Start your journey in the cosmopolitan city of Santiago before flying up to Chile’s Atacama desert. As you travel across into Bolivia’s southern Altiplano, you will witness spectacular geysers, snow-peaked volcanoes and colourful mineral-rich lagoons that are home to rare flamingos. Discover the stunning Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia’s colonial heartlands and the world’s highest capital city, La Paz. The tour concludes with a two-night stay in the historic seaport city of Valparaiso.
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Fly to Santiago with British Airways (regional connections available). (N)
Morning arrival and transfer to the Plaza San Francisco Hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon is at
leisure to relax or visit the Costanera viewing platform for views of the city and the Andes.
This morning explore the cathedral and main square of Santiago on a tour of the city.
Afternoon at leisure or optional visit to a nearby winery or the Pre-Columbian Museum. (B)
Early morning flight to Calama and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama for 2 nights at the
hotel Poblado de Kimal. Afternoon excursion to the Valley of the Moon to see the
mesmerising change of colours at sunset. (B)
Day at leisure. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to El Tatio Geysers, the Atacama
salt lake or Machuca village. (B)
Travel overland into Bolivia passing through a landscape of deserts, mountains, volcanoes
and colourful lakes. Spend 2 nights in a salt hotel, constructed entirely from blocks of salt.
Explore the salt flats and its stunning scenery by 4x4. Visit the salt museum in Colchani,
Ojos de Agua geysers and Inka Wasi island, located in the heart of the salt flats and covered
in giant cacti. After lunch, discover the ancient Coquesa mummies on the slopes of the
Tunupa volcano, before returning to your hotel. (B,L,D)
Drive to the whitewashed colonial city of Sucre and visit the silver-mining town of Potosi
en route. Stay 2 nights at the charming Parador Santa Maria la Real. (B,L)
Explore the city, visiting its 16th-century churches and colourful indigenous markets.
Afternoon at leisure.(B)
Fly to La Paz, a bustling city with a dramatic setting. Stay 2 nights at Hotel La Casona. (B)
Take a guided tour of the city, including the colonial centre, the witch doctors’ market, and
a visit to the unique rock formations at the nearby Moon Valley. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Fly to Santiago and drive to Chile’s historic city of Valparaiso. Stay 2 nights at Fauna Hotel.
Explore the colourful hills with its numerous funicular elevators and labyrinth of alleys.
Visit the house of Pablo Neruda. (B)
Transfer to Santiago. Overnight flight to London with British Airways. (B)
Morning arrival in London (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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Fauna Hotel is situated on the hillside in Cerro Alegre neighbourhood, just a short walk from the Reina Victoria funicular and a selection of restaurants, cafes and bars. The property mixes minimalist yet cosy decor with parquet floors, wooden panelling and exposed stone and brick walls. There are 16 rooms and a rooftop restaurant / bar and terrace that offers superb views over the city and...
Located 16km from the airport, the Hotel Plaza San Francisco is situated on the busy O'Higgins Avenue in the heart of the city's downtown area. This elegant hotel has traditional decor, with richly coloured fabric wallpaper, oriental rugs and subdued lighting. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant serving award-winning cuisine, a bar, swimming pool, fitness centre and...
Hotel Poblado de Kimal is a pleasant, rustic-style, property situated in the heart of San Pedro de Atacama. There are 21 charming wood and adobe cabañas, offering simple yet comfortable accommodation. Each cabaña has its own small terrace and is set amid an old orchard, with wooden walkways linking the accommodation with the main building.The property has a small outdoor pool with a cascade and the restaurant is located just around the corner from the main...
La Casona Hotel Boutique is situated close to Plaza San Francisco in the heart of La Paz. This converted colonial property features an interior courtyard with a fountain and attractive exposed stonework, wooden beams and colourful walls. The 25 rooms have parquet floors, private balconies and en suite bathrooms. There is a restaurant and free wireless internet...
The Luna Salada Hotel is located on the banks of the huge salt lake and is made almost entirely of salt, right down to tables and chairs, a truly unique and bizarre experience. The restaurant offers views of the salt...
The Parador Santa Maria la Real is a small colonial property in Sucre. Each room is individually decorated in the local style yet with modern comforts, and the hotel has the feel of a family home. Facilities include a coffee shop and a terrace. For lunches and evening meals, room service is available or dinner can be taken in the...
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BCH2017: 12 Nights
The cosmopolitan capital of Chile is a buzzing metropolis set against the spectacular backdrop of the snow-capped Andes.