Gap Years and Backpacking in Chile

Countries  »  Chile

Backpack Around Chile
Visit the highlights of Chile on these tours
Chilean Food and Drink
Get your mouth watering here
Short Gaps in Chile
Short on time? Relax with our Short Gaps
Multi-Country Trips
Chile is a great place to start your gap year from
Study Spanish in Chile
Learn a language on your gap year
Travel in Chile

Chile is less travelled by backpackers compared to some of its other South American neighbours, but that shouldn't put you off including it on a journey round Latin America.

Backpacking in Chile

The reason Chile is less visited is money - it enjoys a far more developed economy and is more expensive than Peru or Bolivia. But despite the cost Chile has lots for the adventurous backpacker, like its renowned wine regions and a cool capital, Santiago, which has a real buzz and mixes European style with Latin exoticism.

Backpacker Tours

Backpacker Tours

Short Gaps

Short Gaps

Multi-Country Trips

Multi-Country Trips

Around the World Tickets

Around the World Tickets

Volunteering

Volunteering or study abroad on your gap year are brilliant ways to spend some of your time. They're a fantastic way to give back to local communities and/or to gain something yourself that you wouldn't get anywhere else. If you can learn a foreign language while you're at it, so much the better!

Language Courses and Volunteering in Chile

Journalism Work Experience

Languages

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Advice

Chile may be long and narrow, but there's a wide range of things you can do there. See what we did there? Yeah, sorry... Anyway, there's loads to do and the country is so ridiculously beautiful that we thought you might want some pointers on things to do and other useful stuff like getting around, food and tips on language. That and an interview with a hero of ours that cycled the length of Chile!

Advice for Chile

Getting Around

Getting Around

Cycling the Length of Chile

Cycling the Length of Chile

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Local Customs

Local Customs


Map of Chile


Chile Fact!

Chile Fact! Featured Image

There are more than 2,000 volcanoes in Chile, 50 of which are still currently active. Chile also has the one of the highest lakes above sea level - Lake Chungara (4,517m)

Chile Fact!

Over a third (1/3) of the worlds copper production is produced in Chile...