Chile is the country where Wheel the World started! We believe in the beauty of the landscapes, the adventures it holds, and the warmth of its people. We want you to explore its beauty without limits, so we make accessible travel Chile possible. Enjoy the Atacama Desert and trekking the Moon Valley. Be amazed by the Rapa Nui culture on Easter Island and dive in its clear waters. Discover the vibrant port city of Valparaíso and its charming people. Take a hike through Patagonia that you’ll always remember. Chile is yours to discover!
Wheel the World makes accessible travel in Chile possible. Whether you’re looking for an epic adventure or a relaxing escape, we’ll make it happen. We take care of every detail of your trip to make it unique, unforgettable, and the experience of a lifetime. We have the expertise – we’ve tested out our destinations and have fallen in love with all of them. Believe us, we’ll make sure you do too.
Be sure to get appropriate health insurance that fits your travel and personal needs, and have funds available to cover any medical emergency. There are good health facilities in Santiago and other major cities, but a place like Easter Island have only one hospital with limited facilities. To call for an ambulance, dial 131. You can review some recommended vaccines for travel to Chile here.
Even though the political situation is stable and safe, pickpocketing and mugging can still take place in popular tourist sites. Be aware of your surroundings and avoid carrying large amounts of money in crowded places like downtown Santiago. Always use authorized taxi services.
Citizens from certain countries in Latin America need their national identity card, and do not need a passport to enter Chilean territory. These countries include Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
Several other countries do not require a Visa and can enter Chile with a valid passport: Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Granada, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
All other nationalities are required to contact the Chilean consulate to obtain a Visa.
It is also important to mention that some nationals must pay an entry fee on arrival: Australia – US$117, Mexico – US$23, Suriname – US$25.
The weather in Chile varies greatly across a large geographic scale: the desertic north is a stark contrast to the rainforest in the deep south or the glaciers near Antarctica. Therefore, the climate recommendation depends on where you choose to travel. For instance, our destinations include the Atacama Desert, which is sunny and dry but cold at night, making it perfect to visit all year long. However, Patagonia is a different story, with its own microclimates, causing the weather to change constantly. Heavy rainfall, strong cold winds, and clear skies can be experienced all on the same day. We recommend taking this trip around summertime.
Chile’s official language is Spanish.
The electricity supply is stable around the country. The current operates on 220V, 50Hz, and electrical sockets have two or three holes and accept round (European) plugs.