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Cheap flights from Chile

Brief Introduction to the Country

Chile, or the Republic of Chile, is a South American country located at the continent's western section; a long and narrow strip of a country between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the north-east, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory also includes the Pacific Islands of Juan Fernandez, Salas y Gomez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. The country's capital and largest city is Santiago, and it has a total population of about 18 million (2015).

Where to go

Santiago – Colourful, brimming with energy, surprising, worldly (sometimes otherworldly), sophisticated, special, and simply unique, Santiago is a cultural cornucopia of the old and the new – of madhouse parties, expansive museums, and foodgasmic top-flight restaurants. It is just too pretty and packed to skip and not visit, because even the smallest strolls around the city are an attraction itself. When in Santiago, head out and take in the beauty of its museums, its grand architecture and pedestrian malls in Centro, and take an afternoon stroll at the gorgeous hillside parks. When night comes, loosen up and visit the pavement eateries, cafes, and beer halls in the Barrios Brasil, Lastarria, and Bellavista regions to cap your day off.

Valparaiso – The name of the city invokes a sense of beauty and perfection – with the word “paraiso” (literally paradise) infused in this one-of-a-kind urban conurbation. However, on the inside it is actually just another drab port city that doesn't really entice – an old working class area full of people that are pretty much average. It will surprise you though with unexpected treats: colours, sounds, architecture, and heaving market folk that are hard at work. When in Valparaiso, visit the La Sebastiana, the home of celebrated artist Pablo Neruda, Plaza Sotomayor, Cementerios 1 and 2, and many others.

Rio de Janeiro – Golden beaches, lush mountains, and samba-fuelled party scenes – that's what the city of Rio de Janeiro is all about. Mostly about the full-blown beach parties though, but a little Brazilian culture on the side might not hurt when visiting this city, which is just about four hours by air from the city of Santiago in Chile.

Buenos Aires – Described as 'sexy' and supremely confident, Buenos Aires is a simply unforgettable city that will truly get under your skin – making you feel the passion and the heat (literally). It is a wash of orange, reds, and golds – with great food, great culture, and even great people. Fly to Buenos Aires in less than two hours from Santiago de Chile.

Auckland – Need your outback fix but not too much? Head out to Auckland and discover New Zealand's heart. Auckland is a city of volcanoes that gave birth to a rather beautiful and multicultural civilisation in the Oceanic region; a dainty city that has the biggest Polynesian population than any city in the world. When in Auckland, visit its beautiful beaches and its Volcanic Field, the Bay of Islands, and other areas.

Madrid – The original regal and passionate city that is home to fire, flamenco, and bull fights and great food, Madrid is the unassuming, energetic, and confident city of Spain. Those who have lived here will tell you stories about its wonders: its architecturally-satisfying streets, its tasteful bars and restaurants, and its history – that have circumnavigated the whole world and back.

How to get out

The main airport of Chile is the Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, located in the city of Santiago. It is the biggest aviation facility and the busiest international air passenger gateway to the country, handling flights to destinations in Europe, the Americas, and stretching as far as Oceania. Airlines that serve the airport include Aerolineas, Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, Avianca, KLM, LAN, and many others.

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