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What language is spoken in Chile?

The official language of Chile is Chilean Spanish. 

Is English spoken in Chile?

English is spoken by some residents in tourist areas however do not assume every individual you meet will be able to converse in the language.

What currency is used in Chile?

The currency used throughout is the Chilean peso. Credit cards are widely accepted in major cities and tourist areas. ATMs are common in the country and can be found easily. 

Do I need a visa to travel to Chile?

A visa is not required when travelling as a tourist from Canada or The United States for up to 90 days. 

When is the best time to travel to Chile?

High season occurs from November to February although shoulder seasons September to October and March to May are also good times to travel to the country. A good time to visit the Atacama Desert is in the low season from June to August.

Is there transportation within Chile?

Chile’s main form of local transportation include buses, taxis, or the metro located in Santiago. There are domestic flights between most cities.  

Is Chile a family friendly destination?

Chile residents are very open and helpful to those travelling as a family making it a wonderful destination for your family trip.


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