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Lakes & Landscapes of Chile

Santiago, Chiloe, Puerto Varas & Torres del Paine

Taking in the best of both northern and southern Patagonia, this two-week journey will take you to the mysterious island of Chiloé, to the base of the iconic Torres del Paine massif and to the shores of Chile's beautiful Lake District, staying in luxury.

At a Glance

  • Diverse Chilean adventure tour of Patagonia's Northern and Southern regions

  • Great location of Santiago hotels means proximity to best restaurants

  • Sample one of the famous Curantos in Chiloé

  • Discover Chiloé's deep-rooted maritime culture

  • Fantastic guiding at Explora Patagonia in the heart of Torres del Paine National park

Off the beaten track, Adventure, Couples, Culture

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.

Description

Your adventure begins with three nights in the cosmopolitan city of Santiago at the elegant Ritz Carlton, which is located in one of the city's most upscale neighborhoods and close to some of Santiago's best restaurants and bars. Check out the wonderful colonial old town or head out to sample Chile's finest wines in the valleys outside the city. Climb Cerro San Cristobal for a stunning view of the city or check out one of the city's many museums.

Continuing south, fly to Castro where you will embark upon your discovery of the mystical Chiloé island, crossing one of Chile's many lakes to reach the remote Tierra Chiloé. Immerse yourself in the magical maritime culture of this unique island, explore its many fjords and waterways by boat and check out its UNESCO world heritage churches. Tierra Chiloé offers brilliant excursions and day trips, from trekking, biking and horseback riding to boat trips and cultural activities, the perfect way to explore the diversity of the Island.

Next, you will be transferred by boat and then road to Quincho Country Home, a stunning and exclusive property surrounded by four hectares of woodland and gardens, perfectly based near Puerto Varas to enjoy Chile's Lake district and the numerous activities on offer in the region. Trek to your heart's content, enjoy the thrill of white-water rafting and kayak on the calm waters for a more gentle way to experience the beautiful scenery.

Fly south to Punta Arenas where you will be met by staff from Explora Patagonia, who will take you to the hotel located on the shore of Lake Pehoe, right in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Site. Explora Patagonia offers an all-inclusive program including all meals, daily excursions, open bar of house drinks and wines and the use of the spa facilities. Explora is renowned for its spectacular guiding and the highly trained staff will accompany you on excursions within the park, trekking and riding through awe-inspiring scenery. This area of epic natural beauty is the ultimate way to end your trip; fly back up to Santiago on a high to connect with your flight back home.

The itinerary below can be tailored completely to suit your requirements. Please contact our specialists to discuss how you can add on time in Argentina or spend more time exploring Patagonia.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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Fly to Santiago
3 nights

Santiago, Chile

Ritz Carlton Santiago
Fly to Puerto Montt
3 nights

Ferry and road transfer to Chiloé

Tierra Chiloé
2 nights

Near Puerto Varas, Chile

Quincho Country Home
Fly to Punta Arenas
4 nights

Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile

Explora Patagonia Hotel Salto Chico
Fly home from Santiago

Location & Directions

Santiago, Chiloe, Puerto Varas & Torres del Paine

Fly into Santiago, where you'll take a short road transfer to the Singular Hotel in the Lastarria neighborhood. Then you will fly south to Puerto Montt where you will be transferred by road and ferry to Tierra Chiloé in the beautiful Lake District. Next head to Quincho Country home near Puerto Varas on the shores of Lake Llanquihue. Return to Puerto Montt to then fly south to Punta Arenas for your Patagonian adventure. Fly back to Santiago for the final hop home.

When to go

Due to its length and topography, Chile’s Southern region and the Lake district have different climates:

Chiloé is a year round destination, but there is likely to be better weather between November and March, when the sun makes an appearance between the rainclouds. Chiloé is a notoriously rainy, foggy place particularly along its pacific coast, something which only adds to the mysticism of the place.

For Patagonia, early summer (November) can be lovely, and in late summer and autumn (March) the colors are stunning. But if you’re planning to go riding in the open steppes, midsummer is wonderful. In the peak summer months of January and February the trails in the park are much busier at this time. At any time of year, Torres del Paine has its own microclimate: unpredictable. Expect four seasons in one day.

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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.

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