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Chile Holidays

Chile holidays invite you to experience a world of wonder. From exploring contrasting natural landscapes, to visiting an array of wineries, or from relaxing on picture perfect beaches to penguin spotting on Chiloé Island, there are plenty of activities to fill your get away with.

Spend time hiking through the mountain ranges and enjoying awe inspiring, panoramic views from the mountain tops. Experienced climbers and hikers can opt to climb the challenging 6,893 metre high Ojos del Salado, while those looking for a more relaxed hike can choose to walk up Mount Tarn, which is 825 metres high. History buffs and culture lovers should visit Plaza de Armas, where you can find the beautiful neoclassical cathedral and the fascinating National History Museum full of intriguing artefacts.

Create unforgettable memories in Chile

Stroll around the palm tree lined Chilean capital city, Santiago. Call into local shops, unique boutiques and treat yourself to a spot of lunch at one of the many cafés and restaurants the city has to offer. Nature enthusiasts and those looking to capture incredible photos and memories must take a trip to Chile’s phenomenal glaciers. Check out The Grey Glacier, which is over 30 metres high and 6 kilometres wide. Grab yourself a secluded spot on one of the many gorgeous beaches and catch up on your reading. If you’re in Santiago, make sure you sample the Viña del Mar beach resort.

Extend your stay by choosing one of our multi-centre Chile packages. Combine your Chilean getaway with a trip to Mexico, or get up close with more nature and serene scenery in Costa Rica.

Destination Highlights
  • Book onto one of the many wine tasting tours in the Santiago area and sample some of the finest bottles
  • Discover glaciers and conquer dramatic peaks that overlook picturesque lakes in Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia
  • Visit one of the driest places in the world, while marvelling at the seemingly endless wilderness of the Atacama Desert
  • Explore the remote volcanic Easter Island and ponder over the hundreds of moai, monumental statues that were created centuries ago

Time Zone

GMT -4

Flight Time

14–15 hours direct from London to Santigo. Indirect flights are available from other UK airports.

Currency

CLP - Chilean peso

Visa Information

British citizens aren’t required to obtain a visa for travel to Chile.

Language

Spanish

Health Information

No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Chile.

The intrigue around Chile, the world’s longest country, has grown among travellers in recent years and it’s no surprise; its 50-plus wine routes, outstanding natural beauty and dynamic cities all add to its appeal. If you like the idea of soaking up some jazz club ambiance over a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, you’re going to fit right in here.

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    Visit vibrant cities

    Chile's capital city, Santiago, is a charming mix of old and new. Set beneath the impressive Andes halfway down the coastline, Santiago is filled with a thriving culinary scene, a booming café culture, a delightful old district and many fine museums. A highlight of the town is the Cerro San Cristóbal: a hill that's crowned with a white statue of the Virgin Mary and offering stunning views of the city below.

  • Easter Island

    Easter Island

    Easter Island's enigmatic stone statues are dotted throughout the Chilean island, and are shrouded in mystical aura. The silent spectators of Chile's past, these world-famous moai are made of compacted volcanic ash, with more than 1,000 of the giant statues dotted across the island, 400 of which can be found in the quarries of the Rano Raraku Volcano.

  • Atacama Desert

    Atacama Desert

    Chile's Atacama Desert is the driest desert in the world, with unique rock formations and startlingly beautiful landscapes. The oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama is situated right in the centre of the desert, built of adobe houses and filled with markets, outdoor restaurants and charming hotels.

  • Torres del Paine National Park

    Chile's Lake District

    Chile's lush Lake District is a magnificent playground of peaceful lakes, raging rivers and ancient forests, towered over by snow-capped volcanoes. This wilderness area was once the territory of the Mapuche people, who fought valiantly against the Spanish for nearly three centuries.

