Chile Archive

Let’s Go to Chile! $160 Visa Fee Dropped

March has kicked off with a bang for the Southern Cone country of Chile as the U.S. Government and the Chilean government have gone to work and gotten something done. Chile has dropped its hefty visa fee that Americans had to cough up before even stepping foot outside the Santiago airport, while the United States [...]

Just Opened – Awasi Patagonia in Chile

In some countries we have a regular correspondent living there, so we’re able to check out brand new luxury hotels and resorts as soon as they open up, like the new Awasi Patagonia. That’s it at the top. It kind of makes you want to pull up Vayama and start looking at plane ticket prices [...]

A Video Tour of an Explora Travesia

Earlier this year we posted a feature story on a “rustic luxury” overland tour from southern Bolivia to the Atacama Desert. This Explora Travesia is a really special trip, with hardly any other humans around and a daily feeling that you’ve got the whole desert almost to yourself. At night it’s just you, your travel [...]

A Wine Tour by Bike, Horse, and Helicopter

We ran a travel feature before on a tour of Chile’s wine districts near Santiago, but our contributor Gabriel O’Rorke stepped it up a notch by going on a very exclusive winery tour with Santiago Adventures. Her tour visited several small, but top-notch wineries that get high international ratings and have something unique and different [...]

Our Review of the Best Wine Lodge in Chile

Between several contributors, we’ve stayed at a lot of lodges and inns attached to wineries in Chile. After being underwhelmed a lot, Gabriel O’Rorke finally found one that was ready to be featured in Luxury Latin America: Lapostolle Residence in the Colchagua Valley. As with most of the others we have encountered, it’s small—just four [...]

Touring Torres del Paine by Horseback

We’ve long had a review of Chilean tour company Explora’s Salto Chico Lodge in the Torres del Paine national park, also listed sometimes as Explora Patagonia. It’s got one of the most fantastic mountain views in the world and is on the doorstep of one of the planet’s greatest hiking destinations. You can cover a [...]