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Chile is located in the southeast corner of South America, squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. The country is only 240 km across at its widest point, but being more than 4,200 km long, it has an impressive range of geography and climate. In the extreme north you will find the most arid desert in the world, whereas towards the centre the environment changes completely into fertile lands, beautiful beaches and stunning mountains with excellent skiing. The south is the area of lakes, forests and volcanoes, leading to the ancient glaciers of Patagonia and Antarctica. Chile also has plenty of attractions off-shore, like Easter Island and its surrounding treasures, Robinson Crusoe with its unique fauna and vegetation, and ChiloĂŠ, an island full of mystery and special folklore.

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SANTIAGO ormation about Chile ** ** Useful Inf General Tips * When entering the country, make sure you are not carrying any fruit, grain or animal products, as Chile has very strict border controls and you will have to pay expensive fines. * You may find Chilean Spanish more difficult to understand because they speak very quickly and use a lot of slang.

How to make phone calls in Chile 09 + cell. number: (**)

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(09) 871 02397

Carrier Code + (0) area code + tel. number: 188-2-2465781

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Country code + (0) area code + tel. Country code + (0) 9 + cell. number: number: + 56-9-871 02397

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(*) To call overseas from Chile you must first dial a Carrier Code + (0)Country Code + Number There are many carrier codes (188, 123, 181, etc). Just ask which one to use. (**) If you are calling from a Chilean cell phone you don’t need to dial (09).

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Main destinations: • San Pedro de Atacama • Calama • Antofagasta • Iquique • Arica Leaving from: Salta (ARG): Mon-Wed-Fri at 6:45 am San Salvador de Jujuy (ARG): Mon-Wed-Fri at 8:15 am San Pedro de Atacama (CHI): Mon-Wed-Fri at 9:30 am

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ARICA ARICA Located 2,062 km north of Santiago, Arica is the gateway to and from Perú. It’s called “the city of the never ending spring” because it rarely ever rains and therefore it’s possible to go surfing, paragliding, fishing, horseback riding and scuba diving here all year round. A must see spot is Morro de Arica, a headland offering great views of the ocean and the city, which also has a historical war museum on top. If you want to learn some more interesting history, check out San Marcos Church and the Old Customs House, both built by the same company who constructed the Eiffel Tower. For beaches, the most popular is Chinchorro beach, where there’s good surf and safe swimming. A little further south you’ll find the beaches La Lisera (2.5 km) and El Laucho (2 km), as well as the Península del Alacrán (Scorpion Peninsula) where the biggest surfing competition in Arica is held. Make sure you see the Museum San Miguel de Azapa that houses some of the world’s oldest mummies, the cemetery nearby built on sand dunes, as well as the geoglyphs in the Azapa and Lluta valleys. Arica is the perfect base to visit Lauca National Park, where you can see 6,000 m high snow capped volcanoes contrasted by salt deposits, lakes and lagoons. The Chungara Lake is the main attraction in the park and has all kinds of unique fauna.

HOSTAL SUNNY DAYS

Tomas Aravena 161, Población Chinchorro (058) 241038 This hostel is located just a 5 minute sunnydaysarica@hotmail.com walk from the bus terminals and a www.sunny-days-arica.cl short stroll to the Chinchorro Beach. You’re not right in the middle of town, but you have everything you needfrom food stores and cheap restaurants to various nightclubs. It’s run by a Chilean and a New Zealander who will make you feel at home, providing a sumptuous, filling breakfast and as much help and advice as possible!

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There’s a good variety of rooms to choose from: ensuite privates, dorms with single beds (no bunk beds) and private rooms with shared bath. The kitchen is kept very clean and tidy and there is laundry service if you need it. You’ll never get bored with your choice of beach tennis raquets, boogie boards and Wi-Fi bikes - all available for use!

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ARICA AricaSurfHouse Hostel

O’Higgins 661 (058) 312213 Ready to hit the waves in Arica? Head contacto@aricasurfhouse.cl to AricaSurfHouse Hostel – the meeting www.aricasurfhouse.cl point for surfers and international travellers, located just 3 blocks from 21 de Mayo Street. You’ll feel like you’re walking straight back onto the beach as it’s decorated all over with surfboards and ocean knick-knacks. The rooms are large and clean – most privates (double, triple and quadruple) have ensuite bath, and the dorm (no bunks!) has shared bath. When you finally get out of the water, there’s a ping-pong table and cable TV with a surf video collection in the large lounge. If you are hungry, you’re right in the city centre with plenty of eateries and a supermarket if you want to cook yourself. It’s run by its owners (who speak English) and they can help you organize surf lessons, paragliding, horseback riding or jet skiing. Internet - Wi-Fi HOSTAL JARDÍIN DEL SOL Lovely, clean and well looked after, Hostal Jardín del Sol is a great spot to get your bearings in Arica. If you’re tired of staying in dorms, this place is a great deal as all rooms are private with ensuite bathroom, cable TV, and comfy spring box mattresses! Located in the city centre, within walking distance from the main plaza, the hostel is in an excellent location but maintains a relaxing atmosphere. You can chill out and mingle on the large terrace, cook a tasty Chilean fish in the well-equipped kitchen, or enjoy the privacy of a comfortable room. The friendly staff can also help you to arrange activities or tours around Arica, Costa, Valles, Altiplano and Tacna.

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Sotomayor 848 (058) 232795 info@hostaljardindelsol.cl www.hostaljardindelsol.cl

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IQUIQUE IQUIQUE Heading up or down the coast of Chile, Iquique is a logical stopping point – and you won’t be disappointed! It’s a gorgeous city where the sun shines practically all year round, making it excellent for paragliding, surfing, scuba diving or sandboarding. Walking around town, the main street, Baquedano, is an attractive pedestrian boulevard with architecture that takes you back in time. The cathedral and the Plaza Arturo Prat are both beautiful and worth taking a look at. Outside Iquique, don’t miss the geoglyphs Atacama Giant, the world’s largest rock art, and the remarkable Cerros Pintados which demonstrate the ancient Tiwanaku culture. Enjoy the natural hot springs at the Pica Oasis, explore the Tamarugos Woods or marvel at the salt flats and the geysers of Puchuldiza. If you’re after a change from all the outdoor activities, soak up some history in the mine ruins, Humberstone and Santa Laura, located outside of the city. It was this industry that gave life to the Iquique region but since the closure of the mines, they have become complete ghost towns and named World Heritage Sites. If you’re there in July, go to the “Fiesta de LaTirana,” one of the most important religious festivals of the country.

LA CASONA 1920 HOSTEL

Barros Arana 1585 (057) 413000 contacto@casonahosteliquique.cl www.casonahosteliquique.cl

La Casona 1920 is a gorgeous hostel that combines culture and relaxation with a great vibe. The style of the house reflects the glory that Iquique once had with high Oregon pine ceilings and large, spacious balconies. It’s also in a top location - just three blocks from Iquique’s main beach, Cavancha, and a short walk to the city centre. There are dorms and privates rooms, all with shared bath. The kitchen is well-equipped, there is book exchange and you can play foosball, darts, pool, card games or chess whenever you like! You’ll be taken care of by the owner, Isabel, who speaks English, German and Spanish. Get a delicious drink made with fresh and natural products from the area! Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi

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IQUIQUE BACKPACKER’S HOSTEL IQUIQUE

Amunategui 2075 (057) 320223 contact@hosteliquique.cl www.hosteliquique.cl

Backpacker’s Hostel Iquique is definitely a unique place to stay! The hostel is actually two houses joined together and is nicely decorated with all kinds of funky objects. Located a stone’s throw from Cavancha, the best local beach, and only a ten minute walk from downtown. It has single, double, triple and shared rooms with lockers. A kitchen is supplied, but they also offer yummy meals every night at discount prices! The hostel has balconies with great ocean views so you can check out the waves before hitting the surf. Otherwise, there is ping pong, foosball and a pool table if you want to stay inside. The friendly staff can Call and use this guide help you arrange surf lessons, sandboarding, to get free pick up from bike rental, or any local tours. Breakfast the bus terminal! Credit Cards accepted!