Select month

Average weather in January

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Santiago de Chile
21ºC
2mm
Punta Arenas
11ºC
38mm
Easter Island
23ºC
80mm
Calama
15ºC

Average weather in February

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Santiago de Chile
20ºC
15mm
Punta Arenas
10ºC
32mm
Easter Island
23ºC
100mm
Calama
15ºC

Average weather in March

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Santiago de Chile
18ºC
6mm
Punta Arenas
9ºC
44mm
Easter Island
23ºC
120mm
Calama
14ºC

Average weather in April

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Santiago de Chile
15ºC
15mm
Punta Arenas
6ºC
45mm
Easter Island
22ºC
130mm
Calama
12ºC

Average weather in May

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Santiago de Chile
12ºC
37mm
Punta Arenas
4ºC
45mm
Easter Island
21ºC
120mm
Calama
10ºC

Average weather in June

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Santiago de Chile
9ºC
67mm
Punta Arenas
2ºC
36mm
Easter Island
19ºC
110mm
Calama
9ºC

Average weather in July

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Santiago de Chile
9ºC
49mm
Punta Arenas
2ºC
35mm
Easter Island
18ºC
140mm
Calama
9ºC

Average weather in August

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Santiago de Chile
10ºC
39mm
Punta Arenas
3ºC
36mm
Easter Island
17ºC
130mm
Calama
9ºC

Average weather in September

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Santiago de Chile
12ºC
16mm
Punta Arenas
4ºC
30mm
Easter Island
19ºC
110mm
Calama
11ºC

Average weather in October

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Santiago de Chile
15ºC
9mm
Punta Arenas
7ºC
26mm
Easter Island
19ºC
90mm
Calama
13ºC

Average weather in November

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Santiago de Chile
17ºC
12mm
Punta Arenas
8ºC
31mm
Easter Island
20ºC
60mm
Calama
14ºC

Average weather in December

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Santiago de Chile
20ºC
5mm
Punta Arenas
10ºC
35mm
Easter Island
22ºC
70mm
Calama
15ºC
  • Barbara, Destination Specialist

    Barbara

    Destination Specialist

    “If you are in Santiago and would like to escape the city and go high up in the Andes without a lot of travelling, there is a hike in the Aguas de Ramon park. Go by public transport or an inexpensive taxi ride. The park is open year round and admission is only about £3. The views and hiking are amazing.”

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    Steph

    Destination Specialist

    “I recommend visiting La Moneda Palace in Santiago, which houses the Chilean president and the cabinet. You can book a tour with an English guide here and learn more about the palace and the president.”

  • George, Destination Specialist

    George

    Destination Specialist

    “Easter Island is the most remote inhabited island in the world, but it’s definitely worth the five hour flight to stand in awe of the wonders that are the Moai heads.”

  • Fiestas Patrias

    Join in the Chilean celebrations of Fiestas Patrias (Independence Day), which involves a two day celebration to commemorate the day Chile became independent. The annual festivities take place on the 18th and 19th September and involve lots of lively parades, delicious food, traditional music and thirst quenching beverages. 

  • Chilean wine

    Taste some of the Chilean wine, you won’t be disappointed. Attend a wine tasting tour or ask your waiter in the restaurant which wine you should try. Chile is known for excellent Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots and Carmenère.

  • Completo

    Treat yourself to a Completo (hot dog). This melt in your mouth dish is often quite large, so make sure you have plenty of room. A Completo is often served with chopped tomatoes, avocados, Chilean chili, green sauce, cheese, mayonnaise and sauerkraut.

  • Chilean Empanadas

    A must try traditional dish is the Chilean Empanadas. The most popular Empanadas are filled with “pino” which is beef, onions, raisins, black olives and sometimes topped with a hard boiled egg or two. Chilean Empanadas can be smoky or spicy, however, the sweetness of the raisins complements the taste.

  • Chilean Bean Stew

    Chilean Bean Stew, or Porotos Granados as they are also known, packs a flavourful and hearty punch and will fill you up. Chilean Bean Stew uses ingredients such as onions, butternut squash, corn, beans, tomatoes and seasoning. 

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