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This expansive tour explores Chile’s spectacular desert, mountain scenery and Patagonian wilderness, and allows time to discover some great Chilean traditions.
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Santiago, via São Paulo, with LATAM Airlines.
Morning arrival. Transfer to the Pullman Santiago El Bosque for 2 nights. Afternoon at leisure.
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.
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.
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.
Day at leisure. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to El Tatio geysers, the hot springs or the 17th-century fortress of Pukara de Quitor.
Fly to Puerto Montt via Santiago and transfer to the town of Puerto Varas. Stay 2 nights at the Cabana del Lago Hotel, set on the lake.
Morning visit to Petrohué Falls and take a boat trip on Lake Todos los Santos. Afternoon drive up the lower reaches of the Osorno Volcano for views of the surrounding mountains.
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).
Drive across the wilds of Patagonia to Torres del Paine National Park. Full-day tour taking in the dramatic scenery of granite peaks, emerald lakes, waterfalls and ancient lenga forests. There is also the opportunity to meet the local rangers and learn about their work in the park. Stay at Hotel Lago Grey for 2 nights (upgrade to a Superior room for views of the glacier).
Morning shared boat excursion on Lake Grey for an up-close view of its striking bright-blue glacier. Afternoon at leisure or optional tours.
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.
(Breakfast and Lunch)
Fly to Santiago and transfer to the Pullman Santiago El Bosque for an overnight stay.
Morning at leisure or optional tour of the Pre-Columbian Museum. Afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London, via São Paulo, with LATAM Airlines arriving the next day.
(Breakfast; No meals)
Located in the Chilean capital’s sleek financial district, Pullman Santiago El Bosque Hotel is a smart four-star property just a stroll away from the Tobalaba metro station.
The hotel accommodates guests across 18 floors in stylish, modern rooms, with an executive flair in keeping with its location in Santiago’s business hub. Standard room amenities include air-conditioning, flat-screen television, minibar, telephone, hairdryer, alarm clock, and ironing facilities. Further guest facilities and services include a restaurant, bar, 24-hour fitness room, indoor swimming pool, Wi-Fi, and room service.
Well located in spacious grounds, Altiplanico offers an ideal place to relax close to the town of San Pedro de Atacama and yet at the same time immersed in the peaceful surroundings of the Atacama desert. The hotel adobe architecture blends with the landscape, reflecting the original constructions of the people who inhabited the Andean highlands. Rooms feature private terraces, there are spacious public areas and the outdoor swimming pool offers views of the Licancabur volcano.
The lakeside Cabaña del Lago Hotel is close to the centre of Puerto Varas and offers sweeping views of the town and the Osorno volcano. Its location is best appreciated from the restaurant, which overlooks the lake and surrounding scenery. The bar offers a cosy alpine ambience with outdoor fire burners and ponchos provided for cooler evenings. Rooms are spacious and feature traditional colourful Chilean textiles and artwork.
Hotel CostAustralis was designed by a local architect who planned the entire facade with floor-to-ceiling windows that face on to the sound, which means that there are spectacular sweeping views from the bar, the restaurant and the lounge. With 110 rooms, the CostAustralis is the town’s largest hotel, but it retains a certain cosiness with its grass cloth wallpaper offset by wooden trim and ceilings, plants and soft lighting. Facilities include a restaurant, room service and a laundry service.
Hotel Lago Grey is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park. It offers spectacular views over Lake Grey and its glacier, and the mountains can be seen in the distance. There are five bungalow blocks that house the rooms, a restaurant, bar and lounge.
Cabo de Hornos was built as the first grand hotel in Punta Arenas. Within walking distance of the major areas of interest, the hotel is located on the main plaza in the heart of the city and has a direct view of the Strait of Magellan. The hotel has 110 rooms and amenities include a restaurant serving regional and international cuisine, a bar, room service and laundry facilities.
Easter Island is officially part of Chile yet, lying 3,790km west of Santiago, it is the world’s most remote inhabited island. A visit to Easter Island is an extraordinary experience, with 600 or so moai statues scattered around the island, dramatically set against the dark waters of the Pacific Ocean, a reminder of the civilisation that once thrived and faded on these shores. The windswept landscape of volcanic craters, lava formations and sandy beaches adds to the otherworldly feel.
Day 14: Fly to Easter Island
Morning flight to Easter Island. Stay 3 nights at the Taha Tai Hotel or similar.
Day 15: Easter Island
A full-day excursion to various moai platforms, the quarry at Rano Raraku and Anakena beach, the site of the island’s first settlement.
Day 16: Easter Island
Half-day tour of Rano Kao volcano and the ceremonial village of Orongo. (Breakfast)
Day 17: Fly to Santiago
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Santiago. Overnight at the Pullman Santiago El Bosque.
Day 18: Fly to London via São
Paulo Transfer to the airport for a flight to London, via São Paulo, with LATAM Airlines.
Day 19: London
Arrive in London.
National park fees
Easter Island National Park fee is not included and is payable locally.
The old port of Valparaíso is one of Chile’s most distinctive cities, with its numerous funicular elevators, steep hills, labyrinthine alleys and brightly painted houses. Declared a world heritage site by Unesco, the town has a unique faded grandeur and relaxed bohemian atmosphere.
Day 13: Fly to Santiago • Valparaíso
Fly to Santiago with the group and drive north to the Pacific coast and Valparaíso. Stay 2 nights at the Fauna Hotel (Superior room). Upgrade to the boutique Zero Hotel – enquire for pricing.
Day 14: Valparaíso
At leisure to explore the colourful hills or visit the house of Pablo Neruda. (Breakfast)
Day 15: Fly to London via São Paulo
Transfer to Santiago and fly to London with LATAM Airlines.
Day 16: Arrive in London
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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