Explore Chile's highlights: Santiago, Valparaiso, the Atacama Desert, the Lake District, and Torres del Paine National Park.

Highlights of Chile MapDepartures: Daily

Length: 15 days / 14 nights

Destinations: Santiago / Valparaiso / Atacama Desert / Lake District / Patagonia / Torres del Paine National Park

Highlights: Tour the UNESCO World Heritage city of Valparaiso, visit the undeniably beautiful landscapes of the Atacama Desert with visits to Tatio Geyser field, tour the best of the Lake District and spot penguins, stay within the Torres del Paine National Park on a full-board inclusive stay and conclude the tour with a visit to a winery near Santiago. The ultimate holiday to Chile's most iconic destinations.

Price: from £3680 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 superior or luxury accommodation, or to tailor this holiday itinerary please Contact Us.

Holiday Itinerary

Arrive in Santiago in the morning, we will meet you and escort you to your hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a city tour throughout Chile's capital first visiting the central downtown region to discover 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.

Meals: None

Overnight: Hotel in Santiago

Our Valparaiso tour starts with a visit to Viña del Mar, known as Chile's "garden city" because of 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.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Santiago

This morning fly from Santiago north to the city of Calama from where we will 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 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

Journey on a full day excursion to experience the incomparable beauty of the lagoons and lakes of the high-altitude region of the Atacama desert. The day begins with a visit to the traditional Chilean town of Toconao before continuing towards the stunning Chaxa Lagoon on the Atacama salt flat, a habitat for pink flamingos. The journey continues to an altitude of 4500m above sea level and concludes with the highlight of the day as you enter the Flamingos National Reserve to visit Meñiques and Miscanti Lagoons which are flanked by impressive volcanoes. Lunch is included in a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama

Depart very 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 take a flight from Calama in Chile's northern Atacama region to Puerto Montt in the heart of Chile's Lake District. From Puerto Montt we will escort you to the delightful lakeside town of Puerto Varas, your home for the next few days, with its incredible views of Osorno Volcano and picturesque setting.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Puerto Varas

Full day tour journey by road from Puerto Varas to the delightful village of Ensenada from where you will set off on foot to climb up a section of the stunning Osorno Volcano, a beautiful volcano with a typical iconic conical shape. During the walk you will stop to admire the nature and the view before reaching the Osorno Volcano Ski and Mountain Centre. From here you will continue to the Petrohue Waterfalls to admire the river and waterfalls as well as the crystalised lava shapes formed over centuries of volcanic eruptions. The tour concludes at Todos los Santos Lake before returning to Puerto Varas.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Puerto Varas

Fabulous excursion to the beautiful Chiloe Island. The day starts with a road journey south from Puerto Varas to Pargua village to embark on a ferry crossing to the island. On the island enjoy stops at Caulin Beach and a local bird sanctuary before arriving at the picturesque city of Ancud to visit the Plaza de Armas, museum and San Antonio fortress with its incredible views. At Puñihuil Beach nearby you will then board a boat to enjoy a cruise to spot Humbolt and Magellan penguin species that live on nearby islets - this is the only known location where both species live together.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Puerto Varas

This morning you will fly from Puerto Montt to the town of Punta Arenas in Patagonia where you will meet your Patagonia guide before travelling by road deep into Patagonia to the Rio Serrano Hotel located within the Torres del Paine National Park. This region is home to iconic granite towers and is one of the most beautiful and barren regions of Patagonia. Here you will enjoy a three-night fully inclusive full board stay including excursions to maximise your enjoyment and experiences within this fabulous landscape. 

Meals: Breakfast, Evening Meal

Overnight: Rio Serrano Patagonia Hotel, Torres del Paine National Park

Option: If you prefer alternative accommodation in Torres del Paine then we can include a range of options including Las Torres Patagonia, Tierra Patagonia, Singular Patagonia and Patagonia Camp. Please enquire for further information.

We ensure you experience Torres del Paine National Park in the best possible way: with a full board fully-inclusive excursions package. Choose from a range of excursions provided by your lodge including scenic walks, hikes, horse riding and overland vehicle journeys all within the incredible 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 Patagonia Hotel, Torres del Paine National Park

Enjoy a further day of fully inclusive excursions at the Rio Serrano in Torres del Paine National Park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Meal

Overnight: Rio Serrano Patagonia Hotel, Torres del Paine National Park

Return by road to the town of Punta Arenas, the capital of this region of Chile, and in the afternoon enjoy a city tour of this delightful 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

This morning we will escort you from your hotel to Punta Arenas airport for a return flight to Santiago. In Santiago we will escort you to your hotel where the remainder of the day is free time for you to explore Chile's vibrant capital city.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel in Santiago

This morning journey from Santiago to the Maipo Valley, a famous wine region in Chile, to visit the Concha y Toro Winery, one of the best and most famous wineries in Chile. Here you will tour the winery including 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: Hotel in Santiago

At the appropriate time for your international flight we will escort you to Santiago international airport for your return flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: N/A

Included

  • Four domestic flights within Chile (Santiago - Calama / Calama - Puerto Montt / Puerto Montt - 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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