Chile Highlights

With a landscape of extremes, Chile is a fascinating destination and this tour packs in the highlights and iconic views.

Chile Highlights

Experience everything Chile has to offer on this tour; from the dry arid northern deserts, the lush verdant rolling hills in the centre and dramatic mountain landscapes in the south. With a landscape of extremes, Chile is a fascinating destination and this tour packs in the highlights and iconic views.
 
Santiago is a bustling city, framed by snow-capped mountains and with a cosmopolitan vibe. Savour the 360-degree spectacular views from Sky Costanera, the city’s highest viewpoint. Brimming with restaurants, cafes and fascinating museums which sit alongside pretty, bohemian neighbourhoods, Santiago is the perfect place to begin your journey through Chile. 
 
Continue through the sweeping desert of northern Chile towards San Pedro de Atacama. Fall for the extraordinary landscapes on show here; from the funnels of the El Tatio Geysers, shooting steam into the sky from bubbling geothermal pools to Moon Valley, with its unusual rock formations akin to a faraway lunar scene.
 
Indulge in a relaxing wine break at La Casona at Matetic Winery, sampling their range of fine blends. Windswept Patagonia and Torres del Paine National Park in the far south of the country offer breath-taking sights - superb lakes and rivers, crystalline glaciers and wide, sweeping plains. A truly pristine wilderness. 
 
UK - Santiago
    DAY 01

    UK - Santiago


    Board your direct overnight flight to Santiago with British Airways.
    Santiago
      DAY 02

      Santiago

      Santiago

      Check into your Santiago hotel, the Lastarria. Situated within the neighbourhood of the same name, the hotel’s building dates back to 1927, and inside you’ll find plush boutique-style rooms. Nearby your hotel you’ll find a great range of galleries, museums, restaurants and shops. This evening, enjoy a light meal served in the hotel’s bar-lounge after an evening swim in the pool. Accommodation Options

      Santiago
        DAY 03

        Santiago

        Santiago

        Today you will explore Chile’s capital city with a local guide. Santiago is home to 40% of the country’s population, and it’s a bustling place full of life and variety. Pass through picturesque parks, take in the panoramic skyline punctuated by snowy Andean mountains, wander through fascinating museums or sip a refreshing drink at one of the city’s many charming cafés. Accommodation Options

        Santiago - Calama - San Pedro de Atacama
          DAY 04

          Santiago - Calama - San Pedro de Atacama

          Atacama Desert

          Located in the far north of Chile is San Pedro de Atacama, an oasis town and base for adventures in the jaw-dropping desert landscapes. Check into Tierra Atacama – a boutique lodge built with adobe walls to honour the traditions of the local area. Fully-inclusive, the lodge can arrange a variety of excursions and activities for guests to explore the area. Accommodation Options

          Atacama Desert
            DAY 05

            Atacama Desert

            Atacama Desert

            Spend the next two days experiencing the Atacama Desert; choose from the wide range of activities that can be arranged from the lodge and take in the wonderful landscapes. One of our favourite places to soak in the stunning surroundings is Moon Valley, an amazing geological formation that’s reminiscent of a lunar landscape. We also recommend a visit the shimmering high altitude lagoons of Aguas Calientes and Tuyajto.

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            atacama desert
              DAY 06

              Atacama Desert

              Atacama Desert

              Head out today on your chosen excursions. We recommend getting up early and visiting the El Tatio Geysers. Located at 4320m, this geyser field is home to over 80 gurgling geysers and hundreds of gassy fumaroles. It is an exceptional site to see as the sun rises. The picturesque town of San Pedro de Atacama is also worth exploring, the adobe village boasts tree-lined plazas and a postcard-perfect church as well as many restaurants and handicraft shops.

               

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              chilean winelands
                DAY 07

                Chilean Winelands

                The Central Valley and Wineries

                Travel by road to Calama for your flight to Santiago. Just over an hour from the airport, head to La Casona de Matetic wine lodge, set in the tranquil Valle del Rosario for a 2 night stay. The guesthouse is located in the heart of the Chilean wine region, and offers a uniquely intimate atmosphere with ten  rooms and a cosy restaurant. Tonight, enjoy pre-dinner drinks and snacks by the fire in the hotel’s living room.

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                chilean winelands
                  DAY 08

                  Chilean Winelands

                  The Central Valley and Wineries

                  Today is a full day to explore the hotel and the lovely natural surroundings. Take a morning tour by bike or horseback and explore the native forest with its many viewpoints. This afternoon, indulge in a wine-tasting experience at the Matetic winery -  discover your favourite Corralillo or EQ wine, a rich smooth Syrah or a fresh, vibrant coastal Sauvignon blanc.

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                  Santiago - Punta Arenas - Torres del Paine
                    DAY 09

                    Santiago - Punta Arenas - Torres del Paine

                    Patagonia

                    Today you will fly south before driving through picturesque Chilean Patagonia. Your next three nights will be spent on the perimeters of the stunning Torres del Paine National Park at the Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, which overlooks Lake Sarmiento, blending effortlessly into the terrain. Inside the rooms and suites are decorated stylishly and the hotel boasts a cosy atmosphere throughout, as well as gorgeous views out over the park.

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                    Torres del Paine
                      DAY 10

                      Torres del Paine

                      Patagonia

                      Spend the next two days exploring the vast wilderness of the national park. At Tierra Patagonia all your excursions are included and you can choose from a variety of different trips and adventures. Led by experienced and knowledgeable guides, trips available include scenic half-day walks, horse riding and boat trips down the Serrano river. You can also enjoy a guided tour of Estancia Cerro Guido.

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                      torres del paine
                        DAY 11

                        Torres del Paine

                        Patagonia

                        There is so much to see and do in the Torres del Paine National Park, choose from visits to nearby lakes and glaciers, easy to arduous treks and excursions in 4X4 to dramatic viewpoints. Wildlife is abundant in this area, spot anything from guanacos to the Andean condor, foxes and pumas

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                        Torres del Paine - Punta Arenas – Santiago
                          DAY 12

                          Torres del Paine - Punta Arenas – Santiago

                          Santiago

                          Travel overland to Punta Arenas for your flight back to Santiago. Close to many excellent restaurants, enjoy your final night in Santiago before heading home tomorrow

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                          Santiago - UK
                            DAY 13

                            Santiago - UK


                            You have the morning to do some last minute souvenir shopping or exploring, before transferring to the airport for your return flight.