Published on July 17th, 2014 | by Mark Chesnut
TRAVEL DEALS: Big Discounts on Travel to Chile, Based on Your Age!
For this week’s roundup of the best Latin America travel deals, we look south to Chile. You can get discounts of up to 30% on hotels in Santiago and Valparaíso, as well as discounts that are pegged to your age (finally, a reason to be proud of how old you are!). Further south, special rates are available for participants and spectators who attend the International Patagonia Marathon. Read on for details.
And remember that U.S. travelers no longer need a visa to enter Chile, which makes getting here an easier and less expensive experience (here are the details about the new Chile visa rules).
Don’t forget: You can get some of the best rates on airlines, hotels, rental cars and cruises by using LatinFlyer’s own travel booking engine — it’s at the top right-hand side of this page, where it says “Save Big on Your Trip.” With one click, you can compare airfares and rates from more than 10 top travel sites, including Expedia, Orbitz and Travelocity. No more wasting time when you travel!
Santiago de Chile
The Deal: 20% discounts
What Makes It Cool: Save 20% on direct bookings at The Aubrey, an upscale boutique hotel in Santiago de Chile. The offer includes lodging, breakfast, complimentary pisco sour at the Piano Lounge and a daily afternoon tea services. (I stayed there a few years ago and wrote this review of the Aubrey Hotel.)
Valid for Travel: Through September 30, 2014.
Info & Reservations: www.theaubrey.com
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Hotel Palacio Astoreca
The Deal: Save 15% to 20%
What Makes It Cool: This Relais & Chateaux property, about one hour from Santiago de Chile, is offering savings of 15% off a one-night stay and 20% off the price of the second night. Offer includes lodging, breakfast and a wine and cheese tasting, as well as unlimited spa access featuring a sauna and heated pool. (It’s been a while since I’ve been to Valparaíso, and I’m dying to visit again. You can see some of my photos of the historic architecture of Valparaiso here.)
Valid for Travel: Through August 31, 2014.
Info & Reservations: www.hotelpalacioastoreca.com
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Santiago de Chile
The Deal: Your Age, Your Discount
What Makes It Cool: Getting older isn’t so bad after all, claims this hip hotel in the capital of Chile. With this deal, you pay a full rate for your first night, and then receive a discount equal to your age for additional nights (for example, if you’re 45 years old, you’ll get a 45% discount). A minimum two-night stay and maximum stay of four consecutive nights is required. Two people are allowed per room, and the package includes breakfast at Noso restaurant for one or two people. ID will be requested at check-in, so don’t try anything funny! (Again, it’s been a while since I’ve visited, but you can read my earlier review of the W Santiago.)
Valid for Travel: Stays booked and completed by February 28, 2015. (Promo code ALLNCL)
Info & Reservations: www.whotels.com
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Grand Hyatt Santiago
Santiago de Chile
The Deal: It’s the Season to Save
What Makes It Cool: Stay two nights at this Chile hotel and save 20%; save 30% when you stay three or more nights. (Read my long-ago review of the Grand Hyatt Santiago here. It’s definitely time for me to get back there!)
Valid for Travel: Through September 4, 2014. (Promo code SHSALE)
Info & Reservations: http://santiago.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/offers.html
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The Deal: Special rates for International Patagonia Marathon
What Makes It Cool: This Chile hotel is offering a special rate for runners, companions and press attendees who attend the International Patagonia Marathon, which takes place in September, in the Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia. For each runner, a tree will be planted in the Torres del Paine National Park through the Corre y Reforesta campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of preserving these areas and contribute to the reforestation of native trees in Chilean Patagonia. The Singular Patagonia opens on Friday, September 26 for the marathon, with a special rate for participants and attendees of $300 per room per night, including lodging and breakfast, plus $100 per person for roundtrip transfers to the start/finish line. (Check out the Top 5 Things to Know about Visiting Patagonia & Torres del Paine.)
Valid for Travel: September 26-27, 2014 (dates of the marathon)
Info & Reservations: www.thesingular.com