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Splendours of Chile

Group Tour | General interest 15 Days & 12 Nights Lead-in price: £3795 Current prices from: £3795

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
  • Superior room with views at Torres del Paine
  • Visit a traditional Patagonia estancia
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 16 people (max 20)

Arica

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2577 2373 2170 2068 1966 1966 2068 2170 2272 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1763 1661 1457 1457 1254 1355 1355 1457 1661 1763
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 8 8 7 7 7 7 8 8 8
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
Rainy Days 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Humidity Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH H H VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2475 2475 2373 2272 2068 1966 1864 1763 1763 1966 2068 2272

Balmaceda

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1457 1152 745 439 337 1661 846 1254 1457 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 745 643 439 236 -130 -327 -327 643 -130 134 439 643
Sunshine hours 8 8 7 5 4 4 4 5 6 7 8 9
Daylight hours 15 14 12 11 9 9 9 11 12 13 15 16
Rainfall (mm)(in) 301 241 412 552 964 873 883 1084 492 301 281 331
Rainy Days 3 3 4 6 7 7 7 4 5 4 3 4
Humidity VH VH H M L L L M M H VH VH
UV 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 3/M 1/L 1/L 1/L 4/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Colchagua

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 2984 2679 2272 1763 1457 1457 1661 1864 2170 2577 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1355 1152 846 745 541 541 643 745 948 1152 1355
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 7 4 4 4 5 6 8 9 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 60 50 100 341 1345 2058 1486 1084 522 271 151 70
Rainy Days 2 0 3 4 5 5 5 4 5 3 3 2
Humidity Extreme Extreme VH H M L M M H VH Extreme Extreme
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 3/M 2/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Concepcion

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2272 2068 1864 1559 1355 1355 1457 1559 1763 1966 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1050 846 745 745 643 541 541 541 643 846 948
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 7 4 4 4 5 6 8 10 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 15
Rainfall (mm)(in) 181 141 281 602 1707 1988 1958 1446 833 562 371 261
Rainy Days 2 2 2 4 7 7 8 7 5 4 3 2
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 5/M 3/M 2/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 10/VH 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1661 1559 1457 1457 1355 1254 1355 1355 1457 1559

Coyhaique

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1559 1254 948 643 541 745 1050 1355 1559 1763
Min temp (C)(F) 846 846 643 439 236 32 32 32 236 439 541 745
Sunshine hours 8 8 7 5 4 4 4 5 6 7 8 9
Daylight hours 15 14 12 11 9 9 9 10 12 13 15 16
Rainfall (mm)(in) 713 632 743 1225 2008 1556 1626 1345 954 592 622 823
Rainy Days 3 3 4 5 8 7 8 7 5 4 3 4
Humidity VH VH H M L L L L M H VH VH
UV 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 3/M 1/L 1/L 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Easter Island

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2577 2577 2577 2475 2272 2068 1966 1966 1966 2068 2170 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2068 1966 1864 1661 1661 1661 1763 1763 1966 2068
Sunshine hours 10 11 10 9 6 4 4 4 5 7 9 10
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 10 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 793 853 954 1205 1476 1074 1044 924 833 713 793 914
Rainy Days 5 2 0 0 2 2 5 5 4 0 2 2
Humidity M M M L N N N N N N N L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 5/M 4/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2475 2577 2577 2475 2373 2272 2170 2068 2068 2068 2272 2373

La Serena

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2068 1864 1763 1661 1559 1661 1661 1864 1966 2068
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1355 1152 1050 846 846 948 948 1050 1152 1355
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 8 6 6 6 7 8 9 10 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 10 10 20 141 201 311 161 60 20 10 10
Rainy Days 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 0
Humidity Extreme Extreme VH H M M M M H VH Extreme Extreme
UV 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 4/M 5/M 7/H 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1661 1457 1457 1355 1355 1355 1355 1457 1559

Pucon

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2068 1661 1254 948 948 1050 1355 1661 1966 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 846 846 643 337 337 134 32 134 134 337 541 745
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 6 4 4 4 5 6 8 10 11
Daylight hours 15 14 12 11 10 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Rainfall (mm)(in) 683 693 994 1516 38115 41016 39516 32013 2068 1446 1255 964
Rainy Days 4 4 5 6 11 11 11 10 7 6 4 4
Humidity Extreme VH VH M M L L M M H VH Extreme
UV 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 5/M 3/M 2/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Puerto Montt

