Tips & Advices

Tips & Advices

How to travel to Chile?

If you are planning a Chile trip from North America or Europe, you can purchase a flight to Chile. Depending on which city you are departing for your Chile vacation, your flight may last between 8 to 15 hours long.

The main international airport, and jumping-off point to other national airports, is Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, located in Chile’s capital city, Santiago de Chile.

Who can travel to Chile?

Chile reopened its borders, so all travelers from all countries are welcome to visit this amazing country!

However, we strongly recommend checking specific requirements to enter the country, to be ready to start your Chile trip!

Airlines that travel to Chile

You will find many airlines flying to amazing Chile:

American Airlines, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Avianca, LATAM, Aeromexico, Copa Airlines, United Airlines, KLM, Iberia, British Airways, GOL, JetSmart, Sky.

Where to travel in Chile?

Choosing is difficult but you can prioritize some of these in your Chile vacation. Discover the delightful lakeside town, the gateway of the Chilean Lake District, Puerto Varas. From this picturesque village, you can visit several stunning natural marvels, like the Green Lagoon, Osorno’s volcano, and Petrohué Falls.

Following southern Chile, the Patagonia region also awaits! Go hiking in one of the 8th wonders of the world named by UNESCO: Torres del Paine National Park. A true paradise for hikers where you can discover imposing high-peak mountains and turquoise water lakes.

Santiago, on the other hand, hosts impressive skyscrapers and high-class buildings and services. You can enjoy top-ranked restaurants to delight yourself with local Chilean cuisine.

Find out more places to explore on your Chile trip.

Why travel to Chile?

Exploring the unique Andes Mountains Range natural environment, its native wildlife, and local culture will for sure create memories of a lifetime in any Chile vacation. Driest nonpolar desert on Earth? The Atacama Desert awaits. The 8th Wonder of the World by UNESCO? Torres del Paine National Park awaits. And salt flats, geysers fields, dazzling pristine lakes, imposing glaciers and jagged mountains also await you. Chile hosts adventures for all ages and tastes!

Best time to travel to Chile

It depends on which destination you are thinking of visiting, but mostly during summer is the best time to visit most of the destinations: 

  • Santiago de Chile: best times to visit are during fall and spring when temperatures are moderate and places aren’t as crowded as in summertime. Although, if you are into winter sports, winter is a great time to visit and get to do some skiing at the nearby ski resorts.
  • Valparaiso or Viña del Mar: Summer is the best time to travel to enjoy some time at the beach as Pacific Ocean waters might be a little bit cold;
  • Chilean Patagonia: best time to visit Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, or Punta Arenas is during summer, as all hiking trails are open, something that is not likely to happen during winter because of the extreme weather and snow.
  • Atacama’s Desert: during summertime, this area has more pleasant weather without extreme temperatures, and is the best in the year for stargazing.
  • Los Lagos Region: The best month to visit this region is in January when temperatures are moderate and most days are sunny. Summer is the best option as in winter rainy and foggy days are more likely.
Travel to Chile and Argentina

Looking forward to an epic adventure, huh? These neighboring countries have jaw-dropping landscapes and one-of-a-kind experiences that will live forever on you.

Our explorer’s favorite option to discover these two countries in one whole trip is our 9-day tour or 13-day tour Best of Patagonia, where you will visit all Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia highlights. Plus, you will immerse yourself into the local culture of ranches to get to know the “huasos” (in your Chile trip) and “gauchos” (in Argentina) story and lifestyle, while being delighted with traditional local cuisine.

Visit Puerto Varas, Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia and Ushuaia, El Calafate, El Chalten in Argentinian Patagonia. Ready for some adventure?

Learn more about Chile and Argentina tours here.

