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Import duty

Hi,

I am cyclist and I'd like to get some bike parts sent over from Europe to Chile. What's the deal in Chile? How much import duty would I have to pay? In Bolivia it is 40%. In Peru, if I remember rightly, it is also something like that but there's no tax if your order is under a $100. I've been told that the tax is lower in Chile. Anyone know?

Thanks,
Albert

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New Edition of LP Trekking Patagonia?

Does anyone out there know if LP is working on or planning to publish soon (like in the next year or so) a new edition of Trekking Patagonia?

The last edition is from 2009, is that old and outdated for them or not? All I know is that there is a lot of information on this forum and others that is not in that 2009 edition and I'm hoping they are working on updating all of this in book form.

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Atacama with a 2-year-old toddler

Does anyone who's been there strongly discourages bringing a 22-months-old toddler to San Pedro de Atacama? Apart from some full day tours and the early morning starter Tatio Geysers, are there any other must-see attraction we might miss?
Does anybody have a recommendation of family-friendly, intermediate / boutique, not too expensive hotel in San Pedro?
Any comments comparing taking a tour / self-driving with a rental car? Are the attractions accessible at all with a regular car?
Any comments…

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Easter Island advice

I am really excited to be taking a trip to Easter Island in 10 days. I want to do all of the "normal" tourist stuff there such as visiting the Moai etc, but I would like to also check out some things there that may be lesser known. If anyone has any ideas, I am open to suggestions of any kind. I have also heard that there is a school there that teaches exclusively in the Rapa Nui language. Does anyone know the name or location of this school? I would like to check it out because I am a…

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Bus to Cartagena

Hi,

I'm going to be landing in Santiago this coming Wednesday and trying to get to Cartagena. I have looked at a lot of the bus services availble, and Cartagena seems a bit too small to show up. I should be getting a ride there, but this is just a back up plan in case that falls through. Does anyone have any advice on how to get there (and back eventually)?

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October - Chile & Peru

We are visiting Chile and Peru for about 25 days in October. So far our decided destinations are Santiago (from where we fly in & out), Lima and Machu Picchu/Cusco but are keen to hear suggestions about where else in Chile and Peru we could also feasibly travel during that time.

(As we have already visited the Lakes District (from the Argentinian side) and travelled from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas & further south, we would be concentrating on the northern part of Chile this time).

We…

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Learning Spanish in Chile

Hi everyone

I hope to travel to Chile later this year mainly to attend Spanish language school but also to travel etc...

I have looked into cities to do this and so far Santiago and Valdivia are coming out on top. Is anyone able to provide any info and/or pros and cons of both and maybe even recommend specific language schools if you know of any? I'd also be open to hearing about other cities within Chile.

Any information would be much appreciated!

Thanks

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2.5 weeks for Northern Chile

Hi!

My friend and I are planning a 2.5 week trip for Northern Chile in early May. Could we get your opinion on our itinerary as planned so far?

We have ~5 days for Santiago/Valparaiso/Vina del Mar.
From there, we're taking a flight to Calama to head to San Pedro de Atacama, where we will spend ~2.5 days there.
From San Pedro, we'll do the 4 day tour to the Bolivian salt flats.
After that, we'll go to Iquique via bus for paragliding for 2.5 days.
Finally, we will head back to Santiago for…

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Futaleufu to Torres Del Paine

Hi all,

Currently 2/3rds of the way through an incredible time in SA and have seemingly got a little stuck.

Right now we are staying in Futaleufu and are looking to get to Torres Del Paine.
Does anyone have any experience of this journey? We've been told that Coyhaique may be of some help but are struggling to find a bus there. Ideally we'd be looking at buses but we'd be open to other options if they aren't too much more expensive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks

Mark

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Ferrocarril Tacna-Arica train timetable (Ferrocarril Tacna-Arica calendario)

Hi everyone.

I plan to take this train from Arica (Chile) to Tacna (Peru).

Is this train route still in operation? If so, what is the timetable?

Thanks,