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SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA This place is definitely a must see. Travellers love this little town, full of archaeological interests in the middle of the Atacama Desert. You’ve almost certainly should have the Atacama Salt Flats on your to-do list, but there’s also an amazing array of other natural wonders nearby. You’ll find most of them in the Los Flamencos National Reserve, which houses a variety of landscapes and incredible flora and fauna. Try moonwalking at the Valley of the Moon, one of the driest places on the planet. You can also see Death Valley and the Cordillera de la Sal, a highly recommended excursion. If you are keen to get a better view of the landscape, this part of the Andes has the highest peaks in the country, with a long list of mountains or volcanoes to climb. The El Tatio geysers will shock you with huge spurts of boiling water, but if you feel more like relaxing, check out the Puritama Hot Springs. The people that live in San Pedro are some of the friendliest you’ll meet, so make sure you go and visit some of the pre-Hispanic villages like Toconao, Caspana and Chi-Chiu. Other interesting historical sites include the Tulor Ruins, Pucará de Quitor, the church and of course, the Padre Le Paige Archaeological Museum.

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SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA EXPEDICIONES ESTRELLA DEL SUR Caracoles 238 - San Pedro de Atacama Just arrived in San Pedro and lost +56 (0)55 852109 in the number of things you can Calle Av. Arce - Uyuni (Bolivia) do? Expediciones Estrella del Sur +591 (0)2 6933132 can help you out. They organize expediciones_estrelladelsur@hotmail.com excursions in and around San www.atacama-uyuni.com Pedro (volcano climbs, Valle de www.travelsestrelladelsur.cl la Luna, Tatio geyser), the north of Chile (Putre and surroundings) and most of Bolivia (Tupiza, Villazón, Tarabuco, La Paz, Potosí, Lake Titicaca). If you’re planning to visit the incredible Uyuni salt flats, these guys are the specialists, with offices in both San Pedro de Atacama and Uyuni in Bolivia. With reliable 4x4 vehicles, equipped with oxygen and radios, you can rest assured you’ll be in safe hands! 10% OFF with Get South

Important: All of their excursions must be paid with cash. HOSTAL CANDELARIA

Calle Candelaria 170 Población El Carmen (055) 851284 caba.candelaria@hotmail.com

Hostal Candelaria is a traditional adobe house in San Pedro with creative rustic features. It’s located in a quiet, residential sector, 10 minutes walk from the town centre.

The hostel has a mixture of comfortable private and shared rooms, all with shared bath, as well as one suite that has a cozy living room and satellite TV. You have a well-equipped kitchen, a lovely terrace with trees and hammocks, parking, laundry service and free transfer to and from the bus terminal. The owners, Miriam and Mario are San Pedro locals and can help you out with plenty of advice and activities in the area. The hostel has a ping pong table and a seasonal swimming pool which is great to cool off in if you’re travelling in Internet - Wi-Fi the summer! 10% OFF with Get South

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SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA HOSTAL MAMATIERRA

Pachamama 615 (055) 851418 / (09) 5734124 Hostal Mamatierra lives up to mamatierra@sanpedroatacama.com its name, Hostel “Mother Earth.” www.sanpedroatacama.com/h-mamatierra.htm You’ll be well taken care of by the owner, Claudia, who speaks English and will do everything she can to make your stay in San Pedro easy and pleasant! The hostel is a 10 minute walk to the town center, and provides free pick up from the bus terminal. There are a variety of rooms including private ensuite doubles, private doubles/triples with shared bath and dorms with shared bath. You are free to use the kitchen, the laundry and there is a minimarket and restaurants nearby. If you’re looking for a great place to relax in San Pedro, Hostal Mamatierra is waiting for you!

DON RAUL - HOTEL

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Caracoles 130 (055) 851138 info@donraul.cl www.donraul.cl

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Exhausted after exploring the Atacama Desert and need a place to relax? Don Raul is the perfect spot! Located on the main street, Don Raul is a traditional hotel where you’ll find a peaceful atmosphere and personal attention. All rooms have private bath and are built respecting the environment, using earth and straw. These materials have natural thermal characteristics, so rooms are fresh and cool in summer and warm on winter nights. It’s worth paying a bit more for quality! Once you’ve revived yourself, make sure you jump in on one of the daily bike tours. Grab some food from their cafeteria when you get back! Breakfast Wi-Fi Credit Cards

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SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA DON SEBASTIAN (Hostal-Cabanas & Restaurante)

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Domingo Atienza c/Pje. Mutulera 140 Don Sebastián is truly an oasis (055) 851972 / 590558 in the desert. It’s just a 5-minute www.hostaldonsebastian.cl walk from the plaza and offers hostaldonsebastian@sanpedroatacama.cl single, double, triple, quadruple and quintuple rooms, all with Breakfast - Internet - Credit Cards private bathrooms (no dorms!). They also have a cottage available that will fit 5 people. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen and private bathroom. Stay at Don Sebastián, and enjoy their delicious Chilean cuisine served at the onsite restaurant. (Buffet breakfasts included in price of stay). Other amenities include heat in all the rooms, towels, hot water, laundry services, bar, reading room, TV room, free Internet, Wi-Fi, parking, cable TV in common areas and 24-hour check-in. Get a welcome drink when you show Get South! Bed & Breakfast INCAHUASI Tours & Lodging

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El Carmen 132 Población El Carmen (055) 851407 / 09 4996959 reservas@bbincahuasi.cl www.bbincahuasi.cl

This traditional adobe construction B&B has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, helpful bilingual staff, and is located in a quiet neighborhood less than a fifteen-minute walk from the center of town.

Accommodation options include cabins for up to 8 people with en suite bath and kitchen. They also have doubles/twin, triple and quadruple rooms with shared bath. Services are pick up from the bus station, access to the fully equipped kitchen, yummy home-made breakfast, Internet and bicycles free to use! 10% discount with Get South when you reserve 3 tours with their travel agency!

They have an onsite travel agency offering personalized tours of the area in their modern vehicles. Breakfast - Internet - Credit cards

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PISCO ELQUI LA SERENA & PISCO ELQUI La Serena is a popular beach resort with a charming colonial feel. You should visit the Plaza de Armas, the cathedral, the Archaeology Museum, the lighthouse (El Faro), Avenida del Mar and La Recova Market. Don’t miss Isla* Damas with its Humboldt penguins, sea lions, pelicans, dolphins, as well as going kayaking, sailing, fishing or scuba diving! Another must-see is the Elqui Valley, famous for its clear skies, making it the perfect place for star gazing. Pisco Elqui is a beautiful town right in the heart of the Valle del Elqui, located 105 km east of La Serena, easily accesible by car or bus. This place is well known for its clear view of the stars, green valleys and spiritual atmosphere. You can go hiking, horseback riding or mountain-biking to explore the beautiful surroundings, visit the place where Gabriela Mistral (Nobel Prize winner) grew up or stroll under the shade of palm trees at the picturesque plaza with the old town church. The night sky offers one of the best opportunities worldwide to observe the stars. Get a close look on a tour to one of the many observatories. There are also numerous pisco (popular alcoholic drink) distilleries in the area, both historic and modernized that offer tours and tastings. VERY IMPORTANT: In Pisco Elqui there are no banks, ATM machines or gas stations. The closest are in Vicuña, 43 km away.

