- Arriving in Santiago de ChileI tried to get some sleep during the flight but it was pretty noisy and fussy onboard. And an hour after take-off they started to serve food as well. But I guess the food was kind of well-needed. Chicken with Posted by bejjan in Chile - the Land of Contrasts | Aug 17, 2014
- Stockholm - MadridBefore this trip I had planned to take my car back and forth to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport to avoid missing the first flight due to train delay. Here in Sweden, SJ have had all but great critique in the media lately Posted by bejjan in Chile - the Land of Contrasts | Aug 16, 2014
- Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world
==Atacama Desert – Mars on Earth==
We departed Santiago and flew to the far north of Chile to Calama, to the area of the Atacama Desert.
The Atacama Desert is commonly known as the Posted by janejoe in Chile | Feb 3, 2016
- Patagonia and Torres del Paine National Park
We flew from Puerto Montt in the Lake District to Punta Arenas in Patagonia and spent one night before continuing onto Puerto Natales and the Torres del Paine National Park.
==Punta A Posted by janejoe in Chile | Jan 30, 2016
- The "Lake District" south of Santiago
We departed Santiago and flew south to Puerto Montt, where we spent one night prior to driving south to a 30 minute ferry which took us across to the island of Chiloe.
==Island of Chi Posted by janejoe in Chile | Jan 19, 2016
- Santiago and Valparaiso==Our Itinerary==
==Santiago - The Capital==
We spent 2.5 days in Santiago, plus one day in the environs of Santiago in the Maipo Valley tasting wines.
Santiago was founded in Posted by janejoe in Chile | Jan 14, 2016
- Rebel Rebel ( RIP David Bowie)You know that feeling you have when at any minute your luck could change ? Well Easter Island was the place we ran out of the good kind.
The lady from the hotel that met us at the airport was not Posted by jayfuller12 in Victoria: Station to Falls | Jan 13, 2016
- Salta and San Pedro - Argentina & ChileOur bus trip from Mar Del Plata to Salta took a total of 3 buses and 28 hours. That many hours of travelling took a toll on us and the next few days in Salta were very relaxing for us. Posted by CodyAngela in Our adventure | Jan 13, 2016
- Dark Side of the MoonIn the afternoon we booked a tour with a guide to do a trip to Valle de Luna or Valley of the Moon. The driest place on earth. On average only 50mm of rain a year falls and in some Posted by jayfuller12 in Victoria: Station to Falls | Jan 10, 2016
- Hey Conquistadores Leave Those Atacamanos AloneDid we say we liked the Brazilians ? Well we take it all back , we didn't get back from the star gazing until 1am and then our Brazilian next door neighbours woke us up at 4am going out to Posted by jayfuller12 in Victoria: Station to Falls | Jan 9, 2016
- Shine on you crazy diamondNow the next three blogs have a Pink Floyd theme. Now you may ask, what has Pink Floyd got to do with the Atacama desert? All will be revealed so bare with, bare with!
We left Santiago for the 2 hour Posted by jayfuller12 in Victoria: Station to Falls | Jan 8, 2016
- "He marched them up to the top of the hill......"Our hotel is in the embassy district opposite Bella Vista and well placed for seeing the statue of the Immaculate Conception that towers over Santiago from the top of San Cristobel mountain. So we walked there at about 0900 on Posted by jayfuller12 in Victoria: Station to Falls | Jan 4, 2016
- "Long and winding road"All packed and off to the bus station for our trip over the Andes to Santiago.
Perhaps we should have had an inkling that the day was not going to be easy when we waited at the station for an hour Posted by jayfuller12 in Victoria: Station to Falls | Jan 2, 2016
- Leaving Denali and reaching Mount Aconcagua Base CampAfter we finally summited Denali a week later we climbed back down to Base camp stayed the night and left on an international flight to Chile. Once we had arrived in chile we immediately headed to Aconcagua Base Camp. While Posted by korey_she in 7 Summits | Dec 16, 2015
- Cruising the Chilean Fjords - Wednesday, 4 March 2015Late breakfast this morning and we will be maneouvring the ship through the Kirke Passage when the tides are right. It was supposed to be at 9am but the Captain just announced that it will be an hour or more Posted by gaddingabout in Chilean Fjords Luxury Expedition Cruise | Nov 25, 2015
- Chillin' in ChileWe arrived in Valparaiso still not quite believing how close to finishing our trip we were. Reality is coming our way very shortly which we are choosing not to think about at this point.
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/679578/large_RRHX8921.jp Posted by chellebelle in Nil Responsibilities 'Til 30 | Nov 21, 2015
- 22nd October - 19th NovemberWe arrived at 7.15am in Pucón after a 10-hour night bus from Santiago and casually strolled across the street (it's a very small town) to our hostel. Luckily another guest was awake to let us in, as no staff arrived Posted by rebecca.banks21 in Adventures in South America | Nov 19, 2015
- Touchdown!!!I had grand plans to make full use of the 12hrs between Auckland and Santiago as serious swot time for my Spanish. My vision of stepping off the plane and engaging the first local I saw with fluent conversation were Posted by 2kiwicompaneros in Viva South America!! | Nov 12, 2015
- Entering a world of PaineSam
It was a long and painful trip from Ushuaia. Going out of the city was beautiful, but punctuated with a few stops for engine repairs.
Then Argentinian emigration, then Chilean Posted by samoline in Samoline 2015 | Nov 9, 2015
- Easter Island: free day with a walk to the museum We left the alarm off this morning and don’t actually get up until 08:50. We are the last for breakfast, which is a cakey-thing and bananas, ham and cheese. The rolls are much fresher this morning than they have been. Posted by Grete Howard in Grete's Travels | Nov 3, 2002
- Easter Island: quarry, Aku Akivi, lava tubes and dancesToday is Saturday and the Post Office should have been open, but it’s not. I am not worried about the last four stamps we need, we should have time before we leave on Monday, if not we can always leave Posted by Grete Howard in Grete's Travels | Nov 2, 2002
- Easter Island: Rano Kau, Orongo Ceremonial Village and rain It rained all through the night and this morning there is a terrible smell in our room. It smells like raw sewage and we report it to the reception on the way out hoping they’ll do something about it while Posted by Grete Howard in Grete's Travels | Nov 1, 2002
- Easter Island: Ahi Vaihu, Rano Raraku, Akanena BeachWe are woken by the sound of cockerels this morning; we had left the window open during the night. There is a net covering it, otherwise we would not have risked the open window – before we left the UK Posted by Grete Howard in Grete's Travels | Oct 31, 2002
- Santiago - Concha y Toro Vinyard - Easter IslandI feel unwell this morning, without doubt dehydration, and after a couple of bottles of water I begin to feel back to normal. We have some free time before pick-up today and visit the local San Francisco Church. Service is Posted by Grete Howard in Grete's Travels | Oct 30, 2002
- Lima - SantiagoWithout the remains of the salad, my stomach is better again this morning. Continental breakfast is rather uninteresting if you don’t like jam or marmalade, so I always bring my Marmite. A typical Englishman abroad. I am glad of it Posted by Grete Howard in Grete's Travels | Oct 29, 2002