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Lead Price
From £4695pp
Duration
15 days & 12 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Splendours of Chile

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.
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Santiago via São Paulo
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Fly to Santiago via São Paulo

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Santiago with British Airways. Morning arrival and transfer to the Pullman Santiago El Bosque for 2 nights and a welcome dinner. (N) (D) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Santiago
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Santiago

At leisure.

DAY 3: Santiago
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Santiago

Morning tour of Santiago, including the cathedral, the historic main square 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
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Fly to Calama - San Pedro de Atacama

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

Accommodation: Our Habitas Atacama
DAY 5: Atacama Desert
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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)

Accommodation: Our Habitas Atacama
DAY 6: Atacama Desert
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Atacama Desert

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

Accommodation: Our Habitas Atacama
DAY 7: Fly to Lake District via Santiago
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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)

Accommodation: Hotel Cabaña del Lago
DAY 8: Lake District
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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)

Accommodation: Hotel Cabaña del Lago
DAY 9: Fly to Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales
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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 (fjord-view room). (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Costaustralis
DAY 10: Torres del Paine
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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 (upgrade to a superior room with views of the glacier from £60 per person). (B, L)

Accommodation: Hotel Lago Grey
DAY 11: Torres del Paine
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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)

Accommodation: Hotel Lago Grey
DAY 12: Punta Arenas
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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. Afternoon short tour of Punta Arenas, situated on the Magellan Strait, and overnight stay at Hotel Almasur or Cabo de Hornos Hotel. (B, L)

Accommodation: Hotel Almasur Punta Arenas
DAY 13: Fly to Santiago
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Fly to Santiago

Fly to Santiago for a final night at the Pullman Santiago El Bosque. (B)

DAY 14: Fly to London via São Paulo
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Fly to London via São Paulo

Morning at leisure before your overnight flight to London, via São Paulo, with LATAM Airlines, arriving the next day. (B)

DAY 15: Arrive London
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Arrive London

Arrive in London (N).

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

DAY 1: Fly to Santiago via São Paulo
- +

Fly to Santiago via São Paulo

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Santiago with British Airways. Morning arrival and transfer to the Pullman Santiago El Bosque for 2 nights and a welcome dinner. (N) (D) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Santiago
- +

Santiago

At leisure.

DAY 3: Santiago
- +

Santiago

Morning tour of Santiago, including the cathedral, the historic main square 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
- +

Fly to Calama - San Pedro de Atacama

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

Accommodation: Our Habitas Atacama
DAY 5: Atacama Desert
- +

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)

Accommodation: Our Habitas Atacama
DAY 6: Atacama Desert
- +

Atacama Desert

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

Accommodation: Our Habitas Atacama
DAY 7: Fly to Lake District via Santiago
- +

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)

Accommodation: Hotel Cabaña del Lago
DAY 8: Lake District
- +

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)

Accommodation: Hotel Cabaña del Lago
DAY 9: Fly to Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales
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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 (fjord-view room). (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Costaustralis
DAY 10: Torres del Paine
- +

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 (upgrade to a superior room with views of the glacier from £60 per person). (B, L)

Accommodation: Hotel Lago Grey
DAY 11: Torres del Paine
- +

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)

Accommodation: Hotel Lago Grey
DAY 12: Punta Arenas
- +

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. Afternoon short tour of Punta Arenas, situated on the Magellan Strait, and overnight stay at Hotel Almasur or Cabo de Hornos Hotel. (B, L)

Accommodation: Hotel Almasur Punta Arenas
DAY 13: Fly to Santiago
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Fly to Santiago

Fly to Santiago for a final night at the Pullman Santiago El Bosque. (B)

DAY 14: Fly to London via São Paulo
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Fly to London via São Paulo

Morning at leisure before your overnight flight to London, via São Paulo, with LATAM Airlines, arriving the next day. (B)

DAY 15: Arrive London
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Arrive London

Arrive in London (N).

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

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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

Important information

Optional British Airways flights
It is possible to add an extra night at Pullman Santiago El Bosque 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. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. So, should you want to spend longer in a particular location, or add another experience or destination, we can make all the arrangements for you. Please contact our travel specialists for guideline prices.
Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, 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.
Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on two people sharing a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

What's included

  • Small group size - average 16 people (max 20)
  • 4-star accommodation
  • Internal flights
  • Direct international flights with British Airways
  • Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 1 dinner
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Porterage at airports
  • Christmas departure

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Private journey option: guideline prices

Low season from £4,995 | Guide price month: April

High season from £5,095 | Guide price month: Jan - Mar, Oct - Nov

Single supplement on request

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