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Top Chile Attractions

Torres del Paine National Park

Perrito Moreno Glacier

Easter Island

Santiago

Atacama Desert

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Top Activities in Chile

Experiencing the otherworldly Atacama Desert landscape

Exploring rugged Patagonia and Torres del Paine National Park

Indulging in renowned Chilean wines in Santiago

Marveling at the moai of Easter Island

Soaking up the boho vibes in Valparaiso

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Classic Chile Itineraries

Chile in 1 Week - First Time Visit

Don’t be put off by the sheer length of Chile and its countless opportunities for sightseeing and adventure. A one-week guided Chile tour can immerse you fully in one chosen destination - say, Patagonia, the Central Region or the Atacama Desert - while offering an authentic Chilean experience. Venture out into one of these showy regions, bookend it with a Santiago stay and there you have it: a mind-blowing, memorable Chilean visit.

Day 1, Santiago: Settle in to this vibrant city, perhaps taking in the Andean views and beating jetlag with some vitamin D in leafy Cerro San Cristobal park.

Day 2, Andes: If it’s summer, whitewater raft on the Maipo River in the Cajon de Maipo mountain valley or trek to a glacier in El Morado National Park. Come winter, ski or snowboard at one of the three ski resorts within 90 minutes of Santiago.

Days 3-4, Wine Country: Take a drive through the Colchagua Valley, Chile’s answer to the Napa Valley, perhaps stopping in one of the region’s oldest wineries, Casa Silva.

Days 5-6, Central Coast: Drive approximately four hours north, then west from Santa Cruz, ending up in kooky Valparaiso.Perhaps you’ll stay at the fabulous Hotel Del Mar, near the pier and beaches.

Day 7, Valparaiso: Put the finishing touches on your trip with a scenic coastal drive or one more stop in a local winery (try House of Morande) on the drive back to the airport in Santiago.

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Chile in 15 Days

If you have two weeks to spare, your Chile guided tour can include quite a bit of this narrow coastal country, encompassing several of its distinct environments, from the world’s driest desert to the lush central valley to the dramatic Lake District and, finally, to remote Patagonia.

Days 1-2, Santiago: Get your bearings with a Santiago guided tour, including San Cristobal Hill, the colonial center and the Presidential Palace.

Day 3, Valparaiso: Explore this World Heritage City, a charming port town with a quirky atmosphere, colorful homes, a UNESCO-recognized historic city center and War of the Pacific memorial.

Day 4, To San Pedro de Atacama

Day 5, Salar de Atacama and Altiplano Lagoons: Visit the historic village of Socaire en route to the Altiplano Lagoons of Miscanti and Miniques, a completely silent atmosphere dominated by the two volcanoes of the same name in the distance. Continue to Salar de Atacama, a salt lake covered by snow-white salt crystals as far as the eye can see. Keep an eye out for the resident flamingos.

Day 6, Excursion to El Tatio geysers

Day 7, Fly to Lake District; Puerto Varas: Drive to Puerto Varas on the shores of Lago Llanquihue and take a tour of the “City of Roses.”

Day 8, Lago Todos los Santos: Drive the shoreline of Lago Llanquihue, within view of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. Cruise on Lago Todos los Santos, then hike in the lava fields of Osorno.

Day 9, Fly to Punta Arenas, transfer to Puerto Natales: Stroll through the main squares and historic sights of Puerto Montt. Fly to the southernmost city of Chile, Punta Arenas, then make your way to Puerto Natales.

Day 10, Torres del Paine National Park: Take a full day to appreciate the park’s grandeur, with unforgettable views of the Towers and the Torres Massif from the Cuernos viewpoint and the Salto Grande waterfall.

Day 11, Lago Grey, Torres del Paine National Park: Explore the western side of the park, including Lake Grey, filled with massive icebergs. Hike along the Pingo River and into a Legna forest.

Day 12, Excursion to Balmaceda Glacier; to Puerto Natale: Travel down the Rio Serrano by Zodiac and approach the Balmaceda Glacier.

Day 13, To Punta Arenas; fly to Santiago: Drive through the barren landscape of the Patagonian Pampas on the way back to Punta Arenas.

Days 14-15, Depart Santiago and journey home.

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Excellent trip with lots of amazing memories December 2015

5.0

Andes & Coastal Highlights

Excellent trip with lots of amazing memories

Operator Tucan Travel

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Fantastic August 2015

5.0

Across the Antarctic Circle

We went on the Polar Pioneer to Antarctica and it was fantastic. Now back for more - just booked on Jewels of the Arctic trip. Cannot wait.

Operator Aurora Expeditions

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We were the only two people on this tour and everything was outstanding January 1970

5.0

Patagonia Parks & Wildlife

All connections/pickups were spot on. Trip notes/vouchers with all contact details was very reassuring. Outstanding was Sergio at Torres Del Paine. This trip was very well put together and everything flowed perfectly. We loved it! Read more

Operator World Expeditions

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I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. May 2018

4.0

San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni Tour (Budget) – 4 Days Roundtrip

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The accommodation was not as bad as everyone made out single beds 3 or 6 in a room and while the facilities were limited you had paid hot water showers at both sites we slept at.
Nonetheless the trip did feel a little rushed and as our spanish was lacking so too was the information however the beauty was often speechless so that wasn’t too much of an issue
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Operator Keteka

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Over all our entire trip to Chile and Argentina was really wonderful. February 2017

4.0

Argentina Highlights 12 Days

"We are back home in Albuquerque. A day later than we planned due to a malfunction on a plane with American Airlines in Miami. All is good, we are happy to be home.
Iguazu was absolutely beautiful and amazing. The tour guide Adrian and his driver Daniel were very good. Adrian was very informative, attentive and professional, nice guy. The top 4 highlights for us were Iguazu Falls, Perrito Moreno in El Calafate and Torres del Paine in Chile and of course spending quality time with you in Buenos Aires, your insight and knowledge is tremendous.
Many other things were really nice too but those were are top four. We loved the Tango show and the next day we ventured out using the subway visiting Recoleta and the Botanical gardens.
We wanted to mention that we did not get to the Holiday Inn till midnight although our flight from Iguazu Falls landed at airport at 10 pm, after luggage was picked up we departed about 10:30 for Holiday Inn, we do not know if this is the norm (1 ½ hours) . I think the driver got lost, not sure.
So now we are concerned because we have 2 ½ hours to sleep so we can get picked up at 3am. We asked the driver. If his company was going to pick us up at 3am and he said “yes but another person”. We asked him if we could get picked up later , maybe 3:30 pm or 4 pm so we can sleep a little more, we were so tired after being at Iguazu Falls all day walking, heat and humidity and flight. He called someone and they told him that they could not change the time, so we had stay with the 3 am pick up.
We now realized the airport was only less than 10 minutes away. So we got to International Airport and had a lot waiting time for our 6am flight. It would have been better if we could have a little more time to sleep. Maybe a 4am pick up would have been better.
Over all our entire trip to Chile and Argentina was really wonderful. Take Care, Becca and Joe
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Operator Say Hueque

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Emotionally it is a significant experience, a tie back to 1000 years of history and the establishment of Christianity in Spain September 2016

4.0

Walk the Camino de Santiago

Emotionally it is a significant experience, a tie back to 1000 years of history and the establishment of Christianity in Spain

Operator G Adventures

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