A small guesthouse in one of the quieter areas of Santiago, CasaSur is the opposite of large and impersonal. With only six rooms and the owners on hand to offer help with recommendations and directions, this little hotel in Barrio Italia is a home away from home and a great base for a couple of nights exploring the city.
An affordable, well-located boutique hotel in the Lastarria district of the city, Su Merced is a fantastic option for those wanting a comfortable base from which to explore Santiago. Compact and independently owned this small hotel stands out for its light and modern rooms and relaxed atmosphere.
With such a diverse geography stretching from the remote Tierra del Fuego in the very south of the country to the deserts and altiplano lagoons in the very north of the country, it’s natural that Chile should have an extremely diverse culture and history too. While Santiago has, for a long time, lagged behind Buenos Aires and Rio as a cultural destination the growing number of restaurants, theatres and museums is attracting more and more people to the capital and the country is starting to make more of its cultural traditions.
Laura and Kim had a fantastic trip to Chilean Patagonia in March 2017. The highlights included trekking in the Torres del Paine National Park and a few days in the Colchagua wine region south of Santiago.
Connie and Jerald did a big trip to Chile in February 2017, visiting the Torres del Paine, the Lake District, the Atacama Desert and Easter Island.
Scott and Lisa had a fantastic week's holiday in Chile in February 2017. The highlights included the Lake District and a few days at the coast to the west of Santiago.
Robert and Adrienne had a fantastic trip to Chile and Argentina in January 2017, visiting both Patagonia on both sides of the border.
John first got in touch with us in March 2015 asking for help with putting together a trip to Chile over Easter 2016, to go in search of Pumas and Humboldt Penguins. Their itinerary took them to the very south of Chile; the Torres del Paine National Park, Chiloé Island and Valparaíso where they took a pelagic birding trip to the Humboldt Current.
Campbell and Meghan had a great trip to Chile in September 2015. The highlights included visiting the Torres del Paine and the Atacama desert and an impromptu visit to Valparaíso.
John, Christine and Katy had a great trip with us to visit the infamous Torres del Paine, the lesser known Chiloe Island and the regions around Santiago. By all accounts they really had a great time. Please see a few photos that John had kindly allowed us to display. Please note that these photos appear courtesy of John and are subject to normal copy write restrictions.