A family vacation always comes with the best plan. Instead of traveling to the typical tourist destination, why don’t opt for a good getaway to Chile? Who said that a family should not consider Chile in their trip list? Being considered as one of the most slender countries, Chile’s widest point is at 240km. From the blistering heights of the Andes and Patagonia’s snow-capped volcanoes to the top world-class of bustling cities, lush dense rainforests, wineries, and the Easter Island’s Maoi sculptures, you can always expect to see and to do a lot of things in Chile with your family! Because of its rapid development, we believe the country will become one of the top world tourist destinations quickly.
There are a variety of accommodation in Chile such as the youth hostel for solo backpackers, couples and group of friends. As for families, you can expect to pay around USD20 for budget hotels. As for the food, by spending USD11, you can get a good meal at a sit-down restaurant and hawker food will cost you around USD1-4. We understand that having younger kids can make it a lot harder to transport from a place to another. However, in most cities, taxis will usually cost you maximum of USD6.50 per ride and as for the bus, it will be around USD0.70. Traveling between cities by bus for a 250km journey will cost you USD8. (image by rebeccakbrown)
If you would like to minimize your budget while traveling in Chile, for adults, it is advisable to buy wine at the supermarkets instead of spending your money on one at the vineyard because it can be slightly more expensive. In most supermarkets, a nice bottle of wine will cost you for just USD3. As we mentioned earlier, traveling by public transportation in Chile is actually inexpensive. But if you spend more time by riding a taxi, it can be a little pricier when compared to taking the bus. If you have children who are old enough to move around independently, using the bus service is pretty efficient and inexpensive in Chile and the night buses are surprisingly quite comfortable!
There are lot of sightseeing places for families such as Santiago, San Marco Cathedral, Torres del Paine National Park and San Pedro de Atacama. The capital of Chile, Santiago, is a home to a third of the population in the country and the city itself has more must-see attractions such as the Festival del Barrio Brasil and definitely the well-known Parque Metropolitano! If you ever been to Paris and witnessed the Eiffel Tower, you’d be surprised to know that the same architect, Alexandre Gustav Eiffel, who designed the structure actually was the same man who designed San Marcos Cathedral. Founded previously in Arica, it was built as a replacement of the original cathedral which was destroyed in 1888 in an earthquake. (image by Rafa Alves)
Chile is definitely a country with its own uniqueness. A life is never complete without a tour to the country. Even with thousands of words, we doubt we can actually tell you perfectly why traveling to Chile is good for family. This is because the country is kid-friendly and it offers more than just a typical family vacation. It gives you the best memory to be brought back together to your home country later.
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