Few countries in South America have the same geographical diversity as Chile, with its vast desert landscapes in the north that give forth to vast valleys and vineyards climbing into the mountains in the central region and the long, scattered islets, fjords and steppe of the south, aka Patagonia.
While San Pedro de Atacama, Easter Island and Torres del Paine are widely known among international tourists, the real richness of Chile’s diverse and so often, extreme terrain extends well beyond these small sections of the country.
But how can you visit top sites but avoid the crowds? What’s the best way of travelling around such a huge country? And what should you know before you get to Chile?
Why trust Worldly Adventurer’s Chile itinerary travel planning service?
As you might have noticed on the blog, over the past years I’ve spent a lot of time exploring the length and breadth of Chile:
- I arrived into the country in early 2016 on the back of a one-month overlanding tour across Patagonia, where I hiked the W Trek in Torres del Paine and scaled volcanoes in Pucon.
- On the back of two years and exploring Chile, in September 2017 I was commissioned by Avalon, a US-based publisher, to write a brand-new edition of Moon Chile.
- As of April 2018, I have written and researched chapters about the Norte Grande (the Atacama Desert and northern Chile), the Lakes District, the entirety of Patagonia, Chiloe Island and Santiago. This has seen me road-tripping to places few travellers even know exist, hitchhiking, trekking and sailing through the most far-flung parts of the country.
By August 2018, I will have researched and written chapters on all regions of Chile, granting me a unique expertise on the country that few – if any – other travel writers can offer.
I’ve written about the nuts and bolts of travelling in Chile for a range of other websites and travel magazines, as well as here on Worldly Adventurer (including this itinerary for planning a vacation to Chile).
How the Chile itinerary travel planning service works
Pre-conversation survey to identify your budget, timeframes and proposed destinations
I’ll send you a quick survey to get a sense of your budget, time restrictions and destination. This will inform the next stage of the Patagonia trip planning service.
A 30-minute or one-hour Skype call* or one- or two-page travel plan and itinerary
Following the survey, we can have a 30-minute or one-hour Skype call where I can make recommendations about:
Things to do in Chile – the places to visit in Chile – and those to not – and how to begin the task of planning a Chile itinerary according to the time frames and budget you have available to you.
The best times to visit different parts of Chile – suggestions for which parts of Chile are best visited during your chosen travel period, including how to avoid the crowds in the most popular destinations while still guaranteeing good weather.
How to visit Chile according to your budget – trips to travelling cheaply in one of South America’s most expensive countries, or, if your budget allows, in more style.
Hotel and restaurant recommendations – recommendations for where to stay and where to eat in Chile, according to your budget and preferences.
Transport recommendations – which routes to take, recommended bus companies and car rental companies, how to book transport in advance and how to get from A to B.
How to explore Chile by car – how to rent or buy a car in Chile, plan a route and the essentials you need to stay safe on the road.
The best hikes and national parks in Chile – treks you shouldn’t miss, and how you can do them independently or with the help of a tour.
Chile tourist attractions beyond the usual suspects – my speciality: unique places you’ve never heard of, many of which have yet to make it onto Worldly Adventurer.
Suggestions for travel in other parts of the continent – see what I can offer with my travel planning service for South America.
One follow-up email to resolve any queries
Following our call, I’ll respond to one email with further information to help resolve any queries that you may have about what we discussed in the call/what was written in the planning document.
30-minute Skype call or one-page travel planning document: $150 USD
1-hour Skype call or two-page travel planning document: $250 USD
How to arrange your Chile itinerary travel planning call
Contact me at [email protected] indicating whether you would like a 30 minute or one-hour Skype call and I’ll respond within 48 hours with the pre-conversation travel survey and a couple of suggestions of times for us to schedule our call.
*Due to my schedule, which sees me travelling off-grid for long periods of time, it may not always be possible to arrange a Skype conversation. In this case, I can offer a one- or two-page travel document outlining my suggestions, plus two follow-up emails to resolve queries.