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Chile Airpass / FAQ for rec.travel.latin-america

Post by Colin Phillip » Mon, 01 Dec 1997 04:00:00


Hi rec.travel.latin-america newsgroup readers,

My wife & I will visit Chile in February 1998, and
we're trying to rough out an itinary. I'm new to this newgroup, so if
there's a FAQ, could someone point me in the right direction please ?

If not, maybe someone knows the situation about air-passes. My guide-books
says that both LAN-Chile and Landeco do 21 day unlimited airpasses. Digging
around on the net, it would appear that LAN-Chile bought Landeco and that
the airpass has turned into an expensive fixed 3-5 coupon offer. Can anyone
confirm this ?

Finally, does anyone have a strong recommendation for "must-see" ? We are
thinking of Torres del Paine, Lake District, Santiago/Valaparaiso,
Atacama desert, and of course the Maipo wineries (total 21 days)

Colin & Toyoko Phillips

 
 
 

Chile Airpass / FAQ for rec.travel.latin-america

Post by Jose' Kirchne » Tue, 02 Dec 1997 04:00:00


Colin,

LAN-Chile has a bit of a monopoly, in terms of being represented out of
the country.

http://www.lanchile.cl/ is one palce to check, and get an e-mail reply
to your query.

Alternatives include using Chile's excellent bus service (in some cases,
where distance isn't enormous) and checking with the other airlines once
there (such as to Puerto Montt and Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas, for
Torres del Paine). National airlines is a competing airline, usually
much cheaper than LAD/ Ladeco. You can also check with tourist agencies
once you arrive on any package prices.

Most folks who have been to Torres del Paine say that it is THE most
beautiful national park, in the Americas.

Cheers, Jos


> Hi rec.travel.latin-america newsgroup readers,

> My wife & I will visit Chile in February 1998, and
> we're trying to rough out an itinary. I'm new to this newgroup, so if
> there's a FAQ, could someone point me in the right direction please ?

> If not, maybe someone knows the situation about air-passes. My guide-books
> says that both LAN-Chile and Landeco do 21 day unlimited airpasses. Digging
> around on the net, it would appear that LAN-Chile bought Landeco and that
> the airpass has turned into an expensive fixed 3-5 coupon offer. Can anyone
> confirm this ?

> Finally, does anyone have a strong recommendation for "must-see" ? We are
> thinking of Torres del Paine, Lake District, Santiago/Valaparaiso,
> Atacama desert, and of course the Maipo wineries (total 21 days)

> Colin & Toyoko Phillips