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This intimate resort is a perfect oasis to take a little break from travelling and relax a while in their sparkling pool, lush garden and BBQ area.. You’ll find it 5 minutes from the plaza, 2 minutes to a supermarket, plus, the bus will leave you practically at the front door! The owners speak Spanish, English and German. They offer dorms, rooms with private bathrooms and cabins with kitchen. Towels are included, as is heat, access to their pool, restaurant, bar, parking, laundry and yoga/pilates room. Free pisco sour when you show Get South!

Arturo Prat n/n PISCO ELQUI (051) 451069 info@tesoro-elqui.cl www.tesoro-elqui.cl

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Ask about their pilates classes and massage sessions! Breakfast is served buffet-style with bread, ham, cheese, coffee, etc. Enduro motorcycle rentals and tours are available, as well as mountain excursions and horseback riding, mountain biking and trekking tours.

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PISCO ELQUI HOSTAL TRISKEL

Callejón Baquedano n/n PISCO ELQUI When you’re ready for a quiet, beautiful place Cell: (09) 94198680 to recharge your batteries, come to Hostel info@hostaltriskel.cl Triskel in Pisco Elqui. Enjoy everything that www.hostaltriskel.cl the clear-skied Elqui Valley has to offer while basing your stay in their relaxing atmosphere. You’ll be two blocks from the main plaza and within walking distance to places to eat, a mini market and much more. The hostel has various chill out areas perfect for reading or even stargazing with a pisco sour in hand. Their huge green garden has lots of beautiful plants, fruit trees and hammocks, a campfire area, terrace and BBQ. Choose from their tastefully decorated single, double, twin, quadruple or dorm rooms, all with shared bath. This hostel also has a well-equipped kitchen for guests, a foosball table, bike rentals and laundry services. The owner “Yayo” looks forward to seeing you there! Discounts at restaurants, bars and travel agencies Breakfast - Internet (6-8pm) with Get South!

VALPARAISO Valparaíso, a 1.5 hour drive from Santiago, is a charming town of historical architecture built on 45 steep hills that look out onto the Pacific Ocean. Cerro* Concepción and Alegre are the lively, bohemian parts of town, which probably gave Valparaíso its reputation as a place of poets, painters and dreamers. The city has a great nightlife and is full of multicoloured private residences that seem to be stacked atop each other on the hillside. The best way to get around Valparaíso is on foot and using one of the 14 ancient “elevators,” remarkable feats of engineering that creak their way up the impossibly steep hillsides. These elevators and the historical sector of town have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Interesting attractions include the Museo La Sebastiana and Isla Negra, the old home of the famous Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, as well as the Centro Cultural Ex-Carcel, the open-air museum, the natural history museum and the Museo de Bellas Artes. Head to Mirador Diego Portales for a great lookout, catch a boat ride on the inner harbour or follow the wine route to the Casablanca Valley. To get back to nature, the Parque Nacional La Campana has beautiful hiking trails. Don’t leave without trying the ‘Chorrillana’ – a delicious Valparaíso specialty! Just 5 km from Valparaíso is Viña del Mar, one of the more chic cities in Chile with modern architecture and trendy beaches.

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VALPARAISO COOKING CLASSES CHILE

Cerro Artillería (near 21 de Mayo) Cell: (09) 66214626 info@cookingclasseschile.cl www.cookingclasseschile.cl

One of the best things about Chile is the cuisine! Enrolling in a class with Cooking Classes Chile is a great way to discover tasty traditional Chilean delicacies while getting hands-on experience with an enthusiastic, expert, English-speaking chef. In these informative classes, you will help to prepare the dishes so you can impress your friends with your new skills when you get back home! Classes are conducted in small groups in a 110-year old building with great views of Valparaíso, close to the 21 de Mayo lookout and ascensor Artillería. Excellent national wines are included in the price of the class, vegetarian options Free pisco sour with are available (upon request) your meal if you mention Get South and classes run year-round, so what are you when you reserve! waiting for? Get cooking! CASA VERDE LIMON - Hostel & bilingual art school

Hostal Casa Verde Limón is a gorgeous Cumming 196, Cerro Cárcel renovated house with a unique design (032) 2121699 and plenty of light, where they also teach info@casaverdelimon.com Spanish and art classes. The house was www.casaverdelimon.com decorated by an artist with bright, colourful walls, antique furniture and paintings, and unusual circus features, like a trapeze! You can climb up and try out your circus skills! Located just steps from the center of Valparaíso, 2 blocks up from the Plaza Anibal Pinto, the hostel has both private rooms and dorms, all with shared bath, towels and comfy mattresses. All rooms have cable TV except the dorm. For extra privacy, stay in their miniloft, complete with a private bath and kitchen. Help yourself to free tea and coffee 24/7, swap a book and relax for the afternoon, or make use of the lovely kitchen. 10% off dorm accommodation and 20% off bike rentals! Internet - Wi-Fi

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VALPARAISO HOSTAL CARACOL

Héctor Calvo 371, Cerro Bellavista (032) 2395817 Run by a well travelled, English-speaking hostalcaracol@gmail.com owner, Hostal Caracol provides all the www.hostalcaracol.cl little creature comforts that backpackers look for! The dormitory sleeps seven and has pirate chests beside each bed to lock up all your worldly 10% OFF with possessions. There are also ensuite private rooms. Get South Comfortable and secure, the hostel has central heating and is decorated with cool paintings, a big warm chimney and unique details like antique stained glass. Head out to the courtyard grill to stuff yourself with meat and wine, make a snack in the kitchen or relax inside the media room. Once you’ve had your fill, check out the Pablo Neruda house and the open air museum, which are just nearby. The special touches make this hostel a great budget deal in Valparaíso. Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

HOSTAL CASA AVENTURA

Pasaje Gálvez 11, Cerro Concepción (032) 2755963 info@casaventura.cl www.casaventura.cl

Hostal Casa Aventura is a perfect place to spend a few days relaxing in Valparaíso – the backpackers meeting point between the north and south of Chile.

The hostel is located in Cerro Concepción, the historical part of the city, and close to numerous restaurants, bars and cafes. There are 8 rooms with high ceilings, including 3 small dorms, 4 double/twin rooms and 1 single room, all with shared bath. The common space has a large table to sit around and socialize, and there is a spotless kitchen with everything a self caterer would need.

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The owners and young staff are fantastic hosts and will go out of their way to be helpful, giving a great atmosphere to the place.

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VALPARAISO PATAPATA HOSTEL

Templeman 657, Cerro Alegre (032) 3173153 info@patapatahostel.cl www.patapatahostel.cl www.alojamientoenvalparaiso.cl Skype: patapata.hostel

Come to Valparaíso and be pleasantly surprised! In a prime location in the historic sector of town, PataPata Hostel (formerly Patiperro) is close to all the hot spots, bars and restaurants and is a sparkling example of how good a hostel can be. There are clean dorms and 2 private rooms with double beds; all with shared bathrooms. It has great communal areas which give it a cozy feel; a patio with a nice garden to enjoy a drink or asado*, a comfy living room with cable TV and a large movie collection, as well as a full kitchen to prepare your meals. 10% OFF with Get South

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The staff is on hand to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible and the owners will make sure you feel right at home.

