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Chile Travel Guide

With its sprawling landscapes, incredible experiences, diverse scenery and renowned Latin charm, Chile is fast becoming a must-see for those heading to South America. From the Atacama Desert in the north to the central fjords, and the southern Patagonian glaciers to the vibrant streets of Santiago, you’d be crazy not to visit the longest country in the world.
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The official language spoken in Chile is Spanish
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Chilean Peso (CLP)
Symbol: $1
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Chile is AEDT -14h

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travellers hiking through mountain ranges in Torres

Torres Del Paine

Gazing upon the towering, steeple-like peaks of Patagonias Cordillera del Paine for the first time, you’d swear they were lifted straight from a "Lord of the Rings" movie.
11 days
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a hiker looking out at glaciers and crystal clear lakes in Ushuaia

Santiago to Ushuaia

This is an epic overland adventure through one of our favourite areas of the world - Patagonia. It's perfect for those who love the outdoors, with plenty of camping in national parks of outstanding natural beauty.
23 days
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large mountains with snow peaks encompass the Patagonia region

Discover Patagonia

Travel by bus and ferry to Puerto Varas, which is located in the stunning Chilean Lake District. Enjoy the sights from the “Cruce de los Lagos”, which is considered one of the most scenic ferry cruises in the world.
14 days
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What we love about Chile

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Santiago is arguably one of the most scenic capital cities on earth.
A feast on the senses,Santiago blends the old and new
with historic colonial buildings, modern skyscrapers and 5-star hotels.
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Spanning sections of the Andes, deserts, grasslands and
fertile lowlands, Patagonia is home to Torres del Paine National Park,
which boasts to some of the most breath-taking scenery on Earth. 
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An out of this world "Mars-like" landscape covering 1,000km strip of land on the Pacific Coast. 

 

FAQ - Travel in Chile

What is the weather like in Chile?

2,500 miles from north to south, Chile’s contrasting landscapes offer a huge variety of climates. As with most landscapes of this nature, the weather is generally temperate towards the coast and colder in the mountains.  

Do I need a visa to visit Chile?

As an Australian passport holder, you can stay in Chile for up to 90 days as a tourist. If you’re thinking about staying longer than 90 days - or working or studying - you should consult the Chilean Embassy in Canberra.