A land of outstanding natural beauty, from the driest desert in the world to the glaciers of Patagonia, Chile holidays promise a feast for the eyes.
See snow-covered volcanoes, pink flamingo-filled beaches, fertile wine regions and lush rainforests, and get lost amid Chile’s stunning wonders. Visit the Atacama Desert for amazing landscapes, and fall in love with vibrant cities such as charming Santiago and coastal Valparaíso. No matter where you venture in Chile, you’ll feel like you’re standing on the edge of the world.
There are a number of carriers offering indirect flights to Chile from the UK.
Direct Carriers: There are direct in to Santiago with BA from the UK
Indirect Carriers: British Airways, BMI, TAM, Iberia, Delta Airlines, Air Canada, American Airlines and Air France offer indirect services to Chile
Departure Taxes: An international departure tax of USD30 must be paid at Chilean Airports (unless it is included in your flight ticket price)
You should leave a propina (tip) of about 10 percent of the bill on your holiday in Chile. Taxi drivers do not expect tips, although you can round up. Tip porters 1,000 Chilean Pesos, bag packers at supermarkets 100 to 500 Chilean Pesos, and tour guides five to 10 percent of the bill.
No specific vaccinations required
If you are a British passport holder visiting Chile for less than 90 days, you do not need a visa.
The form of currency used in Chile is the Chilean Peso. The Chilean Peso is an open currency and can be exchanged before, during and after your holiday to Chile.
Exchange rates in Chile are better than in the UK, although it may be difficult to find places that exchange UK Pounds outside of Santiago. If you are heading to Santiago on your holiday to Chile, we recommend exchanging your money at one of the many casas de cambios (money exchange offices). If you are heading elsewhere, we recommend you exchange your money before leaving at the UK Post Office, or withdraw cash from a cash machine when you arrive. You will be able to use major credit cards most everywhere on your holiday in Chile, although you should carry small bills for corner shops, taxis, and small businesses.