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Chile Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Chile in a way like no other. Wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, Chile holds some of the most unspoiled natural beauty in the world. The country is a long slice of land stretching from the centre of South America to the edge of Antarctica - the equivalent of Norway to Egypt - and you can cross at least seven different types of environment. Trafalgar’s Chile tours will take you from the Atacama Desert, a moonscape of salt flats, starry skies and ancient volcanoes, to Patagonia, a majestic wilderness of snowy peaks, wild rivers and huge glaciers. Venture off the coast to Easter Island, home to golden beaches and mysterious Moai statues, or wander the streets of Santiago, the country’s shining capital. Our Chile holidays are filled with outdoor adventure, and you’ll also get to know the locals. Share a round of Patagonian maté tea and feel the buena onda (good vibes), or meet a local winemaker and discover Chile’s world-class wineries. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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"From the world's driest desert to the Patagonia glaciers, and from the sunny vineyards to the Moai of Easter Island, I'll show you how to navigate all the diverse landscapes of Chile."
Travel Director
Chile at a glance
Chile is filled with the starry skies of the Atacama Desert, the golden beaches and mysterious Moai of Easter Island, the world-class wineries near Santiago, and the glacial wilderness of Patagonia. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and explore one of the world's most diverse and unspoiled countries.
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What to pack for Chile

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Hiking shoes

Whether you’re trekking the snowy peaks of Patagonia, or traversing ancient volcanoes in the Atacama Desert, you’ll need a sturdy pair of shoes in Chile.

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Wind and waterproof coat

The southern region of Chile is known for its fierce winds and chilly weather, so you’ll need a reliable coat to protect you from the elements.

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Reusable water bottle

Chile is full of outdoor adventure and a reusable water bottle will help you stay hydrated without contributing to the plastic waste in the pristine national parks.

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Adaptor plug

In Chile the standard voltage is 220 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type C and L. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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Chile is enormous, spanning the equivalent of the entire length of the USA, and a pair of headphones will provide entertainment on the long scenic journeys.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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