Aussies have been travelling to Chile for a long time for business and pleasure. However, if its your first go at visiting Latin America, here are a few things to note.
Australians are able to enter Chile with a valid passport. Australian citizens arriving to Chile at Santiago International Airport are required to pay a reciprocity fee of $117 usd. You will receive a 90 day tourist card. Maintain proof that you have paid this fee. Santiago International is the usual point of arrival. Your flight will be a long haul, as most places are from Australia. Be prepared for a sixteen hour journey if there are no delays. The flight may also “cost big bikkies” depending on the season you choose to travel, with a round trip ticket costing an average of $2,000. Planning ahead and going in the hotter seasons might evade a little of the cost.
Once you’ve reached your long awaited destination, you’re going to want to crash into the arms of a comfy abode. Skip the stiffness and expense of a hotel, and search for an Airbnb spot in the neighborhood of your choice. If you plan to stay in Chile’s capital, here are a few of the best neighborhood in Santiago to stay in along with prime Airbnb locations. Airbnb in Chile offers a wide selection of homes, condos, apartments, and individual rooms at varying prices and accommodations. The website and booking process is simple, straightforward, and fast. The best part of searching and booking an Airbnb stay is customizing and getting what you want, an option not likely in a hotel.
Once all the stress of packing and booking accommodation is over with, it’s time to relax and look forward to enjoying yourself in this incredible country. To give yourself an idea of what you’d like to get up to, check out this excellent selection of activities here.
You won’t stumble upon any Aussie Cast Wine, but the grapes of Chile are sure to impress. Eating and drinking to your hearts desire, museum surfing, enjoying architecture and graffiti, hiking- Chilean experiences are vast and unending- much like the size of this country’s coastline. If you’re an Aussie that likes to fish-you’re covered. With so much to do and so little time- stay on top of every opportunity by downloading TheBesty App for free in the App Store or on Google Play, and have a personal concierge in your pocket for your trip that will answer your questions in a live chat, or help you book tours, activities, and local experiences.