SANTIAGO Santiago is the urban nucleus and heart of Chile. Like any international city, it’s full of attractions, events, culture and nightlife. The highlights are definitely the historical sights of the city, including Plaza de Armas, Cathedral, Palacio de la Moneda, Teatro Municipal and the Museo de Bellas Artes , among others. Be sure to take a stroll around these old buildings, finishing up downtown in the Mercado Central where you can taste some traditional Chilean seafood. If you want a great panoramic view of Santiago, check out Cerro Santa Lucía and Cerro San Cristóbal. The neighbourhoods of Bellavista, Brasil, Ñuñoa and Lastarria are the funky, bohemian parts of the city and have the best nightlife. For wine buffs, two great wineries to visit are Viña Concha y Toro and Viña Cousiño Macul. Pick up a souvenir at Pueblito de los Dominicos, a traditional artisan market with more than 160 stands. Santiago also has excellent natural surroundings, so if you’re feeling like some outdoor adventure, such as skiing, rafting or trekking, you won’t have to go far!

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SANTIAGO TURISMO CONOCE CHILE

Luis Rodriguez Velasco 4717 Of. 211 Las Condes - Tel: (02) 2461496/7 Organizing a trip can be overwhelming, info@conocechile.cl whether it’s a week or a year long! www.conocechile.cl Turismo Conoce Chile can help you to wade www.santiagoapartments.cl your way through flights, accommodation, Credit Cards accepted! transport and activities – and let you enjoy your time in Chile! If you are heading to Peru, they also have a travel Services offered: agency (visit www.vivesudamerica.com) and a B&B in Lima (www.mirafloreswasi.com). *Flights, bus or train tickets *Vehicle rental 10% off internet *Cruises – from economic to luxury prices if you *Tours and excursions mention *Ski packages Get South! *Furnished apartments in Santiago *Accommodation- 5 star hotels to hostels Turismo Conoce Chile can help you out with a tailored package at seriously competitive prices. English, French and Portuguese-speaking staff.

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Calle Viña del Mar 039. Plaza Italia Cell: (09) 81513022 Tired of the hostel scene and looking for info@amstelhuischili.com some privacy and comfort? Amstelhuis is www.amstelhuischili.com perfect, its self contained apartments have everything you need for a short or long stay. They have rooms for 1, 2 or 3 people, all with comfy spring box mattresses, high quality sheets, a down comforter, private bath with towels, a fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, telephone and made service (except weekends). Plus free Internet, Wi-Fi and IP phone for international calls. The fridge is full of free drinks and snacks, and they even give you a cell phone to use during your stay! Located in convenient Providencia, steps away from Baquedano Metro station, it’s also on one of the most beautiful streets in Santiago, with unique houses that are hard to find anywhere else. Make sure you email or phone beforehand to make a reservation. The owners are very helpful and speak English and Dutch. 10% off showing Get South + free pick-up if you stay more than 3 days!

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SANTIAGO THE BELLA

Dardignac 0184 - info@bellavistahostel.com (02) 7328737 - www.bellavistahostel.com

LA CHIMBA HOSTEL

E. Pinto Lagarrigue 262 - info@lachimba.com (02) 7358978 - www.lachimba.com

These two funky and artsy hostels are located in the Bellavista neighborhood, an area full of bars and restaurants so everything is right at your doorstep, but far enough away so that it’s quiet if you want to sleep! You can chill out in the large living rooms with satellite TV, have a drink on the outside terraces or prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchens. The hostels put on asados*, wine tastings, salsa lessons and both have dorms and private rooms, the majority with shared bath. 10% OFF with Get South

These places have a great vibe and there is always good music playing. Any one of the bilingual staff can help you see and do everything in Santiago! Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

HOSTAL AMAZONAS

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Av. Vicuña Mackenna 47. Plaza Italia (next to the Argentina Embassy) (02) 6351631 reservas@hostalrioamazonas.cl www.hostalrioamazonas.cl

Hostal Río Amazonas is located just 2 blocks from the main metro station, Baquedano, close to the city’s main attractions and happening neighbourhoods. The hostel is a charming large house with stained glass windows, hardwood floors, a nice open patio and well decorated lounge areas. All rooms are private (no dorms here!). They fit from 1 to 5 people and have ensuite bath, central heating, TV and telephone. Personally run by its owners and English and French-speaking staff, this hostel has a warm family atmosphere where you’ll be served a homemade continental breakfast. They provide Welcome drink or beer + 10% off at check in services of laundry, bar, book exchange, airport with Get South! shuttle, tours, car or bike rental and free parking. Breakfast - Internet Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

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SANTIAGO HAPPY HOUSE HOSTEL

Moneda 1829. Barrio Brasil (02) 6884849 This stylish hostel is in a restored early info@happyhousehostel.cl 20th century mansion in Santiago’s www.happyhousehostel.cl bohemian Brasil neighborhood. It is just a 5-minute walk from the Los Héroes subway station, and very close to countless bus stops, great bars and delicious ethnic restaurants. Get that extra privacy that you’ve been craving without sacrificing the fun, social environment, staying in one of their many private rooms. Dorms are also available. All rooms have been tastefully decorated, fusing the neoclassical architecture with modern natural wood accents. This hostel also has an outdoor Jacuzzi, a pool, a rooftop patio, multiple terraces, a backyard patio, underground wine cellar, TV room, interior and exterior bars and a kitchen open for guest use. Their bilingual staff is available 24/7 with great local tips! Breakfast - Internet Wi-Fi - Credit Cards

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Miraflores 455. Barrio Lastarria Cell: (09) 98378387 Come and stay in a modern furnished info@global-cityzen.com apartment while in Santiago. www.global-cityzen.com The Global Cityzen apartments are comfortable, private and tastefully decorated. Internet - Wi-Fi Free amenities like a rooftop swimming pool with an amazing panoramic view of Santiago and unlimited international calls set them apart. For a small charge you can also use their sauna, Jacuzzi, gym and laundry facilities. The building is just a year old and is located in the Lastarria neighbourhood, close to the Bellas Artes subway stop, supermarkets, banks and historical sites like Cerro* Santa Lucia and the Fine Art Museum. The one-bedroom apartments can fit up to three people and have en suite bath with towels, flat screen TV with cable and a fully equipped kitchen. The apartments are attended by their 10% OFF owners, who will make sure you have everything with you’ll need. Get South

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Santo Domingo 2816. Barrio Yungay This hostel is located in the historic (02) 6817760 Yungay neighborhood of Santiago, reservas@hostalelraco.cl just 2 subway stops from downtown. www.hostalelraco.cl Choose from single, twin, double and quadruples rooms with bunk beds, all Breakfast - Wi-Fi - Credit Cards with private bath (no dorms). All rooms have towels provided, have central heating and are decorated with original paintings and ceramics. Head to the dining room for a taste of true Chilean food or opt for the bar to sample a delicious wine or cocktail. Additional amenities include onsite bike rentals and Wi-Fi. Stay in this huge, early 20th century, 3-story home, and don’t miss the 3rd 10% OFF floor rooftop terrace, perfect for taking with a break, relaxing and of course Get South capturing a few photos of the Andes!

VILLARRICA Villarrica is a charming Chilean town on Lake Villarrica about a half hour west of Pucón. While it’s less touristy than Pucón, there are many great excursions in the area, which include climbing the Villarrica volcano, mountain biking at its base, swimming in the lake, soaking in the hot springs, whitewater rafting and fishing in the Toltén River, horseback riding in the Huincacara region and hiking in the Huerquehue and Villarrica National Parks. Apart from the volcano, the town is well known for its wooden handcrafts and furniture industry. You can find either in the many markets sprinkled throughout town. The region is also rich with Mapuche culture. There are two museums celebrating the Mapuche people. You’ll also find a Ruca at the market, a traditional Mapuche home. In the summer months, there are many places to eat their cuisine and see their traditional dances and ceremonies. While in Villarrica don’t miss a stroll along the waterfront, the relaxing area beaches like Playa Blanca, or the gorgeous sunsets at Canelo lookout point.

