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Useful websites for Chile travelers

General websites on Chile

This Santiago based agency offers a "Chilean ABC's" and arranges internships, Spanish courses, long-term housing, and car rental; in English
Maule wine Route Visitor´s Center, where chilean wine is born.

South American Explorers
We are not a travel agency or a tour operator, rather, we specialize in assisting independent travelers and groups make the most of their experiences. We are a non-profit organisation that provides personal help and attention to details backed up with nearly 30 years of experience.

Logo South American Explorers

vivest group - Chile & South America real estate
Portal for real estate in Chile and South America in EN, DE and ES, proyect development, renewable energy

Chile Travel Portals
The british travel portal with modest descriptions for Chile; in English

Chip Travel
Good Chile portal, laid out by regions and topics; in English

Most-visited tourism portal in Chile, good overview of the most important destinations and things to do; in English and Spanish

Top 20 adventure tours in Chile from the US outdoor portal, with commercial tours; in English

Lonely Planet
General, but not very comprehensive, info on the country; in English

Terra Magica
Latin American travel portal with very good information about Chile; in English and Spanish
Content-rich website focusing on practical ecotourism around the globe. Chile resources are limited but growing.

South America Travel guide
South America travel Adventures offers unbiased information for travellers. Travel & Adventure stories and logs written by a community of members who are visiting or have visited Latin America.

Chilean wines
Simply a site about Chilean wines. Descriptions and tasting notes of the best Chilean wines.

Here you will find information on what makes wine from Chile such a great buy, information on vintners and vineyards and much more.

Tour operators & services

Turismo Caminante
Tour operator based in Chile organizes adventure, outdoor and trekking packages in Latin America; in English

Hotels, transfers, tours, car rentals from a Santiago company; in English

Patagonia Cruises
Expedition cruises and wildlife journeys in the Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina, travel advice and hotel directory for the lake districts, tierra del fuego and Patagonic villages.

Wine Travel Chile
Tour operator for wine tours in Chile and Argentina.

Andes Sur Expediciones
Trekking, mountaineering, horseback riding, fly fishing, rural tourism with a Chilean operator; in English and Spanish

Santiago Adventures
Hiking tours and day excursions around the capital with this Santiago based agency; in English

Visit Chile
Chilean incoming operator; in English and Spanish

Chile Nativo
Join Chile Nativo for an adventure in Patagonia. Go hiking, trekking, horseback riding or birdwatching in Torres del Paine National Park. A world class tailor made service.

Chile Off Track
Discover the hidden beauties in and around Santiago. Specialized in small groups and tailored tours: Mountain Excursions, Horseback Riding, Winery Tours, Skiing, Visits to Isla Negra & Pomaire, Ceramics Workshop, Hot Springs, Rafting

Services for the Independant Traveller in Chile: From Patagonia to Atacama we offer you exciting opportunities to explore Chile's culture and nature.

Flights to Chile

The Chilean airline flys daily to several destinations in the States and to Madrid - Frankfurt. Online reservation in English

Cheap Ticket
Cheap Airline Ticket Bookings at

Trekking & Climbing

Andes Handbook
Tour descriptions to dozens of mountain destinations in the Chilean Andes, contributed by the very same mountaineers; in Spanish (English version is planned)

Chile Climbing Page
Detailed information about climbing and mountaineering in Chile, English & Spanish

Cumbres Australes
Excellent presentation of a group of Chilean mountain explorers, reports and photos of their expeditions to Patagonia; in Spanish
Lots of and good info about climbing from experts, not very functional, but in English

Lots of current info and discussions about climbing and mountaineering in Chile; in Spanish only

Trekking international

Brazil Adventure International
Atlantic Rainforest Hiking & Trekking Tours.

Nushagak King Salmon Fishing
True Alaskan wilderness experience in the comfort of a Bristol Bay fishing lodge. Whether you fish or hunt we provide you with a variety of opportunities and campsites on the fabled Nushagak River.

Explore Himalaya Trekking and Adventures

We offer trekking tours, peak climbing expeditions, safari tours, train in Tibet tours and much more in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India.

Tibet Adventures
Tibet Adventure is specialized in mountaineering expeditions, mountain climbing, adventure sports, overland tours from lhasa to kathmandu, mountain biking, cultural tours operating in Tibet. Tibet Adventure also provides the world's highest train journey in tibet..

Roadrunners Bolivia
Culture, Fun and Adventure. The three of us are experienced travelers so we know what makes you tick and we know how frustrating it is when you don't get what you paid for. We also have lots of free information for you about hikes you can do on your own and sites you can visit without guide.

Nepal Trekking with Mountain Monarch
Detail info on adventure trekking and peak climbing trips in Nepal Himalayas.

Gear shops in Santiago

Good mountain equipment in the Las Condes district, also online sale; in Spanish only

La Cumbre
Gear shop with world top brands, good counselling; in Spanish only

Mountain equipment store specialized in cloth and equipment for Treker and outdoors.

International Gear shops

Buy digital and topo maps and guidebooks from all over the world at this Canada based online shop.

