Exploring Chile In Comfort And Style

15 Days from £7762 per adult. Prices based on flight fares at the time of costing & may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote
15 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Honeymoon
Luxury

Reef & Rainforest has designed this itinerary to showcase the diverse attributes which make Chile such an exciting country to visit, without compromising on authentic Chilean comfort and style. From a luxurious desert lodge and spa in the Atacama Desert to the highest quality accommodation available within Torres del Paine National Park. From a sophisticated hillside mansion in the port of Valparaiso to sipping fine wines while staying in a vineyard’s boutique hotel in the Colchagua Valley – we invite you to treat yourself to the best that Chile has to offer in terms of locations and hotels. You may only visit Chile once, so make sure it is done in the most satisfying and discerning way possible.

Itinerary

Price from £7762 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Depart UK

Evening departure from London and fly overnight to Santiago

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Santiago

Met on arrival and transfer to hotel. Afternoon guided exploration of the historical and modern sights of Santiago. This will include La Moneda, a walk through the pedestrian streets of Huerfanos and Ahumada, the Plaza de Armas, and Santa Lucia Hill where the Spanish founded Santiago in 1541. Continue on to the cultural and artistic neighbourhood of Bellavista, explore San Cristobal Hill, and finish in elegant Providencia before returning to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Staying at The Aubrey. Includes Breakfast.

Day 3 - San Pedro de Atacama

Transfer to Santiago Airport, fly to Calama, and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. Afternoon shared activity.

Staying at Hotel Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - San Pedro de Atacama

Enjoy two half days or one full day of shared excursions exploring the Atacama Desert. These could include a drive to the Moon Valley, Tatio Geysers or altiplano lagoons, hikes, mountain biking, volcano climbing (depending on physical fitness), and star gazing.

Staying at Hotel Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - San Pedro de Atacama

Enjoy two half days or one full day of shared excursions exploring the Atacama Desert.

Staying at Hotel Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Santiago

Enjoy a final shared half day guided excursion then transfer to Calama in the afternoon and fly to Santiago.

Staying at Holiday Inn Santiago - Airport Terminal. Includes Breakfast.

Day 7 - Torres del Paine National Park

Fly to Punta Arenas in the far south of Chilean Patagonia and transfer overland to your luxury accommodation within Torres del Paine National Park. Torres del Paine is home to 26 species of mammals including guanaco, puma (Chile’s largest carnivore), the endangered South Andean deer (the Huemul, Chile’s national symbol), two species of fox, and the Patagonian skunk. Bird species number 118 and include wading birds such as the Chilean flamingo which live in the numerous lakes and lagoons across the park, 15 species of birds of prey
including the Andean condor, and South America’s largest bird, the flightless
rhea, which lives on the Patagonian steppe.

Staying at Explora Patagonia. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 8 - Torres del Paine National Park

Enjoy two half days or one full day of shared excursions exploring Torres del Paine National Park and some less visited areas outside the National Park. These could include a hike to the Cuernos viewpoint, French Valley or the Base of the Towers, horse rides, or vehicle based excursions to some of the principal sites of interest within the National Park.

Staying at Explora Patagonia. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Torres del Paine National Park

Enjoy two half days or one full day of shared guided excursions exploring Torres del Paine National Park and its environs.

Staying at Explora Patagonia. Includes All Meals.

Day 10 - Valparaiso

Return to Punta Arenas and fly to Santiago. Met on arrival and transfer by road to Valparaiso on the coast.

Staying at Casa Higueras. Includes Breakfast.

Day 11 - Valparaiso

A day at leisure. Perhaps explore the historic quarter of Valparaiso (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), ride a cable car, stroll along Atkinson and Gervasoni boardwalks, see Plaza Sotomayor and finish with a visit to La Sebastiana Museum.

Staying at Casa Higueras. Includes Breakfast.

Day 12 - Colchagua Valley

After a relaxed morning, have a private transfer to your stylish boutique hotel attached to a French-owned winery in the Colchagua Valley wine region.

Staying at Lapostelle Residence. Includes All Meals.

Day 13 - Colchagua Valley

Enjoy a day to learn about the wines of the area with a private tour and tasting at Clos Apalta Winery, including a visit to the family’s private cellar, and walks, or mountain biking, through the vineyards.

Staying at Lapostelle Residence. Includes All Meals.

Day 14 - Santiago

Transfer to Santiago Airport and fly back to the UK.

Includes Breakfast.

Day 15 - Arrive UK

Includes No Meals.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
Yes

Flight Info:
From January 2017 British Airways will operate four direct flights per week from London Heathrow to Santiago. Other flight options from the UK to Santiago include Air France via Paris, Iberia via Madrid, LATAM via Madrid or Sao Paulo, and Avianca via Bogota.

Area Specialist

John Melton
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For the best star gazing in the Atacama Desert avoid visiting six days before and three days after a full moon.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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