A trip to Chile is all about getting close to nature, diversity and adventure. Chile is one of those few countries where you would love to take a wrong turn, for it might lead you to a hidden oasis, something that is unexplored by most travelers. It helps to make ...
“The destination was beautiful, the tour got us there before the Sunday crowd and avoided getting stuck in the car mess. The english speaking guide was helpful and friendly. The wine was good, the brunch is more like finger food than a whole meal, but they gave us more food on the way back.
The negative point is that they stopped to a boot hiring shop and advised us that our hiking shoes would not have been good enought, so we hired boots with an extra cost.
However in this season, winter on a sunny day, our hiking boots would have done the job as there was very little mud and snow on the easy trail, and the hired boots where not that great. We trusted our guides and we felt mislead.”
“Our holiday was outstanding! It was a photography heaven, between pair of us we have 3000 photos. Thoroughly enjoyed EVERY DAY. Expensive, but including Extension to E.I this was definetely worth it.”
“Wow, this was an amazing, awesome, fantastic holiday. Chile is a great place to visit, especially for the physical geography. Holiday went like clockwork, with a great guide. I don't really want to say too much because then everyone will go!”
“A great 'over-view ' of this facinating and varied country. Lots of travelling. Almost a continent in one country. The tour was better than the Trip Notes implied - most of the 'optional' trips were actually included! The pre-travel information (itinerary) was not up to the usual Exodus high standard as far as we were concerned - although some other people on the trip did receive more detailed information (even though we asked for it!)”
“Visiting Chile and Easter Island is like going to four different countries The lunar like landscape, Geysers, beautiful blue lagoons and spectacular night sky of the Atacama desert. The lush green of the lake district with fast flowing rivers and volcanoes. Wild and windy Patagonia, with glaciers and icebergs. Easter Island where there are numerous giant statues.(moai).”
“One of the most fascinating trips I have been on. The beauty of the country is incredible and with such an extreme range of landscapes ( and weather ! ) from the north to the south you would be hard pressed to find more diverse trip in one single country.”
“Great tour, we had issues with international flights both ways & the 4 hour scheduled connection between internal flights in Santiago was not great.
Some rooms allocated not so great when compared to other members of group - 2 nights under a staircase!”
“Can't imagine that you can beat this trip in diversity, both in sceneries, the best that Chile has to offer and the many optional side trips that are actually part of the trip and no added costs required. Great value for the money. Tour leader Miguel Angel Lara was the best. This is my 6th Exodus trip and he was the best so far. My luck indeed.”
A trip to Chile is all about getting close to nature, diversity and adventure. Chile is one of those few countries where you would love to take a wrong turn, for it might lead you to a hidden oasis, something that is unexplored by most travelers. It helps to make plans, but don’t be too stringent or driven by time. The ideal way to explore Chile is to take it slow and let your journey guide you to your destination.
Chile’s unique arrangement of the sea and the mountains ensures that it presents some of the clearest night skies in the world. Add to this the stunning natural beauty and you have the perfect destination to spend long nights in the arms of your loved one, doing nothing but naming stars looking at the night sky. Chile is also home to a number of national parks, including the Torres de Paine, home to a 3700 year old tree. Other attractions include Easter Island and its odd stone statues and the wonders of Moon Valley.
Take in the view of Santiago from San Cristóbal Hill
Explore the blue glaciers of Torres del Paine National Park
Visit the end of the world in Tierra del Fuego
Take a selfie with a Guanaco
Chile has hot deserts and beaches but also has mountains and glaciers. For a holiday in Chile, pack for all types of weather and try to dress in layers for long days out.
Many bank machines in Chile will not accept foreign bank cards. Do your research before the trip to find out which banks will work for you, and be sure to exchange money before you travel.
Colourful Chilean sunrises and sunsets are some of the most beautiful in the world. Take some siestas during the day so you get to experience both.
When dining in Chile, be prepared to eat slightly later than you are used to. Lunch in typically served around 2pm, while dinner is not eaten until anywhere from 8pm to 10pm. Chileans also have a snack time called 'once' - a light dinner of hot drinks and cakes.
Earthquakes are very common in Chile, but there's no need to be alarmed. While you may feel a tremor or two during your visit, the country is built to withstand even large earthquakes.