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Meals: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
Accommodation: 10 nights hotel
Transportation: Return domestic flights between Santiago to Calama and Santiago to Punta Arenas, private airport transfers in Santiago, shared airport transfers in Calama and Punta Arenas
Sightseeing: Valparaiso & Casablanca Valley tour with wine tasting, up to two daily excursions in Torres del Paine National Park and the Atacama Desert, exclusive experience at Fundacion Origen and wine tasting in the Maipo Valley.
*Price is per person based on twin share. Please speak to our team or view our terms and conditions for more information
From the sheer beauty of its mountain peaks in Torres del Paine National Park to the most arid desert on earth with its surreal landscapes, geysers, and clear night skies; Chile’s contrasting landscapes are nothing short of enchanting. Its geographical and cultural tapestry offers a captivating blend of natural wonders, vibrant cities, and a rich heritage that will make lasting memories.
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Explore the colourful street art and winding stairs of Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage City.
Marvel at the scenery of Death Valley, Moon Valley, and the Andes Mountain range with their surreal beauty.
Discover Patagonian landscapes that are windswept and lush with undulating hills with wild and remote national parks and its dense forests.
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Arrive at Santiago airport and transfer to your hotel. Santiago, the capital of Chile, is a bustling, modern city nestled in a valley amidst the backdrop of the majestic snow-capped Andes.
Today, you'll explore the coastal city of Valparaiso, renowned for its hilly neighbourhoods, meandering staircases, and vibrant street art.
A highlight of your journey is a visit to the home-museum of Chile's Nobel Prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda.
Get an intimate look at the thriving arts community during your visit to a silver workshop where you will learn about traditional techniques, textures and the sustainable use of materials to craft authentic jewellery.
Later, journey to Casablanca Valley for a wine tasting at Casas del Bosque, a family-run boutique winery that prioritises sustainable practices and produces exceptional, environmentally conscious wines.
Savour Casas del Bosque's exceptional vintages during a tasting, and afterwards enjoy lunch at Tanino restaurant, featuring locally sourced ingredients. (B)(L)
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Calama. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.
Set in the most impressive location amongst the salt mountains and beneath the ancient fortress of Pukara de Quitor, Alto Atacama is an exclusive hideaway. While here, choose from a wide range of excursions: xperience a challenging bike ride through canyons and sand dunes, a rewarding hike through volcanoes and mountain ranges, or a relaxing picturesque sunset on Tebequinche Lagoon.
This afternoon visit The Valley of the Moon, your introduction to the Atacama landscape. The countless peaks, rock formations and canyons are a bewildering natural spectacle. (B)(L)(D)
Today you will have the opportunity to explore the high Andean Lagoons. On the way you’ll pass traditional terraces growing quinoa and purple potatoes, before a stop to visit the town of Toconao, notable for its typical colonial architecture made from volcanic rock.
From here you ascend to the high Andean lagoons of Miscanti and Miñiques. The deep blue waters and white shores welcome a large variety of birds and provide a magical contrast with the snow-capped hills that surround them. The scenery is spectacular and the perfect setting to enjoy a delicious lunch, before the return journey. (B)(L)(D)
Depart before dawn on an excursion to witness the Tatio Geysers, one of the world’s most impressive geothermal sites and an icon of the Atacama Desert. The fumaroles of more than eighty active geysers expel enormous columns of white steam, creating an astonishing spectacle.
As you leave the area you will often spot wildlife including vicuñas, foxes, vizcachas and Andean ostriches. You will stop at the picturesque village of Machuca with its wooden church and handicraft stalls, a charming interlude on the return journey. In the afternoon, visit the archaeological sites of Quitor and Tulor. (B)(L)(D)
Transfer to Calama airport for your flight to Santiago. Upon arrival you’ll spend the evening at an airport hotel in Santiago. (B)
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Punta Arenas, gateway to the Torres del Paine National Park. On arrival you will be met and transferred by road to Estancia Cerro Guido, your home for the next three nights.
At the end of the 19th century, this estancia was born as part of the "Tierra del Fuego Exploitation Society", the largest cattle network in the history of Chilean Patagonia. Forged by European pioneers, with 100,000 hectares, it is today the largest in the region, with one of the largest livestock masses and extensions of crops in this area.
The estancia (traditional ranch) is situated in the heart of Torres del Paine, nestled along the slopes of the imposing Cerro Guido. It comprises houses built by the pioneers and offers a unique and warm experience in a place where time stops.
