Travel Packages for Round Trips through Chile

Discover Chile from the Atacama Desert to Patagonia. We are Chile experts and organize tailor-made round trips through Chile and bordering regions.

The longest country in the world stretches for over 4,200 kilometers. In the east of Chile, the mighty Andes rise up. Among the snow-covered peaks are 2,085 volcanoes. In turn, on the western side of the country, the powerful waves of the Pacific Ocean are crashing. The coast of Chile is adorned with hidden fishing villages, chic beaches and mystical islands. In the north, the silent Atacama Desert sets the rhythm. With its encrusted salt lakes and bubbling geysers, it seems like the terrain of another planet. Urban life takes place mainly in central Chile. Between the cities, rows of grapevines stretch endlessly across the green hills. Meanwhile, in the south, you sense the pure wilderness of the country. Shimmering lakes are surrounded by dense rainforest. And the ice of gigantic glaciers breaks clashingly. All this in one country – Chile is full of extremes.

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Our Regular Travel Packages

With our regular travel programs you travel 2, 3 or 4 weeks through Chile. We customize all round trips according to your ideas.

The Best in a Nutshell

Chile Compact – Round Trip with Insights into the Contrasts of the Country in 2 Weeks

Chile Compact

Contrasts of the Country in

2 Weeks

Individual journey; date and itinerary fully customizable
Classic highlights throughout Chile; short stays
Atacama Desert, central Chile, Lake Region, southern Patagonia
National flights, transfer connections
 From €2,051.00 pp / 2 weeks

Chile at a Glance

Chile Classic – Round Trip to the Highlights of the Country in 3 Weeks

Chile Classic

Highlights of the Country in 3 Weeks

Individual journey; date and itinerary fully customizable
Classic highlights throughout Chile; short stays
Atacama Desert, Little North, central Chile, Araucania, Lake Region, southern Patagonia
National flights, transfer connections, bus connection
 From €2,651.00 pp / 3 weeks

Our Suggestion to Enter

Chile Intensive – Essence of the Country on a Round Trip in 3 Weeks

Chile Intensive

Essence of the Country in 3 Weeks

Individual journey; date and itinerary fully customizable
Classic highlights throughout Chile; extended stays with immersion
Atacama Desert, central Chile, Lake Region, southern Patagonia
National flights, transfer connections
 From €2,393.00 pp / 3 weeks


Chiles Contrasts with Easter Island

Chile in all its Facets – The Faces of the Country on a Round Trip in 4 Weeks

Chile in all its Facets

The Faces of the Country in

4 Weeks

Individual journey; date and itinerary fully customizable
Classic highlights throughout Chile; short stays
Atacama Desert, Little North, Easter Island / Rapa Nui, central Chile, Araucania, Lake Region, southern Patagonia
National flights, transfer connections, bus connection
 From €4,426.00 pp / 4 weeks

Hidden Natural Wonders of Chile

Chile Authentic – Rough Diamonds of the Country on a Round Trip in 3 Weeks

Chile Authentic

Rough Diamonds of the Country in

3 Weeks

Individual journey; date and itinerary fully customizable
Viewpoints throughout Chile off the beaten path; primarily overland travel
Atacama Desert, Little North, central Chile, Lake Region, Carretera Austral / northern Patagonia
National flights, transfer connections, bus connections with overnight bus ride
 From €1,842.00 pp / 3 weeks

Our Tip for the Curious

Central Chile Vital – The Heart of the Country on a Round Trip with a Rental Car in 2 Weeks

Central Chile Vital

The Heart of the Country in

2 Weeks (with Rental Car)

Individual journey; date and itinerary fully customizable
Travel by rental car in central Chile; hikes and relaxation on the beach; viewpoints off the beaten path

Cities, mountain region and coastal places of central Chile

Rental car
 From €1,175.00 pp / 2 weeks


Torres del Paine Hike

Patagonia Active – Patagonia Trip with Central Chile in 2 Weeks

Patagonia Active

Southern and Central Chile in 2 Weeks (with Multi-Day Hike)

