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ICONIC LANDSCAPES OF CHILE

Explore the cordilleras, volcanoes, salt flats and hot springs of the Atacama Desert. Follow in the footsteps of ancient Polynesian mariners to visit the silent faces of the Moai on Easter Island. Journey to the centre of the Torres del Paine in Patagonia, a land of sharp peaked mountains, glaciers, ice blue lakes and rivers. Stay at the finest hotels and lodges in the continent.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exploring the Atacama on horseback, bicycle or on foot.
  • Staying at the Hotel Salto Chico in Patagonia on the banks of Lake Pehoe in the Torres del Paine.
  • Picnicking under the watchful eyes of the moai on Easter Island.
£4,200
per person

Price from

CHARLIE LOCKWOOD

Latin America Specialist

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  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Arrive Santiago - San Pedro de Atacama

    Arrive in Santiago and take your onward flight to the magnificent Atacama Desert and transfer to your hotel. The Atacama is a world of deserts, cordilleras, ravines, salt flats and hot springs creating an other-worldly landscape. Your hotel is situated on the Ayllu de Larache plain, within a few minutes' walk of the town of San Pedro de Atacama.

    Overnight: Hotel de Larache

  3. Day 2 - 3 Atacama

    Spend two days exploring the natural phenomena of the Atacama using your choice of horseback, bicycle or on foot. You will explore the landscape, ancient cultures and wildlife of the region, from the brown Andean mountains to the glistening white salt pans. You may choose an activity based on your interests and your level of activity - form gentle strolls to exploring the mountain peaks. All activities are accompanied by Wilderness First Responder qualified guides.

    Overnight: Hotel de Larache

  4. Day 4 Atacama - Santiago

    Arrive in Chile's capital city, Santiago, and transfer to your boutique hotel in the city's bohemian Bellavista district at the foot of the San Cristobal Hill. Chill out by the pool and enjoy a Pisco Sour in the hotel's piano lounge.

    Overnight: Aubrey Hotel

  5. Day 5 Santiago - Easter Island

    Transfer to the airport and board your flight to Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui. Upon arrival, transfer to your lodge. Posada de Mike Rapu is situated on a hill in the Te Miro Oone area, with all rooms overlooking the ocean.

    Overnight: Posada de Mike Rapu

  6. Day 6 - 7 Easter Island

    Spend two days exploring Easter Island. Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in one of the remotest parts of the globe, Easter Island is steeped in anthropological mystery where the origins and evolution of the former inhabitants remain unknown. Explore the numerous platforms (Ahu) watched over by the iconic moai, recognised the world over and a symbol for humanity and our fragile environment. The mild climate is perfect for exploring on foot and each day there will be a choice of walks, from simple to more challenging, which unveil the beauty of the island with picnic stops to take in the panoramic views.

    Overnight: Posada de Mike Rapu

  7. Day 8 Easter Island - Santiago

    Take your return flight back to Santiago on the mainland.

    Overnight: Aubrey Hotel

  8. Day 9 Santiago - Torres del Paine

    This morning, fly south and transfer from Puntas Arenas airport to your lodge on the shores of Lake Pehoe. Set within a world of sharp mountain peaks, glaciers, ice blue lakes and rivers, the Hotel Salto Chico is an excellent base for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.

    Overnight: Hotel Salto Chico

  9. Day 10 - 12 Patagonia

    There is a choice of five activities each day, ranging from a variety of walking, motorboat journeys and horseback riding options designed to show you the landscapes and wildlife of Patagonia as well as the unique lifestyle and culture of the gaucho. There are 20 treks to choose from, taking in the mature forests, remote pampas and rivers, with views of glaciers, lakes and the mountainous formations of magma and granite. Alternatively, explore the landscape gaucho-style on horseback on horses specially trained for this environment. All equipment used is of the highest quality and rides are accompanied by professionally trained guides. Take a half day ride on the Rincon del Puma or perhaps a more challenging full day ride to the Pehoe Refugio.

    Overnight: Hotel Salto Chico

  10. Day 13 Depart Chile

    Transfer to Punta Arenas Airport and fly back to Santiago for your connecting flight home.

  11. Depart

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