April 19-22, 2016 - Puerto Varas, Chile

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Important dates

Arrrival in Puerto Varas: April 18, 2016
School starts: April 19, 2016
School finishes: April 22, 2016
Departure from Puerto Varas: April 22, 2016


Hotel Cabannas del Lago, Puerto Varas, Chile


We offer FREE accomodation to all participants.

Rooms are in double or triple beds.

All rooms contain modern facilities, e.g., LCD TV with cable, Wi-Fi internet connection, mini-bar, safety deposit box and electronic door.

Travel information

How to get there ?

The most convenient way of getting to Puerto Varas is to take a flight to El Tepual International Airport, Puerto Montt (22 minutes distance).

If you come from abroad, the easiest way to reach Puerto Montt is to fly via Santiago.

There is also bus trip from Santiago to Puerto Varas (about 10 hours).

More information coming soon on transfer from airport to hotel.

What about Visas ?

As of February of 2015, citizens of the following countries need a passport as identification but a visa is NOT required to enter Chile for a stay of 30-90 days (depending on the country of citizenship):

List of countries that do NOT require a visa

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mauritius,Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Tonga, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Special cases

Citizens from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay may travel to Chile using just their national identity card.

Some nationals have to pay a fee upon arrival:

Albania - US$30 Australia - US$95
Canada - US$132 Mexico - US$32
New Zealand - US$134 Suriname - US$25

All other nationalities must contact the Chilean consulate for an application to obtain a visa.


Patricio Rojo
Departamento de Astronomia
Universidad de Chile
Casilla 36-D
Santiago, Chile

EDP Sciences
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