Classic Chile Highlights

16 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:

 

£6,395pp

3-4 star & low season

£8,570pp

4-5 star & mid-high season

 

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Day 1
Fly to Santiago overnight.
Day 2
Welcome to Chile! You'll be greeted by our friendly representatives and transferred into Santiago, a fascinating city full of history, impressive architecture and leafy parks.
Day 3
Your private guide will meet you for a tour of Santiago. Climb or take a gondola to the summit of San Cristobal for sensational views over the city and mountains.
Day 4
Fly three hours to the southern city of Punta Arenas. Meet your driver for a five-hour journey to the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park, your home for the next four nights.
Day 5
Certain activities and meals are often included during your stay. Make the most of expert guides who are on hand to help you explore the highlights of the park: whether on foot, by car, boat or on horseback.
Day 6
Continue exploring the Torres del Paine National Park. Hike the full day trip to the base of the three granite peaks that tower over the park.
Day 7
Continue exploring the Torres del Paine National Park. The vast open landscapes are otherworldly - keep your eyes peeled to see the wildlife that roams through the park and flies overhead.
Day 8
Fly back to civilisation today. On arrival, spend a couple of hours transferring to the vibrant coastal town of Valparaiso for a two-night stay.
Day 9
Spend a morning with your guide exploring the colourful 'cerros' or hillsides of Valparaiso while learning about the history and culture of the area. Spend the afternoon at your leisure.
Day 10
You will be transferred to Santiago Airport for your flights to the vast Atacama Desert, where you will stay for four nights.
Day 11
At leisure to explore the Atacama Desert. Perhaps visit the spectacular Moon and Death Valleys, followed by dinner in a restaurant in the charming adobe clay town of San Pedro de Atacama.
Day 12
At leisure to explore the Atacama Desert. Options include sunrise trips to the Taito Geysers and bubbling mud pools, imposing volcanoes and ancient petroglyphs carved into the mountains.
Day 13
At leisure to continue exploring the Atacama Desert. Take a trip to the impressive geysers which blow steam high into the sky.
Day 14
Fly to Santiago and transfer an hour west into the winelands for your final night in a boutique vineyard.
Day 15
Transfer back to Santiago Airport for overnight flight home.
Day 16
Welcome home!

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Take in some of Chile’s best known national parks with this itinerary, including Patagonia’s icy glaciers and glistening lakes alongside the otherworldly arid landscapes of the Atacama Desert. This sixteen-day adventure packs in the highlights and contrasts of Chile, making it an ideal trip for a first-time visitor.

The itinerary begins with time to catch your breath in a leafy neighbourhood of Santiago, a cosmopolitan city full of fascinating architecture and history, set against a dramatic mountain backdrop. Next stop is the remote Torres del Paine National Park for a chance to see outstanding glacier carved rock formations, windswept landscapes and the wildlife that roams freely throughout the area, from grazing llamas to the elusive puma. A world away in terms of experience, you’ll next visit the colourful port of Valparaiso where you’ll learn about the history and former grandeur of this once prosperous town. Head to the small town of San Pedro de Atacama to experience one of the driest desert landscapes in the world. To end on a high, your final night includes time for some well-earned relaxation in a boutique vineyard retreat on the outskirts of Santiago.

1 night on plane – 2 nights Santiago – 4 nights Torres del Paine National Park – 2 nights Valparaiso – 4 nights Atacama Desert – 1 night Winelands – 1 night on plane


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