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VILLARRICA LA TORRE SUIZA

Francisco Bilbao 969 (045) 411213 info@torresuiza.com www.torresuiza.com

After bicycling around the world for more than 3 years, the Swiss owners chose the beautiful city of Villarrica to open a hostel. This Swiss chalet-style house has a BBQ, garden and views of the volcano. Its downtown location is great as well, just three blocks from the bus station. Choose from 2 dorm-style rooms (with 4 or 8 beds), 6 double rooms with shared bath and 3 rooms with private bath. Scrumptious breakfast, open kitchen, lockers, book exchange, free Wi-Fi and lots of “off the beaten track” recommendations from their multilingual staff (English, Spanish, German) included! 10% off if you stay for 3 or more nights with Get South!

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PUCON Undisputed capital of adventure tourism and nature in Chile, Pucón has an enticing mix of lakes, waterfalls, volcanoes, national parks and hot springs. The highlight is definitely climbing the Villarrica Volcano, the smoking monster that dominates the scenery and is one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world. You can actually climb to the top and peer into the crater to see the molten lava! After, head to one of many hot springs in the area and soak your tired muscles or relax swimming and sunbathing in Villarrica Lake, which also offers many water sport activities. Adrenaline junkies should try white water rafting down the Trancura River. Its class 4 rapids are guaranteed to get your heart beating! Anything you may want to do - from cycling, skydiving, trekking, horseback riding, canyoning, hydrospeed, canopy, skiing to snowboarding - you’ll find it here! Winter to summer Pucón is a backpacker and adventure tourism haven that has activities for everybody!

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PUCON SOL Y NIEVE TURISMO

Lincoyán 361 (045) 444761 info@solynievepucon.com www.solynievepucon.com

After 20 years of experience Sol y Nieve Turismo knows a thing or two about what makes a quality tour. If you’re the dare-devil type and in good health you’ll love the ascent to the Villarrica and Llaima volcano, white water rafting (offered in class 3-5+), canopy and skydiving. If relaxation is what you’re after, hop on a hot spring tour, or join a scenic horseback riding excursion and feast on their famous BBQ! This bilingual, fun factory is located just a half a block from the main street, right in the centre of town. Excitement awaits you! 10% OFF with Get South Credit cards accepted

TURISMO POLITUR

Avda. Bernardo O’Higgins 635 (045) 441373 Come to Pucón to climb a volcano, take turismo@politur.com on roaring river rapids or trek in the vast www.politur.com national parks! Politur can take you on all these adventures and more! Their professional guides are bilingual and include some European interns during the high season. Their office is located on Pucón’s main street and they’ll help you live the vacation you’ve always dreamed of! Tours to… Credit cards, Euro, USD Villarrica Volcano Whitewater Rafting (Grade 3-4 rapids) Hot springs Canopy / Zip-line 10% OFF Rappel / Canyoning with Get South Horseback ride Ski & Snowboard Trek in the national parks (Huerquehue, Cañi, Lagos Andinos)

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PUCON BACKPACKERS HOSTEL & AGENCY

Palguin 695 (045) 441417 info@backpackerspucon.com www.backpackerspucon.com

Backpackers Hostel & Agency is your insiders guide to discover all the natural attractions of Pucón! The hostel is next to the JAC bus terminal, just two blocks from the centre of the city and within walking distance to supermarkets and the lake. It has ensuite double rooms and dorms for 2, 3 and 5 people. Every backpacker loves a good self-service kitchen and after lots of travel, laundry service and fresh bath towels are a dream! You can watch the sunrise on a hike up to the crater of Villarrica Volcano or get an adrenaline rush paddling the white water rapids of the Trancura River. Their travel agency has more tour options than gadgets in a Swiss Army knife and their friendly staff speaks Spanish, English, and French! 5% discount on accommodation & tours with Get South!

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HOSTAL DONDE EGIDIO

Palguín 720 (045) 443986 hostaldondeegidio@yahoo.cl www.hostaldondeegidio.com

This cozy hostel reflects the warmth of a home and with two kitchens, dining in is easy. There are 3 ensuite double/matrimonial rooms, 1 double room with private bath (outside the room), 1 ensuite female triple room, 1 quadruple room with private bath (outside the room), and a dorm for 6 with shared bath. It’s well located, 1 block from JAC Bus Terminal and 7 blocks from the beach on Villarrica Lake. Make sure to check out their tourist agency, where you’ll discover all the gems of Pucón. Snag some bragging rights by ascending the Villarrica Volcano, gallop on horseback to the grounds of the ancient Mapuche for traditional eats and music, or marvel the starry skies on a night trip to “the Pozones” natural hot springs. With so much magic and adventure it will be hard to leave! 10% off on your 2nd night + 12% off at the Copacabana Internet - Wi-Fi – restaurant with Get South! Breakfast (private rooms only)

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PUCON CASA SAT Y A PUCON

Blanco Encalada 190 - PUCON cpassavant@gmail.com Come to rest your body, mind and (045) 444093 / 085217150 / 084220368 spirit at Casa Satya. If you’re www.chile-pucon.com/Casa-Satya,927 looking for a tranquil place to take in nature, meet fellow travellers and Breakfast - Internet - Wi-Fi have a glass of Chilean wine, this is the place for you. It is located a few metres from the TurBus terminal and a supermarket and less than a 10-minute walk to downtown and the lake beach. In this beautiful 2 storey wooden house with a gorgeous garden and volcano views, room options are doubles and triples with shared or private bath. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a comfy living room with TV. After an exhausting day touring the area, you’ll love their in-house therapeutic/relaxation/shiatsu massages, meditation and reiki sessions! English, Spanish, French and German spoken. Free welcome drink (fruit juice or beer) or stay 4 nights get one free with Get South!

OSORNO The city of Osorno is surrounded by lakes, volcanoes and rivers; located just 250 km away from Bariloche (Argentina) and 90 km from Puerto Varas. The landscape is dominated by the perfectly cone shaped Osorno Volcano that the daring (and fit) can try hiking. The city has about 220,000 inhabitants and offers a wide range of attractions like the Plaza de Armas, historical museum, San Mateo Cathedral, San Francisco Church, Rahue View Point and the Rahue and Pedro Aguirre Cerda Markets. The surrounding areas are full of natural beauty and outdoor activities. Llanquihue and Puyehue Lakes are beautiful to visit, as is the Puyehue National Park, which has great trekking and unique flora, fauna and waterfalls. Visit the coastline villages of Bahia Mansa, TrilTril, Maicolpué and Pucatrihue with white sand beaches. Caleta Cóndor is a secluded Huilliche community that is protected by the WWF, reachable only by boat, helicopter or a 10-hour walk. In winter go skiing/ snowboarding at the Antillanca Ski Resort and soak in the Aguas Calientes or Puyehue hot springs.