Stanfords Books & Maps
Maps, guidebooks and more from the largest map shop in the U.K.

Rugged Sports Gear
Online shopping with a wide range of sporting gear and accessories based in Salt Lake City-USA.

North Face
Buy North Face suunto watches, arcteryx, mountain hardware, Patagonia, Chaco sandals and much more

Military and Outdoorgear
Surplus of military and outdoor gear including safety supplies and tactical gear based in Carson City.

Homepage of a kayaking instructor about whitewater in Chile, tours, in English and Spanish

YAK EXPEDICIONES - Seakayak Chile and Patagonia
Based in Puerto Varas offering 1 DAY and multiday seakayaking trips for beginners and advanced paddlers mainly in the Lake District and Northern Patagonia Fiords . Trips for Active travellers in small groups living an authentic cultural experience surrounded by spectacular scenery. Also seakayak rental.

Excerpts from reports by Lars Holbek on the American Whitewater Association site, in English

Chilean Adventures
Kayak instructions and tours on different rivers in Central Chile, open from November to April, Phone 09- 5133193, mail:


Mid-term and long-term housing: homestay, students' communities, furnished apartments; in English

Backpacker's Best of Chile
Selected places for backpackers in all Chile, good value, with lots of details and prices; in English, German, and Spanish

Hostels for Backpackers
Backpacker accommodations between La Serena and Punta Arenas; in English

Home Exchange
Intervacacionesclub - Home Exchange, house swapping worldwide.

Hostel in Europe
Nice and clearly labelled site with accomodation index worldwide.
Hostels with discounts for members.

International Insurance

World Nomads
offers some of the best value online travel insurance available. The prices reflect both the efficiencies of the internet and the level of cover, which has been designed to meet the needs of young, adventurous, long-term travellers.

Holiday Insurance UK
Online Comprehensive Student Travel Insurance. Immediate online cover and policy documents. Book securely online or book through our reservations centre. Low cost cover.

Spanish Courses in Chile

Spanish for Travellers
Language trips combining several places; in English

organizes good value Spanish courses in Santiago and other places; in English

Spanish Courses Info
Spanish school directory throughout the world; in English

Spanish Courses abroad

Caterham Valley Spanish Centre
Provides Spanish tuition for Business Executives and individuals in the London area. Six week intensive course available. One on one tuition also available as well as small classes to suit clients.

Guide for selecting a Spanish school in Xela / Quetzaltenango. Learn Spanish and homestay for less than $100 a week in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Select your Spanish teacher and host family according to your learning needs.

Spanish courses in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Study Spanish in Buenos Aires provides spanish courses for foreingers that want to learn the spanish language with an immersion course. Home-stay with an Argetinean family is included.


Official Chilean meteorological service, not very helpful, in Spanish

Santiago weather from the CNN website

Useful websites for Bolivia travelers

General information
Here you can have access through topical maps to a variety of summary data about the country: politics, economy, foreign affairs, internal policy, culture and History in addition to information related to security, risks to avoid, medical indications and the addresses of embassies and consulates.
A personal web page with lots of sentiments and information.
A short summary about the country.
A magazine, in German, with analysis and articles about politics, economy and the environment, as well as culture and current events in Bolivia.


Trekbolivia, 392 Sagarnaga Street, La Paz
Phone: 591-2-317 10/591-2-648 18 13
Fax: 591-2-317 106
Trekking tours from around US$ 30 to US$ 40 per day

Thomas Wilken Tour are organizing all kinds of trekking and mountaineering Tours in the andean regions of south america. Working together with local agencies and staff we try to leave some money in these poor countries.

Ruta Verde Tour Agency
Calle 21 de Mayo 332
Tel: (+591-3) 33 96 470
P.O. Box 4030
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Ruta Verde is a dutch agency located in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Elma tours, 888 Linares Street, Galería Nauapawasi, La Paz
Phone: 591-2-245 6823
Fax: 591-2-239 5891
Trekking, hiking and climbing; to Sajama: US$ 260.

Ayala, 213 Sagarnaga Street, Galería Chuquiago, off. 2
Phone: 591-2-231 1475
Fax: 591-2-241 1612
Mobile: 715-77611
Trekking, hiking and mountaineering; departures to be agreed upon

Bolivian Journeys, 363 Sagarnaga Street:
Trekking, hiking and mountaineering

Explorama Tours, 233 Sagarnaga Street, Shopping Gladys
Trekking, hiking and mountaineering

Magri Turismo, 2101 Capitán Ravelo Street
Phone: 591-2-244 2727
Fax: 591-2-244 3060
One of the biggest travel agencies of Bolivia, flights


Hotel Sagarnaga, 326 Sagarnaga Av.
Phones: 591-2-350 252, 591-2-351 158, 591-2-334 152
Fax: 591-2-360 831
Around US$ 10 per person

Hotel Rosario, very good location close, to the market and of the old city

Useful websites with other topics


Information about Nordic Walking.

Medically guided exercises

Real estate

vivest group - Chile & South America real estate
Portal for real estate in Chile and South America in EN, DE ans ES, project development, renewable energy