Chile Archive

Vira Vira Hacienda With a View in Chile

Quite a few gorgeous Patagonian retreats have been opening recently and Chile has see quite a few notable new intimate luxury hotels coming onto the scene. The latest to debut (opened in October 2014) is Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira, located in a beautiful area near Pucon. The scenery is the star here, with stunning views […]

Second Singular Hotel Comes to Santiago

When the first Singular hotel opened in Patagonia, it was a striking reinvention of an old canning factory on a lake. The Singular Santiago does not attempt to make such a bold statement in Chile’s capital. Instead it chooses to evoke a feeling of a 19th century city hotel in France, with plenty of staffers […]

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 […]