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Exchile Travel Philosophy:
We want to make your trip the experience of a lifetime.  Let us know what kind of traveler you are, and what you are interested in. Using our extensive experience in remote Patagonia we will design a trip for your approval. For your travel to Patagonia we will stack the deck in your favor.

Why fly through Argentina?
It is by far the easiest way to get to Futaleufu, Chile. It is a 2.5 hour flight from Beunos Aires to Esquel in a Boeing 737. Esquel is 45 minutes from your hotel stay in Trevelin and another 45 minutes the next morning to the start of your trip at the Chilean border. International flights are often also less expensive to Argentina. Experiencing both the Chilean and Argentine culture is an added bonus.

If one is traveling to Torres del Paine after a trip in Futaleufú, it is easier done through Argentina. Ground transport can take you from Futaleufu to Bariloche, Argentina for a direct flight to Calafate. Spend two nights and then ground transport will take you to your trip in Torres del Paine.

Can I fly through through Chile?
Yes! Fly from Santiago to Puerto Montt in a Boeing 737. Futaleufu is an hour and five minutes away from Puerto Montt via a charter twin engine prop plane. A more economical regularly scheduled 35 minute flight is available from Puerto Montt to Chaiten 4 times a week. Futaleufu is an additonal 3 hours by ground transport from Chaiten

If you are are going to direct to Torres del Paine National park it is best to fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas Chile. Torres is a 5.5 hour drive from Punta Arenas.

Do I need a visa?
No, however foreigners from certain countries are charged reciprocal visa fees when entering the International airports in Argentina or Chile. You are not charged if you enter the country at land crossings. At the international airports Chile and Argentina both charge the same fee that the country of your passport charges Chilean and Argentines. IF you enter one country and depart through another by crossing by land in Patagonia, you are not paying a visa fee to both countries, only the country that you entered at the international airport. The rates in 2011 were $131 USD - Americans, $125 USD - Canadians, and $95 USD - Australians.

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How long are exchile trips?
We describe the length of our trips by how many full active days of adventure you will experience with us. We do not count getting here as part of your exchile trip. Many of our trips are are six full active days based on taking off one week of work. You depart your home country on a Friday and returning to your home the following Sunday. We also have four active day trips. Many of our clients couple together multiple weeks and up to a month with our custom adventures.

What happens if I encounter en-route travel problems?
We monitor our emergency phones 24 hours on Saturdays, your incoming and outgoing travel days. If you carry a printed copy of our en-route guidance and a cell phone that works in Argentina you will have a guardian angel with you as you travel. Exchile is not financially responsible for travel complications getting to or from the trip pick up point. However, our team combined with Gilda as your travel agent can be relentless and very well connected allies in helping correct any issues or problems along the way.


Fly to Esquel Fly to Puerto Montt
Fly to Bariloche Ferry to Puerto Montt
Luxury Bus Bus from Santiago
Fly to calafate Fly to Punta Arenas
To Puerto Madryn  
Fly to Valdivia  
In one country out the other  


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Located in the South America, Expediciones Chile specializes in adventure travel vacations in Patagonia, Chile and Argentina. Go Patagonia rafting on Chile’s world famous Futaleufu river. Go trekking in Chile with us and experience Torres de Paine, Cerro FitzRoy, Las Glaciares National Parks. Go Patagonia horseback riding in the Futaleufu valley. Kayak Chile whitewater from Expediciones Chile kayak eco camp. Go sea kayaking Chile from the Andes to the Ocean or participate in a kayak instruction week. We also have yoga rafting trips and eco tours. Experience world class fly fishing Patagonia style from our fly fishing ranch. Skiing Chile and Argentina trips. Find information about travel in Patagonia, Chile maps and weather in Patagonia on our website.

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