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Splendours of Chile

Group Tour | General Interest 15 Days & 12 Nights Lead-in price: £3595

Chile is an extraordinarily beautiful country, encompassing just about every type of landscape on Earth, from the arid desert of the north, through verdant lakes and pastures to the soaring peaks and glaciers of Patagonia. This expansive tour explores Chile’s spectacular desert, mountain scenery and Patagonian wilderness, and allows time to discover some fascinating Chilean traditions.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Watch the sun set over the Atacama desert
  • Private boat trip on Lake Todos los Santos
  • Stay inside the park at Torres del Paine
  • Visit a traditional Patagonia estancia
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 16 people (max 20)
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1-2: Fly to Santiago via São Paulo

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Santiago, via São Paulo, with LATAM Airlines. Morning arrival and transfer to the Hotel Plaza San Francisco for 2 nights. (N)

Day 3: Santiago

Morning tour of Santiago, including the cathedral, the historic main square, the central market and Sky Costanera, the tallest building in South America for views across the city and the Andes beyond. Afternoon drive into the countryside to the Undurraga vineyard for a tour and wine tasting. (B)

Day 4: Fly to Calama - San Pedro de Atacama

Early morning flight to Calama and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama for 3 nights at the Hotel Altiplanico. Afternoon excursion to the Valley of the Moon to see the mesmerising change of colours at sunset. (B)

Day 5: Atacama desert

Full-day journey into the spectacular desert landscape. Visit the Atacama salt flats, where pink flamingos may be seen, and stop at the small village of Toconao, with its white volcanic stone buildings. Continue to a traditional farm for lunch and visit Tebinquinche lagoon. (B, L)

Day 6: Atacama desert

Day at leisure or take an optional excursion to El Tatio geysers, the hot springs or the 17th century fortress of Pukara de Quitor. (B)

Day 7: Fly to Lake District via Santiago

Fly to Puerto Montt via Santiago and transfer to the town of Puerto Varas for 2 nights at Cabaña del Lago Hotel, set on the lake. (B)

Day 8: Lake District

In the morning visit Petrohué Falls and take a boat trip on Lake Todos los Santos. Afternoon drive up the lower reaches of the Osorno Volcano for views of the surrounding mountains. (B)

Day 9: Fly to Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales

Fly to Punta Arenas and continue to Puerto Natales, set amid jagged peaks and the glassy waters of Last Hope Sound. Stay overnight at the Hotel CostAustralis. (B)

Day 10: Torres del Paine

Drive across the wilds of Patagonia to Torres del Paine National Park. Full-day tour taking in the dramatic scenery of granite peaks, emerald lakes, waterfalls and ancient lenga forests. There is also the opportunity to meet the local rangers and learn about their work in the park. Stay at Hotel Lago Grey for 2 nights. (B, L)

Day 11: Torres del Paine

Morning shared boat excursion on Lake Grey for an up-close view of its striking bright-blue glacier. Afternoon at leisure or optional tours. (B)

Day 12: Punta Arenas

Drive to Punta Arenas, visiting a traditional Patagonian estancia en route. Discover how people live in this remote region and enjoy a typical quincho barbecue for lunch. Afternoon short tour of Punta Arenas, situated on the Magellan Strait, and overnight stay at Cabo de Hornos Hotel. (B, L)

Day 13: Fly to Santiago

Fly to Santiago for a final night at the Hotel Plaza San Francisco. (B)

Days 14-15: Fly to London via São Paulo

Morning at leisure or optional tour of the Pre-Columbian Museum before your overnight flight to London, via São Paulo, with LATAM Airlines, arriving the next day. (B) (N)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

TOUR EXTENSIONS

Tour + Easter Island: 6 days & 4 nights from £1,095 A visit to Easter Island is an extraordinary experience, with 600 or so moai statues scattered around the island, dramatically set against the dark waters of the Pacific Ocean, a reminder of the civilisation that once thrived and faded on these shores.

National park fee: Easter Island National Park fee is not included and is payable locally.

Tour + Australis Cruise & Buenos Aires: 8 days & 6 nights from £2,095 Discover the extraordinary beauty of Patagonia aboard the Stella or Ventus Australis. Travel across great seas to Ushuaia in Argentina and explore the sparkling glaciers, dramatic scenery and wildlife of the southernmost part of the world, including Cape Horn. Finish with two nights in Buenos Aires.

Winelands / Valparaiso extensions: It is also possible to relax for a few nights after the main tour at a winery hotel or in Valparaíso.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Optional British Airways flights: It is possible to add an extra night at Hotel Plaza San Francisco at the end of the tour and fly to and from Santiago direct with British Airways. Please enquire for supplements.

Private & tailor-made travel: This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Hilton Garden Inn Santiago Airport
    Hilton Garden Inn Santiago Airport

    Conveniently located close to Santiago airport, this hotel offers 144 comfortable rooms. Facilities and services include complimentary airport transfers, Wi-Fi, fitness centre, indoor swimming pool and sauna. There is also a restaurant serving regional and international dishes.

  • Altiplanico San Pedro de Atacama
    Altiplanico San Pedro de Atacama

    Tucked away outside the town centre and surrounded by big, quiet presence of the Andes, you have no choice but to bask in the luxury and tranquillity around every corner. Designed to fade into its surroundings to let nature shine, Hotel Altiplanico was constructed with all local materials in a mix of indigenous and Spanish architecture. Whether you wind through the gardens, rent a bike or lay by the pool you´ll get a sense of the grand mystery of the driest desert in the world. You just might not want to leave your old-world inspired desert home with outdoor terraces, some with outdoor showers to fully enjoy the desert sky.

  • Hotel Cabana del Lago
    Hotel Cabana del Lago

    The lakeside Cabaña del Lago Hotel is close to the centre of Puerto Varas and offers sweeping views of the town and the Osorno volcano. Its location is best appreciated from the restaurant, which overlooks the lake and surrounding scenery. The bar offers a cosy alpine ambience with outdoor fire burners and ponchos provided for cooler evenings. Rooms are spacious and feature traditional colourful Chilean textiles and artwork.

  • Hotel Costaustralis
    Hotel Costaustralis

    Hotel CostAustralis was designed by a local architect who planned the entire facade with floor-to-ceiling windows that face on to the sound, which means that there are spectacular sweeping views from the bar, the restaurant and the lounge. With 110 rooms, the CostAustralis is the town’s largest hotel, but it retains a certain cosiness with its grass cloth wallpaper offset by wooden trim and ceilings, plants and soft lighting. Facilities include a restaurant, room service and a laundry service.

  • Hotel Lago Grey - Torres del Paine Chile
    Hotel Lago Grey - Torres del Paine Chile

    Hotel Lago Grey is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park. It offers spectacular views over Lake Grey and its glacier, and the mountains can be seen in the distance. There are five bungalow blocks that house the rooms, a restaurant, bar and lounge.

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Dates & prices

SCI2022

Guideline Prices

Low season from £3995 per person

High season from £4095 per person

 

Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • * International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • * UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • * Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • * Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • * The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • * Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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