Experience the real gauchos and country life during your stay at Cerro Guido, actively participating in their daily activities caring for the livestock on their natural grasslands. (B)(L)(D)
A place of rugged natural beauty, Torres del Paine is home to jaw dropping landscapes, from towering granite peaks and dramatic glaciers to turquoise lakes and emerald-green forests.
Choose from an array of excursions including trekking, horseback riding and guided vehicle excursions. The excursions are designed around a variety of themes to enjoy the national park: from the flora, fauna and geology to the heritage and culture of the gauchos and the indigenous people of the region. (B)(L)(D)
Today you will join the Conservation Safari and learn about the Cerro Guido Foundation's mission to protect Patagonia's diverse wildlife and the growing puma population.
Depart the hotel in the early morning to shadow dedicated trackers in their daily routines, which includes puma research, binocular observation and a quest to observe wildlife and pumas at sunset.
This evening, relax and enjoy dinner at the estancia restaurant. Serving products from their greenhouse and orchard, the kitchen offers dishes inspired by traditional, simple, and elegant recipes, suitable for all tastes. (B)(L)(D)
Transfer to Punta Arenas airport for your flight back to Santiago. Upon landing at Santiago airport, you will be met and transferred to the Maipo Valley.
Nestled just south of Santiago, Maipo Valley is home to some of the country's most prestigious wines, with rich, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon being undoubtedly its most celebrated wine style.
En route to your hotel, there will be a stop at Fundación Origen, an extraordinary non-profit organisation committed to community development with projects such as the School of Promise and sustainable farming.
The tour concludes with a delectable empanada tasting, showcasing traditional flavours crafted from organic ingredients.
Tonight, you'll be staying at Hotel Casa Real, situated within the Santa Rita Estate. A former summer residence, the mansion still maintains it's original layout including salons, dining room billiard room and inner colonnade, all with original furnishings from the late 19th century.
This evening, join a guided tour of the residence and gardens, followed by a private thematic wine tasting on the Red Hall terrace and later, dinner. (B)(D)
This morning, explore the century old park, Roman baths, neo-gothic chapel and this historic wine cellars, finishing with a wine tasting paired with artisnal cheese and dried fruits.
For lunch, visit Doña Paula, nestled within an 18th century colonial building, a restaurant acclaimed for it's unique cuisine, blending traditional Chilean and international flavours.
Explore the Andean Museum, featuring an extensive ethnographic collection of over 3,000 items from the Claro Vial Foundation amidst the scenic vineyards.
Later, say chao to Chile as you are transferred to Santiago for your onward flight. (B)(L)
Travel by road to your hotel located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, your home for the next three nights.
Located in southern Chilean Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and one of the world’s most spectacular national parks. A place of rugged natural beauty, Torres del Paine is home to jaw dropping landscapes, from towering granite peaks and dramatic glaciers, to turquoise lakes and emerald green forests. The park is most popular during the summer months when the long hours of daylight offer the best opportunity to explore. (B)(L)(D)
Choose from an array of half day or full day excursions including trekking, horseback riding and guided vehicle excursions. The excursions are designed around a variety of themes to enjoy the national park: from the flora, fauna and geology to the heritage and culture of the gauchos and the indigenous people of the region. They vary from easy to difficult depending on your physical condition and experience.
A haven for trekkers, there are day hikes to the base of the Torres del Paine massif, the French Valley, the Enchanted Valley or more challenging uphill climbs that offer stunning views across the Southern Ice Fields. (B)(L)(D)
A number of options are available today. Cruise on Lake Grey to admire the immense Grey Glacier. Learn the Patagonian cowboy way by spending a morning riding along trails with the local gauchos, descendants of horsemen who came to work the ranches in this remote region more than a century ago. Hike on one of the many forest trails and look for condors soaring overhead, guanacos grazing on the hillside or, if you’re lucky, spot the reclusive puma. (B)(L)(D)
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport where your Chile journey ends. (B)
Atacama Camp Experience Upgrade
4 days/3 nights priced at $2,085
Includes One night tented camp and two nights hotel accommodation at Alto Atacama, all meals with beverages, daily activities and return transfers from Calama.
A totally unique and magical experience in the awe-inspiring Atacama Desert. The camp is located in a remote area, nestled into the Salt Mountains of the Atacama Desert. To reach it, you walk for an hour and a half on a gentle, mostly descending path through the well-known Valle de la Luna and beyond. During this time, you will appreciate the small canyons carved by water through the mountains and salt sculptured by the wind whilst enjoying the sunset over the Andes. On arrival at the camp site, you will be met with refreshing cocktails and the aroma of your upcoming barbeque dinner. The following day, you will return by vehicle on a thirty minute drive on dirt roads back to the town of San Pedro and your hotel.
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