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My love for South America started when I was living in Lima, Peru, and family and friends came to visit. That year I went to Machu Picchu 5 times! I do not have one drop of Latin blood in me, which is painfully obvious if you see me dance, and yet without realizing it for the past 15 years South America has been my home
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- from £5,599 PP
- 13 Nights
- Year round
- 15 hours from London / 10 hours New York
This 13 night journey through Chile will allow you to really explore the country and get out into nature to see its spectacular landscapes. You will start your trip in the cosmopolitan city of Santiago, you will have a city tour and head out to the close destinations of Valparaiso and the vineyards of the Colchagua Valley. You then fly south to spend 4 nights in the Torres Del Paine National Park, one of the most beautiful areas of Patagonia. Then you will head north to the Atacama Desert, a total contrast to Torres Del Paine. You will be in the desert for 4 nights with a wide range of activities on offer. See the desert by walking, on horseback or by bicycle accompanied by expert guides.
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- 4 x nights Santiago – including Breakfast
- 4 x nights Torres Del Paine – including Full Board and shared activities
- 5 x nights Atacama – including Full Board and shared activities
- 5 star accommodation throughout
- All transfers as listed in the itinerary
- Shared activities and entrance fees as listed in the itinerary
- English speaking guide
- Personalized itinerary that can be modified to suit your preferences
- 24/7 support from our dedicated staff
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Santiago
Welcome to Chile’s capital, Santiago, which is built in a valley with the backdrop of the snow-capped Andes mountains and the ocean. The city was founded in 1541 by the Spanish and the old colonial centre of the city is the Plaza de Armas filled with historical buildings.
On arrival in Santiago, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon you will have a city tour including the Pre Columbian Museum, a trip to the top of Cerro San Cristobal hill for incredible views over the city and a wine tasting experience.
Day 2 Valparaiso
Today your guide will meet you for a day exploring the coast. You will visit Isla Negra, the home of the Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda and then to Valparaiso for a city tour. Valparaiso is known for its colorful buildings and steep funiculars as well as the home of many artists, writers and musicians. The historic quarter of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site for its well-preserved architecture. You will return to Santiago in the late afternoon.
Day 3 Colchagua Valley
This morning your guide will meet you for a day of wine tasting and sightseeing in the Chilean wine region. You will travel to the renowned Colchagua Valley where you will visit two wine estates for tastings. The majority of wine produced in the area is red, particularly popular is Carménère, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. There will be a tour of the vineyard followed by lunch. After lunch, your guide will drive you back to Santiago for the night.
Day 4 Punta Arenas & Torres del Paine
You will check out of your hotel this morning and your driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight south to Punta Arenas. You will be met on arrival and transferred to Torres Del Paine National Park where you will spend the next four nights.
Located in Chile’s Patagonia region it is one of the most popular National Parks in the country. Torres Del Paine is dominated by the Paine mountain range and the Patagonian ice field, creating spectacular landscapes.
Day 5 - 7 Torres Del Paine National Park
Each day you will be able to choose from a wide range of activities in the park so you can appreciate its beauty, there are 16 hikes, 6 horseback excursions and boating trips to choose from.
Torres Del Paine has magnificent scenery and there are miles and miles of scenic trails for hiking that wind through dense forest, passing jewel-hued lakes, rushing rivers, and glistening blue glaciers. Lago Grey is one of its most famous land marks with its spectacular glacier, the ice carved valley of Valle Francés is a must for hikers and the distinctive three granite peaks of the Paine Massif are a real highlight.
Day 8 Santiago
Today you will leave Torres Del Paine and return to the airport at Punta Arenas for your flight back to Santiago. You will overnight in Santiago and we recommend you head out for dinner in the Old Town to soak up the atmosphere.
Day 9 San Pedro de Atacama
This morning you will be met by your driver who will transfer you to the airport for your flight north to Calama. You will be met and transferred to your hotel in the Atacama Desert where you will spend the next 4 nights.
The Atacama Desert is one of the world’s best destinations for stargazing due to its clear skies. During the day there is plenty to see too, the dry, isolated terrain boasts stunning, ever-changing hues in an array of reds, yellows, greens, and blues that stretch for 600 miles in the northern region of Chile. At Calle de la Luna, the ‘Valley of the Moon’ there are soaring sand dunes and rock formations that mimic the moon’s surface as the result of centuries of winds and floods.
Day 10-13 Atacama Desert
There are so many ways to explore this unique landscape. You can join tours that are hikes, horse riding, bike riding or car. The landscape is so varied that you can hike up mountains, visit geysers and hot springs, walk up sand dunes, bike ride to archaeological sites, explore the Andes Mountains and horse ride through landscapes reminiscent of the surface of Mars. Each day you can choose which activities you would like to join which will be guided by an experienced tour leader.
Day 14 Depart
Today you will return to Calama Airport to fly to Santiago and catch your onward connecting flight.
What's not Included
- As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them.
- Gratuities for local guides
- We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
- Visas if required
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