Individual journey; date and itinerary fully customizable

Sporty hiking trip in central and southern Chile; multi-day hike in the Torres del Paine National Park along the W-Trek

Central Chile, southern Patagonia with Torres del Paine National Park

National flights, transfer connections, bus connections
 From €2,889.00 pp / 2 weeks

Andean Highlands Tour

Chile Up Close – Atacama Round Trip on the Altiplano and the Lake Region in 3 Weeks

Chile Up Close

Altiplano and Lake Region in

3 Weeks (with Multi-Day Tour)

Individual journey with private multi-day tour; date and itinerary fully customizable

Nature-oriented Andean highland excursion with authentic experiences; relaxation in the Little South; viewpoints off the beaten path

Atacama Desert and Altiplano of the Great North, central Chile, Lake Region

National flights, transfer connections, private excursion
 From €2,952.00 pp / 3 weeks

Spotlights of Patagonia

Patagonia without Borders – South of Chile and Argentina on a Patagonia Trip in 2 Weeks

Patagonia without Borders

Rough South of Chile and Argentina in 2 Weeks

Individual journey; date and itinerary fully customizable
Classic highlights of Patagonia; cross-border travel with ending in Buenos Aires
Santiago, southern Patagonia of Chile and Argentina, Buenos Aires
National flights, transfer connections, bus connection
 From €1,470.00 pp / 2 weeks


Atacama on Your Own

Focus Atacama – Northern Chile on a Round Trip with a Rental Car in 3 Weeks

Focus Atacama

Northern Chile in

3 Weeks (with Rental Car)

Individual journey; date and itinerary fully customizable
Travel by rental car in northern Chile from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama; extended stays with immersion; viewpoints off the beaten path
Atacama Desert, Little North, central Chile
National flights, transfer connections, rental car
 From €3,031.00 pp / 3 weeks

Engulfed by Chilean Nature

Chile Pure – Secluded Nature of the Country on a Round Trip in 3 Weeks

Chile Pure

Secluded Nature of the Country in

3 Weeks (with Rental Car)

Individual journey; date and itinerary fully customizable
Travel by rental car along the Carretera Austral; visit of the Atacama Desert and relaxation on the beach; viewpoints off the beaten path
Atacama Desert, central Chile, Lake Region, Carretera Austral / northern Patagonia
National flights, transfer connections, rental car
 From €2,756.00 pp / 3 weeks

Wine, Volcanoes and Lakes

Southern Chile Idyllic – Little South of Chile on a Round Trip with a Rental Car in 3 Weeks

Southern Chile Idyllic

Little South of Chile in

3 Weeks (with Rental Car)

Individual journey; date and itinerary fully customizable
Travel by rental car in southern Chile from Santiago to Puerto Montt; extended stays with immersion; viewpoints off the beaten path
Central Chile, wine region, Araucania, Lake Region
National flight, transfer connections, rental car
 From €2,710.00 pp / 3 weeks


Island, Lava Fields and Desert

Chile Mystical – Little South of Chile and Iquique on a Round Trip in 3 Weeks

Chile Mystical

Little South of Chile and Iquique in

3 Weeks (with Rental Car)

Individual journey; date and itinerary fully customizable
Travel by rental car in the Little South from Chiloé to Conguillío National Park and visit of the desert region around Iquique; relaxation on the beach; viewpoints off the beaten path
Atacama Desert, central Chile, Araucania, Lake Region, Chiloé
National flights, transfer connections, rental car
 From €2,605.00 pp / 3 weeks

Loneliness of Patagonia

Carretera Austral Fundamental – Patagonia on a Round Trip in 3 Weeks

Carretera Austral Fundamental

Patagonia in 3 Weeks (with Rental Car)