 

Budget for a trip to Chile

A Chile trip to discover its unique landscapes can cost you similar to a trip you’ve done to North America or European destinations. But, as Chile’s territory is long and diverse Chile’s territory, it is the budget you can choose to spend. Depending on your preference, the budget may increase or decrease: 

  • Dishes at restaurants may start from 15-20 dollars per dish. You can choose to get to-go or cheaper dish options at some local restaurants, a few blocks away from main streets and avenues. 
  • Bus tickets: if purchased in advance, they can cost US$9 (between Lake District villages, for example) or up to US$72, depending on time and distances
  • Subway: Transportation in Santiago is affordable, clean, and efficient. Tickets range from US$0.73 to – 0.91, depending on the time of the day.
  • Torres del Paine National Park Tickets Fee: if you are planning to visit this National Park for less than 3 days, tickets go from US$ 17 for teenagers between 12 and 17 to US$ 35 for adults. If you are planning to visit for more than 3 days, tickets for 12 years old or more cost US$49. Best part? In all cases, kids who are 12 years old or under, have entrance-free to the park.
  • National Park Vicente Pérez Rosales: the oldest national park in Chile hosts the Saltos del Petrohue. Tickets cost between US$ 4 to US$ 8. Children under 12 years old are free of charge.
  • Nature Reserve Los Flamencos: to visit the famous rose flamingoes in the high altitudes of Atacama, or the salt lagoons to bathe or visit the Moon Valley, this nature reserve holds them all. Fees range from US$ 5 to US$ 10. Special rates for students are available.
Travel to Chilean Patagonia

Chilean Patagonia is one of the most visited areas in the country. The main destinations you can visit in your Chile vacation in Patagonian are Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, or Torres del Paine. Discover absolutely jaw-dropping landscapes in the top-ranked hiking paradise: Torres del Paine. Our 5-day tour known as the “W” circuit, the most popular, will take you to every highlight of this National Park, sleeping under the starlit skies of Chilean Patagonia.

Do I need a visa if I'm travelling to Chile?

When it comes to tourism purposes, visas might be required in some countries although most European, and American countries can enter Chile visa-free. Learn more about visa requirements here.

How to travel to Chile?

If you are planning a Chile trip from North America or Europe, you can purchase a flight to Chile. Depending on which city you are departing for your Chile vacation, your flight may last between 8 to 15 hours long.

The main international airport, and jumping-off point to other national airports, is Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, located in Chile’s capital city, Santiago de Chile.

Airlines that travel to Chile

You will find many airlines flying to amazing Chile:

American Airlines, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Avianca, LATAM, Aeromexico, Copa Airlines, United Airlines, KLM, Iberia, British Airways, GOL, JetSmart, Sky.

Why travel to Chile?

Exploring the unique Andes Mountains Range natural environment, its native wildlife, and local culture will for sure create memories of a lifetime in any Chile vacation. Driest nonpolar desert on Earth? The Atacama Desert awaits. The 8th Wonder of the World by UNESCO? Torres del Paine National Park awaits. And salt flats, geysers fields, dazzling pristine lakes, imposing glaciers and jagged mountains also await you. Chile hosts adventures for all ages and tastes!

Travel to Chile and Argentina

Looking forward to an epic adventure, huh? These neighboring countries have jaw-dropping landscapes and one-of-a-kind experiences that will live forever on you.

Our explorer’s favorite option to discover these two countries in one whole trip is our 9-day tour or 13-day tour Best of Patagonia, where you will visit all Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia highlights. Plus, you will immerse yourself into the local culture of ranches to get to know the “huasos” (in your Chile trip) and “gauchos” (in Argentina) story and lifestyle, while being delighted with traditional local cuisine.

Visit Puerto Varas, Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia and Ushuaia, El Calafate, El Chalten in Argentinian Patagonia. Ready for some adventure?

Learn more about Chile and Argentina tours here.

