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.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Santiago, via São Paulo, with TAM Airlines. (N)
Morning arrival. Transfer to the Hotel Plaza San Francisco for 2 nights. Afternoon at leisure. (N)
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)
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)
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 at leisure. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to El Tatio geysers, the hot springs or the 17th-century fortress of Pukara de Quitor. (B)
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)
Take a shared boat trip across Lake Todos los Santos to Peulla. (B)
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)
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)
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)
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 stay at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel for 1 night. (B, L)
Fly to Santiago and transfer to the Hotel Plaza San Francisco for an overnight stay. (B)
Morning at leisure or optional tour of the PreColumbian Museum or Los Dominicos handicraft market. Afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London, via São Paulo, with TAM Airlines. (B)
Arrive in London. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Available on request.
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SCI2019: 12 Nights
Puerto Natales Settled in 1911 on the shores of Seno Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope Sound) as a port for the sheep industry...
Punta Arenas is the most southerly city in Chile. It lies on the eastern...
The cosmopolitan capital of Chile is a buzzing metropolis set against the spectacular backdrop of the snow-capped Andes.
The spectacular Torres del Paine National Park is part of the United Nation’s World Biosphere Reserve system.