Chile, a gorgeous string bean of a country, is one of the hottest destinations in South America, given its solid tourism infrastructure, ethereal landscapes, and myriad outdoor activities. The country gives visitors the chance to pack a lot of diversity into a single trip.

Compared to much of Latin America, Chile is not a country that requires intense advance planning to visit. No vaccinations are required, and most foreign nationals do not require a visa. Politically, Chile is very stable, with an economy that is strong by regional standards with low inflation, although compared to its continental neighbors to the north, it is expensive. Yet some basic questions, like when to visit and what are the hotels like, need to be addressed right from the get-go.

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