Discover the landscapes and people of Chile on a classic holiday itinerary.

classic chileDepartures: Daily

Length: 12 days / 11 nights

Destinations: Santiago / Valparaiso / Atacama Desert / Patagonia

Highlights: On this popular holiday you will explore Chile's vibrant capital city and visit the famous Concha y Toro winery, visit the UNESCO World Heritage city of Valparaiso, appreciate the beauty and scenery of the Atacama Desert including the tatio geysers, and enjoy an inclusive stay in a lodge hotel within the iconic Torres del Paine National Park.

Price: from £3390 per person

Single Person Supplement: £POA

Price Information: Based on 2 people travelling and sharing a double or twin room in our selected hotel accommodation. See our Chile hotels for more information on accommodation. For a quote based on alternative accommodation, or to tailor this holiday itinerary please Contact Us.

Holiday Itinerary

Arrive in Chile's capital city Santiago in the morning. We will meet you on arrival and escort you to your hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a city tour to discover the capital, visiting the central downtown region and the main Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral and Government Palace before visiting old bohemian Santiago and the famous landmark of San Cristobal Hill for incredible views of the Andes. Note: if you have an afternoon flight arrival add an extra night in Santiago to enjoy the city tour.

Meals: None

Overnight: Central hotel in Santiago

Full day tour to the coastal region near Santiago. Visit the "garden city" of Viña del Mar renowned for its beautiful beaches, flower gardens and parks, before continuing to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Valparaiso where you will explore this vivid 16th century city to admire its fascinating architectural style and the colourful homes and buildings dotted around the hills surrounding the central port. After the tour we will escort you back to your hotel in Santiago.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Central hotel in Santiago

This morning we will escort you back to Santiago airport for a domestic flight north to the city of Calama. Here we will meet you and escort you to your hotel in the famous traditional town of San Pedro de Atacama. In the afternoon enjoy a tour to visit Salt Mountain, Death Valley (also known as Mars Valley) and Moon Valley in the Atacama Desert and to admire the sunset in this incredible landscape in the beautiful wilderness in this desert region of northern Chile.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama

Full day excursion to visit the beautiful lagoons and lakes of the Atacama desert. Starting the day with a visit to the traditional Chilean town of Toconao the tour continues to the high altitude region of the Atacama to visit the stunning Chaxa Lagoon on the Atacama salt flat. This is a popular grazing spot for pink flamingos and these graceful birds can be spotted here. The journey continues to an altitude of 4500m to enter the Flamingos National Reserve to visit Meñiques and Miscanti Lagoons, these stunning lakes are nestled among impressive conical volcanoes. Lunch is included in a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama

Depart early this morning to visit the impressive Tatio Geysers. This giant geyser field is best viewed at sunrise when the early morning rays rise over the Andes mountains and dance off the rising steam columns of the geysers. You'll embark on a guided walk among the geysers before being able to bathe in the natural waters if you wish. The return journey to San Pedro de Atacama passes the Torcopuri and Saiecabur Volcanoes, and the remainder of the afternoon is free time to explore the town.

Meals: Breakfast (boxed breakfast)

Overnight: Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama

This morning you will return to Calama airport for a flight to Punta Arenas (via Santiago), a wonderful town in the heart of Patagonia and the access point for the Torres del Paine National Park. If you are travelling on a clear day where possible choose a window seat (the left hand side usually has the better views) to have the chance to admire the stunning landscapes of Patagonia during the journey. On arrival in Punta Arenas you will meet your guide before travelling onward into Torres del Paine National Park and your lodge which is your fully inclusive full board accommodation for the next three nights.

Meals: Breakfast, Evening Meal

Overnight: Rio Serrano Hotel, Torres del Paine National Park

Option: We work with a wide range of hotel options so if you would prefer alternative accommodation in Torres del Paine National Park just let us know. Options include Las Torres Patagonia, Tierra Patagonia, Singular Patagonia and Patagonia Camp. Please enquire for further information.

We ensure you enjoy Torres del Paine in the best possible way: a fully-inclusive excursions package at your lodge accommodation Rio Serrano in Patagonia. Excursion options include scenic walks, hikes, horse riding and overland vehicle journeys and all options give you the opportunity to explore and admire the incredibly scenic Torres del Paine National Park. The lodge guides will be more than willing to help advise based on your specific interests.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Meal

Overnight: Rio Serrano Hotel, Torres del Paine National Park

Enjoy another day of inclusive excursions provided by the Rio Serrano Hotel in Torres del Paine National Park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Meal

Overnight: Rio Serrano Hotel, Torres del Paine National Park

This morning you will leave Torres del Paine and return by road to the town of Punta Arenas to enjoy a tour of the city. The tour begins at Cerro Mirador Hill for stunning views of the city, the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego Island, before continuing to visit the most important and historic sights within the city including the Museo Salesiano which explores the history of Patagonia and a visit to the historic Palacio Sara Braun traditional residence. Note that museums are closed on Mondays in Punta Arenas.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Punta Arenas

Today you will return to the Chilean capital city of Santiago. We will meet you at your hotel to escort you to Punta Arenas airport from where you will enjoy the return flight along the Andes north to Santiago. On arrival we will meet you and escort you to your hotel where the remainder of the day will be free time for you to explore this wonderful city.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Central hotel in Santiago

This morning travel from Santiago to the famous Maipo Valley to visit the Concha y Toro Winery, one of the best and most famous wineries in Chile. Here you will tour the colonial grounds, cellar and vineyards before enjoying a complimentary wine tasting. After the tour is concluded you will return to your hotel in Santiago.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Central hotel in Santiago

Today is your final day in Chile and at the appropriate time we will collect you from your hotel and escort you to Santiago airport for your return flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: N/A

Included

  • Three domestic flights within Chile (Santiago - Calama / Calama - Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas - Santiago)
  • All excursions
  • English-speaking guides for all excursions
  • Entry fees to all sites included in the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • All meals detailed
  • Transfers to / from airports or hotels as required
  • All transport and travel within Chile

Not Included

  • International flights to/from South America. We exclude international flights to give the option to compare flight pricing or use airmiles, however we can include and provide international flights as part of your holiday and any international flights booked through us would be ATOL-protected as part of your package with us. Depending on time of year, departure airport and airline preference flight prices start from around £600pp economy. If you would like us to quote on international flights just let us know your preferred departure airport when you enquire.

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ATOL PROTECTION

This is a flight-inclusive package holiday. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/atolcertificate.

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