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1966 1864 1661 1457 1254 948 948 1050 1152 1457 1661 1864
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 948 846 643 541 439 337 337 439 541 745 948
Sunshine hours 10 10 8 6 4 3 4 4 6 8 9 10
Daylight hours 15 14 12 11 10 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Rainfall (mm)(in) 823 863 1134 1456 2389 2359 2289 1988 1476 1175 1074 954
Rainy Days 3 3 4 6 12 12 12 11 8 6 4 3
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11/E 9/VH 7/H 4/M 2/L 1/L 2/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1559 1457 1254 1152 1152 1152 1152 1254 1355 1457

Puerto Natales

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1457 1152 745 541 541 643 948 1254 1457 1559
Min temp (C)(F) 745 745 643 439 236 32 -130 32 236 337 541 643
Sunshine hours 8 7 6 5 3 3 3 4 6 7 8 8
Daylight hours 16 14 12 10 9 8 8 10 12 14 16 17
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1305 1215 1496 1385 1215 1104 1215 1134 1144 1124 1215 1285
Rainy Days 6 5 6 9 9 6 7 6 5 5 5 5
Humidity VH H M L L L L L M M H VH
UV 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L 0/L 1/L 1/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Puerto Varas

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1763 1457 1254 948 948 1050 1254 1457 1661 1864
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 948 846 643 541 439 337 337 439 541 745 948
Sunshine hours 10 10 8 6 4 3 4 4 6 8 10 10
Daylight hours 15 14 12 11 10 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Rainfall (mm)(in) 723 813 1144 1456 2399 2329 2108 1787 1385 1124 1024 853
Rainy Days 3 3 4 6 12 12 12 11 8 6 4 3
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11/E 9/VH 7/H 4/M 2/L 1/L 2/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Punta Arenas

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1559 1457 1254 948 643 439 439 541 745 1050 1254 1457
Min temp (C)(F) 643 643 541 337 134 32 -130 32 134 337 439 643
Sunshine hours 7 7 5 4 3 3 3 4 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 16 15 12 10 9 8 8 10 12 14 16 17
Rainfall (mm)(in) 381 321 442 452 452 361 351 361 301 261 311 351
Rainy Days 10 8 8 9 10 7 8 6 6 7 7 8
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 7/H 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L 0/N 0/N 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 948 1050 948 948 846 846 745 643 643 643 745 846

Santiago

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2577 2373 1966 1661 1355 1355 1457 1661 2068 2373 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1254 948 643 439 337 439 541 846 1152 1355
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 7 4 4 4 5 6 7 9 10
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 20 40 151 351 863 924 723 321 211 110 20
Rainy Days 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 4
Humidity M M L N N N N N N N N L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Torres del Paine

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1152 1050 948 643 236 32 32 134 439 745 846 1050
Min temp (C)(F) 134 32 -130 -327 -523 -719 -719 -621 -523 -327 -228 32
Sunshine hours 8 7 6 5 4 3 3 5 6 7 8 8
Daylight hours 16 14 12 11 9 8 8 10 12 14 16 16
Rainfall (mm)(in) 813 863 1155 1054 873 793 914 853 753 853 793 873
Rainy Days 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 6 5 5 4 6
Humidity VH H M L L L L L M M H VH
UV 9/VH 7/H 5/M 2/L 1/L 1/L 1/L 1/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Valparaiso (Chile)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2170 1864 1661 1559 1457 1559 1661 1864 2068 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 1254 1254 1152 948 948 745 745 745 846 948 1050 1254
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 7 4 4 4 5 6 7 9 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 10 30 161 562 914 1235 693 271 131 80 10
Rainy Days 3 3 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 2 2 2
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1661 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1355 1355 1355 1355 1457 1559

