Travel guide

Easter Islands and Andes Cordillera

Almost 4,000km long and 200km wide! A surprising geography. From its mountainous relief to its vast desert plains, the famous “land of fire” has plenty to explore.

Here, you can follow in Che’s footsteps, roam the Atacama desert alone, or venture into the incredible ice region of Patagonia. And if you want to explore further, there’s a flight from Santiago to the Easter Islands!

Immerse yourself with the locals, whose authentic, ancestral history will take you back to the origins of our civilizations.

Time difference



Chilean Peso


Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

  • Good morning/Good evening = Buenos días / Buenas tardes
  • How are you? = Cómo estas?
  • Do you speak French/English? = Habla francés ?
  • I understand/ I don’t understand = Entiendo / No entiendo
  • Sorry =Lo siento
  • Goodbye = Adios
  • Welcome = Bienvenido
  • Thank you (very much) = (Muchas) Gracias
  • Please = Por favor
  • I am French = Soy frances(a)
  • My name is…= Me llamo
  • No thanks = No gracias
  • Yes/No = Sí / No
  • You’re welcome = De nada
  • How much is it? = Cuanto es?
  • Where is…? / How do I get to…? = Dónde esta? / Como llegar a ?
  • Have a nice day! = Buen día !

Key figures

There is a 06:00 time difference between Chile and France during daylight saving time:

When it’s 4pm in Paris, it’s 10am in Santiago de Chile

And when it’s 11:00 am in Valparaiso, it’s 5:00 pm in Marseille.

Good to know

Type C and Type E electrical outlets


Up-to-date vaccinations:

  • DTPolio
  • MMR
  • tuberculosis vaccination recommended
  • Hepatitis A and B

Depending on your trip, consult your GP or an international vaccination center for vaccinations against typhoid fever and rabies.


For stays of less than three months, a visa is not required, and only the presentation of a passport valid for at least six months beyond the planned date of entry into Chile.

On arrival in Chile, the local authorities (PDI) issue a ” Tarjeta Unica Migratoria “, to be kept throughout the stay and required on leaving the country.