A 3 Week Holiday Taking in Chile’s Top Highlights at a More Leisurely Pace

Our Chile at Leisure is a perfect holiday to take in the top attractions of Chile at a more leisurely pace. Top highlights include Santiago, bohemian Valparaiso, the amazing Atacama Desert, the Lakes, Torres Del Paine and the majestic Wine Region.

You will begin your holiday in Chile in the capital of the country, Santiago. Enjoy the gardens, boutiques and thriving restaurant scene before heading to the bohemian port town of Valparaiso with its amazing art scene. Next head to the amazing Atacama Desert before the holiday then moves to the south of Chile and seeing the beautiful Lake District and Torres del Paine National Park. Finally spend a few days relaxing in the vineyards of the Wine Region and sampling the local produce.

This Holiday takes in the best highlights of Chile. 3 weeks means you can take your time exploring and really get to uncover the delights Chile has to offer.

Highlights

  • Discover the charms, boutiques and restaurants of Santiago
  • Experience the bohemian art scene of Valparaiso
  • See the amazing landscapes of the Atacama Desert
  • Explore the crystal blue lakes of the beautiful Chilean Lake District
  • Be awe inspired by the dramatic scenery of Southern Patagonia and the Torres Del Paine
  • Sample the local wines in Chile’s Wine Region
  • Prices from £3449.00 per person

Tailormade

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.

Day 1 - 4: Santiago

Fly overnight from the UK to Santiago for 3 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.

Day 5 - 6: Valparaiso

Today you will be transferred to the coastal town of Valparaiso where you will spend 2 nights at a charming boutique hotel in the old town of Valparaiso.

Valparaiso is a town with a unique bohemian atmosphere characterised by the brightly coloured houses, lively restaurant scene and the artwork that literally spills onto the streets. Throughout the historic area known as Cerro Alegro you will see numerous examples of beautiful murals and artworks of all different styles painted onto the buildings. Many homes have opened their doors to become little art galleries and an afternoon walking around is a must.

Day 7 - 9: Atacama Desert

After transferring back to Santiago, you will fly to Calama and 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!

The third day is free to relax, but with so much more to see you may decide to book another tour or hire some mountain bikes and head off into the hills that surround the town.

Day 10 - 13: Chilean Lake District

You will head back to Calama and fly on to Puerto Montt for the Chilean Lake District (1 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!

Day 14 - 16: Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine

Today you will fly to Punta Arenas in the heart of Chilean Patagonia. You will then transfer to the town of Puerto Natales, which is the gateway town to the famous Torres del Paine National Park. Upon arrival you will be transferred to a local hotel for 3 nights.

On your first day you will join a full day tour to the famous Torres Del Paine. The tour will take you to a number of the highlights in the park including Lago Grey and various excellent view points for the 3 Torres. Your guide will tell you all about the park and what makes it unique as well as pointing out the unique wildlife as you come across it. It's a day full of dramatic snow-capped mountains, stunning scenery and beautiful lakes and glaciers.

With your second day in Puerto Natales, you may decide to try out one of the many adventure activities in the surrounding area or relax around town.

(Option to stay inside Torres del Paine National Park available – please ask your Travel Specialist for more details)

Day 17 - 19: Chilean Wine Region

In the morning you will be transferred back to Punta Arenas where you will fly on to Santiago. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Chile’s Wine Region which is around a 2 hour drive south of the city. You will stay at a charming hotels near to the vineyards.

You will have 2 days at leisure to discover the delights of the region, you may decide to take park in one of the many wine related activities including wine tasting, tours of local bodegas or even a horseback riding through the vineyards. Alternatively you may decide just to relax with a nice cool glass of local Sauvignon Blanc!

Day 20 - 21: Fly to UK

You will head back to Santiago airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Guide Prices

 Style

 Accommodation

 Tours & Transfers  From Price
 Budget

 2 - 3 Star

 Mix of Private & Shared  £3449.00 per person
 Comfort

 3 - 4 Star

 Mix of Private & Shared  £4359.00 per person
 Luxury

 4 - 5 Star

 All Private  £6049.00 per person

The price is based on twin / double share and based on the lowest season of travel. Please contact a Latin Routes Travel Specialist or submit an enquiry to have this holiday accurately costed for you.

Includes

  • International Economy Flights from UK (via Europe)
  • Internal Economy Flights
  • 18 nigh’ts accommodation as detailed
  • Transfers (mixture of shared & private)
  • Half Day Tour of Santiago
  • Half Day Tour of Moon Valley, Atacama
  • Full Day Tour of Altiplanico Lagoons, Salt Flats and Toconao
  • Full Day Tour to Chiloe Island
  • Full Day Tour to Torres del Paine
  • Services of Latin Routes Guides throughout your stay

Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in your itinerary,
  • Local departure taxes payable locally,
  • Where applicable locally payable car hire related charges,
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc,
  • Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary),
  • Camera or video fees at any sites,
  • Travel insurance
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