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Splendours of Chile

Chile is an extraordinarily beautiful country, encompassing just about every type of landscape on Earth, from the arid desert of the north, through verdant lakes and pastures to the soaring peaks and glaciers of Patagonia. This expansive tour explores Chile’s spectacular desert, mountain scenery and Patagonian wilderness, and allows time to discover some fascinating Chilean traditions.

14 nights from £3695pp

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  • Splendours of Chile
  • Splendours of Chile

Splendours of Chile Itinerary

  • Day 1: Fly to Santiago via São Paulo

    Fly from London (regional connections available) to Santiago, via São Paulo, with LATAM Airlines. (N)

  • Day 2: Santiago

    Morning arrival. Transfer to the Hotel Plaza San Francisco for 2 nights. Afternoon at leisure. (N)

  • Day 3: Santiago

    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. (B)

  • Day 4: Fly to Calama • San Pedro de Atacama

    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. (B)

  • Day 5: Atacama desert

    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. (B, L)

  • Day 6: Atacama desert

    Day at leisure. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to El Tatio geysers, the hot springs or the 17th-century fortress of Pukara de Quitor. (B)

  • Day 7: Fly to Puerto Montt via Santiago • Puerto Varas

    Fly to Puerto Montt via Santiago and transfer to the town of Puerto Varas. Stay 2 nights at the Cabaña del Lago Hotel, set on the lake. (B)

  • Day 8: Chilean Lake District

    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. (B)

  • Day 9: Fly to Punta Arenas • Puerto Natales

    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). (B)

  • Day 10: Torres del Paine

    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 in a Superior room with views of the glacier. (B, L)

  • Day 11: Torres del Paine

    Morning shared boat excursion on Lake Grey for an up-close view of its striking bright-blue glacier. Afternoon at leisure or optional tours. (B)

  • Day 12: Punta Arenas

    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. (B, L)

  • Day 13: Fly to Santiago

    Fly to Santiago and transfer to the Hotel Plaza San Francisco for an overnight stay. (B)

  • Day 14-15: Fly to London via São Paulo

    Morning at leisure or optional tour of the Pre-Columbian Museum or Los Dominicos handicraft market. Afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London, via São Paulo, with LATAM Airlines arriving the next day. (B) (N)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

  • Important information

  • Optional flights

    It is possible to add an extra night at Hotel Plaza San Francisco at the end of the tour and fly to and from Santiago direct with British Airways. Please enquire for supplements.

  • Superior tour

    This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

  • Single supplement

    From £995pp.

  • Private & tailor-made travel

    This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements.

Tour Highlights

  • Watch the sun set over the Atacama desert
  • Private boat trip on Lake Todos los Santos
  • Superior room with views at Torres del Paine
  • Visit a traditional Patagonia estancia
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 16 people (max 26)

Price Includes

4- & 5-star accommodation
International & internal flights
Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
Small group size - 16 people (max 26)
Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
Experienced local tour manager
12 breakfasts & 3 lunches
Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
Porterage at airports
Christmas departure

Dates and Prices

2020 Departures £ prices per person based on 2 people sharing

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