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Adventure Life's Chile tours let you explore the deserts of Atacama, the Lake District's active glacier-topped volcanoes deep in the Andes Mountains, and the "End of the world" in Patagonia where the breathtaking Torres del Paine impress travelers with some of the world's top hikes & treks. One of the best ways to visit Chile is on a cruise exploring the fjords and glaciers of Chilean Patagonia. , or even taking a flight-cruise to Antarctica from Punta Arenas. Your Chile tour normally begins in the cosmopolitan capital of Santiago whose surrounding valleys' vineyards produce world-class wine. From there, you have complete flexibility, and we can help you design your ideal trip combining your precise interests, schedule and budget. Contact one of Adventure Life's Chile experts to start planning your dream tour of Chile today. 

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Torres del Paine Multisport$39217Oct 1, 2021Explore Torres del Paine in this multisport tour of Patagonia's best while hiking, biking, kayaking, horseback riding, and trekking! With EcoCamp as …
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Discover Aysen$29906Oct 1, 2021Hike, raft, and kayak your way through Aysen, Chile on our active 6-day Patagonia adventure. Designed for outdoor enthusiasts, you'll explore the …
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Huilo Huilo Reserve Multisport$9254Oct 1, 2021This active tour explores the Huilo Huilo Reserve multisport style! Hike through the reserve, mountain bike along a country road, raft the Fuy River …
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Torres Del Paine Kayaking$9103Oct 1, 2021Enjoy a 3 day/2 night river kayaking and camping trip along the Serrano River in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park. Enjoy the breathtaking …
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Torres del Paine Short W Trek$9555Oct 3, 2021Hike & Trek the best of Patagonia in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park on this abbreviated W-Trek adventure tour. Spend five days hiking in the …
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Lakes District Adventure$7964Oct 1, 2021Explore the Chile Lakes District regions, with its beautiful natural scenery and opportunities for adventure. Enjoy nature hikes, whitewater rafting, …
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Chile Active Adventure Trips

The dramatic landscapes and expansive wilderness of Chile beckon to be explored. Here's some of our favorite activities & experiences:

Trekking & Hiking - The Torres del Paine in Chile's Patagonia are one of the world's most spectacular hiking destinations and have countless hiking opportunities for all levels of fitness and experience. The "W Circuit" is an epic 6-day trek through the most scenic areas of the National Park.

Horseback riding - Ride in the shadow of active glaciated volcanoes and explore historic haciendas in the Lakes District of Chile

Sea Kayaking - Paddle the gentle rivers and glacier-fed lakes of Torres del Paine or even kayak along the frozen shores of Antarctica.

Whitewater rafting - The Futaleufu River offers some of the world's premier white water rafting. Sample some of the best rafting in Chile on this 9 day trip on Futaleufu, Espolon, Rio Azul, and Inferno Canyon. 

Bicycling  - pedal from vineyard to vineyard on our 8-Day Bike & Wine Adventure, or a shorter one-day pedal around the Colchagua Valley or ride the mysterious shores of Easter Island.

Can't decide between activities and want to do them all? Try our Torres del Paine multisport tour.

Tired from all that physical activity? Take the edge off with wine tasting in Chile's wine country

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Best of Antarctica25%$729011Nov 2, 2022Begin your expedition in the Chilean port town of Punta Arenas where you will embark your ship, the Ocean Endeavour for a crossing of the legendary …
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Solar Eclipse – Antarctica & South Georgia10%$2370023Nov 25, 2021Embark on a 23-day expedition through Antarctica and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse.
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Antarctica Express Air Cruise$1000$49956Nov 29, 2022The fastest possible trip to Antarctica, and one of most economical is this 6-day cruise/flight starting in Ushuaia. Sail the Beagle Channel, Cape …
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Antarctica Express Air Cruise$1000$49956Jan 11, 2022The shortest possible trip to Antarctica is this 6-day cruise/flight starting in Ushuaia, through the Beagle Channel, legendary Cape Horn, and …
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Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic fjordsSavings$2104018Dec 13, 2022The southernmost realms of the planet are places of unimaginable beauty, where humpback whales breach and penguins gather by the thousands, where …
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Antarctica, South Georgia and the FalklandsSavings$2875022Nov 18, 2021The ultimate Southern Ocean experience, this expedition takes you into majestically spectacular wildness. Not even the vast migrations of Africa can …
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Chile has an excellent reputation among luxury-class travelers due to combining breathtaking landscapes and natural settings with classy lodges and accommodations serving fine cuisine and Chilean wines. Here are our favorite Chilean lodges and luxury experiences:

Awasi Patagonia - The lodge is inside a private reserve with expansive views of the Torres del Paine peaks and Lake Sarmiento. Days are spent exploring Patagonia by horseback, on foot or kayaking nearby lakes. In the evening, relax in luxury as you retreat to your ranch style outpost.