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OSORNO HOSTAL VERMONT

Toribio Medina 2020 (064) 247030 This laid-back and cozy hostel is owned and info@hostalvermont.cl operated by a friendly and outgoing “gringowww.hostalvermont.cl chilena” couple. This two-story house is within walking distance of supermarkets, bakeries and an open market all week that gets huge on Saturdays. It has two dorm rooms with two bunk beds each and a double room with two single beds (an extra bed can be added per request), all with shared bath. Make a meal in their communal kitchen or hang out in the living room with bar to chat with like-minded travellers. The owners can help you with excursions all year round, from summer hiking to winter snowboarding. The Hostal Vermont also offers massages and Reiki sessions to guests for a small fee. It’s not just a hostel, it’s a great meeting place for backpackers, independent travellers and artists! Free pick up from downtown or bus station with Get South!

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PUERTO VARAS On the shores of Llanquihue Lake, Puerto Varas is an adventure tourism hot spot located just 20 km from Puerto Montt, with buses shuttling between the two almost every five minutes. It’s a jaw-dropping place where you can admire both Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes’ snow-capped peaks while partaking in many adventure activities. Try to stay in the boat while white water rafting, scream your lungs out canyoning in the Blanco River or attempt to summit one of the volcanoes. Nearby lies the Vincent Pérez Rosales National Park, a great place to mountain bike, hike, canopy, horseback ride or sea kayak in the Lago de Todos Los Santos. Northeast of Puerto Varas lies the tranquil town of Ensenada where you can sail and sport fish to your heart’s content. From here, continue on along the Petrohué River to hike the forests and soak in the hot springs and to witness the beautiful Saltos de Petrohué, a series of waterfalls formed via erosion of the black volcanic rock, basalt. Cochamó Valley is another nature-rich area just 90 km from Puerto Varas where climbers try to conquer the 1,200 m granite walls. There you can get your hiking boots dirty amongst 3,000-year-old trees and Andean ice melt streams.

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Walker Martínez 561 (065) 542080 / (09) 92083660 If you’ve never tried canyoning, allow info@pachamagua.com the expert guides of Pachamagua to www.pachamagua.com introduce you. You will have a blast Skype: Pachamagua slipping and sliding down natural waterfalls into fresh pools of water! They also offer tons of other tours in half, full and multiday. Check them out! Excursions run from October to April and include: - Canyoning in Blanco River - Rafting Petrohué River - Canopy & caving in Volcano Osorno - Sea kayaking in Llanquihue Lake or the Reloncaci Estuary - Horseback riding in Volcano Calbuco or the Cochamó Valley - Mountain biking through Solitario (half day) or Llanquihue Lake - Ascent Volcano Osorno or Calbuco

- Scuba diving in Metri - Visit to Termas de Callao for boat and horseback rides - Adventures through the Lake Region - Different trekking options

ALSUR Expediciones

Imperial corner Aconcagua Nº 8 (065) 232300 alsurexpediciones@gmail.com www.alsurexpeditions.com

10% off canyoning with Get South! English, French & Spanish spoken!

The forests, mountains and rivers of Chilean Patagonia are amazing for white water rafting, sea kayaking, trekking, climbing, horseback riding, fly fishing and fjord boating…. but you need to know where to go. Hook up with the local, bilingual guides of Alsur Expediciones who know all the best spots; Puerto Varas, Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, Ensenada, Petrohué, Pumalín Park and more. If you’re an experienced kayaker, take your pick from their full line of sea kayaks available for rent. They’ll even shuttle you out to where you want to go. For relaxing times they can take you to the Cahuelmo hot spring. 10% OFF Located close to the Gran Hotel with Get South Cumbres Patagónicas in Puerto Varas, their adventures go all year round! Credit Cards accepted

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PUERTO VARAS CORK BREWERY & RESTAURANT

Santa Rosa 218 (065) 233080 info@cork.cl / dgil@cork.cl www.cork.cl

Raise a frothy glass to the great outdoors at Cork Brewery & Restaurant. Specializing in artisanal beers (cervezas), they have pioneered the first brewery in Puerto Varas and brew a deliciously fresh Golden Ale, American Pale Ale and a Smoked Porter. The menu includes tasty tapas* and house specialties of salmon, Patagonian lamb, beef and white fish. The décor is typical of southern Chile, with lots of native wood. Grab a seat on the garden terrace for stellar views of Lake Llanquihue and Volcano Osorno. Every weekend some variety of entertainment is there to please. 10% OFF with Get South

It’s the perfect accompaniment to a great day and conveniently located on Santa Rosa Street. You can’t miss it!

CASA MARGOUYA HOSTEL

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Santa Rosa 318 (065) 237640 info@margouya.com www.margouya.com

Casa Margouya is a cozy hostel full of bright colors and wood, located within walking distance from the lake shore, bars, restaurants, banks, supermarkets and the Pullman bus terminal. It has 3 shared rooms with lockers, 2 private rooms with double beds and 1 private room with a single bed. The bathrooms are shared and there is a fully equipped kitchen. The comfy common area is a great place to chat with new friends or if you’re feeling quiet, curl up in the hammock and read a book from the shared library. The staff speaks 10% OFF English, French and Portuguese and check-in is open from with 7:30 am – 1:00 am. They offer yummy, healthy Get South breakfasts and their Sunday BBQs taste great after full days of Breakfast rafting, horseback riding, hiking, Internet and canyoning! Wi-Fi

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PUERTO VARAS HOSTEL MELMAC PATAGONIA

Walker Martínez 561 (065) 230863 Right in the center of Puerto Varas is info@melmacpatagonia.com Melmac Patagonia, a charming hostel with www.melmacpatagonia.com good vibes and a young atmosphere. Meet loads of interesting travellers while socializing at the asados* or over a bonfire in the large patio. The staff speaks Spanish, English and French, and they organize excursions with other hostels. There are dorm rooms with 8 and 4 beds, and 2 private rooms, one with a double bed and the other with a double and a single bed. You’ll love the comfortable, 2 m long mattresses! The owner’s nickname is Alf (from Alfonso), which is how the hostel’s name came to be. (Alf, from the 80’s TV show’s home planet was Melmac). He figured this would be 10% OFF the perfect name for his with out-of-this-world hostel! Get South

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HOSTAL CASA AZUL

Manzanal 66 corner Rosario (065) 232904 casaazul@telsur.cl www.casaazul.net

Charming wood walls and beautiful details make this hostel as cozy as it is harmonious. Find your Chi in the Japanese Garden amongst Bonsai trees and a rainbow of Koi Fish, or test your language skills with the German–Chilean family who also speaks English.

It’s just a 5 minutes walk from the city center and Lake Llanquihue, with beautiful views of the Osorno Volcano. They offer dorms or private rooms with single, double and twin beds with private or shared bathrooms. All rooms have central heating, so you will stay toasty warm in winter. The laundry service, fully equipped kitchen and book exchange are nice benefits. You’ll love the buffet breakfast (at additional cost), complete with whole wheat bread, their special müsli, eggs and bottomless coffee cups. Yum! Internet - Wi-Fi

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PUERTO MONTT PUERTO MONTT Because of its strategic location, Puerto Montt is the distribution centre and connecting point to most of the tourist destinations in the south, including Chiloé Island and the famous Carretera Austral (southern road). You’ll find the Tepual International Airport, the ferry port and a main bus station here in this capital of the Lakes Region. If you want to go to Ayacara or Chaitén (to get to Futaleufú) look up Naviera Austral (www.navieraustral.cl). They also connect Chaitén with Quellón and futher south. Navimag ferry is another large ferry company whose trips are almost always fully booked in summer, so reserve ahead if you have a strict itinerary. Navimag offers trips to Puerto Chacabuco (1 day) as well as all the way to Puerto Natales (3 days). Winding through the islands and fjords, these cruises amongst the glaciers are enough of a reason to book the trip, if not to get to the actual towns. It’s important to note that there is only one long-distance Navimag ferry per week, which leaves on Fridays. Check www.navimag.com for the full schedules and to reserve (10% off with Get South!). While you’re waiting for your ship to come in, don’t miss walking along the Pelluco Beach or having an amazing (and cheap) seafood meal at the Angelmó market. While you’re there, visit the artisan market and cross to Tenglo Island by boat and hike up its nature trail to the top for a great view of Puerto Montt and the Osorno, Calbuco and Puntiagudo volcanoes.