Viña Del Mar

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2170 1864 1661 1559 1457 1559 1661 1864 2068 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 1254 1254 1152 948 948 745 745 745 846 948 1050 1254
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 7 4 4 4 5 6 7 9 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 10 30 161 562 914 1235 693 271 131 80 10
Rainy Days 2 3 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 2 2 2
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1864 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1355 1355 1457 1559 1661
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Santiago via São Paulo

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Santiago, via São Paulo, with LATAM Airlines. (N)

Day 2: Santiago

Morning arrival. Transfer to the Hotel Plaza San Francisco for 2 nights. Afternoon at leisure. (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 flamingoes 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. Alternatively, 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 Puerto Montt via Santiago • Puerto Varas

Fly to Puerto Montt via Santiago and transfer to the town of Puerto Varas, surrounded by shimmering lakes and perfectly conical snow-capped volcanoes. Stay 2 nights at the Cabana del Lago Hotel, set on the lake. (B)

Day 8: Chilean Lake District

Take a shared boat trip across Lake Todos los Santos to Peulla. (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 (fjord-view room). (B)

Day 10: Torres del Paine

Drive across the wilds of Patagonia to Torres del Paine National Park. Full-day shared tour taking in the dramatic scenery of granite peaks, emerald lakes, waterfalls and ancient lenga forests. Stay at Hotel Lago Grey for 2 nights in a Superior room with views of the glacier or Paine massif. (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, situated on the Magellan Strait and enjoy a short tour of the city on arrival. Transfer to the Cabo de Hornos Hotel for 1 night. (B, L)

Day 13: Fly to Santiago

Fly to Santiago and transfer to the Hotel Plaza San Francisco for an overnight stay. (B)

Day 14: Fly to London via São Paulo

Morning at leisure or optional tour of the Pre-Columbian Museum or Los Dominicos handicraft market. Afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London, via São Paulo, with LATAM Airlines. (B)

Day 15: London

Arrive in London. (N)

Meal basis

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

Important information Optional 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.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Hotel Plaza San Francisco
    Hotel Plaza San Francisco

    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 spa.

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  • Hotel Lago Grey
    Hotel Lago Grey

    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.Features: 60 rooms, restaurant, bar, snack bar.<br>Room amenities: Wi-Fi, safety box, hairdryer.

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  • 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.

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  • Cabo de Hornos
    Cabo de Hornos

    In 1962, the Cabo de Hornos was built as the first grand hotel in Punta Arenas. Within walking distance of the major areas of interest, the hotel is located on the main plaza in the heart of the city and has a direct view of the Strait of Magellan. The hotel has 110 rooms and amenities include a restaurant serving regional and international cuisine, a bar, room service and laundry facilities.

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  • Cabana del Lago Hotel
    Cabana del Lago Hotel

    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.Features: 157 rooms, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, sauna. <br>Room amenities: Television, safe, mini fridge, Wi-Fi.

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  • Altiplanico
    Altiplanico

    Well located in spacious grounds, Altiplanico offers an ideal place to relax close to the town of San Pedro de Atacama and yet at the same time immersed in the peaceful surroundings of the Atacama desert. The hotel adobe architecture blends with the landscape, reflecting the original constructions of the people who inhabited the Andean highlands. Rooms feature private terraces, there are spacious public areas and the outdoor swimming pool offers views of the Licancabur volcano.Features: 29 rooms, restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Wi-Fi, safety box, telephone.

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Dates & prices

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Guideline Prices

Low season from £4195 per person

High season from £4295 per person

 

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

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

Destinations on this tour

  • Santiago

    The cosmopolitan capital of Chile is a buzzing metropolis set against the spectacular backdrop of the snow-capped Andes.

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  • San Pedro de Atacama

    The oasis of San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile, located at 2,400 metres...

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  • Puerto Natales

    Puerto Natales Settled in 1911 on the shores of Seno Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope Sound) as a port for the sheep industry...

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  • Santiago

    The cosmopolitan capital of Chile is a buzzing metropolis set against the spectacular backdrop of the snow-capped Andes.

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  • Punta Arenas

    Punta Arenas is the most southerly city in Chile. It lies on the eastern...

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  • Torres del Paine

    The spectacular Torres del Paine National Park is part of the United Nation’s World Biosphere Reserve system. 

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