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This introductory tour of Chile takes in the striking extremes of this amazing country. Starting and ending in the cosmopolitan city of Santiago, this tour explores Chile’s extraordinary landscapes from the driest desert on Earth to the wilds of Patagonia, with time to relax at a winery estate.
Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Santiago with British Airways. (N)Day 2: Santiago
Arrive 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 mountains. (N)Day 3: Santiago
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)Day 4: Fly to Calama - San Pedro de Atacama
Fly to Calama and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama for 3 nights at the Altiplanico Hotel. (B)Day 5: Atacama
In the morning, visit the Atacama salt flat. Afternoon visit to the Valley of the Moon for stunning sunsets. (B)Day 6: Atacama
Day at leisure to explore the town on foot or take optional excursions. (B)Days 7-8: Fly to Santiago - Winelands
Early morning transfer to Calama airport and fly to Santiago. Transfer to the Colchagua Valley for 2 nights at the restored Casa Silva. Sample fine wines and unwind in tranquil surroundings. (B)Day 9: Fly to Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales
Fly to Punta Arenas and transfer to the charming town of Puerto Natales, surrounded by the glassy waters of Last Hope Sound and the mountain peaks of Patagonia. Stay overnight at the Hotel CostAustralis (sea-view room). (B)Day 10: Torres del Paine
Full-day shared tour taking in prehistoric remains at the Milodon cave and Torres del Paine’s dramatic scenery of granite peaks, emerald lakes and waterfalls. There will be an opportunity for a short hike through ancient lenga forests near Lake Grey and its glacier. Stay at the Hotel Lago Grey for 2 nights with panoramic views of the lake. (B)Day 11: Torres del Paine
Day at leisure or take optional excursions to explore the park further. (B)Day 12: Fly to Santiago
Drive back to Punta Arenas for a late afternoon flight to Santiago. Transfer to the Hotel Plaza San Francisco for an overnight stay. (B)Day 13: Fly to London
Morning at leisure or optional tour of Los Dominicos handicraft village. Afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London with British Airways. (B)Day 14: London
Morming arrival. (N)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information 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.
Matetic is a boutique organic vineyard located in the San Antonio region of the Casablanca valley. La Casona, the colonial house of the winery, dates back to the early 1900s and features large guestrooms with elegant decorations and private terraces overlooking the gardens and vineyards. There is a restaurant serving Chilean cuisine accompanied by wines from the Matetic's cellar. Included in a stay at Matetic is a daily dinner menu with half a bottle of red or white Corralillo wine and a tour of the wine cellar, with a complimentary tasting of four Ultra Premium wines from the EQ line. Features: 10 rooms, restaurant, small lounge with billard table, outdoor swimming pool, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, safe, hairdryer, heating.
The Explora Patagonia has 50 rooms and is considered one of Chile’s most outstanding hotels. The location is simply stunning, looking out over the blue waters of Lake Pehoé and directly at the dramatic Cuernos formation. Designed by Chilean architects to take advantage of its location, the hotel features a band of picture windows that wrap around the full front of the building and large windows in each room. The blonde wood interiors were built entirely from native deciduous beech, as was the handcrafted furniture. Facilities at the hotel include an indoor swimming pool, outdoor jacuzzi, saunas, massage, satellite television and a small library. Meals are taken in the restaurant, with a buffet breakfast and a fixed menu at lunch and dinner, with a meat and vegetarian option.
Explora Atacama is set just outside San Pedro de Atacama village in the driest desert in the world and offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The hotel's facilities include spacious rooms with jacuzzis and large picture windows, gourmet cuisine and four connected swimming pools. Every evening, one of the bi-lingual guides meets with guests to plan the following day's excursions, including hiking, horse riding and cycling as well as drives into the surrounding desert to explore areas of archaeological, scenic and cultural interest. Stargazing is also possible from the observatory.
The Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel (formerly the Lastarria hotel) is an elegant boutique retreat in central Santiago, surrounded by antique shops, restaurants and some of the city's best galleries and museums. The hotel is located in a 1920s mansion and features refined rooms decorated with traditional wooden furniture. There is a small deli-style restaurant, an elegant lounge and a small walled garden with a terrace and an outdoor pool.Features: 14 rooms, restaurant, lounge-bar, outdoor pool, massage room, Wi-Fi.<br><br>
Low season from £4395 per person
High season from £4495 per person
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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.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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