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Our tours to Chile will take you to discover the driest desert in the world, Chilean Patagonia, home to stunning glaciers and the Andes Mountain Range.
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Chile will open its borders for foreign travelers on October 1st. You need a negative PCR (taken 72 hours before departure), present a complete vaccination program, a Mobility Pass, the “Affidavit for Travelers”. You will also have to quarantine for 5 days upon the arrival. We think that Government will change its mind about this last quarantine requirement in the next few days, but we don’t have any official information yet. For more specific information about requirements to travel to Chile visit our website.
It is very important to check the updated information of the Consulates and Embassies of your country. You can apply for an online visa (up to 90 days of validation) on the official websites of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You can find more detailed information about how to apply for a Chilean visa in our Argentina Travel Guide.
Chile can be visited all year round, but it depends on the area of the country you want to visit when it will be better. Chile is a country of extremes and that’s why the climate and landscape are so varied, just like Argentina. The best time to visit Patagonia is in our summer because the climate is warmer and therefore there are more activities available. If you want to visit the vineyards or the north of the country (Atacama Desert) you can do it all year round, but in winter the north has more pleasant temperatures.
Torres del Paine in Southern Patagonia, the Lakes District in Northern Patagonia, the capital and vineyard area in the center of the country, and the Atacama Desert in the North.
At least 1 week, the best is to stay 3 nights or more in each area, so it also depends on how many places you want to visit.
Yes, it is safe to travel in the whole country, but as in all countries you have to be careful in big cities like Santiago de Chile.
Chile is a country of extremes. Its 4,329 kilometers in length, which makes it the longest country in the world, it is home to a great variety of cultures, climates, natural phenomena and stories that seem incredible. From the Atacama desert to Torres del Paine National Park, there’s a wonder in every detail and nature on a symphonic scale. Traveling to Santiago is just an hour away from world-class Chile wineries and skiing. The perfect honeymoon starts in the Lake District, surrounded by glacial lakes and volcanoes. Chile features some of the most pristine parts of our planet, enjoy all of them with these tours.
From its capital, Santiago, to the southernmost fjords, Chile is a destination for explorers. You can visit deserts, salt flats, and also lake-side villages and amazing beaches. Heading south, the Patagonian steppe rises and the stunning peaks of Torres del Paine National Park invites all travelers to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime hiking experience. Isla de Pascua, Easter Island it’s also a popular must-have destination in a tour to Chile.
Santiago is the capital of Chile and the largest city in the country. It’s located in the Central Valley and it features an amazing mixture of art deco and neo-gothic architecture with fantastic views of the Andes Mountain Range. It was founded in 1541 by the Spanish crown, and today is a must-stop to include in any of your tours to Chile.
Art collections of pre-Columbian and contemporary art, local markets, beautiful parks like Cerro Santa Lucía and the Mapocho River that flows through the city, are some of the attractions of Santiago. Located just one hour away from vineyards and the Pacific Ocean, there are other attractions you can visit near the city like Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, where most locals prefer to spend their summer vacation.
Located in southern Chilean Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park was created in 1959. Its name comes from the distinctive three granite peaks of the Paine mountain range or Paine Massif. Paine comes from the Tehuelche language and means “blue” while torres means “towers” in Spanish. The Tehuelches, known for their hunting skills, were the first community to inhabit this region. Today, Torres del Paine National Park receives thousands of visitors every year looking for adventure. Most of them come to the park for the famous “W” trek, a 5-day hiking trip.
Puerto Varas is located on the shore of Llanquihue Lake, one of the largest lakes in Chile. As part of a government colonization project, it was founded in 1853 by German immigrants. Known as “the city of the roses”, Puerto Varas offers perfect views of the snow-capped and still active Calbuco and Osorno volcanoes. This destination is a perfect option to include in a tour to Chile where travelers seek outdoor sports such as kayaking, fishing and trekking. Don’t miss during winter the “Rain Festival”, when the locals celebrate the abundant seasonal rains. Looking to cross to Argentina? Puerto Varas is also the ideal destination to travel to Argentina through a bus-and-boat trip, enjoy spectacular forested mountains reflected in shimmering lakes while traveling to Bariloche, Argentina.
