Highlights of Chile

Atacama Desert, Santiago, Torres del Paine and Winelands

From $6900 per person in low season
From $8700 per person in high season

based on 11 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

  • Shared transfers

  • Full Board and activities at Alto Atacama

  • Full Board and activities at Patagonia Camp

  • Full Board and activities at Matetic Vineyards

  • Private transfers in Santiago

  • Shared transfers in Atacama and Patagonia

  • Daily Breakfast at The Singular Santiago

per person based on 2 people sharing

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At a Glance

  • A great first-time introduction to Chile's diverse and spectacular landscapes

  • A wonderfully varied combination of desert adventure, wine and wild Patagonia

  • Stay in carefully selected properties that allow you to experience each destination fully

  • This itinerary combines well with most of South America, so think about adding another country

  • Best time to travel is October to April

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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. 

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. The wine harvest takes place in March.

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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

A wonderful introduction to Chile, staying in iconic lodges and exploring some of the country's most spectacular regions, including the otherworldly Atacama Desert, spellbinding Torres del Paine National Park and the serene wine country.

  1. Fly to Calama (via Santiago)

  2. Days 1-4: 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. There is an extensive excursion menu on offer and expert guides ensure that your stay is tailored to your interests. This could include walking through breath-taking lunar landscapes, gazing towards infinity across the mighty salt pans and towering volcanoes, soaking in hot springs and marvelling at the power of the bubbling El Tatio geysers.

    Accommodation: Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa (3 nights)

  3. Days 4-6: Santiago

    Return to Santiago and spend a couple of nights in the buzzing Chilean capital, a city with a thriving culinary scene. We’ve included a private city walking tour with an expert guide, who will take you around Santiago’s diverse districts, telling you about its fascinating history and geography. In the evening, dine in one of its many great restaurants over a glass of fine Chilean red.

    Accommodation: The Singular Santiago (2 nights)

  4. Days 6-10: Torres del Paine

    From here, journey to the deep south of Chile, flying to Punta Arenas, the gateway to the Torres del Paine National Park with its breathtakingly beautiful landscapes. We think this is perhaps the most impressive national park in all of South America. Here, the continent falls away in a dazzling explosion of imposing glaciers, deep blue lakes, iridescent icebergs, waterfalls and spectacular jagged peaks. Stay in a luxury yurt just outside the park whilst enjoying a whole host of exciting outdoor activities from trekking, kayaking, fishing and horse riding to mountain biking and glacier visits.

    Accommodation: Patagonia Camp (4 nights)

  5. Days 10-12: Santiago and 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: La Casona at Matetic Vineyards (2 nights)

  6. Fly home

    Drive back to Santiago to catch your international flight home.

Location

Atacama Desert, Santiago, Torres del Paine and Winelands

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