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Lead Price
From £4695pp
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)

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

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 2: Santiago
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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)

Accommodation: Hotel Plaza San Francisco
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 Altiplanico Hotel. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Plaza San Francisco
DAY 5: Atacama
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In the morning, visit the Atacama salt flat. Afternoon visit to the Valley of the Moon for stunning sunsets. (B)

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 Colchagua Valley for 2 nights at the restored Casa Silva. Sample fine wines and unwind in tranquil surroundings. (B)

Accommodation: Casa Silva Hotel Winery
DAY 8: Winelands
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Accommodation: Casa Silva Hotel Winery
DAY 9: Fly to Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales
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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)

Accommodation: Hotel Costaustralis
DAY 10: Torres del Paine
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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)

Accommodation: Hotel Lago Grey
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)

Accommodation: Hotel Lago Grey
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 Hotel Plaza San Francisco for an overnight stay. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Plaza San Francisco
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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Morming 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
Low Season
From £4,695 per person
High Season
From £4,795 per person

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

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