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Chile in Style

Atacama, Santiago, Torres del Paine and Winelands

From $9600 per person in low season
From $12700 per person in high season

based on 12 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers in Santiago and the winelands

  • Shared transfers in Atacama and Patagonia

  • Full Board and activities at Explora Atacama

  • Full Board and activities at Explora Patagonia

  • Full Board at Hotel Casa Real

  • Daily Breakfast at The Singular Santiago

  • Half day privately guided food markets tour in Santiago

Price based on two people sharing

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At a Glance

  • An outdoors enthusiast's paradise, with excellent hiking and horse riding available throughout

  • Contrast the arid Atacama desert with the lakes and mountains of the Torres del Paine

  • Mix in some time soaking up the culture and colonial architecture in Santiago and the verdant landscapes of the wine country

  • Journey the length of Chile, taking in the varied and spectacular scenery

  • Stay at some of the best hotels available, including the Explora lodges in Atacama and Patagonia

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Due to its length and topography, Chile’s north, central and southern regions have different climates:

The north of Chile is a year round destination but its weather, particularly in the Atacama desert, is affected by the high altitude with temperatures fluctuating dramatically from day to night. In winter (June, July and August) the average temperature is 22ºC during the day and at night it drops to around 4ºC. In summer (December to February) the temperature varies between 30ºC during the day and 16ºC at night. There can be some rain between January-March.

Southern Patagonia is best visited from November to March when temperatures are milder but visitors should be prepared for strong winds and changeable weather at any time. It is worth considering traveling outside this time, especially rewarding in April (for autumn colors) or October (for spring flowers) because winds can drop significantly and there are fewer visitors in the National Parks.

The Central Valley enjoys a temperate Mediterranean climate from Mid-October to April with cooler temperatures and higher rainfall from May to September.

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Insider's View

For the ultimate adventure, add a few days in the Lake District or on Easter Island to this trip.

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

Chile has a wealth of dramatic landscapes to discover and this itinerary takes in some of the real highlights, including the spectacular Torres del Paine in Patagonia and the rugged Atacama Desert to the north, staying in unique and quality accommodations throughout.

  1. Fly to Santiago

  2. Days 1-5: San Pedro de Atacama

    On arrival to Santiago, board a connecting flight up to the north of Chile for a desert adventure in the Atacama. A 2-hour flight from Santiago brings you to Calama, from where you take a road transfer to the wonderful oasis town of San Pedro, the perfect base for making forays into the extraordinary desert landscapes. Explore the Valley of the Moon, geyser fields at El Tatio, watch flamingos congregate in the Altiplano lakes and enjoy some spectacular hiking, mountain biking and horse riding. The Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on earth and its arid atmosphere creates the clearest skies in the Southern Hemisphere; there’s no better place to take in some stargazing and admire the galaxies above.

    Accommodation: Explora Atacama Hotel de Larache (4 nights)

  3. Days 5-7: Santiago

    From here fly down to Santiago to enjoy the bright lights of this capital city, flanked by the Andean mountains. The city has undergone a gastronomic revolution in recent years. Explore the city and enjoy a gastronomic tour around local markets, learning about the heritage of some of Chile's best dishes. Spend your evening in any one of Santiago’s exciting and excellent restaurants, headed up by up-and-coming and innovative chefs.

    Accommodation: The Singular Santiago (2 nights)

  4. Days 7-11: Torres del Paine

    Your next stop is Patagonia to the south, visiting the spectacular Torres del Paine national park with its crystalline blue lakes and imposing granite peaks. The area is an outdoors paradise, with more than 50 guided hikes to get up close to the Patagonian terrain, horseback rides and countless photographic opportunities.

    Accommodation: Explora Patagonia Hotel Salto Chico (4 nights)

  5. Days 11-13: Central Valley

    Fly back to Santiago from where we suggest taking a couple of days to escape the city and gently explore Chile's beautiful wine country, the perfect place to unwind before returning home. Superb wines to taste, exquisite cuisine and a horseback ride through the vineyards make for a wonderful end to your journey.

    Accommodation: Hotel Casa Real (2 nights)

  6. Fly home from Santiago

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