Chile & Easter Island
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Hi, Im currently in Santiago, Chile, wondering if there are any other solo travellers out there, whod like to go to Fantasilandia today and then maybe dinner after, Im ash from Auckland, New Zealand, 31yrs old and female, i have a profile pic.. please let me know if someone reads this before 10am, and is interested, cheers, Ash
Today I will go to see the Moon-Desth valley. Tomorrow I would like horse riding around San Pedro. Can you suggest me which tour is good, possibly alternative to the moon valley or it is worth it to visit it twice?
Also can you recommend a company ?
I am 23 going out in early May to South America. i start in peru
Is it possible to do trekking in northern chile in May or june ?
if you have any suggestions for trakking in north chile
Recently we visited the north of Chile, and had a marvolous time at San Pedro de Atacama, Putre and Arica.
We arrived and departed by bus in Calama.
On arrival and departure some guys tried to steal our luggage at the bus station.
The way of working is that they eject dirt over your luggage and then want to help you.
Be aware and be alert , else you miss a piece of your luggage.
My girlfriend and I are going to be in Chile in December to january 2013. We are planning to travel to Peru and do Macchu Picchu, but we are looking for any ideas for things to do in Chile?
My girlfriend and I are planning a whirlwind trip of Northern Chile en route to Bolivia.
Any comments/critiques around any part of this itinerary that would be great:
• Santiago – 2days
• Valparaiso – 1day
• Ovalle – 1day
• La Serena – 2days
• ELQUI VALLEY (possibly vicuna) – 2 days
• Caldera – 1 day
• San Pedro de Atacama – 1day
• 3 day Salt flat tour ending in Uyuni Bolivia
I know it is a long distance to cover in a fortnight – but this is all that we really have to spare for this leg of the journey.
I initially was looking to get the night bus from Valparaiso to La Serena then go to Vicuna before heading up to Caldera (by way of La Serena)... I figured this would allow more time in La Serena, Elqui Valley or SPA (and save a nights accommodation). Would this option be better or is Ovalle definitely worth a visit – even if it means more day travel in buses... more »
I have some plans for Patagonia.
Starting november 2013 for 3 months until January 2014.
Currently plan is to rent/ buy a Car and start from Puerto Montt, Chile down the Carretera Austral (chilean side) and Ruta 40 (argentine side) until Punta Arenas in 2-3 months.
Highlights like Carretera Austral, Laguna San Rafael, NP Pumalin, NP Torres del Paine, Fitz Roy, Glacier Perito Moreno, etc.
My focus is on nature, trekking, (landscape) photogaphy.
Is somebody interest to join me this 3 month road trip?
As well if somebody did the carretera Austral, expirience, recomendations and infos are welcome!
Should be a Pick Up 4x2 enough? How is it looking with restaurants, food markets, ATM's, accomendations on Carretera Austral?
Happy about every post. :)
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I'm considering the following "last minute" tour from GAP:
Most other tour companies seem to have "closed up shop" for the season. Is it too late for the trek? Is visibility and weather more likely than average to be poor? Is it worth spending 9 days in Torres del Paine, or does it make sense to take another trip that includes more of the surrounds (e.g. El Chalten).
Many thanks for the advice.
Anyone have any idea if Chile is following Argentina and now charging the reciprocal fee outside of the Santiago Airport?
Can I pay the reciprocity fee at SCL with $US or credit card? When they issue a tourist card, is it good for going in and out of the country or will I have to surrender it and get a new one every time I cross the border?
Thanks in advance.
Please pass me on some information - where to stay in Santiago? Preferably close to the center, any information will be welcome :)
Chegarei em el calafate a noite no dia 19/04/2013 e pretendo ir para o parque torres del paine no dia seguinte. Qual o melhor (custo/benefício) meio de transporte? Carro? Ou ônibus? É tranquilo atravessar fronteira com carro alugado? Tem linha regular de ônibus saindo de el calafate direto para o parque? Ou terei que contratar um tour em uma agência?
Hi, Anybody got ideas on how to best do the round trip from Calama to San Pedro ? i used Licancabur transfers with my family on Friday last week and was left in San Pedro on the return leg with no accomodation and 2 small kids at 20h45 at night! trip seems easy but need more reliable company! they charge 80 000 Pesos for this great service too>>>
Hi I am flying to SA in Chile soon and planning to get a visa for Brazil there.
Reading some info on web, I found they now take only 15 people a day to process visa since 2011 .
I need to know most updated info about how many days they take to process the visa since the lodgement of application. and what time do you suggest to get the embassy in the morning to be able to lodge your application. I know the opening hour is 10 am but I saw someone went there at 6 am to make sure he can be the first 15! and some said 9 am is fine.
I also have to change my flight from SA to Rio and need to know how many days I have to stay in SA to wait for the visa get processed.
Thank you in advance.
I love stargazing, and since we will spend at least 10 days in San Pedro de Atacama and environs, we will have plenty of time for looking at the night sky.
Is is worth while to go to the Elqui Valley as well? I have read that there is wonderful stargazing there too, with specialized hotels and observatories. But my impression from fotos is, that the landscape of the Elqui Valley is nothing sensational, so I am wondering whether the detour to this valley is worth it, or whether we should go directly from Santiago to San Pedro.
Anybody who has been at both places and can compare? That would be very helpful.
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