Extremes of Chile

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What we came up with

With its hugely diverse landscapes, this spine of Latin America offers up some of the most thrillingly high adrenaline adventures, alongside relaxing retreats to the tranquil wine regions. Think it's too difficult to squeeze this all into one holiday? Then think again. The size of Chile is on our side, being only 150 miles in width at its widest point, a few short flights and we've got it covered.

— Will, Original Travel Expert

Itinerary Highlights

  • Santiago - 2 Days
    Chile's capital, Santiago, is often overlooked as a mere stopover after flying into the country, however with an ever-changing landscape and architecture, it is well worth exploring. A trendy hideaway is The Singular which sits in the heart of all things cultural. To make the most of Santiago, stroll through the leafy Parque Forestal, or visit the nearby Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts to satisfy that inner culture vulture.

  • Atacama Desert - 4 Days
    A quick flight and beautifully scenic drive through the desert finds the Tierra Atacama hotel. Unique lunar landscapes, spouting geysers and bubbling thermal springs as well as the seemingly eternal salt flats, will mean that even the most sedentary of visitors can find something to get them on the move. Climbing, cycling, hiking and late night trips of romantic star gazing are all on offer. Be careful not to over exert yourself too quickly though - at 2,400 metres above sea level, even the hardiest of travellers can find themselves feeling a tad funny until they've acclimatised.

  • Central Valley Wine Region - 4 Days
    After getting to grips with one of Chile's most breathtaking (literally) areas and the plethora of activities available, a short flight lands into the sprawling vineyards of the Central Valley wine region. With the majestic Andes as a backdrop, most of Chile's wines are produced here. If you fancy a tipple, this is the place to kick back with a cabernet sauvignon and drink in the peace of the picturesque setting. La Casona Matetic is the most charming of all the vineyard guesthouses around, a century old, and governed by biodynamic principles - in other words, the wines are virtually pesticide free, simply delicious and won't taste like any others in the world.

  • Valparaiso - 3 Days
    A final stop off ends the trip in style at UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valparaiso. With an unparalleled vantage point overlooking this city, Hotel Palacio Astoreca is as close as can be to both the Fine Arts Museum and Barburizza Palace. After gently ambling around the port, a well-earned cocktail overlooking the waterfront on the hotel's terrace might just be the perfect way to reflect on the trip.

A rough idea of price

A similar itinerary would cost from £4,950 per person which includes all flights, hotels, transfers and organised trips.

A note about prices

The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip. Prices are generally for private arrangements using economy flights based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. There are a number of factors which will influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, the class of flights, the airline used and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.

Key Stats

Where
Chile
When
October to March
Who
Couples and Honeymooners
Price PP (Inc Flights)
£4,950

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