HOUSE ROCCO BACKPACKER

Pudeto 233 corner Ecuador (065) 272897 hospedajerocco@gmail.com www.hospedajerocco.cl

This quiet, little hostel is conveniently located close to all the Puerto Montt connections. Just 5 blocks from the bus station and the Navimag ferry port, and 7 blocks from Angelmo market. Get comfy with other travellers in the shared rooms or enjoy some solitude in one of the private rooms with double beds, all with shared bathrooms. The hostel is exceptionally clean! Muddy shoes are removed at the door and flip-flops are provided to wear around the house. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a comfy living room with cable TV and a smoking porch. Over a delicious breakfast, the owner, Verónica, will give you enough information to fill a trekking backpack! Free welcome Breakfast Internet coffee, tea or juice!

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PUERTO MONTT TREN DEL SUR - Hostal Boutique

Santa Teresa 643 (065) 343939 info@trendelsur.cl www.trendelsur.cl

Renovated out of an old printing press $ warehouse, this luxury hostel boasts an inviting, boutique style. Antique train tracks, railroad ties and history books decorate the Breakfast – Internet – brightly colored walls, all made from native Wi-Fi - Credit Cards woods. It’s located just a 10 minute walk from the Plaza de Armas. Mario, the owner, runs the place with perfection and the staff is extremely helpful. There are 17 rooms with private bathrooms, 5 of which have jacuzzis! There is no kitchen, but the restaurant menu changes daily and there is an underground cellar bar. Feel free to sleep in, check out isn’t until 11:00 am! 10% off Nov.-Mar. or 15% off Apr.-Oct. with Get South!

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CHILOE ISLAND Chiloé is a string of 40 islands, the largest of which is Isla Grande de Chiloé. It was named within the top five rated islands in the world and ranked in the top three worldwide of places not to miss by tourism experts. Of its 150 wooden churches scattered across the islands, 16 have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Travellers usually stay in either Ancud on the northern coast or in larger Castro located 87 km south. Both places make excellent bases to explore the island’s beautiful environment like the Chiloé National Park, penguin colonies and historical churches while having the modern conveniences of restaurants, nightlife, supermarkets, etc.

Highlights Ancud is the entryway to explore the island. They are known for their exquisite seafood, so come hungry. Only half an hour away (30 km west), Magellan and Humboldt penguins coexist at the renowned Pinguineras de Puñihuil penguin colony. Castro is home to the San Francisco Church, which was constructed by local craftsmen out of wood around 1910. Visit the port, artisan fair, and while you’re in the area, be sure to check out the “palafitos” or wooden constructions built on stilts above the water.

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CHILOE - ANCUD Twenty km northeast of Castro, Dalcahue is an important artisan centre. Browse their handcrafts and local market and take the time to go on Sundays when they hold their weekly “Feria de Dalcahue” artisan fair. From Dalcahue you can take a boat to visit Quinchao Island. On the island you can visit the Santa Maria de Loreto Church, the oldest on the archipelago. Back on the mainland, 25 km southwest of Castro you can visit Chonchi, “the town of the three floors” because it was built on a hill. In this picturesque pueblo* it’s hard to miss the bright blue San Carlos de Chonchi Church located in the main plaza. It’s also worth it to visit the Museo de las Tradiciones and the local market, where you can buy the famous “gold liquor” and the unique “roscas chonchinas”. Chiloé National Park runs along the western coast. Cooler and wetter than the eastern coast, this park is an ecosystem that includes dunes, Valdivian temperate rain forests, swamps and peat bogs. Take a traditional or mountain bike tour or go camping and trek on your own for a few days. Don’t miss the local delicacy, curanto (an inexplicable mix of shellfish, potato, potato bread, chicken, sausage, and smoked pork layered between large leaves and cooked together in a dugout hole lined with red hot stones).

HOSTAL MUNDO NUEVO Av. Costanera Salvador Allende 748 ANCUD Hostel Mundo Nuevo is right (065) 628383 on the sea front, just one hostal@newworld.cl block from the main plaza and the www.newworld.cl bus terminal Cruz del Sur. Uniquely, the wood constructed hostel uses a solar power for its hot water and has a large glass greenhouse outside. There are all kinds of accommodations – from dorms, singles, and doubles with shared bath, to ensuite rooms with 2, 3 and 4 beds. Even better, they all have a view of the ocean! Relax on the seaview terrace, snuggle up in the cozy living room, or cook up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen. The owner speaks Spanish, English and German and can help you with detailed information and maps for biking and Breakfast Internet - Wi-Fi hiking tours.

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CHILOE - ANCUD FAROS DEL SUR - Hostal Boutique

Costanera Norte 320 Sector Arena Gruesa - ANCUD If you’re looking for a gorgeous place in $ (065) 625799 Chiloé that’s excellent value for money, farosdelsur@surnet.cl don’t miss the brand new Faros del Sur Hostal farosdelsur@gmail.com Boutique. Located in beautiful surroundings www.farosdelsur.cl and just metres from the water, this place built completely with native wood will give you a relaxed island feel that you won’t find anywhere else. The hostel has 14 lovely private rooms all with ensuite bathrooms, flat screen TVs and fantastic ocean views! You can relax on the open air terraces or garden, cook some local fish at their full kitchen or get some advice on what to do from the friendly English-speaking owner Marco or his staff. 10% off + free pick up (minimum 2 people) with Get South!

AUSTRAL ADVENTURES Austral Adventures is a one-of-a-kind immersion experience into the spectacular nature and traditional culture of Chiloé.

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Av. Costanera Salvador Allende 904 ANCUD (065) 625977 tours@austral-adventures.com www.austral-adventures.com

Explore hidden bays and historical sites in top-of-the-line sea kayaks. Scout out the unique plants and wildlife while trekking or bird watching. Take a boat tour, learn to cook traditional foods, or meet the island mascots, the Magellan and Humbolt penguins. Their bilingual guides are incredibly knowledgeable about the biology, botany and the history of the island, and with their office located just one block from the bus terminal and right on the beach 10% OFF front, they are very easy to find! with Credit Cards accepted

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CHILOE - CHEPU / CASTRO CHEPU ADVENTURES

Camino a Chepu km 13,2 – CHEPU (38km from ANCUD) (09) 92274517 chepuadventures@gmail.com www.chepuadventures.com

Get off the beaten track and see Chepu, an area of lush vegetation and home to renowned wetlands. Wake up to the sound of birds chirping from one of their three accommodation options; eco-camping, dorms (bedding not included) or eco-lodge. There are cooking facilities, an onsite restaurant and a friendly bilingual staff. Spend your vacation watching the sun rise over a misty river on the Kayak at Dawn Tour, paddling through the picturesque sunken forest, bird watching, hiking the island coast or trekking to the penguin colony (Nov-Mar). Attention tree-hugging travellers; Chepu Adventures is very eco-friendly and makes special efforts to Breakfast (only in cabins) – recycle and rely on solar and wind energy. Internet - Wi-Fi Free pick-up from the bus stop at the main highway (km 25, Restaurant El Transportista) Just call in advance to arrange a time. Or a welcome Pisco Sour if you have your own car! TURISMO PEHUEN

Esmeralda 198 CASTRO (065) 635254 reserva@turismopehuen.cl www.turismopehuen.cl

Turismo Pehuen offers a wide range of tours lead by expert guides. Become acquainted with the history and beauty of Chiloé on an excursion to the national park or the World Heritage Site churches. Take a boat tour to explore the Islands of Mechuque, Quehui and Chelín, or snap a few photos on a tour of the Penguins de Puñiguil. If you are looking to venture to the stunning and remote Carretera Austral (Southern Road), ask Turismo Pehuen about it. They have loads of information and offer transport and accommodation bookings! Their offices are located in Ancud plaza and in Castro, half block from the main plaza and their staff 10% OFF speaks Spanish, English, French and with Get South German.

