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Chile - Culture


  • Andean flutes
  • Colourful graffiti decorating a building in Valparaiso

Social Conventions

While very friendly and proud of their country, the people of Chile are often considered more conservative than their neighbours.  The population is very used to tourists and welcomes them.  Handshaking tends to be the most common greeting between men, women however tend to greet friends or family with a single kiss on the cheek.  It is important to remember that religion is very important in Chile and as such, respect for religion should be shown.

Language

Spanish is the official language of Chile, but other indigenous languages are also spoken including Aymara in the north, Rapa Nui on Easter Island and Mapudungu which is the language of the Mapuche people.

Religion

Most of Chile’s population identify as Christian with the majority being Roman Catholic.  Other minority religions represented include Evangelical Christians, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormans and Jewish populations.

 


 

Chile Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Chile.

Learn about the history and culture of Chile, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Chile's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Chile for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Chile tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Chile vacation packages,  why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Ecuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises, Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others. 

 


 

Book your Chile tour with Goway! 

LATIN AMERICA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Chile tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, enjoy a small group tour, a Holiday of a Lifetime, an independent travel module and much more.  We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Chile.


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