Perito Moreno Glacier

11 Day Escorted Tour

The Best of Chile

The varied landscapes of Chile

Chile lies on an extremely rich and unique landscape. Situated between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean it is home to the driest desert in the world along with abundant forests and fantastic glaciers. Join us on this fascinating tour to discover the deserts, glaciers and lakes that make Chile so unique.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Colonial Santiago de Chile
  • Moon Valley at sunset
  • Spectacular Torres del Paine National Park
  • Iconic Osorno Volcano
  • Salar de Atacama

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
11 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private or Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • Domestic flights in Chile.
  • Accommodation as detailed with private facilities (in case of early transfer breakfast cannot be guaranteed).
  • Meals included as stated.
  • Services of an English-speaking guide, transfers and tours on a seat-in-coach basis.
  • All entrance fees and government taxes as appropriate.
Not included
  • International flights from the UK.
  • Domestic and international departure taxes.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tips for the guide and driver.

Itinerary Breakdown

On arrival in Santiago de Chile, transfer to your hotel for two nights. Enjoy a tour of the city on your first day, taking in the San Francisco Church, Santa Lucia Hill, the Barrio Paris and Londres, the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral. Just around the corner, you will find the main post office, Metropolitana, the town hall and the famous Central Market, selling fresh fish and seafood. From here head along the famous Alameda, Santiago's colourful main avenue, to the heart of the city, seeing the Palacio de la Moneda, various monuments and public buildings before driving up to the San Cristóbal Hill where you will have the finest views of Santiago and the Andes Mountains.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Marina Las Condes or similar

Enjoy a full day at leisure exploring Santiago de Chile at your own pace, or join our optional excursion to Vinolia for a wine tasting tour.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Marina Las Condes or similar

Transfer to Santiago Airport this morning for your flight to Puerto Montt, where you will be met and transferred to Puerto Varas, located 12 miles away. On arrival transfer to your hotel for three nights. The rest of your day will be at leisure.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Cabañas del Lago or similar

Experience a boat trip today on the stunning Todos los Santos Lake, with it's emerald water and forest-fringed beauty. First, visit the world renowned Petrohue Waterfalls which flow majestically into a river and ends up flowing through beautiful rock formations. After visiting the falls enjoy a two hour sail on the lake, taking in the views of the majestic Osorno, Puntiagudo and Tronador volcanoes. Discover Peulla, a small ecological village with only 120 inhabitants, which is on the route of the famous Andean Crossing. Your adventure continues in Peulla where you can do various activities such as canopying, horse riding, and a 4x4 safari, all in a stunning setting that will take your breath away. Afterwards you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Cabañas del Lago or similar

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Puerto Varas or join our optional tour to the northern part of the mystical island of Chiloe (payable locally).

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Cabañas del Lago or similar

Transfer from your hotel in Puerto Varas, to Puerto Montt Airport this morning for your flight to Punta Arenas. En route you will do a sightseeing tour of Puerto Montt, which was founded by German settlers in 1852, whose influence still remains in the style of the wooden houses. Pass along the Costanera Avenue and continue to the observation point for a beautiful view of the city, Reloncavi Bay, Tenglo Island and channels. Afterwards you will go through the town's centre with its typical square and its cathedral, the oldest building in the region. Enjoy a visit to Angelmo, the traditional fish and seafood market in the port. You will then be transferred to the airport for your flight to Punta Areanas. On arrival transfer to your hotel.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Cabo de Hornos or similar

Spend your morning doing a half cday city tour of Punta Arenas. Take in the many monuments on Independence Avenue and the Cerro La Cruz vantage point, offering a sweeping view of Punta Arenas' colourful roofs, the Magellan Strait and Tierra del Fuego Island in the background. Return back to your hotel to freshen up.

At around 13:30pm you will be picked up from the hotel and will travel to the spectacular National Park Torres del Paine, one of the most spectacular scenic regions, covering an area of 113,000 hectares. Cascading waterfalls, roaring creeks, shimmering lakes and jagged mountain spires are just a part of what Paine has to offer. You will pass through the Patagonian steppe with its huge sheep farms and beech woods, contrasting with the mostly unadorned landscape.

Arrive back at your hotel in the evening and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Rio Serrano or similar

Spend the day enjoying the all-inclusive programme package which the Hotel Rio Serrano has to offer. Please ask one of our Destination Specialists for a list of what your package includes and the list of possible excursions.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Rio Serrano or similar

Spend the day enjoying the all-inclusive programme package that the Hotel Rio Serrano has to offer, which includes the excursion(s) of your choice.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Rio Serrano or similar

Transfer to Punta Arenas airport early this morning for your flight to Santiago. After arriving in Santiago, check into your hotel and you have the rest of the day at leisure.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Marina Las Condes or similar

After breakfast transfer to the Santiago airport for your return flight home.

Points of Interest

  • Santiago de Chile

    Itinerary Highlights

    • San Francisco Church
    • Plaza de Armas
    • San Cristóbal Hill
    • Cavas de Maipo
  • San Pedro de Atacama

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Father Le Paige Museum
    • Salar de Atacama
    • Lagunas Miscanti & Meñiques
    • Toconao
  • Punta Arenas

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Independence Avenue
    • Cerro La Cruz