This 19 day itinerary allows you to experience the real Chile with dramatic landscapes, exciting experiences and luxurious accommodation.
Chile In Depth starts in Santiago and takes you across to the picturesque Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. From this pretty coastal region you will head south into the Chilean lake district, where you can visit the lakes and volcanoes of Pucon, Puerto Varas and the beautiful Chiloe island before continuing to Torres del Paine National Park. The magnificent mountains and unique wildlife make this one of Chile’s most sought-after destinations. Your last stop will be the unusual moon-like vistas of the Atacama Desert, where you can spot bright pink flamingoes and enjoy stargazing in some of the clearest skies in the world. Finish back in Santiago for a last dose of luxury before flying home.
1 night in Santiago at the Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel
1 night in Valparaiso at the Hotel Palacio Astoreca with a private guided tour of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar
3 nights in Pucon at the Hotel &Beyond Vira Vira with all inclusive meals and activities
1 night in Puerto Varas at Hotel Cumbres
3 nights on Chiloe Island in the Tierra Chiloe Hotel with all inclusive meals and activities
3 nights in Torres del Paine at the Awasi Hotel with private guided tours of Torres del Paine National Park
2 nights in Santiago at the Hotel Le Reve with a private guided city tour of Santiago
3 nights in the Atacama Desert at the Hotel Awasi Atacama with private guided tours of the Atacama Desert
19 DAY ITINERARY
Fly to Santiago
Today you will board a plane at London Heathrow and take a direct flight to Santiago – the capital city of Chile.
Upon arrival in Santiago, a private guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel for the night. Once you have checked in, you will have some time to relax before being taken on a private tour of the city. You will visit the highlights of this fantastic city including the Plaza da Armas, the neighbourhood of Bellavista and the panoramic views over the city from atop San Cristobal Hill.
Suggested accommodation – Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel
Valparaiso & Vina del Mar
Today your guide will take you on a full day tour to experience the highlights of the coastal area close to Santiago. First, you will visit the city of Viña del Mar, also known as the Garden City, to explore the pretty avenues. Next, you will follow the coast to Renaca, one of Chile’s most famous beach towns where you will have an opportunity to enjoy a spot of sunshine. Continuing around the bay, you will come to the port city of Valparaiso. This colourful city has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2003, and your guide will show you popular attractions such as the San Luis Square, Paseo Atkinson alleyway and the El Perel lift. After a full day of seeing this unique and interesting region, your guide will take you to your hotel in Valparaiso.
Suggested accommodation – Hotel Palacio Astoreca
In the morning you will be taken by private transfer to Santiago airport for your flight to Valdivia. On arrival you will be transferred to the charming lake-side town of Pucon and your hotel for the next three nights.
Suggested accommodation – Hotel &Beyond Vira Vira
The next two days will be spent exploring Chile’s lake district via a selection of activities provided by your hotel. Snow-capped peaks surround beautiful lakes and the volcanoes that are dotted across the region are wonderfully photogenic. This pretty region is the perfect location for trekking, horse riding, kayaking and fly fishing.
Today you will take a private transfer to Puerto Varas where you will spend one night. This friendly town in the heart of the lake district is the gateway to the mysterious Isla de Chiloe and enjoys spectacular views of the nearby Osorno Volcano.
Suggested accommodation – Hotel Las Cumbres
Transfer to Chiloe Island
After breakfast, you will continue your private transfer onto the mysterious Chiloe Island, an area steeped in ancient folklore and unspoilt landscapes, where you will spend the next three nights.
Suggested accommodation – Tierra Chiloe Hotel & Spa
Chiloe Island is an area thick with mythology and folklore. Its rich history and unique wildlife make this region a fantastic and unusual place to visit. During these two days you can enjoy a selection of activities provided by your hotel. Take a trip to see the resident colony of penguins, or enjoy a boat ride spotting dolphins. The colourful UNESCO World Heritage churches of Chiloe are a must visit, and there’s miles of rocky coastline to explore. This remote region will truly make you feel like you’ve escaped from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Today you will catch your next flight to the southern part of Chile known as Patagonia. A private transfer will take you to the airport where you will board a flight to this region which is famous for its outstanding natural beauty. Upon arrival you will be taken by private transfer towards the famous Torres del Paine National Park and to your hotel where you will spend the next three nights.
Suggested accommodation – Awasi Patagonia
Torres del Paine
The next two days will be spent exploring the stunning Torres del Paine National Park via a selection of activities provided by your hotel. Enjoy trekking, on land or on ice, horse riding, visits to local estancias and boat trips to see glaciers. If you love the great outdoors, there are few places which will impress you more than here.
Fly back to Santiago
After breakfast you will take a private transfer to the airport followed by a flight back to Santiago where you will spend the night.
Suggested accommodation – Le Reve
The Atacama Desert
Today you will have a private transfer to the airport and take a flight to the Atacama Desert. On arrival your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for the next three nights.
Suggested accommodation – Awasi Atacama
Exploring the Atacama Desert
You will spend these days in the majestic Atacama Desert. Take part in tours and activities that are provided by your hotel including 4×4 excursions across high altitude lakes which are home to flamingos, horse riding in canyons and visits to hot springs. Sit back, relax and marvel at the striking landscape and peaks.
Last night in Santiago
Today you will return to the airport and take a flight to Santiago where you will spend your last night in this cosmopolitan city.
Suggested accommodation – Le Reve
Today a private transfer will take you to the airport for your international flight home.
This itinerary is priced at £12,530 per person
This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalised quote for you.
All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.
What’s included in the price:
All international and internal flights in economy class (Contact us for different classes or routings)
Private transfers throughout
1 night in Santiago at the Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel in a Deluxe room with breakfast
1 night in Valparaiso at the Hotel Palacio Astoreca in a Premium room with breakfast
3 nights in Pucon at the Hotel &Beyond Vira Vira in a Hotel Suites room with all inclusive meals and activities
1 night in Puerto Varas at Hotel Cumbres in a Superior room with breakfast
3 nights on Chiloe Island in the Tierra Chiloe Hotel in a Superior room with all inclusive meals and activities
3 nights in Torres del Paine at the Awasi Hotel in a Villas room with all inclusive meals and activities
2 nights in Santiago at the Le Reve hotel in a Deluxe room with breakfast
3 nights in the Atacama Desert at the Awasi Atacama Hotel in a Superior Suite with all inclusive meals and activities
Full day private guided city tour of Santiago with an English speaking guide and driver
Full day private guided tour of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar with an English speaking guide and driver
2 full days of activities in Pucon with an English speaking guide and driver;
2 full days of activities on Chiloe Island with an English speaking guide and driver
2 Full days of activities in Torres del Paine with an English speaking guide and driver
2 Full days of activities in the Atacama Desert with an English speaking guide and driver
The Palacio Astoreca Hotel was fully restored in 2012 and is located in the core of the historical city centre in Valparaiso, the most exclusive point in the natural amphitheatre overlooking the magnificent bay.