Archive for Chile Travel

First it was Uber, Now Chilean Hotels Battle with Airbnb

15 April 2016. Santiago, Chile. First it was’s Uber’s turn. Now another California tech firm, AirBnB, has incurred the wrath of traditional Chilean business. The past couple of weeks have seen traditional taxis take their complaints with Uber [...]

Captain Pastene, Chile’s Little Italy.

Take a tour of Captain Pastene, a town in Chile founded by Italian immigrants. Part two shows the original Cinema Paradiso, the still-operating 105 Cinema Pastene. [...]

Chewing Coca Leaves in San Pedro de Atacama

American writer, Walker Rowe, gives a brief guide to San Pedro de Atacama and explains the ancient art of chewing coca leaves.  After reading this take a look at “The Avocado Republic of Chile, because it’s [...]

Snow, Ice, and Motorcycles in the Chilean Andes

by Burgman Chile TV Editors Note: Join us as we take you along for a motorcycle journey into the high Andes, traveling from the Chilean side.  When the rider gets to the border, he plants a [...]

Punta Arenas

Chile prides itself at being at the bottom of the world and Punta Arenas prides itself at being at the bottom of Chile.  This region flies the Chilean flag but they also fly the flag of [...]

Quit using that Credit Card Abroad (explained)

Editor’s note:  We have updated this article to add a side-by-side comparison of exchange rates here. Update May 28:  Banco de Estado ATMs in Chile do not charge ATM fees to withdraw pesos from your international [...]

Valle Elqui

The tasting room at the Capel Pisco factory is overrun with tourists who have decamped from a cruise ship which is docked at Coquimbo just to the south and within viewing distance of La Serena, Chile. [...]

Cajon de Maipo, Baños Colinas, Baños Morales, Glacier Morales

Just to the South of Santiago, directly east of the community they call “La Florida” the road turns east and heads straight up into the Andes.  One hour climb from the level terrain of the city [...]

The Black Sands of Pichilemu

East of Santiago are the white sand beaches of Viña del Mar. With its music festival and casino Viña is a big city, so if you want to avoid crowds go further north to Quintero. But [...]