Individual journey; date and itinerary fully customizable

Classic highlights in southern Patagonia and travel by rental car along the Carretera Austral; viewpoints off the beaten path

Central Chile, Lake Region, Carretera Austral / northern Patagonia, southern Patagonia
National flights, transfer connections, rental car, car ferry cruise
 From €2,987.00 pp / 3 weeks

Motorhome Trip in the Atacama

Atacama Independent – Northern Chile on an Atacama Round Trip by Motorhome in 2 Weeks

Atacama Independent

Northern Chile in 2 Weeks

(with Motorhome)

Individual journey; date and itinerary fully customizable

Travel by motorhome in the Great North from San Pedro de Atacama to Arica; independent and spontaneous travel style; viewpoints off the beaten path

Atacama Desert and Altiplano of the Great North, central Chile
National flights, transfer connections, motorhome
 From €2,457.00 pp / 2 weeks


Exclusive Nature Panoramas

Chile Deluxe – Tierra del Fuego Cruise and Easter Island on a Round Trip in 3 Weeks

Chile Deluxe

Tierra del Fuego Cruise and Easter Island in 3 Weeks

Individual journey with cruise; date and itinerary partly customizable

Classic highlights in southern Patagonia, multi-day expedition cruise on the fjords of Tierra del Fuego and visit to Easter Island / Rapa Nui; exclusive views of remote nature

Easter Island / Rapa Nui, central Chile, southern Patagonia of Chile and Argentina, Tierra del Fuego
 National flights, transfer connections
 From €5,937.00 pp / 3 weeks

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Sustainability

With Chile Central you compensate the ecological footprint of your Chile trip. We support the reforestation in Chile and other sustainability initiatives with your contribution.

Social Engagement

We are engaged in social projects in Chile. With a trip provided by us, you help a non-profit institution in its work with disadvantaged children of Santiago.

Inclusive Tourism

With its local conditions, Chile is not free of obstacles. We are committed to accessible tourism so that you, with or without a handicap, can experience your trip as personalized as possible.



Travel Tips for your Journey through Chile

Do I need a visa for Chile?

Visa and Entry Requirements for Chile

The entry requirements for Chile depend on the nationality. Many travelers do not need a visa for a stay up to 90 days. You can find more information here.

When entering Chile, you will receive a tourist card. The document must be submitted again when leaving the country. If the inconspicuous slip cannot be presented, penalty fees and travel delays may result at the moment of border crossing. Since September 2021, it has also been possible to apply for a reissue digitally. The PDI provides an online form for this purpose.

Please also note the special entry requirements of Rapa Nui.


Do I need vaccinations for a trip to Chile?

Health and Medical Care in Chile

Health risk factors in Chile do not differ significantly from those like in Europe. With some exceptions, medical care is also comparable in the country's larger cities. Required vaccinations depend on the origin of the traveler.
In central and southern Chile, drinking tap water is safe for most people, but travelers are generally advised to drink mineral water as a preventive measure.
In addition to geographical risks such as earthquakes, altitude sickness in particular must be taken into account during stays in the Andes without prior altitude adjustment.

Health and Medical Care in Chile

What time of year is best for a journey through Chile?

Weather and Travel Season

From a climatic point of view, the months November to March are generally very suitable for traveling through Chile. This is the local summer season, which means that the weather conditions in the rough south and in the mediterranean center are warmer and less rainy.  The north of the country near the coast is mild to warm during the whole year. At the same time, Chilean summer time is the main season, which means that some travel destinations are sometimes very busy.
From April to September is the colder season. During this time, more frequent rainfall, low temperatures and sometimes snow can be expected in central and southern Chile and in more mountainous regions. It can happen that the weather conditions restrict the visit of places of interest and group tours have to be cancelled due to missing participants. At the same time, travelers get very authentic impressions in the low season with the reduced number of visitors and experience the fascinating nature of the country from a very special point of view.

Weather and Travel Season

Can I communicate in English in Chile?

