During sommer ( Dec - Mar ) you will be ok with a sleeping bag in Chile. Lima in Perú is not as safe as Chile. over 9 years ago
Lonnie. Today's exchange rate in Santiago is 462 CLP to US$. no commission. US$ can be changes everywhere in the center of Santiago and it is safe. Enjoy your stay. over 9 years ago
Can you recommend an itinerary for a two week trip to Chile and/or Argentina this November? Thinking more countryside, less city.
Robin. As you will arrive at the beginning of summer in South America you should leave Santiago as fast as possible. It will be very hot and lots of smog. Go to La Serena and see the Valle de Elqui. Then further north to the Atacama for sea lions and penguins. This year we have had rain so the desert is filled with flowers. Lots of open space in Chile so expect to rent a car. From December thru February you need hotel reservations one week in advance. Bring a computer/iPad you can connect everywhere and buy mobile Internet access.. Chile is wonderful. Enjoy you stay. about 9 years ago