Location: Situated along the southwest coast of South America, Chile has a n area of 756, 950 Square miles. It is bordered to the west by the Pacific Ocean, North by Peru and NE by Bolivia and East by Argentina.
Best Time to Visit: November to May, unless you are coming to ski, in which case the best conditions are July - September.
Entry Documents Needed: Valid Passport, Chile also charges a reciprocity fee of $140 USD which is paid upon arrival in USD or Credit Card. This fee is valid for the life of the passport.
Currency: Chilean Peso
Must try Local Food: Shellfish is unbeatable, razor clams, mussels, oysters and King Crab are the most popular.
Best Buys: Local handmade crafts, lapis jewelry, and the silver work from the Mapuche indigenous people.
Things to see and do: Chile is a very popular destination for both summer and winter activities. Hikers and skiers alike find an abundance of activities. There are several museums, including the Chilean museum of Pre-Colombian Art, housed in the Royal Customs house. A visit through Chile's wine counrty has also been a very popular multiday excursion to stay on vineyards and taste the
Hotel Suggestions: Popular hotels are small and include the Lastarria Boutique hotel, whose 14 rooms occupy a 1920's residence, as well as the 87 room Noi Vitacura.
Elissa Fallo, is the President of Luxury Travel and Vacations. A child of a Travel Agent she has traveled extensively from a young age.
She holds countless Specialist Designations and is an expert in the logistics of both planning and taking vacations that will leave lasting memories.
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