Small Group Holiday
Squeezed between the depths of the Pacific and the volcanoes, peaks and glaciers of the Andes, Chile stretches from the driest desert in the north, to the ice fields of the south. In between you will find numerous landscapes from deep fjords and mountain-ringed lakes, to dunes, vineyards, fertile valleys and dark forests. This tour of Chile will take you from the capital Santiago to enigmatic Valparaíso before flying up to the Atacama Desert and high Altiplano, with its lunar landscape, strange rock formations, salt lakes and geysers.
Turning south we fly to the Lake District, where we enjoy breathtaking views of lakes, waterfalls and volcanoes. Finally, we travel to Torres del Paine National Park where we explore trails, glaciers and viewpoints before returning to Santiago.
If you have more time, extend your trip to Chile's outpost in the Pacific, where time has all but forgotten magical Easter Island and its treasure trove of moai.
Culture, Nature & Wildlife
Leisurely / Moderate
Domestic flights, bus/minibus and boat
Hotels and locally owned B&B’s, all rooms en suite
Months of Operation
January, February, March, October, November, December
DAY 1 Join Santiago, city tour
DAY 2 Tour of Valparaiso
DAY 3 Fly to Calama, to San Pedro de Atacama
DAY 4 Salar de Atacama & Altiplano lagoons
DAY 5 El Tatio geysers; optional astronomy tour
DAY 6 Fly Puerto Montt, drive Puerto Varas
DAY 7 Boat trip; walk near Osorno Volcano
DAY 8 Fly Punta Arenas, drive Puerto Natales
DAY 9 Highlights of Torres del Paine N.P.
DAY 10 Walk at Lago Grey, free in Torres del Paine
DAY 11 Optional Grey Glacier tour, to Puerto Natales
DAY 12 Drive to Punta Arenas, fly to Santiago
DAY 13 End Santiago
Easter Island Extension:
DAY 13 Fly to Easter Island
DAY 14 Orongo and Ranu Kau volcano; Ahu Akivi
DAY 15 Ahus Vaihu and Akahanga; explore Rano Raraku quarry
DAY 16 Free morning; fly Santiago
DAY 17 End Santiago
Tour leader throughout
Sample tour. Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice. Please inquire.
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