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CHILOE - CASTRO PALAFITO HOSTEL The famous Palafito de Gamboa waterfront is speckled with traditional houses on stilts called “palafitos”. One of these charming little bungalows is home to Palafito Hostel, located just 10 minutes from the Plaza de Armas. The antique outside doesn’t prepare you for the absolutely stunning and completely renovated interior. Inside are 8 rooms, private and dormitory, each with private bathrooms. Breakfast – Internet – Wi-Fi

CHILOETNICO

Ernesto Riquelme 1210 Palafitos de Gamboa sector - CASTRO (065)531008 palafitohostel@gmail.com www.palafitohostel.com Two of the double-bed rooms have balconies with spectacular views to the Gamboa River. The kitchen is well equipped for any culinary endeavor and the common areas will keep you well entertained with books and board games. The staff is very friendly, and works hard to make you feel right at home.

Ernesto Riquelme 1228 Palafitos de Gamboa sector - CASTRO (09) 68492618 / (09) 74917455 info@chiloetnico.cl www.chiloetnico.cl

Let Chiloétnico show you Chiloé’s jaw-dropping national parks, nearby islands, unique architecture of the wooden houses and marvelous churches. They run excursions all year round, including mountain biking, trekking, horseback riding, kayaking, as well as historical and tailor made tours. Rent camping equipment and a mountain bike (always the latest model) to explore the island on your own. Located just 10 minutes from Castro’s main plaza, the fantastic Chiloétnico guides (who speak English, Spanish and German) will give you all kinds of local knowledge about the culture, history and environment. By 10% OFF with the time you leave, you’ll Get South already be planning your return trip! US Dollars and Euros accepted

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PUERTO NATALES PUERTO NATALES This getaway is the point of entry to the world renowned Torres del Paine National Park, a mammoth park that was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978. The park is a hikers paradise that will blow your mind when you see its flora and fauna, lakes and rivers, frozen glacier fields and amazing scenery. Day trips are available, as well as multiple day hiking trips to the famous “W” circuit or farther. You can take your own equipment and food for camping or stay in one of the refugios (mountain lodges) that offer shared accommodation, food, some with small convenience stores and camping gear to rent. Other options to enjoy the park include picnicking, sport fishing, kayaking, mountain climbing and more. While you’re based in Puerto Natales, plan an excursion to the Milodón Cave, an archaeological site named after the milodón, a now extinct animal whose remains were found in the cave. Climb to the summit of Dorotea Sierra, to get a great panorama of the town as well as the fjords and mountains in the area. Visit Bernardo O’Higgins National Park and take a boat trip to feel tiny next to the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers.

TURISMO PUNTA ALTA S.A.

Blanco Encalada 244 (061) 410115 turismo@puntaalta.cl www.puntaalta.cl

Located right in the center of the city, Punta Alta is your connection to all the natural splendor of the area! For a one day trip of jaw-dropping landscapes, take a boat ride to see the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers, zodiac the Río* Serrano to Torres del Paine, ride horses to Geikie Glacier or kayak the Río* Grey. If you are looking for the experience of a lifetime, choose one of the several day excursions, including kayaking Río Serrano and hiking the majestic Torres del Paine (all circuits available). Tour with their bilingual guides or see the sights on your own by renting one of their cars or 4x4s. 10% OFF Open all year round. Credit Cards accepted

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PUERTO NATALES CALAFATE TRAVEL

Baquedano 459 (061) 414456 info@alwaysglaciers.com www.alwaysglaciers.com

If you don’t have much time and want to see Torres del Paine National Park in one day, a good pick is Calafate Travel. Their local, English-speaking guides will take you to the main sites, with a short hike and lunch included. Afterward you have the option to get dropped off in either El Calafate, the park or Puerto Natales. They also book excursions, transportation and accommodation. Transportation options include Puerto Natales to El Calafate, Punta Arenas and Ushuaia, and from El Calafate to El Chaltén, Perito Moreno, Bariloche and Puerto Madryn. Accommodation can be reserved in Ushuaia, Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine, El Calafate and El Chaltén. They do an excellent job, making your vacation fun and hassle free! 10% off on Perito Moreno Glacier Tours (traditional) & transport between El Calafate and Puerto Natales or El Chaltén with Get South!

PUNTA ARENAS Punta Arenas is the southernmost (continental) city in South America located on the shores of the Magellan Strait. Despite its remoteness, it has the most developed urban centre in Chilean Patagonia. Wander around downtown Plaza de Armas, dig your camera out to get a panoramic shot of the city from the Mirador del Cerro* de la Cruz, take advantage of their tax-free shopping centre (Zona Franca), contemplate the city’s history in the ornate municipal cemetery, check out the monument to Magellan or the interesting museums (Maggiorino Borgatello, Regional, Armada de Chile, Militar Palacio Sara Braun and Instituto de la Patagonia). Venturing out of town, pretend your name is Ferdinand and kayak on the strait, travel to Isla Magdalena or Seno Otway and waddle like a penguin amongst thousands (October-March), or hike around what the native Patagones used to call “Devil’s Country” because of the rugged, volcanic landscape of Pali-Aike National Park.

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PUNTA ARENAS HOSTEL KEOKEN

Magallanes 209 (061) 244086 Hostel Keoken offers personalized service with info@hostelkeoken.cl a warm atmosphere close to the city center. www.hostelkeoken.cl It is a quiet, clean, tastefully decorated hostel with spacious rooms and soft, down comforters on the beds. All of the rooms are private ranging from single, double, twin, triple and quadruple with private or shared bathrooms. The English-speaking staff (from Dec. to Mar.) and the French & Italian-speaking owner can provide 10% OFF you with an exhaustive amount of with information about what to do in Get South Punta Arenas. Bonuses include breakfast, shared kitchen, air conditioning and heaters in the Breakfast Internet rooms, laundry service, towels, Wi-Fi internet and cable TV. And the biggest bonus of all… sleeping in because check-out isn’t till 12 pm!

HOSPEDAJE COSTANERA

Rómulo Correa 1221 corner Quillota (061) 240175 / 240175 Hospedaje Costanera is like hospedajecostanera@hotmail.com going to mom’s house. It has simple interiors, a pleasant, calming energy and lots of peace and quiet. There are double, twin and dorm rooms with private or shared bath and it is located 1 block from the Strait of Magellan and a 12 minutes walk from the main square (Plaza de Armas). The hostel owner, Teresa, is your classic nurturer, full of warmth and very helpful! She’ll even pick you up free of cost if you’re within the city limits. There’s a hot breakfast, communal kitchen, heaters in the rooms, laundry service and complimentary towels. After days of travelling it’s the place to go to recharge your batteries and relax. Stay 5 nights and get 1 free Breakfast Hospedaje Costanera Internet with Get South! is closed during

the month of June.

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