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Experience Your Best Chile Vacation

Traveling to Chile makes for a robust, exciting and adventurous vacation. Chile travel comprises diverse offerings, from traveling to Chile's cities, including Santiago and Valparíso, ecotourism, exploring Chile's wine regions and, of course, finding romance in it all. This Chile travel guide will help you plan your Chile travel, whether you want to explore a city or relax on a beach.

Best time to take a trip to Chile

Best Time to Go

Chile is an amazing and diverse country; from north to south tip the best times to visit vary with the region. Visit the north of the country throughout the year, but expect unpredictable rain (the Bolivian Winter) between December and February in the middle of summer. These rains wash away roads and communication lines on the antiplano. The centre and south are perfect for skiing from June to September, but heavy snowfall closes entrances to many of the national parks. January and February are peak times, but you'll find lower rates and fewer crowds during November, December, or March, and the weather during these times is almost as good.

Things to do in Chile

Torres del Paine National Park

Hike the granite mountains around the clear lakes on well-maintained trails with many different degrees of difficulty.

Tatio Geysers

Down the road from the town of San Pedro, this geyser field created by the Tatio Volcano offers a different perspective on desert landscapes.

Ahu Tongariki

These moai statues sit on Chile's Easter Island. Going to Chile and not seeing these giant heads standing on the island's slopes would be a huge mistake.

Laguna Verde

Active volcanoes, and deep tones of multi-coloured water create a surreal backdrop for hot springs in which a visitor can rest for hours.

Pichelemu

Relax and surf in this little town, maybe visit the ruins of the grand old 19th century casino to dream about the seaside resort that once was.

Gigante de Atacama

Don't forget to see the largest geoglyph in the world. A full 86 meters long, this giant artwork looks like a stylized alien when seen from about 200m up the hill.

Cerro Mamalluca Observatory

This Elqui Valley observatory lets you be the astronomer and look up into Chile's northern skies, which are some of the clearest in the southern hemisphere.

Nao Victoria Museum

This small museum is an exact replica of the ship in Magellan's fleet of five that actually survived the entire trip around the world.

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Chile's most inspiring museum, where over three thousand pieces represent the many Latin American peoples of the 10,000 year pre-Colombian era.

Parque Nacional Torres del Paine

This park in the south of Chile, with its spectacular landscape, vegetation and wildlife doesn't leave visitors disappointed.

Insider tips for Chile travel

Cine Arte Normandie

Catch a movie by a local director or an international independent film. The low prices and intimate setting in Santiago attract the local art crowd.

Emporio la Rosa

This little ice cream and sandwich shop offers amazing handmade ice cream with flavours like rose petal and choco-chili.

El Huerto

Grab an earthy vegetarian lunch at this popular local Santiago restaurant, or sneak next door to the Café La Huerta for a sandwich.

La Chascona

Named for his mistress's wild hair, Pablo Neruda built this secret hideaway for their trysts. Take the guided tour of the collection and unique space.

Chiu Chiu

A cute little village on the road between the Tatio Geysers and San Pedro; the small white church is the oldest in the area.

Top Chile attractions

Santiago, the Grand Capital

Begin your Chile vacation in cosmopolitan Santiago, set in a valley between the Andes Mountains and the Chilean Coastal Range. The Mediterranean-like climate allows for beautiful days and pleasant nights to stroll Santiago's chic centers and bustling districts, boasting incredible culture, restaurants and museums. A Santiago vacation wouldn't be complete without visits to the city's more iconic spots, including Mercado Central, a massive food market set in an art nouveau building; Palacio de la Real Audiencia, Chile's national history museum; the Belle Arts Museum/Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, for a double dose of fine and modern art; and the bohemian Bellavista neighborhood for eclectic shopping and restaurants set in quaint, vintage buildings.

Top Rated Hotels for your Chile Vacation

Holiday Inn Santiago - Airport Terminal
Holiday Inn Santiago - Airport Terminal
4.0 out of 5.0 Armando Cortinez Norte 2150, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
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$120
4.4/5 (21 reviews)

Very nice & clean hotel, comfortable & spaceous rooms, working A/C, TV with English channels (incl. CNN, BBC), nice restaurant & bar, spaceous lounges in the lobby and most important for an airport hotel 5 mins walking from the terminal. The only downside is that they require an early checkout at ...

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020
At Holiday Inn Santiago - Airport Terminal, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. There's free parking and an area shuttle ...
Terrado Suites Iquique
Terrado Suites Iquique
4.0 out of 5.0 Capitán Roberto Pérez 126, Iquique, Tarapaca
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5.0/5 (2 reviews)

Best hotel good location perfect seafood menu and amazing service

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019
Guests staying at Terrado Suites Iquique enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking, along ...
Hotel Diego de Almagro Aeropuerto - Santiago
Hotel Diego de Almagro Aeropuerto - Santiago
3.5 out of 5.0 Avda. Américo Vespucio Oriente, 1299, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
Free Cancellation
$87
4.1/5 (15 reviews)

Clean and efficient, outdated furnishings, shower had no pressure

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020
Guests of Hotel Diego de Almagro Aeropuerto - Santiago have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. There's free parking, as well as a free ...

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