Chile stretches from the extraordinary landscapes of the Atacama Desert in the North to the dramatic glaciers and granite towers of Patagonia in the South. Our suggested Chile holiday itinerary combines these extremes of Chile with a few days in Santiago. We can extend this Chile holiday to include the Salt Flats of Uyuni in Bolivia, the Lake District, Easter Island or through the Beagle Channel to Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn.
Highlights: Santiago – Atacama Desert – Torres del Paine
Arrive into Santiago and transfer to your hotel. The Chilean capital is a modern metropolis with a backdrop of the Andes. The city has around 30 museums and about 40 art galleries, including the Chilean Museum of Pre-Colombian Art. Barrio Brasil is a lively area of bars, restaurants and cafes.
In the morning, enjoy a city tour of the historic centre of Santiago. Afternoon transfer to the Maipo valley, where you will have a tour of the Concha y Toro vineyard which was originally founded in 1883. Today Concha y Toro is the largest exporter of Chilean wine.
Transfer to Punta Arenas airport in time for your flight back to Santiago. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel in the Chilean capital.
Optional full-day tour to Isla Negra, which was home to Chile’s Nobel prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda, or alternatively to the Bohemian coastal port city of Valparaiso.
Fly from Santiago to Calama and transfer to your hotel located about a mile outside of San Pedro de Atacama. During your stay in Atacama there are a full choice of activities and excursions included.
Time at leisure to enjoy the activities at your hotel. The hot springs, Moon Valley and Flamingo Reserve in the Atacama Salt Falts, or if you are interested in stargazing a visit to the Ahlarkapin Observatory is a must.
Chile offers a range of hotels from three star accommodation to small boutique hotels to five star chains according to your budget. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made Chile holiday.
The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Chile holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your own particular requirements for this holiday – please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Chile holiday.
If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your Chile holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.
We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your tailor-made Chile holiday plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from your tailor-made Chile holiday.