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According to Horario de Buses the bus terminal is called "Terminal Rodoviario de Valparaíso" and the Google Maps insert calls it "Copropietarios Terminal Rodoviarío de Valparaíso". Romani Buses calls it "Ag.Terminal Valparaiso". It seems the correct address is Av. Pedro Montt 2831, Valparaiso, Región de Valparaíso Which looks to be right next to Google ...


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My recent experiences trying out different ATMS (around Rancagua) are the following: Banco BICE: 2500clp (though these seem to be few and far between) CorpBanca / Itaú: 3000clp Banco de Chile / Banco CrediChile: 3500clp Scotiabank: 3500clp Banco Estado: 4000clp (they didn't charge anything extra a few months ago, but now I've tried several and they all ...


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I recently (last month) stayed for a few nights at Hostal Estado (on the pedestrian section of Estado between Gamero and O'Carroll), cellphone: 82514972 for a few nights for 10000clp/night, just me in a tiny room with shared bathroom (bring your own toilet paper), but it was centrally-located and had good wifi. (I had a feeling, though, that it might have ...


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I'm a German, living in Chile and extended my tourist visa several times in the past, the last time in January this year. This information is based on my personal experience. In short: Yes, you can extend your tourist visa for 90 more days for a fee of 100 US$. In detail: It is possible to extend your tourist visa once for another 90 days. To do so you ...


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In this case I agree with what the 'front desk' told you. The Chilean visitor visa system works like this... You get a period of validity, in your case 30 days. We can call this 'unspent leave'. You get a period in which to report to Chile and present your credentials. In your case, and in most cases, 90 days from the issue date. Your 'unspent leave' ...


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What you are encountering is "voluntourism". It is a feel good travel product, which provides some minor benefits for the organization you are being volunteered for. Many countries require work permits or business type visas to volunteer, as they consider your benefits (free room, food, etc) as remuneration for "work". Organizations counter this by ...


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I'm in Chile at the moment. Plenty of restaurants have lunch meal deals. They tend to be quite decent and cost 4-6 USD. This typically gets you a starter, a main course and, sometimes, a drink. The main course can be a fish. Almost always, this is not only great value for money, it's also a good meal. At the Mercado Municipal in Santiago, which is famed ...


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I'm currently in Chile and have withdrawn money on several occasions. So far, once I've aborted my withdrawal because the machine told me it was going to charge for my withdrawal. This, while, later, an ATM from the same bank did not charge. I've tried with 3 or 4 different banks. This suggests to me that ATM withdrawal fees depend not on the bank, but on ...


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Tours on the Bolivian side are significantly cheaper. On your own, it's easy to get from Uyuni to San Pedro, if a bit time consuming. Public busses run four times a week between Uyuni and Calama, take 7-9 hours, and run by day. In Calama, it's easy to get another bus to San Pedro.


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At the moment, Pullman del Sur offers direct connections between Santiago and Asuncion. From Santiago, they leave every Tuesday at 11am for 80.000 CLP. Crucero del Norte also travels between Santiago to Asuncion. They leave every Monday and Friday at 11:50am. You switch busses in Cordoba, but you buy just one ticket in Santiago. The cost is 70.000 CLP or 78....


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In 2008, my wife and I rented a car in Buenos Aires and drove to Iguaçu (waterfalls) via the national park 'Esteros del Iberá' and back. We found Argentina safe to drive, but this depends on what you are used to. The traffic is definitely more chaotic than in Northwestern Europe, but IMHO comparable to Southern European countries as Spain, Italy, Portugal ...


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Bus, Colectivo or Private Shuttle The Ruta del Vino website says you can get to the wineries via bus, colectivo or private shuttle, from Valparaiso. TRANSPORTE Terminal de buses de Valparaíso: Dirección: Pedro Montt 2860, Valparaíso. Colectivos Casablanca – Valparaíso y viceversa: Dirección: Avenida Argentina con Pedro Montt, Valparaíso ...


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If you need to request an extension, you may do so at any Departamento de Extranjería y Migración. You need to present: Photocopies of the valid passport (identification pages, number and, granting and expiration date, plus the page with the seal or stamp of the last entry to Chile). Do not forget to present the original passport. Photocopy of ...


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The two constraints you have are load and variety of climate. Normally any trip longer than 10 days or so requires the same amount of clothes and you will have to plan to do laundry at regular intervals. In an 80L backpack, I seem to be able to fit clothes for 10 days, maybe less for colder weather, more for warmer place. Although my female friends seem to ...


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When I did the Inca trek (over 10 years ago) these are the things I wished I'd had: 1 - Trekking shoes with a great grip - mine were slightly old and the grip wasn't great. It made going down steep steps really hard. 2 - Quick drying trekking gear for the sudden showers 3 - A nail clipper. If you have to trek down high steps toe nails can start hitting ...


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Booking.com currently lists three hotels under 30USD (excluding VAT) when entering dates sufficiently far in the future. The cheapest comes in at 25USD for a single room, excluding VAT, at 19%, meaning there's currently one hotel (Hospedaje Angelica) available for under 30USD per night.


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On Booking.com the cheapest rooms go for 42USD, even if booking several months in advance. On Hostelworld.com no accommodation is listen for Rancagua. On Expedia.com only Santiago accommodation is listed. Therefore I would say that no conventional accommodation is available in Rancagua for less than 30USD.



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