapuche first two having disappeared during the Colony.
Chile´s official language is Spanish, but Mapudungun, the official language of the Mapuche Culture , is the tongue of the majority of the Indian population.
German and English is spoken in major visitor centers.
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Best time to go
The best season for visiting Chile depends on whether you’re going to Patagonia, Atacama or Santiago.
Summer is the best time to visit Patagonia with warmer temperatures perfect for outdoor adventure.
Best time for excursions.
Best time for excursions. Busy season.
High temperatures during day.
Ideal for visits without crowds.
Snow falls are usual.
Useful travel tips to Atacama Desert
So you may enjoy Chile and make you a seamless and stress-free travel, here are some tips on visiting Chile
A valid Passport.
Most countries in America and
Western Europe do not require a visa.
Major credit cards are widely accepted.
Chilean flights allow, as their restrictions are limited to 50 pounds (23 kg) per person.
It’s best to dress in layers.
Hat & Sunscreen (factor 35 or higher).
Waterproof coat / jacket or rain poncho.
Insect repellent & personal medications.
It is not unusual in the Andes.
Take it easy when you land in Atacama and try not to do anything too strenuous.
Check with your doctor before coming if in doubt.
Chile: 220 V – 50 Hz.
Plugs Type C / L
How to get there?
Chile runs 4,300 km along South America, almost half the continent. Thanks to its geographical location you can arrive by air, sea or land from its neighboring countries.
The main access by plane is through the airport that is most frequently used and which has the most international connections, the Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez Airport in Santiago. But there are another six international airports located in the cities of Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta, Easter Island, Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas.
The entry points by land are:
From Argentina: in more than 50 places, being the most used ones near La Serena, Santiago and Osorno
From Peru: through Arica.
From Bolivia: to Arica, Iquique and Antofagasta.
By Sea: Cruises put in mainly at the port of Valparaiso (2 hrs. from Santiago de Chile).
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We have different packages that go from a short trip in a specific destination to multi-destination and cross-border itineraries lasting for more than 2 weeks.
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