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1. Posted by PatOTP (Budding Member, 2 posts) 10 Jun '05 16:20

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Hi, I will be flying to Santiago in September for a month. I just wondered if anyone had any suggestions. Things to do, places worth seeing etc. Not sure what to expect as I know very little about the countr (and not been outside the EU much).
Also, will I need a visa, travelling on an Irish Passport?

Thanks in advance, Pat

2. Posted by mmartinez (Budding Member, 11 posts) 10 Jun '05 16:35

Chile has one of it´s largest national holidays and parties in the month of September. Chilean independence day is September 18th. To learn more about this essential chilean holiday i found this page to be good for starters:

http://www.joeskitchen.com/chile/culture/fiestaspatrias.htm

An excellente source for a lot of tourist information for Chile is Visit Chile:

http://www.visit-chile.org/

September is also the month when the weather begins to warm up. Expect some rainy days and hopefully some sunshine too. The North of Chile is a great place to travel in this time of year.

Good luck!

- Matias

3. Posted by reta (Budding Member, 3 posts) 15 Jun '05 21:59

well, if you come to know Chile (or to work in Santiago....???) the musts are: Chungara lake and lauca Park, San Pedro de Atacama, Easter Island, Lake District, Austral Way, Torres del Paine Park.
Tell me more about what you want. You can write me also to srrtcl@yahoo.com

best regards

4. Posted by PatOTP (Budding Member, 2 posts) 16 Jun '05 11:41

Hi, thanks to everyone who replied, on here and via e-mail.

I'm not really sure what to expect about Chile, but I'm sure it will be excellent. Lucky too, going for the fiestas :)

As for work, no chance, I do enough here. (Here is Catalunya at the moment)

I would love to go to Easter Island, is it very expensive? To get there I mean?

All those other places look cool too, I should be able to see a fair bit in a month.

Thanks again.

Pat

5. Posted by mmartinez (Budding Member, 11 posts) 16 Jun '05 11:49

FLIGHTS TO EASTER ISLAND

Lan Chile flies to Easter Island. You can check their site or call them for rates:

http://www.lanchile.com/

From what I understand you need at lease three full days there. I have not been there but some of my friends have.

- Matias

6. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru, 1556 posts) 16 Jun '05 12:48

Chile is great! I agree, definitely don't skip the North (Chungara lake and lauca Park, San Pedro de Atacama). And Torres del Paine in the far South is fantastic!