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Hi - my wife and I are trying to plan a four day W trek itinerary. We are both very fast hikers and in good shape. It seems like a lot of the information varies with regards to the amount of time each leg of the trek requires. Wondering if anyone with experience or knowledge of the trails could let me know if they think this schedule is feasible:

Day one: Arrive at park at Refugio Paine Grande (I think this is accessible via ferry?) and hike to Refugio Grey.
Day two: Hike from Grey to Britanico…

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I am currently planning my trip to the park next April, and I would very much like to complete the O circuit. As far as I know all camp sites must be booked in advance. And there are 3 companies running these sites.

I opened their web sites and try to make some reservations but none of them allow me and it seems that my dates are too far in the future but there is no further information when I will be allowed. Anybody has idea when is the earliest dates I can book April next year?

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Hi,

Anyone who has done Ojas Del Salado Trek from Chile please share your views and recommendations. The internet doesn't seem to have enough information regarding the trek.

Regards,
Nilavishek

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Hi all,

My boyfriend and I are wanting to hike the Torres del Paine this October. We are moderately experienced hikers but will not be taking tents or sleeping bags with us as we are traveling for an extended period of time. Can anyone let me know if it's possible to rent a tent and sleeping bag along the O trail (as I have read that you must bring your own) or is it only possible to rent these things on the W trail? Also, I have read a lot about the free camping sites but am nervous to arrive…

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Looking at Chile from Dec 22-31 and planning as follows:
- Santiago 2 days
- Drive to Mendoza over Andes 2-3 days
- Return to Valpraisa for a day
- Drive south for 2-3 days
- Drive back and spend day in Santiago before flying back

We love nature and city life. Want to do the drive and enjoy drie and visit Mendoza

We are not heavy outdoors eople but would like medium hikes/treks/other activities

Does this sound reasonable?
What else can we do?

Will crossing to Mendoza be a problem around Xmas…

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Hi all.

In a few days time my partner and I plan to travel from Pisco Elqui to San Pedro de Atacama by bus.

I am wondering if anyone has done this trip and how they went about it? It's so hard to find information on bus travel on the internet when we don't speak Spanish, and the recorrido website does not provide the information we are looking for.

From what I can see, we need to first take the bus to Calama, and then to San Pedro de Atacama from there. But can we take the bus directly from…

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Hi guys,

I'll arrive at Santiago International Airport at 7.30 AM and I have to be back there for a flight to Arica scheduled at 14.45 P.M.

Is it worth going to Santiago center?
How far is the center by bus?
And what would you recommend me to do/see?

Thanks

Simone

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Hey guys,

So I'm totally new to all this travelling business so hoping someone may be able to help..

I'm looking at staying out in Chile for a few days after a Ski trip from Saturday 2nd September - Friday 8th September. I'm 24 and just bored of not doing things! Totally up for a laugh and getting to see new things and experiences.. Just wondering if anyone else is around during those dates who would like to share a bit of adventuring..!?

Or if anyone has any advice that would be a great…

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Hi all

A couple friends and I are making plans to visit Chile over this Xmas/New Year's. We only have ten days for this trip which we realise is less than ideal, but it's all we can do. I've been doing a lot of reading but I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with options.

We are all seasoned travellers and do not shy away from any form of adventure, long bus rides, etc; we just know we don't have tons of time. So, in your opinion, what would be the best itinerary for our time in Chile? I've been…

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Hi,
Just wondering if anyone has had any luck booking a bed in the refugios with either Vertices Patagonia or Fantastico Sur. We are trying to book for mid November and have been on both websites daily since early May and there has been no availability. We have emailed both companies multiple times and finally got a response from Vertice today saying that both their refugios are booked out for the dates that we have requested (13th and 14th of November). Fantastico Sur is saying that their…