Cities in Chile
Cheap Flights to Chile with Vayama starting at $ 386
The flavour of Chile is hot, spicy and enticing, so from when you first arrive on your cheap flights to Chile from Vayama, you will be amazed with the energy and sounds of this South American country. Spring, which is September to November, and autumn, March and April, are the best seasons to take flights to Chile because of the less extreme climates at those times of year.
A thin strip of land that runs almost half the length of the continent, Chile ranges from having some of the driest desert in the world to stormy Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip squashed between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Those flights to Chile bring you to experience snow-capped volcanoes or mesmerising seaports with inhabitants of pelicans and sea lions.
For travellers on flights to Chile it is the geography of this fascinating country that is often the draw. Many flock to the two national parks in the Pacific – the Juan Fernandez Islands and Easter Island. Robinson Crusoe Island is part of the former and is often inundated with those seeking treasure, while the unnerving giant statues, or moai, of which there are about 600, remain elusive as they gaze out to sea from their spot on Easter Island.
Once you have disembarked from your flights Chile has the Lake District to entice you. There are 12 lakes, magnificent waterfalls and wonderful hot springs to warm the soul. Scattered throughout with welcoming towns, you could spend your whole holiday here and still want more at the end.
Other sights to see after flights to Chile are the island of Chiloe with a national park and glorious beaches, the Parque Nacional Torres del Paine with challenging trekking at the end of the Andes, bohemian Valparaiso with a Mediterranean climate, and nearby Vina del Mar, one of South America’s most fashionable seaside resorts. Getting direct flights Chile bound is easy with Vayama!
Chilean Etiquette Tips
If you're visiting someone in Chile and you'd like to give them flowers, beware of what you give! By picking the wrong color you could be sending a bad message. Yellow roses indicate disrespect…yikes! Not a good gift! Purple and black flowers are generally used for mourning, so those should also be avoided.
Chilean culture is somewhat formal, but Chileans are, by nature, friendly. They dislike arrogance, so be humble and kind back to them. Below is a list of etiquette tips to help you out on your trip to Chile.
1. Dress Attire
- DO dress conservatively. Women will usually wear modest skirts or dresses and men will usually wear pants.
2. Table Manners
- DON'T sit until told where to sit. Women will usually sit before men.
- DON'T begin eating until the hostess invites everyone to start.
- DO rest your wrists at the edge of the table.
- DO finish everything on your plate.
- DON'T begin drinking until a toast has been made. The most common toast is "Salud!" During the toast, look at the person who is being toasted.
- DON'T use your left hand to pour wine.
- DO tip about 10%-15% in bars and restaurants.
4. Gift giving and Accepting Gifts
- DON'T give black or purple flowers or yellow roses.
- DON'T give scissors or knives as a gift. Those kinds of gifts indicate severing the relationship.
- DO open a gift upon receipt.
- DO shake hands upon meeting someone. The handshake should be hearty, accompanied by eye contact and a smile.
- DO understand that traditionally in Chile, some women may not shake hands with men. This is becoming less common these days, but keep it in mind.
- DON'T move to a first name basis until invited to.
6. Visitors Etiquette
- DO send flowers in advance to your host.
- DO bring dessert or wine.
7. Business Meeting
- DO have one side of your business card translated into Spanish.
- DO keep your business cards in good condition. A business card that's ripped or tattered might give a bad impression.
- DO be patient. Meetings may last a while.
- DO understand that decisions are not usually made during a meeting.
8. Socializing and Conversation
- DO be friendly and kind. Chileans don't like arrogance.
- DO be careful when discussing politics.
- DO note that most Chileans can speak and understand English.
- DON'T get upset if you're called a "gringo." Chileans tend to call all foreigners that.
Since English is so widely spoken and because Chileans
are so friendly, if you are ever in doubt about what to do or how to act,
just ask! Try to behave on the conservative side whenever possible, and
have a safe and wonderful trip to Chile!
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