Language and Communication in Chile

Especially the young generation in Chile is becoming increasingly familiar with the English language. And English is spoken in most hotels and on guided tours. Nevertheless, in many places it can be noticed that Chile with its geographical location is exclusively surrounded by other Spanish-speaking countries. Therefore, the language skills in Chilean society are limited.
The attempt of travelers to communicate in Spanish quickly breaks the ice and thus, basic information can be transmitted even without a common language. But for a deeper insight into the culture of the country and for a more intensive exchange with the local people, a good knowledge of Spanish is undoubtedly very helpful.
If you would like to take part in a language course during your round trip through Chile, we are happy to assist you with the organization.

Language and Communication in Chile

Is Chile an expensive destination?

Prices in Chile

In relation to other destinations in South America, Chile is a very expensive country to visit. Compared to central Europe, the costs for restaurant visits, fuel and personal services are a little lower. Food in supermarkets, medicines or imported items such as electrical goods are sometimes considerably more expensive than in Europe. From a financial but also from a touristic point of view, shopping in public markets is recommendable. Public local and long-distance transport is certainly reasonable for individual trips. However, since there is usually no special frequent traveler rate, regular use of public transport is quite expensive. Moreover, the respective tolls for journeys with a rental car or motorhome must be taken into account.

Prices in Chile

How much do you tip in Chile?

Tipping in Chile

The expected tip for cafés and restaurants is 10%. Please note that nowadays many café and restaurant operators have already added the 10% tip. This is noted on the respective invoice. The payment of the corresponding tip is voluntary, you can agree, disagree or adjust the suggestion. For tours with very dedicated tour guides, a tip of about €5 is recommended. The room service and driving services can be given €1 to €2.
Moreover, street musicians, comedians or packing assistants in the supermarket finance themselves often exclusively by noncommittal tips. For them, you should always have 500 Pesos (about €0.60) ready in your pocket.

Tipping in Chile

What should I take with me on a trip to Chile?

Luggage for Chile Trips

What you should take with you on your trip depends very much on which region of Chile you visit at what time of the year and what the focus of your trip is. In general, we recommend to carry the following items in addition to the usual travel accessories:

  • Warm and rainproof functional clothing
  • Solid footwear
  • Sandals
  • Swimwear
  • Cap
  • Sun protection and sun cream with factor 30 or higher
  • Daypack
  • Digital copies of your passport (e.g. in your email box)
  • First-aid kit
  • Socket adapter
  • Driver's license
  • Credit card (debit cards are usually not accepted for car rental)
  • Money in local currency for the first days

Flights within Chile are subject to similar baggage conditions as intercontinental flights. Generally, you can check in one piece of baggage weighing 23 kg per person. The limit for hand luggage is usually 8 kg.


Is my European driving license sufficient for my self drive trip by rental car in Chile?

Driving License in Chile

We strongly recommend to carry an international driver's license. Although the European driving licence is generally accepted when the rental car is picked up as well as during police controls, it is particularly useful to be able to show an international driving licence in the event of damage.


Do I have to station my motorhome in campgrounds in Chile?

Travel by Motorhome in Chile

Chile is well suited for motorhome trips due to its diverse nature and remote places of interest. At the same time, the country has a very limited camping culture. Staying in the open countryside and far from urban areas is a good option when traveling by motorhome. This is also tolerated by the authorities.

Travel by Motorhome in Chile

Can I use a Chilean SIM card in my cell phone?

Cell Phone Usage in Chile

You can use your mobile phone in Chile via WiFi, roaming or with a Chilean SIM card. Unfortunately, the last mentioned option involves a lot of bureaucracy after a change of law in 2017. Experience shows that a transitional period of several weeks is granted from the time of entry before the cell phone with Chilean prepaid card is blocked. However, this goodwill regulation can change at short notice.

On request, we are happy to send you further information on this.

 

* The travel tips listed here are based on our country-specific knowledge and experience. However, they are not legally binding.

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