The country of Chile stretches over half of the South American continent, from the worldâ€™s driest desert to the massive glacial fields of Patagonia. Along the way youâ€™ll find perfectly-shaped volcanoes, impressive geysers, snow-capped mountains and gorgeous lakes.
Discover the lunar-like landscape of the north with the expansive Salar de Atacama salt flat, the bubbling geysers of Tatio and traditional mountain villages or head south of Santiago for the renowned wines of the Colchagua Valley. See penguin colonies and explore the dense forest, pristine lakes and snow-capped volcanoes of Puerto Varas, Chileâ€™s Lake District. Visit Torres del Paine National Park, the wide open spaces of the Atacama desert, Arica - the â€˜City of Everlasting Springâ€™ - or experience rural tranquility on the island of Chiloe.
Santiago, Chile's sprawling capital is surrounded by snow-capped Andean Mountains. Discover Santiagoâ€™s thriving arts scene, superb museums, vibrant theatre, music and first-rate cuisine. Take a city tour here and marvel at the handsome colonial architecture of Plaza de Armas. Nature lovers will be in heaven at Huilo Huilo Reserve, a private reserve spanning 100'000 hectares of temperate rainforest that is rich biodiversity and home to a number of endemic flora and fauna.
Chile Group Tours
Our adventurous group tours to Chile combine the highlights of Argentina, Bolivia and Peru as well. Group sizes are small with an average of 12 travellers, and travelling with us to Chile you'll get to immerse yourself in the local culture. We'll get around on local public transport and stay in a range of locally owned accommodation like simple hotels, homestays and guesthouses with lots of character.
On our private tours to Chile, youâ€™ll get to explore San Pedro de Atacama, get off the beaten track in the Atacama Desert, take in panoramic views from Punta Arenas and the jagged granite peaks of the Paine massif, explore Torres del Paine national park, see thousands of penguins and even get behind the wheel and self-drive through vineyards and Chileâ€™s famed Lake District.
Highlights of our trips to Chile
The Atacama Desert: A real highlight of our Chile tours is the Atacama Desert. Positioned amongst spectacular scenery of desert and altiplano in northern Chile, the small oasis village of San Pedro de Atacama is the tourist centre of the region and the gateway to the incredible Valley of the Moon, Chile's largest salt flat, the Salar de Atacama, and the steaming Tatio geysers.
Patagonia: At the very tip of the country is Chile's portion of Patagonia, a vast wind-swept land home to the unforgettable Torres del Paine National Park and the penguin colonies of Isla Magdelena and Seno Otway. Explore Torres del Paine National Park on our 14-day Santiago to Patagonia private tour of Chile.
“I had long wanted to see the Torres del Paine mountains in Chile - even so they managed to exceed my expectations, and the notoriously inclement...”
by Lynette Cawthra
Posted on 22 Sep 2015
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