chile

going to Chile for 2 weeks from late June to early July
this will be my first trip outside of my country and i will be going solo
the plan is to spend 3 days in santiago, spend a day in vina del mar, spend a day in san vicente de tagua tagua, go to concepcion for 2 days, spend one day in chillan, go one day to puerto montt, fly to balmaceda and spend 3 days between coyhaique, puerto aisen, and bahia murta, fly back to santiago and go back home. what should i see in each of these places, and places i should skip or add?

also any scams or safety tips i should be aware of? i speak spanish so i think i will be better off than not.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why are you going?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      honestly i have always loved chile since i was very little, love chilean poetry (neruda, teillier, and mistral), used to watch this show called la belleza de pensar which i loved. and i just want to see what its like. i saw a cheap plane ticket from my city (600 dollars) so i bit and now im gonna go.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        if you're into neruda, there's both a house in santiago and on isla negra. make sure you have some caldio de congrio in valpo

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That is too much for two weeks.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You pick the absolute worse itinerary possible man, the point about Chile is that is has a density of beautiful country side and mountain topped with lustrous virgin rainy forest and yet you choose the most disgusting cities possible, you absolute fricking moron
    >chilean poetry
    >neruda
    Top lmaoooo you not only have terrible taste at traveling but terrible taste on literature as well, you do you enjoy the filth and beware the venezuelan apes.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      what towns and cities should i see then? i think i will leave anything north of santiago for another visit, i want to head south.
      and what poets do you reccomend?

      Chile is an interesting choice for a first country. Where are you from?

      florida

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Chile is an interesting choice for a first country. Where are you from?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    there's nothing to do in santiago, skip it puerto montt too
    my favorite places were valparaiso, puerto varas, pucon, chiloe, and coyhaique
    travelling by bus was really nice, cheap and clean and just watching the countryside go by
    I would travel in the winter too, since the seasons are reversed

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bad advice. Valparaiso has interesting things and is worthy of seeing for a maybe a day, but overall the city felt very dirty.

      Santiago is a much more complete and modern city with some very interesting and fun neighborhoods like Barrio Italia. There is also a great swapmeet in the Franklin district on the weekend where you will find the usual secondhand clothing but also artisanal beer, ginger ale and kombucha. This was my favorite thing in the city.

      Puerto Montt was also fun. You probably need less than a full day to check that out however, more time should be spent in the rural areas of Patagonia or cool towns further south like Castro.

      And that's the thing. I think you are spending too much time in cities. The rural areas from the beaches to Patagonia, to the dryest desert in the world in the north are much more intersting, I didn't go to Concepcion, but everyone has told me it is quite boring.

      Have fun. Chile is an amazing country.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What are you planning to do in San Vicente lmao, my parents live there, never thought an international tourist would plan on visiting it.

    The one safety tip I can think of at the moment is to never leave your stuff unattended. I remember this one time in a Subways a guy left his notebook on the table while he went to the counter to order, of course somebody snatched it by the time he came back.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      decided to edit my trip plans and drop coyhaique and the aysen region and spend 4 days in chiloe instead basing myself in Castro

      Is quellon worth visiting in chiloe can't find info online

      There is this ruin I want to see called pucara del Cerro la muralla which is supposedly the southernmost Incan fort, and its next to San Vicente. Plan to hike and see the ruins and then explore a couple hours in the town.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I see, well there's not much to do in the town itself tbh... but San Vicente is next to the wine country, so you could visit some wineries if you're into that.

        not op

        how safe would I be going to Chile as a westerner, it would be by first south-american country the only country I have been to which could be similiar in any way is Nepal

        specifically if I just wanted to see the scenery?

        Most common crimes tourists should be aware of are pickpockets and Venezuelans on motorbikes who will try to snatch your phone. If you're thinking about going somewhere remote out in the countryside I'd say it's generally safe. As I mentioned before, always watch your belongings.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    is Temuco safe?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes.
      Chile, Argentina and Uruguay are the safest latinx countries. Just don't be stupid like wander off in the middle of the night.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >latinx
        Please don't use this around actual Latinos, thanks.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Temuco is safe, not worth staying in though. Stay in Villarica then take the bus to pucon. Plenty of natural beauty and ok food to enjoy. Santiago is not worth it. Valparaiso and vina del mar are far more interesting cities to explore. Go to the termos geometricos, best hot springs in the world. The lakes region will be more interesting and prettier than anywhere else you are trying to see.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >go to concepcion for 2 days
    Don't. Just do a stepover there.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      what is wrong with Concepcion? Everyone seems to shit on it

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to the south
    Go to Chiloe, Paine, National parks, etc.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    not op

    how safe would I be going to Chile as a westerner, it would be by first south-american country the only country I have been to which could be similiar in any way is Nepal

    specifically if I just wanted to see the scenery?

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't go to concepcion, is just is a smaller Santiago.
    Chillan is boring as frick
    Replace it for 2 days on Vadivia and replace Puerto Montt for 2 days in Puerto varas, so you can visit the lake towns like Frutillar/Puerto Octay/Llanquihue.
    From there you can go to Chiloe

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