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Tours in Chile

Tours of Chile take you from deserts to snowy mountains and rugged volcanoes to glassy lakes. Our Destination Specialists will plan your bespoke Chile tour, whether you want to experience its varied landscapes and rugged terrain or combine your holiday with another South American country. Browse our selection for inspiration below.

To explore the top sights and attractions in this beautiful country, book The Best of Chile tour. Begin in Santiago de Chile, where you can see churches and cathedrals and the colourful Central Market. Next, head to Puerto Varas where you can take boat trips across the lake, see waterfalls, volcanoes and more. Next, admire the traditional architecture of Punta Arenas before admiring the mountains, rivers and woods of Torres del Paine National Park. Finish your tour back in Santiago de Chile, where you can journey on to another South American country or begin your flight home.

Our shorter Chile tours include landscapes and cultural attractions which can be discovered in depth over a few days. Take the Santiago Wine Tour and see the beautiful winelands and valleys. Learn how the different varieties of wine are grown, harvested and created before relaxing with delicious tastings accompanied by delicious Chilean cuisine. You can also explore the extreme landscapes on our Atacama Desert Expedition Tour. One of the driest deserts in the world, the Atacama is home to unique and interesting rock formations, salt flats and geysers. You can spot flamingos, llamas, old mines and deserted mining towns as you travel through.

12 days a body of water with a mountain in the background

The Best of Argentina & Chile

Guide Price  £4,499  pp  

For glaciers, icebergs, snow-capped mountains, lakes, waterfalls and forests, take a Patagonia Discovery tour. Beginning in the Argentinean Tango capital of Buenos Aires, you will have time to explore, sample its fine steak and visit a working ranch. Continue on...

Couples Holidays

The Best of Argentina & Chile
4 days a snow covered mountain

Atacama Desert Tour

 

Chile's Atacama Desert is the driest desert in the world, with unique rock formations and startlingly beautiful landscapes. The oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama is situated right in the centre of the desert, built of adobe houses and...

Iconic journeys

Atacama Desert Tour
4 days

Easter Island Tour

Guide Price  £799  pp  

One of the world's most famous yet least visited archaeological sites and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Easter Island or Rapa Nui to the locals, holds a very special mystery and magic. The most remote yet still inhabited island in...

Escorted tours

Easter Island Tour
11 days a snow covered mountain

The Best of Argentina & Chile

Guide Price  £4,099  pp  

For glaciers, icebergs, snow-capped mountains, lakes, waterfalls and forests, take a Patagonia Discovery tour. Beginning in the Argentinean Tango capital of Buenos Aires, you will have time to explore, sample its fine steak and visit a working ranch. Continue on...

Adventure holidays

The Best of Argentina & Chile
11 days Perito Moreno Glacier

The Best of Chile

 

Chile lies on an extremely rich and unique landscape. Situated between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean it is home to abundant forests and fantastic glaciers. Join us on this fascinating tour to discover the glaciers and lakes that make...

Escorted tours

The Best of Chile
3 days Chile Calchagua Winery

Santiago Wine Tour

 

This tour takes off from Santiago towards the south, driving through the plains of the Maipo Valley, which collects the river's torrents that come from the Andes, bringing melted rich snow, oxygen and minerals that generously irrigate the wines planted...

City holidays

Santiago Wine Tour
11 days a large mountain in the background

The Best of Chile 2020

 

Chile lies on an extremely rich and unique landscape. Situated between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean it is home to abundant forests and fantastic glaciers. Join us on this fascinating tour to discover the glaciers and lakes that make...

Adventure holidays

The Best of Chile 2020

Expert Tips

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

“Chilean street food is unbeatable. Tuck into delicious sopaipillas – fried pumpkin bread that can be enjoyed sweet or savoury, with fresh salsa or dessert syrup. Meat-lovers should try the huge completos hot dogs and anticuchos grilled meat skewers, readily available across most street corners in Santiago.”

Christie

Destination Executive

“Thrill-seekers should experience sandboarding down the dunes in Atacama Desert. After a brief tutorial, you’ll be whizzing down the sands at blistering speeds – such a rush.”

Martyn

Destination Manager

“Visit the El Taito at sunrise for a truly unique and magical way to experience the power of the geysers. The plumes of boiling steam against the rising sun make for a fantastic photos.”

Frequently Asked Questions

The official currency of Chile is the Chilean peso, which is divided into 100 centésimos. You may hear locals colloquially refer to certain denominations as the following:

  • Gamba – 100 pesos
  • Quina – 500 pesos
  • Luca – 1000 pesos

At the forefront of Chilean cuisine are stews and broths, cooked in cazuelas (a large cooking dish) and pies. Below are a few examples:

  • Pastel de choclo is a thick, deep dish pie consisting of a bottom layer of stewed beef mince, onions and seasoning, vegetables and chicken, with a top layer of basil and fresh corn
  • Empanadas, filled with minced meat or seafood, onions, olives and hard-boiled eggs, either fried or baked in a wood-burning oven
  • Completos – a Chilean hot dog – coated with avocado, tomatoes, cheese, and a generous helping of mayonnaise

The official language of Chile is Spanish. This varies from standard Castilian Spanish, so it is advisable that you bring a Chilean Spanish phrasebook, rather than a standard Spanish phrasebook.

The wildly contrasting landscapes of Chile offer a whole host of activities and places to visit, your trip will combine intensely blue glaciers, strange volcanic rock formations, ethereal valleys and a plethora of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Why you'll love Chile...

• Sandboarding down the dunes
• Witnessing the force of the El Taito geysers
• Exploring the many landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park
• Spotting flamingos at the vast salt pans of Salar de Atacama
• Discovering the other-worldly Valle de la Luna
• Hopping over to Easter Island to see the mysterious giant statues
• Wandering through deserted mining towns in the Andes
• Sampling the delicious street food of Santiago
• Bathing in natural hot springs
• Trekking across the bizarre rock formations of the Atacama Desert
• Admiring the impossibly blue glaciers at Grey Lake

Did you know?

• The Atacama Desert is so dry it’s been used by NASA to prototype Mars rovers; parts of the desert have no record of rainfall in their history.
• The San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Chile is home to the world’s largest and deepest swimming pool – at over 1000 metres long and 11.5 feet deep, it’s bigger than 19 Olympic pools.
• Due to an overwhelming number of reports of UFO sightings, the Chilean town of San Clemente opened a ‘UFO trail’ through the Andes spanning 19 miles.