Awasi Atacama - in San Pedro de Atacama lets you explore the mystical beauty and inspiring geology of the Atacama Desert in style and comfort. 

Vira Vira Hacienda - A riverfront luxurious lodge in Chile's Lake District with breathtaking vistas of glaciated volcanoes and pristine forests. 

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2017 Official Holidays in Chile - Plan your trip...

January 1:                New Year’s Day
January 2:                New Year (recognized)
April 14:                   Good Friday
April 15:                   Holy Saturday
April 16:                   Easter Sunday
April 19:                   Public holiday for the national census
May 1:                     Labor Day               
May 21:                   Navy Day
June 26:                  Celebration of Saint Peter & Saint Paul
July 16:                   Celebration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
August 15:              Celebration of the Assumption of Mary
September 18:        Independence Day
September 19:        Army Day
October 9:               Columbus Day
October 27:             Reformation Day
November 1:           All Saints Day
November 19:         Public Holiday for the presidential election
December 8:           Feast of the Immaculate Conception
December 25:         Christmas Day

Chile Travel Guide

Transportation & Getting Around Chile

Nearly all travelers arrive to Santiago's Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, just 20 minutes from downtown. Distances traveled going north and south in Chile are extensive and domestic flights on LATAM (formerly LANChile) and Sky Airline fly into smaller airports throughout the country such as these:Once you arrive to a regional airport, you'll be transported to your destination in private vans, buses and cars. Note, that flights between Chile and neighboring Argentina only go between the capitals of Santiago and Buenos Aires.

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Frequently Asked Questions 
Do I need a visa to travel to Chile?

Most travelers can enter Chile with just a current passport. However, if you are traveling from Australia or Mexico and flying through the international airport in Santiago, there is a Reciprocity tax that must be paid before you enter Interpol. For Australia it is $117; for Mexico, it is $23. If you are not flying in, this tax does not apply.

Is tipping customary in Chile?
Tipping is never required on an Adventure Life trip, however it is always appreciated. It is common to leave an additional 10% on restaurant bills for excellent service and $2-$10/day for your guide and $3/day for your driver. If and how you choose to tip is entirely up to you.

Do I need power adapters?
Plugs are two round prongs and run on 220-volt, 50 cycle electricity. You will need a power converter for 110-volt devices.

What is the internet access like in Chile?
Most hotels have wireless internet, and you won’t have trouble finding a cyber café in the major cities. However, as you get into the more rural areas, it can be harder to find cyber cafes, and some more remote hotels may not have internet access. Check with us while planning your trip and we’ll let you know.

Can I use my cell phone while in Chile?
It’s possible. You will need a GSM phone with a SIM chip that is either unlocked or has a plan that allows for roaming. Check your phone's compatibility here. Then once you arrive in Chile, you can purchase a pre-paid chip from the major carriers, which are Claro, Movistar, and Entel. In some of the more isolated parts of the country, especially in the southern provinces like Patagonia and Torres del Paine National Park, it can be impossible to get a signal.

What are the toilets like in Chile?
Chile is a very modern country and toilets are standard flushing units in hotels, restaurants, and nearly all bathroom facilities. If you are camping or trekking in the backcountry, it is possible that you will only have access to squat toilets.

What will it cost for a… ?
Local Bus fare: $0.50
Cup of coffee: $0.50
Beer: $1.50
Simple lunch: $4.00/ person
Dinner in a decent restaurant: $15/ person

Can I drink the water in Chile?
You can drink the water in most of Chile’s major cities and provinces, however it is very mineral rich and can cause upset stomachs if you’re not used to that. We make sure that there is always bottled water available to you if you prefer. In some of the more remote parts of Chile, especially in the northern and southern regions, you should not drink the tap water, and we advise against brushing your teeth with it either.

Are credit cards accepted in Chile?
Credit cards are accepted in most businesses like hotels, restaurants, and bigger stores in the major cities. However, small stores, stalls, and places in the rural parts of Chile might not accept credit cards. It’s always a good idea to have some cash in US dollars and some pocket money in Chilean Pesos on hand.

What is ATM access like in Chile?
In the big cities and tourist destinations like Santiago or Punta Arenas, you will find ATMs from which you can withdraw money. Rural areas tend not to have ATMs, so it’s best to be prepared.
 
Do I need to purchase travel insurance before heading to Chile?
You definitely should! We highly recommend buying travel insurance before heading out on your vacation, and we work with TravelGuard Insurance company to provide you with the best deals. They offer fair prices for comprehensive insurance packages. Our Once You’re Booked page has more info.

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