Explore Chile with On The Go Tours
The country of Chile stretches over half of the South American continent, from the world’s driest desert to the massive glacial fields of Patagonia. Along the way you’ll find perfectly-shaped volcanoes, impressive geysers, snow-capped mountains and gorgeous lakes. However, there's more to Chile than untouched nature and outdoor adventure with hospitable people, a world-class wine culture and colourful modern cities.Read More
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, Chile’s Lake District. Visit Torres del Paine National Park, the wide open spaces of the Atacama desert, Arica - the ‘City of Everlasting Spring’ - or experience rural tranquility on the island of Chiloe.
Top Chile Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|South America Coast to Coast - 32 days||Lima, Peru||08 Jun 2017||USD $7,610||was $8,455 10% off|||
|Lima to Santiago - 21 days||Lima, Peru||08 Jun 2017||USD $5,198||was $5,775 10% off|||
|Peru to Chile Express - 15 days||Lima, Peru||14 Jun 2017||USD $3,938||was $4,375 10% off|||
|South American Express - 11 days||Santiago, Chile||29 Jun 2017||USD $2,966||was $3,295 10% off|||
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.
Chile Private Tours
On our private tours to Chile, you’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 Chile’s famed Lake District.
From the expansive Salar de Atacama salt flat in the North, to the vast glacial fields of Patagonia in the South and the dense forest and snow-capped peaks of the Lake District in between, Chile is a country of formidable contrast and beauty. Whether you are looking for some inspiration or know exactly what you would like to see and do, our team of tailor-made experts are at hand to help you create that perfect holiday to Chile in 2017, designed especially for you. Whether it's a love of outdoor adventure, local culture or luxury travel that gets you reaching for your passport, we will create a bespoke itinerary for you that ticks all your boxes.
Chile tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on 3 recent reviews — See All Chile Reviews
We had a great time and it helped that the group got along so well. Our Guide Christian was well organised, reliable and liked by everyone. He was super efficient in getting us to our various destinations on time. He also knew lots of excellent restaurants so we were always sure of good meals. He managed to get the balance right between being very much part of the group but also standing back as well.
The various guides (Inca, Uyuni) were all very professional and friendly, in particular Sante (Inca). The drivers were also reliable. The only negative comments are regarding the hotel in La Paz and the dormitory on the last night in the desert before crossing from Bolivia to Chile. These were below the standards of the rest of the accommodation. I can be more forgiving of the dormitory but I think a better hotel could have been chosen in La Paz.”
Christian is a fantastic tour guide, always going above and beyond to help everyone in our group with their questions/needs etc.
The tour was excellent and thankfully great weather the entire trip. We really enjoyed it. ”
Wilson was one of the best guides I have come across during any trip. He was always helpful and gave us a lot of insights of the countries we visited. He even helped me apply for the Brazil visa as I couldn't do that in the home country. I was able to visit Brazil just because of his help.”
Recent Travel Articles on Chile
The north of Chile is a vast expanse of parched lunar-like landscapes, epitomised by the Atacama Desert west of the Andes mountains. The rocky terrain is punctuated by salt lakes and eerie abandoned mining towns with wide-stretched and unbelievably clear skies ideal for stargazing when darkens descends. Discover this incredible scenery with our range of tours.
Recommended places to visit in Chile
The narrow sliver of a country that is Chile encompasses a surprising wealth of diversity when it comes to landscapes from the driest of deserts to the most perfect-looking of volcanoes and rugged mountains. Discover the best of Chile with our selection of top picks:
Located on the coast in the far north of the country, the tranquil city of Arica enjoys sunshine year-round and is a popular resort with Chileans and their nearby Peruvian neighbours. It's here that you'll find the fascinating, if not rather creepy, Chinchorro mummies, which have been preserved for millennia and are now on display in the Archaeological Museum of San Miguel de Azapa.
Situated in the far south of Chile, Punta Arenas makes the perfect base for intrepid explorers looking to venture in and around the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. The city itself is an appealing place, the streets buzzing with activity, particularly in its giant tax-free shopping zone. Another must-see is the cemetery, often acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the world.
Sat amidst beautiful mountains in Chile's northern altiplano, the village of San Pedro de Atacama is the perfect base for exploring the numerous natural beauties that decorate the region from the dazzling salt flats to the otherworldly Valley of the Moon and the hugely impressive Tatio Geysers. These incredible landscapes are made even more so when you consider that San Pedro has not seen a drop of water since records began.
Comprised of dozens of thriving districts from the glitzy business areas to the more bohemian spots, Chile's capital of Santiago offers a diverse cultural landscape made even more appealing by the impressive natural backdrop of snowcapped mountains. It's also a city with its fair share of colonial architecture, interesting museums, vibrant markets and excellent restaurants.
The dramatic snow-capped mountains and brilliant blue waters of Torres del Paine National Park are just some of the reasons why this should be on every South American itinerary. The park sits in the southern region of the Andes mountains and is home to some of the most stunning hiking routes in the world as well as a diverse selection of wildlife and a number of natural wonders including waterfalls and glaciers.
Chile Travel Guide
Find out where to go, what to see, how to get around and a whole host of useful tips from visas to health when planning your trip to Chile.
Places on our must-see list of any visit to Chile
Information on climatic and weather conditions in Chile
Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more
Visa requirements for Chile and info on getting your visa
Available touring combinations in South America
More about our tours to Chile
- A Nation of Enemies
by Pamela Constable and Arturo Valenzuela
- The House of the Spirits
by Isabel Allende
- By Night in Chile
by Roberto Bolano
Facts about Chile
- The driest place in the world is Chile's Atacama Desert, parts of which haven't seen rain in over 500 years.
- Punta Arenas, situated at the very bottom of the tip of Chile, is the world's most southern city on a continent.
- Chile is the birthplace of Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda who often used Valparaiso as his inspiration.
Chile Travel Advice:
We keep informed of the latest travel updates for Chile and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.
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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.