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Chile

Stretching from tropical Peru to the Antarctic ocean, Chile’s unique geography spans over a great variety of landscapes. Venture into the moon-like Atacama Desert. Journey through the wide-open spaces of southern Chile to the giant glaciers of Patagonia. Fly to explore the mysteries of the remote Easter Island. Taste top Chilean wines in the Colchagua valley. Explore the modern city of Santiago and the bohemian port of Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Pick your tour

Best time to travel

  • Chile as a whole: from September to March
  • Santiago region: from September to November and March to May
  • Atacama desert: from July to March
  • Lake district: from July to April
  • Chiloe archipelago: from January to March
  • Easter Island: from November to May
  • Patagonia: from November to March

Places to see

  • Santiago
  • Valparaiso
  • The Wine Valleys
  • Puerto Varas
  • Chiloé Island
  • Carretera Austral
  • Atacama Desert
  • Easter Island
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Patagonia

Useful info

Language: Spanish

Calling code: +56

Electricity:

  • Power sockets: type C and L
  • Standard voltage: 220 V
  • Standard frequency: 50 Hz

Currency: Chilean peso – CLP

Conversion rates (09/01/2018):

  • 1 USD = 681,52 CLP
  • 1 CAD = 522,85 CLP
  • 1 AUD = 490,29 CLP
  • 1 GBP = 883,04 CLP

Time zone: Mainland: GMT-3 / Easter Island: GMT-5

Direct flights to Santiago de Chile:

  • From Los Angeles (LAX): 12h35
  • From New York City (NYC): 9h55
  • From Miami (MIA): 8h25
  • From Vancouver (YVR): NONE
  • From Montréal (YUL): NONE
  • From Toronto (YYZ): 10h20
  • From Sydney (SYD): NONE
  • From London (LON): 11h50

Recommended vaccines:

No vaccines are compulsory to enter Chile. However, we do recommend you to ask your doctor in advance (3 months) for medical advice on the following vaccinations.

  • Routine vaccines:
    • measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine
    • diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine (DTP)
    • varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
    • polio vaccine
    • flu shot
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid Fever 

Easter Island requirements:

The Chilean government limits stays on Easter Island to a maximum of 30 consecutive days for all travelers, including Chileans who reside on the mainland.

Upon entry, you will have to show:

  • a passport that will be valid for the duration of your stay
  • a return ticket that meets the 30-day deadline
  • a proof of reservation at a tourist accommodation authorized by the National Tourism Service

Entry/exit requirements:

General formalities:

Upon arrival, you will receive a Tourist Card for up to 90 days, which you must return upon departure. Failure to return this card may delay your departure from Chile.


US CITIZENS

Passport: Valid passport for the duration of your stay in Chile.

Tourist visa: No required for stays of 90 days or less.


CANADIAN CITIZENS

Passport: Valid passport for the duration of your stay in Chile.

Tourist visa: No required for stays of 90 days or less.


AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS

If you are travelling to Chile through the United States of America, including Honolulu, you'll need to meet US entry/transit requirements, even if transiting. 

Passport: Valid passport for at least 6 months from the date you intend to return to Australia.

Tourist visa: No required for stays of 90 days or less.

Other formalities: Australian tourists entering Chile through Santiago International Airport are required to pay a 'reciprocity fee' by credit card, EFTPOS or in US dollars on arrival.


UNITED KINGDOM CITIZENS

Passport: Valid passport for the duration of your stay in Chile.

Tourist visa: No required for stays of 90 days or less.

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