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Highly civilized. Wonderfully unspoiled.

Chile will surprise you. The beauty. The zest. The culture. That's because so much about Chile is rare. What other country is so thin, and so long? Where else can you find the driest desert on Earth? How many sprawling metropolises are built at the foot of an ancient mountain range?

To explore Chile is to discover things about yourself. Find your artistic soul at Bohemian Valparaíso. Meet the upscale you at Viña del Mar. discover your passion for architecture at La Serena. And bring out your natural affinity for good wine in the Casablanca Valley.

There's also more than plenty for the nature lover in you. From desert dunes to fertile valleys, from mountain heights to ocean coasts, Chile's unspoiled landscapes will steal your heart and make you wish you could take them home with you. And nowhere else on Earth will you see more stars than at Elqui Valley.

Chile is breathtaking. Exciting. And captivating. It presents so many choices for adventure. So many opportunities for discovery. Let VIVA Travel lay it all out for you in its unspoiled glory. At a cost that'll leave you pleasantly surprised.

Other things to do:

  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Chiloé Island
  • See the Flower Clock in Viña del Mar
  • Visit La Moneda Palace in Santiago
  • Discover the endless enigma of the Stone ‘Heads’ of Easter Island
  • Visit an observatory in Elqui Valley

Temperatures range from 45°F (7.5°C) to 82°F (28°C) depending on the region and latitude.

Time Zone: 

Easter Island Time Zone Universal Time Coordinated, UTC-05:00; Chile Time Zone Universal Time Coordinated, UTC-03:00




Chilean Peso


220-240 volts. Travelers from the US and Canada need a plug adapter and step-down transformer. For hair dryers, curling irons, etc., a plug adapter and voltage converter are required. 

Tipping Customs: 

Tips should be given in pesos except in hotels. Tips for taxis are not expected. In hotels tips may be in any currency. You may tip an individual who has given exceptional service by placing tip in an envelope. Otherwise tips in hotels are split with the staff on duty.


Chile is generally safe but we still recommend caution when traveling in busy areas.

Communication & Technology: 

Wi-Fi is readily available throughout the country. Mobile Operators including Claro, Entel, Movistar, and Telefonica.


Chile prohibits smoking in most indoor public places. 

Travel Documentation: 

US citizens entering Chile must have a valid passport.


Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL)

Car Rental: 

Budget, Avis, Hertz, Europcar and other local car rental companies are available. 

Public Transportation: 

Various public transportation is available via metered taxi service, Santiago Metro, commuter rail, colectivos (fixed route taxis), and local bus service.