Country Facts




291,900 sq miles

Time Zone

Santiago, Chile ‎(UTC-3)‎




Unidad de Fomento

Flight time

14 Hours 46 Minutes

Chile: Paradise Awaiting To Be Explored

At the Earth Trip we have a team of professionals with considerable knowledge and first hand expertise in putting together tailor made arrangements for the places you are planning to visit.

Chile  stretches from the extraordinary landscapes of the Atacama Desert in the north to the dramatic glaciers and granite towers of Patagonia in the south.

The Lake District is beginning to attract a new generation of visitors and can easily be combined with a crossing over the Andes into Argentina. We also book trips through the Beagle Channel and to Cape Horn.

Top Recommendation: A visit to Easter Island presents a wonderful opportunity to explore one of the remotest places on the planet and learn the different theories about the island, the islanders and the famous statues.

Welcome to Chile!

  • See below for just some of the reasons why Chile should be on your holiday ‘bucket list’.

    • – Stunning scenery:

      • Atacama Desert
      • Torres del Paine
      • Lake District
      • Glaciers & Fjords

      – Remote Islands:

      • Easter Island
      • Robinson Crusoe Island
      • Selkirk Island
      • Tierra del Fuego

      – The Atacama Desert:

      • El Tatio Geysers
      • Valley of the Moon
      • Reserva Nacional de los Flamencos
      • Salar de Atacama

      – Patagonia:

      • Torres del Paine
      • Chilean fjords
      • Volcanoes and Lakes
      • Magellan Straits

Preparing For A Trip To Chile?

Visa Information – Chile

ease click the links below for up-to-date visa and entry requirements for British nationals travelling to Chile:


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Tourism Health Information – Chile

If you have a health condition, or you are pregnant, you may need specialist healthcare abroad. Check whether your destination country can provide the healthcare you may need and ensure you have appropriate travel insurance for unexpected medical evacuation or local treatment.

See the Coronavirus travel health and Healthcare sections in the Coronavirus page for COVID-19 health information.

At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the latest country-specific health advice from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) on the TravelHealthPro website. Each country-specific page has information on vaccine recommendations, any current health risks or outbreaks, and factsheets with information on staying healthy abroad. Guidance is also available from NHS (Scotland) on the FitForTravel website.

General information on travel vaccinations and a travel health checklist is available on the NHS website. You may then wish to contact your health adviser or pharmacy for advice on other preventive measures and managing any pre-existing medical conditions while you’re abroad.

The legal status and regulation of some medicines prescribed or purchased in the UK can be different in other countries. If you’re travelling with prescription or over-the-counter medicine, read this guidance from NaTHNaC on best practice when travelling with medicines. For further information on the legal status of a specific medicine, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.

While travel can be enjoyable, it can sometimes be challenging. There are clear links between mental and physical health, so looking after yourself during travel and when abroad is important. Information on travelling with mental health conditions is available in our guidance page.

Further information is also available from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).

Local medical care

The Chilean authorities have confirmed some cases of Dengue fever in Easter Island. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Altitude sickness is a risk in parts of Chile. More information about altitude sickness is available from TravelHealthPro.

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Weather & When To Go To Chile

We will advise you on the best time of the year to travel and, just as importantly, when not to go to a particular region or place. We hope the following guidelines are useful:

The best time of the year to travel to southern Chile and southern Argentina, the Falklands and Antarctica is December to February.

The Uyuni salt flats and the Atacama Desert are turning into  year-round destinations but bear in mind that temperatures plummet at altitude in the South American winter (July-September).

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Tailor-Made Holidays

At The Earth Trip we will design and plan your personalised itinerary according to the exact requirements of your trip. Whether you prefer to be on a mountaintop or under a waterfall; wake up in the middle of a jungle or have a picnic with locals in the tea plantations – we select the accommodation and activities in order to suit not only your preferences, but also your budget.

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