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Travel Guide

Our guide to holidays Chile, brought to you by the loveit coverit travel insurance team.


Our Chile Travel Guide

Chile is a breathtaking destination with dramatic landscapes that range from the arid Atacama Desert, the world's driest, in the north to the Patagonian ice fields in the south, and from verdant valleys to ancient forests, fiery volcanoes, and pristine beaches.

From the mysteries of Easter Island to the awe-inspiring Torres Del Paine in Patagonia, Chile is a place that needs to be experienced.

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Reasons why you should get travel insurance for your trip to Chile

Diverse Landscapes and Outdoor Adventures

Chile offers a variety of landscapes, from the Atacama Desert to the Andes Mountains and pristine coastlines. Travel insurance can provide coverage for accidents and injuries that might occur during outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, or exploring national parks, ensuring access to medical care without concerns about unexpected expenses.

Extreme Weather

Chile is situated in a seismically active region and experiences earthquakes and volcanic activity. Travel insurance can cover disruptions caused by these events, including flight cancellations, itinerary changes, and accommodation adjustments.

Cancelled Flights

Traveling between islands in the Chile may involve various transportation options, including flights and ferries. Travel insurance can help reimburse you for expenses incurred due to transportation disruptions, ensuring smoother navigation between the different destinations.

Loss Luggage

Travel insurance covers losses due to lost, stolen, or delayed baggage, ensuring your essentials are replaced swiftly, allowing you to continue embracing Chile.

Main Facts About Chile

The national currency of Chile is the Chilean peso. Banknotes are available in denominations of 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000, and 20,000 pesos. Coins are less common, and lower-denomination coins are being phased out. There are coins of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, and 500 pesos in circulation. US dollars are frequently accepted in Chile.
The official language of Chile is Spanish, and English is not widely spoken in the country, either in tourist areas or in larger cities. However, about 10.2% of the population, or 1,867,408 people, have some level of English language proficiency.
Temperatures range from 64 to 79 degrees F (18 to 26 degrees C) during the summer months, and 58 to 72 degrees F (16 to 22 degrees C) during the winter months. April and May are the wettest months, while October through February are the driest. Expect windy weather here year-round, due to northeasterly trade winds.
Power Plugs
Temperatures in Chile range from 64 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 26 degrees Celsius) in the summer and from 58 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (16 to 22 degrees Celsius) in the winter. April and May are the wettest months, while October through February are the driest. Windy weather is common throughout the year in Chile due to the northeasterly trade winds.
As of Wednesday, May 4, 2022, the population of Chile is 19,416,886, according to data from the United Nations that has been analyzed by Worldometer.
Fun Fact
The oldest mummies in the world were discovered in Chile. These mummies, known as the Chinchorro mummies, are the mummified remains of people from the ancient Chinchorro tribe of the Atacama desert and have been dated to between 5050 and 3000 BC. This means that the people of the Atacama were mummifying their dead up to 2000 years before the ancient Egyptians!
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Your Chile Bucket list

If you're in Chile, you HAVE to do these things:

1. Explore Torres Del Paine in Patagonia.
2. Visit the Valle de la Luna and the Atacama Desert.
3. Wonder over the Easter Island & Rapa Nui National Park.
4. Go wine tasting in the Central Valley.
5. Visit the oldest mummies in the world in Arica
6. Bathe in steamy hot springs.
7. Visit the Marble Caves.
8. Explore the beautiful Valparaiso.
9. Venture to the Hand of the Desert.
10. Take a drip in the word’s largest swimming pool.


Traveller, there are no paths. Paths are made by walking        

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