Our Highlights of Chile holiday takes in some of Chile’s top attractions including Santiago, the amazing Atacama Desert, the picturesque Lake District and the awe-inspiring Torres del Paine National Park.
Fly overnight from the UK to Santiago for 2 nights in the capital city of Chile. Enjoy a fascinating Half Day City Tour on your first morning and learn about the fascinating multi-cultural history of Chile which has shaped what the country has become today. Your guide will also suggest great places to see with the rest of your time in the city.
With the rest of your time in the city you could head up the San Cristobal hill for a great view over the city or discover one of the cities many parks, art galleries and museums.
Fly from Santiago to Calama to discover the Atacama Desert – the highest, driest desert in the World. You will spend 3 nights near to the town of San Pedro de Atacama. On your first afternoon you will head out on a tour to see sunset at the Moon Valley. The Moon Valley is a stunning canyon just a short drive from town and as the sun sets the rocks turn rich reds and oranges for some truly stunning scenes.
On the second day you will head out on a full day tour to the Altiplanico Lagoons before going onto the famous salt flats to see their resident flamingos. The day will be full of inspiring scenery that is sure to fill up your memory card!
You will head back to Calama Airport and fly to Puerto Montt for the Chilean Lake District (connection in Santiago). Upon arrival you will be transferred to the lake side town of Puerto Varas for 3 nights.
On your first day you will join a full day tour to the beautiful Chiloe Island. After taking the ferry across you will continue to the bay of Ancud. There you will take time to explore the community, the local craft and fish market and the famous San Antonio fortress. If it is within the season, you will then continue to see the Penguin Colony at Punihuil Cove.
With the rest of your time in the Lakes you may decide to enjoy one of the many adventure activities on offer or just relax and admire the view!
Today you will fly South to Punta Arenas in the heart of Chilean Patagonia. On arrival you will be driven the several hours into the famous Torres del Paine National Park, where you will have four whole days to enjoy a range of shared activities as part of your all-inclusive accommodation.
The days spent in the park guarantee you some of the most dramatic and stunning scenery you will ever see. Think giant snow-capped mountains, beautiful bright blue lakes and enormous glaciers.
With a camera full of the amazing sights, you will fly to Santiago for one final night. Why not spend your last afternoon stocking up on last minute souvenirs at the craft markets?
You will head back to Santiago airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.
£4299 per person (based on two adults sharing
£6192 per person (solo traveller)
Any element of this holiday can be tailormade to your requirements, including the places you want to see and the things that are important to you. Just contact one of our Travel Specialists today.
The Hotel Orly offers simple but charming boutique character and the warm, traditional design make this hotel feel like a little home from home. Rooms are traditional in décor with warm colours and choice pieces of wooden furniture. Some rooms are compact in size, but each of them features a comfortable bed, private bathroom and all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.
Casa Atacama is located in the town of San Pedro de Atacama and seamlessly blends in with the rustic buildings of the town. The hotel offers a good range of facilities and comfort with one of the most impressive areas being the outdoor gardens which contain a small pool and spa area. Guests staying on the full board package can explore the Atacama Desert by choosing from a daily programme of excursions with the hotels expert guides.
Hotel Cabaña del Lago is one of the best known hotels in Puerto Varas, with striking architecture that stands towering over the Lake Llanquihue. There are fantastic lake views from all over the hotel and the services here are set up to take full advantage. The hotel is located just 5 blocks away from the main square of Puerto Varas.
Hotel Las Torres is one of the few hotels actually located within the Torres Del Paine National Park itself, a superb and rare opportunity. It is close to the base of Las Torres (The Paine Towers) so benefits from magnificent views of the park.
Thanks to its fantastic location, you can explore the park on foot, along one of the parks endless trails, or perhaps head to the nearby stables and take off on horseback (all abilities are welcome). In addition, there is a great range of excursions available with the hotel’s team of expert guides.
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