Chile

Enjoy the variety of climates and activities Chile has to offer. You’ll bicycle, hike or ride horseback through the Atacama Desert, then experience the Lake District’s thermal hot springs and go whitewater rafting in Villarrica National Park, which features breathtaking waterfalls. Then head to Puerta Varas and enjoy hiking on Osorno Volcano, and the panoramic views it offers of other volcanoes and of Lake Llanquihue. Proceed to Puenta Arenas at the southern tip of South America, where you’ll visit Torres del Paine National Park in the Patagonia region and the town of Puerto Natales on Última Esperanza Sound.

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Language

Spanish

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT -3

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Currency

Chilean Peso (CLP)

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Average Temp

54° F

Chile Expedition

Land of Extremes

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – SANTIAGO, CHILE

Arrive in Santiago 

Private transfer to hotel

Optional folkloric show & dinner (supplement applies)

Accommodations: Hotel Cumbres Lastarria

Days 2-4 – SANTIAGO / ATACAMA DESERT

Fly to Calama & transfer to San Pedro de Atacama

Activities include:

  • Bicycling & horseback riding in Valle de Quitor
  • Touring Le Paige Archaeological Museum
  • Visiting archaeological sites
  • Hiking in Valle de la Luna, Termas de Puritama, Quebrada del Diablo, Valle de la Muerte & near El Tatio Geysers

Accommodations: Hotel Cumbres San Pedro
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – ATACAMA / PUCÓN (LAKE DISTRICT)

Transfer to Calama for flight to Temuco or Pucón

Transfer to hotel on Lake Villarrica

Accommodations: Hotel Antumal
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – HUERQUEHUE NATIONAL PARK

Choice of two full-day activities:

  • Private guided hike in Huerquehue National Park & relax at Termas de Huife hot springs
  • Relax at Termas Geometricas hot springs

Accommodations: Hotel Antumal
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 – VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK

Choice of two morning activities:

  • Mapuche Indian cultural experience
  • Hike to see Palguin, La China and El Leon waterfalls

Choice of two afternoon activities:

  • Whitewater rafting
  • Hike Cráteres Parásitos with panoramic views

Accommodations: Hotel Antumal
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – PUCÓN / PUERTO VARAS

Transfer to Puerto Varas. Choice of one activity en route:

  • Hike on Osorno Volcano
  • Walking tour of Bajo Frutillar on Lake Llanquihue

Accommodations: Cabañas del Lago
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Days 9-12 – PUERTO VARAS / TORRES DEL PAINE
NATIONAL PARK (PATAGONIA)

Fly to Punta Arenas & transfer to Torres del Paine

  • Stop in Puerto Natales on Última Esperanza Sound
  • Explore the park – see rivers, lakes, rainforests, waterfalls & herds of wildlife
  • Horseback riding & boating excursions

Accommodations: Hosteria Las Torres
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 – PUNTA ARENAS / SANTIAGO / HOMEWARD BOUND

Transfer to Punta Arenas for flight to Santiago

Connect with flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $7,890 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

Thank you for orchestrating a perfect vacation. Costa Rica is a beautiful country with very kind and friendly people. We appreciate all you have done and will certainly use you again for future travels.

Karen & Craig S.
Armonk, NY

When to go:

Best times are from October to April

What to eat:

Pastel del Choclo (corn pie), Empanada de Pino (meat-filled pastry), Sopa Patagonica (seafood & pork soup)

What to pack:

Long & short-sleeved shirts & t-shirts; trousers, jeans; waterproof jacket; layering & waterproof clothing; shawl or scarf; swimwear; comfortable walking & hiking shoes; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment; binoculars; universal adapter

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