 

Travel to Chilean Patagonia

Chilean Patagonia is one of the most visited areas in the country. The main destinations you can visit in your Chile vacation in Patagonian are Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, or Torres del Paine. Discover absolutely jaw-dropping landscapes in the top-ranked hiking paradise: Torres del Paine. Our 5-day tour known as the “W” circuit, the most popular, will take you to every highlight of this National Park, sleeping under the starlit skies of Chilean Patagonia.

Who can travel to Chile?

Chile reopened its borders, so all travelers from all countries are welcome to visit this amazing country!

However, we strongly recommend checking specific requirements to enter the country, to be ready to start your Chile trip!

Where to travel in Chile?

Choosing is difficult but you can prioritize some of these in your Chile vacation. Discover the delightful lakeside town, the gateway of the Chilean Lake District, Puerto Varas. From this picturesque village, you can visit several stunning natural marvels, like the Green Lagoon, Osorno’s volcano, and Petrohué Falls.

Following southern Chile, the Patagonia region also awaits! Go hiking in one of the 8th wonders of the world named by UNESCO: Torres del Paine National Park. A true paradise for hikers where you can discover imposing high-peak mountains and turquoise water lakes.

Santiago, on the other hand, hosts impressive skyscrapers and high-class buildings and services. You can enjoy top-ranked restaurants to delight yourself with local Chilean cuisine.

Find out more places to explore on your Chile trip.

Best time to travel to Chile

It depends on which destination you are thinking of visiting, but mostly during summer is the best time to visit most of the destinations: 

  • Santiago de Chile: best times to visit are during fall and spring when temperatures are moderate and places aren’t as crowded as in summertime. Although, if you are into winter sports, winter is a great time to visit and get to do some skiing at the nearby ski resorts.
  • Valparaiso or Viña del Mar: Summer is the best time to travel to enjoy some time at the beach as Pacific Ocean waters might be a little bit cold;
  • Chilean Patagonia: best time to visit Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, or Punta Arenas is during summer, as all hiking trails are open, something that is not likely to happen during winter because of the extreme weather and snow.
  • Atacama’s Desert: during summertime, this area has more pleasant weather without extreme temperatures, and is the best in the year for stargazing.
  • Los Lagos Region: The best month to visit this region is in January when temperatures are moderate and most days are sunny. Summer is the best option as in winter rainy and foggy days are more likely.
Budget for a trip to Chile

A Chile trip to discover its unique landscapes can cost you similar to a trip you’ve done to North America or European destinations. But, as Chile’s territory is long and diverse Chile’s territory, it is the budget you can choose to spend. Depending on your preference, the budget may increase or decrease: 

  • Dishes at restaurants may start from 15-20 dollars per dish. You can choose to get to-go or cheaper dish options at some local restaurants, a few blocks away from main streets and avenues. 
  • Bus tickets: if purchased in advance, they can cost US$9 (between Lake District villages, for example) or up to US$72, depending on time and distances
  • Subway: Transportation in Santiago is affordable, clean, and efficient. Tickets range from US$0.73 to – 0.91, depending on the time of the day.
  • Torres del Paine National Park Tickets Fee: if you are planning to visit this National Park for less than 3 days, tickets go from US$ 17 for teenagers between 12 and 17 to US$ 35 for adults. If you are planning to visit for more than 3 days, tickets for 12 years old or more cost US$49. Best part? In all cases, kids who are 12 years old or under, have entrance-free to the park.
  • National Park Vicente Pérez Rosales: the oldest national park in Chile hosts the Saltos del Petrohue. Tickets cost between US$ 4 to US$ 8. Children under 12 years old are free of charge.
  • Nature Reserve Los Flamencos: to visit the famous rose flamingoes in the high altitudes of Atacama, or the salt lagoons to bathe or visit the Moon Valley, this nature reserve holds them all. Fees range from US$ 5 to US$ 10. Special rates for students are available.
Do I need a visa if I'm travelling to Chile?

When it comes to tourism purposes, visas might be required in some countries although most European, and American countries can enter Chile visa-free. Learn more about visa requirements here.

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