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Lead Price
From £7895pp
14 days & 11 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Essence of Chile

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.


DAY 1: Fly to Santiago
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Fly to Santiago

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Santiago with British Airways. (N)

DAY 2: Santiago
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Arrive and transfer to the Casa Bueras 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
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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
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Fly to Calama - San Pedro de Atacama

Fly to Calama and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama for 3 nights at the Tierra Atacama Hotel. (B)

DAY 5: Atacama
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Explore the Atacama salt flat and the surrounding desert landscapes on full or half-day in small group excursions provided by the hotel. (B,L,D)

DAY 6: Atacama
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Day at leisure to explore the town on foot or take optional excursions. (B)

DAY 7: Fly to Santiago - Winelands
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Fly to Santiago - Winelands

Early morning transfer to Calama airport and fly to Santiago. Transfer to the Matetic vineyard for 2 nights at the restored colonial La Casona Matetic. Sample fine wines and unwind in tranquil surroundings. (B,D)

DAY 8: Winelands
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DAY 9: Fly to Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales
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Fly to Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales

Fly to Punta Arenas and transfer through the Patagonia wilderness to Torres del Paine National Park. Stay at the Tierra Patagonia for 3 nights located on the shores of Lake Sarmiento. (B)

DAY 10: Torres del Paine
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Torres del Paine

Discover Torres del Paine’s dramatic scenery of granite peaks, emerald lakes and waterfalls though guided group explorations provided by the hotel. (B, L, D)

DAY 11: Torres del Paine
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Torres del Paine

Day at leisure or take optional excursions to explore the park further. (B)

DAY 12: Fly to Santiago
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Fly to Santiago

Drive back to Punta Arenas for a late afternoon flight to Santiago. Transfer to the Ritz Carlton for your final night. (B)

DAY 13: Fly to London
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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
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Morning arrival. (N)

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

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Direct flights from London with British Airways
  • Get an insight into the buzzing metropolis of Santiago
  • Spot flamingoes in the astounding Atacama desert
  • Relax at a wine estate
  • Explore the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park

What's included

  • 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

Important information

Luxury tour
These are our most comfortable tours and will usually feature 5-star deluxe accommodation throughout.
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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.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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