Safety in Chile
Due to stable government and economics, and a strong police force, Chile is a very safe place to visit in South America. But in Santiago, pickpocketing is common. Use common sense while traveling in Chile, just as you would in any other location. We recommend that you leave valuable jewelry & watches at home, as well as expensive electronics. Carry a money belt, use the hotel safe to hold your passport and other important documents, and be aware of your surroundings. If you’re going out at night, stay in a group; better if you can go with a trusted local or tour guide. Be especially careful of your surroundings when withdrawing cash from an ATM.
All our tours include professional tour guides, and we will arrange all transportation, transfers, hotels, and tours that we know personally and recommend highly.
For US Citizens, the State Department recommends bookmarking the Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts page, following their Twitter and Facebook accounts, and/or downloading their free Smart Traveler App through iTunes to stay up-to-date on travel warnings and news. They also offer useful tips for traveling safely abroad.
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has some recommendations on traveling safely in Chile.