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Young couple travelling to Santiago

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Young couple travelling to Santiago


My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to south America for next year, we are heading to Peru for a few weeks and were thinking of heading down to chile for a bit (Santiago and then somewhere down south),

I was just wanting some information on what there is to do in chile for young people (22 years old) other than the good food and culture.

I'm not really interested in wine tours, museums etc, I'm looking for information more along the lines of hostels to meet other young people, good bars, resteraunts, day activities/tours tailored towards people of a younger age.

Or is maybe chile not what I'm looking for?

Any information or stories would be very appreciated.

Thanks heaps,


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1. Re: Young couple travelling to Santiago

Santiago has a very lively club scene, there are dozens of hostels and lots of great restaurants. One tour you might consider is the Pachama bus which runs tours, directed towards the younger crowd both to the north and south from Santiago. My niece took the northern tour last year and had a great time.

Good areas in Santiago are Lastarria-Bellas Artes, Bellavista, Providencia, Ave. Brasilia-Ricardo Cumming.

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2. Re: Young couple travelling to Santiago

two places in Chile that offer that in good quantities are San PEdro de Atacama and Pucon. one's the desert oasis, catering to a very wide range of mostly young people from around the world, with impressive tours, very fun bars, hostels, trips, etc.

the other is the place with the active volcano, white water rafting, kayaking, trekking, horseback trips, beach, lake, and an abundance of bars and party places...

Santiago can be great fun, but the circuit is a little more for those in the know than SPA and Pucon.

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3. Re: Young couple travelling to Santiago

Pucon is highly recommended. I have a connection with someone that runs a nice hostel if you're interested.

Edited: 12:16 am, November 26, 2010
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