Travel to Chile with Absolute Latin America
Imagine yourself in a country where you can trek in rainforests, deserts, volcanoes or glaciers, watch whales and penguins in their natural habitats, ski the slopes and surf in the ocean. In Chile you will find plenty of opportunities for fine adventure travel.
Travel to Chile and take the opportunity to visit the country’s famous vineyards where you can taste great wine and sample traditional food while admiring incredible views.
Travel to Chile a place where you are guaranteed to be astonished by beautiful, unique landscapes which have inspired generations of artists and writers.
Come and take a Chile tour, a country which occupies the thin geographic sliver between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
The country is bounded in the north by the unique geological formations of the northern Atacama Desert and in the south, by the lake-dappled glacial region of Patagonia. Chile is truly a land of contrasts and extreme beauty.
Language: The official language is Spanish, except in Easter Island also spoke Rapa Nui language.
Voltage: 220V; sockets usually have three entries.
The territory of Chile has been populated since at least 12,000 BCE. In the 16th century the Spanish conquistadors began to subdue and colonize the region of present-day Chile, and the territory became a colony from 1540 to 1818, when it gained independence from Spain. Chile’s economic development was successively marked by the export of first agricultural produce, then saltpeter and later copper until the 1980s. The wealth of raw materials led to an economic upturn, but also led to dependency, and even wars with neighboring states. The country was governed during most of its first 150 years of independent life by different forms of restricted democracy, where the electorate was carefully vetted and controlled by an elite. Failure to address the economic and social disparities and increasing political awareness of the less-affluent population, as well as indirect intervention and economic funding to the main political groups as part of the Cold War, led to a political polarization under socialist President Salvador Allende which in turn resulted in the Chilean coup of 1973 and the government of General Augusto Pinochet. The 17-year military-led government was marked by severe human-rights violations and deep market-oriented economic reforms. In 1990, Chile made a peaceful transition to democracy. source:wikipedia
GETTING TO CHILE
The Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in the city of Santiago receives all domestic and international flights arriving in Chile. From here you can make connections to arrive at various points throughout the country. VISAS The maximum stay with a tourist visa is 90 days, although the border authorities can limit this period and provide permission for a shorter amount of time upon entrance into the country. To stay in the country for more than 90 days, it is necessary to petition for authorization of discretional character, which grants permission for an additional 90 days at a cost of 100 dollars. This extension of the tourist visa does not grant permission to work.
The official currency of Chile is the peso. The currency is comprised of both coins and bills. Throughout the country are cashing outlets with various foreign currencies available. Also found in ATMs in every city. In hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, you will find the service pay by credit card. Money Exchange is done at Money Exchange Bureau or Banks. Exchange can also be made at hotels and at the airports.
Entrance fee of USD100 for US citizens who arrive by air Canadian citizens who arrive by air have to pay a fee of USD55 Australian citizens pay a fee of USD30. The international departure tax is USD18, but is payable in either US dollars or pesos, and is often included in your departure ticket.
HEALTH & VACCINATIONS
No vaccinations are required to enter Chile.
Transport in Chile is mostly by road. The south of the country is not connected to central Chile by road, except through Argentina, and water transport also plays a part there. The railways were historically important in Chile, but now play a relatively small part in the country’s transport system. Because of the country’s geography and long distances between major cities, aviation is also important. Buses uses are now the main means of long distance transportation in Chile, following the decline of the rail network. The bus system covers the whole country, from Arica to Santiago (a 30 hour journey) and from Santiago to Punta Arenas (about 40 hours, with a change at Osorno). There are also international services to most other countries in South America. Longer-distance services are mostly on semi-cama (reclining seat) or cama (sleeper) buses, often double deck. source:wikipedia.
CLOTHES YOU SHOULD BRING
It is recommended to where light and cool clothes in the summer. On the coast it is usually colder, even in summer, and it is a good idea to take a sweater or light jacket. In winter warm clothes is a must, even though the temperatures are moderate. For business meetings in any season of the year, it is best to dress formally, although in certain industries, like those related to technology, informality is favored.
The major cities of Santiago and Valparaiso are the areas to which the following suggestions are most applicable. In general, Chile is a very safe country for travel. You will find a police presence even in the most remote areas of the country. However, it is prudent to make simple precautions.
North: Dry during the year except for some rain in summer phenomenon characteristic of the area. Temperatures are pleasant but large swings between day and night. Center – South: His temperate rain is responsible for high rainfall and vegetation green and lush. Patagonia: It is the coldest area of Chile. Arriving at its extreme is the Chilean Antarctica and with it a world of ice and considerable winds.