Puerto Natales, the provincial capital of Ultima Esperanza, is located in the Chilean Patagonia at sea level on the shore of the Señoret Channel. This city is the gateway to the famous Torres del Paine National Park and starting your Patagonian journey here is easy as there are nearby airports. A popular spot to visit is the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, with South America’s largest glacier, the Pio XI or Ana María Glacier. Discover the Milodon Cave and learn about the history of this giant sloth that used to live here in this southernmost part of Chile more than 10,000 years ago. Sail through the Ultima Esperanza fjord and be amazed by the glaciers you’ll find on your trip. You’ll be amazed by the vibrant colors that paint the sky at sunset and the countless activities to do outdoors.
Named after the patron saint, San Pedro, San Pedro de Atacama is built around a laid-back oasis in the driest desert of the world! For all the thrill-seekers, it includes the perfect adventures between volcanoes, sand dunes and lagoons. With a blanket of crystal clear skies at night, this town is an amazing stop for all nature-lovers out there. San Pedro is quite small, but it attracts hordes of travelers. Ancient cultures and travelers from all over the world intermingle in this age-old town with dirt roads and adobe homes. Visit the old plaza and learn about the customs of its residents. Make sure to visit the old church. Take in all of the local art, and take a stroll through the workshops of the Craft Village to find out how they keep their traditions alive.
In these carefully selected articles from our blog, you will find useful information for your next tours to Chile.
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Say Hueque personalized an amazing 9 day trip to El Calafate, El Chalten, Argentina and Puerto Natales in January-February 2020, taking care of all the logistics (hotels, transfers and tours). We wanted a balance of independent travel and organized small group tours so Karen arranged just the right combination. My only wish is to have stayed a day longer at each town. We did our own day hikes from El Chalten and guided day hikes in Torres del Paine and a day tour to Perrito Moreno Glacier.
We returned home yesterday from our fabulous trip to Chile and Argentina. Thank you for planning such a great itinerary - we saw so many great sights and met many helpful and friendly guides and drivers. We feel fortunate to have seen and learned so much about these two beautiful countries. This is a trip will remember fondly forever. Thanks again.
I chose to travel with Say Hueque because we were looking for a trustworthy agency with knowledge and connections in Argentina and Chili. The booking process was smooth, no problems and good follow-up. All hotels were good but Rio Serrano in Torres Del Paine was great. Our favourite excursion was the hiking in El Chalten and the mini-trekking on PMoreno- are unique ! Olaf from Urban biking and Nico on the full day TDP-trip did a fine job. Thanks for all info, help and the organization of our trip !
We usually organise our own holidays but Argentina & Chile were just too vast to do on our own. I researched a number of companies. Say Hueque listened, had the right level of attention to detail, responded quickly and the right price. What a great choice! We travelled independently and joined others at the big spots of the Falls, glaciers (make sure you do the walk on the glacier) lakes area, Desert. Everything went exceedingly well, small problems were quickly resolved. Highly recommended.
We went from Lima to Santiago to Easter Island before returning to Santiago where we will fly to Punta Arenas to catch the ship. Here are some shots from Easter Island. Some of them show the moai (statues) face down because that is how they were found by the later day explorers. They had been pushed over by raiding groups who had attacked. Several countries (Japan and USA included) have helped finance the restoring of many of them to the way they would have stood. There are about 3000 natives on the small island, and seem to be more Polynisian than anything else. Definitely different than the Chileans.
We loved our 13 day trip to Patagonia! We visited El Calafate, El Chaten, Puerto Natales and Ushuaia. Say Hueque planned and organized an exciting trip for us with excursions to the Perito Moreno Glacier and Torres del Paine in Chile. We also got to walk with the penguins in Ushuaia. Our superior hotels were all very nice. Highly recommend this trip!
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