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Stuck 7 hours at the airport

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San Diego
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Stuck 7 hours at the airport

Is it reasonable to consider a tour operator to pick us up at the airport and see some of the sights of Santiago between planes?

Puerto Varas, Chile
posts: 450
reviews: 82
1. Re: Stuck 7 hours at the airport

an hour to get off the plane, through customs, (if it's quick)

(domestic flights much quicker)

show up 2 hours before...

you've got 4 hours left.

you could probably swing some sights

San Diego
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reviews: 3
2. Re: Stuck 7 hours at the airport

Thanks Do you have any ideas of a tour company/individual that would be interested?

Toronto, Canada
Destination Expert
for Chile, Santiago
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reviews: 7
3. Re: Stuck 7 hours at the airport

Are you visiting Chile? If not then you will have to pay the reciprocity fee for your 4-5 hours visit to Santiago, US$160.00

San Diego
posts: 12
reviews: 3
4. Re: Stuck 7 hours at the airport

Coming from Buenos Aires with the 7 hour layover at the airport before heading for USA. Forgot about that fee; will I have to pay it as a transit passenger? Really appreciate your time.

The Chilean Central...
Destination Expert
for Chile
posts: 1,586
5. Re: Stuck 7 hours at the airport

Assuming your bags are checked through to the US, if you leave the international transit area, you will have to pay. By the time you factor in transport time and reclearing passport control during the busier evening hours, it will not be worth it IMO.

San Diego
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6. Re: Stuck 7 hours at the airport

Truly appreciate your opinions! Many thanks to you 3.

7. Re: Stuck 7 hours at the airport

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