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Chile Explorer

✓  12-day Group Tour of Chile
✓  Max Group Size: 16 
✓  From £3,799 per person

Our Chile Explorer escorted small group tour will take you to the country’s most celebrated destinations, from the otherworldly scenery of the Atacama Desert in the north, where you'll enjoy some of the best stargazing in the world, to the deep blue lakes adorned by snow-capped volcanoes in Patagonia. You'll also visit the cosmopolitan city of Santiago, and of course, you couldn't come to Chile without visiting Latin America’s most famous National Park - the astounding Torres del Paine. From azure lakes to lush forests, roaring rivers and one of the world's most famous and striking glaciers, this is a destination that not only never disappoints, but one that is almost guaranteed to surpass your expectations.

From top to bottom, Chile will surprise and amaze you with the diversity of its landscapes. It is a country that leaves an indelible mark in your memory and its natural beauty is undoubtedly some of the world's most impressive.

Ready to book your group tour? Simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch, or, call our Travel Specialists on 0203 859 9225.

Quick Itinerary

Days 1 & 2 - Santiago
Day 3 - 5 - Atacama
Days 6 & 7 - Puerto Varas
Day 8 - Puerto Natales
Das 9 & 10 - Torres del Paine National Park
Day 11 - Santiago
Day 12 - Depart Santiago


  • Make Your Day Individual on days 7 and 10
  • Domestic flights in economy class
  • 3* and 4* charming accommodation
  • Tour Leader throughout plus expert local guides
  • All entrance fees and excursions as stated
  • Meals as stated
  • All transport


12-day Tour of Chile | Max Group Size: 16  |  Price from £3,799 per person

Days 1  – Arrive Santiago

Arrive in the cosmopolitan Chilean capital and settle into your hotel in central Santiago. 

Hotel Novotel Providencia

Day 2 – Santiago

Enjoy a morning tour around the city’s main sights including the cathedral, the main plaza, and San Cristobal Hill, to enjoy panoramic views of the city. The afternoon is free for you to further explore at your own leisure.

Hotel Novotel Providencia – Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – Santiago to the Atacama 

Fly to the Atacama Desert, and prepare yourself to see some truly spectacular scenery! In the late afternoon, you will be taken to the Cordillera de la Sal, and the famous Moon and Death Valleys where you will witness one of the most outstanding sunsets of your life. Thanks to the rock formation characteristics of this area, you will feel like you are on the Moon!

Hotel Altiplanico or similar – Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – Atacama 

Visit the Salar de Atacama where you will find Los Flamencos National Reserve. This is Chile's largest salt flat with impressive scenery surrounded by the Andes mountains. You will also stop at the picturesque village of Toconao.

In the afternoon, visit the Puritama Hot Springs, a series of eight large geothermal pools connected by wooden footpaths. Located at the bottom of a deep-cut gorge in the middle of the desert mountain range, the setting is simply spectacular.

Hotel Altiplanico or similar – Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – Atacama

Today enjoy a day at leisure to further explore the spectacular landscapes of the Atacama region

Hotel Altiplanico or similar – Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – Atacama to Puerto Varas

Fly to the Lake District in Northern Patagonia, a region characterised by its deep blue lakes adorned by mountains and snow-capped volcanoes. The scenery will be a total contrast to the desert, thanks to its lush forests and colourful towns.

Hotel Cabañas del Lago – Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – Puerto Varas - Make Your Day Individual

On this day, you'll have the opportunity to choose one of these three activities, to experience this incredible place in just the way you want.

Unique Experience - Chiloe 

Chiloe Island is a world of its own, and totally unique. Although Chilean, it is very different from any other part of the country. During this tour you will visit the island and its capital, and learn about its history – including how it is famous for hundreds of different types of potatoes!

Active Experience - Peulla

Travel by both land and boat to the town of Peulla, enjoying wonderful scenery along the way – including views of Puntiagudo and Osorno volcanoes on clear days, and a short stop at Petrohue Falls. Once you reach Peulla you will be able to enjoy several activities, including trekking and horse riding.

Natural World Experience - Osorno Volcano and Petrohue Falls

On this tour, you will discover some of the natural beauty of the region. Admire the stunning Petrohue Falls with the perfect form of Osorno Volcano sitting just behind. Take a boat across the emerald waters of Lake Todos los Santos, and then head onwards by road to the volcano itself

Hotel Cabañas del Lago – Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – Puerto Varas to Puerto Natales

Fly to Puerto Natales, the last town before Torres del Paine National Park. Here you will have the rest of the day free, to explore this charming town at your own pace.

Hotel Martin Gusinde – Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 – Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine National Park receives visitors from around the world, captivating them with its incredible beauty. You will leave Puerto Natales early in the morning, with a stop at Milodon Cave before continuing on towards Grey Lake, Lake Pehoé, Lake Sarmiento and Laguna Amarga. You will admire waterfalls, and stand in awe of the fantastic views of the three towers that give this stunning park its name. The day’s excursion will finish at your hotel, inside the national park.

Hotel Lago Grey – Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 – Torres Del Paine -  Make Your Day Individual

On this day, you'll have the opportunity to choose one of these three activities, to experience this incredible place in just the way you want.

Wildlife Experience - Mirador Condo

After a 45-minute drive, you will begin a gentle trek to a lookout point that faces the magnificent Paine Massif, with stunning views of the Paine river and the turquoise waters of Lake Pehoé. On a good day you might spot condors, as this is a launching platform where parents teach their young to take flight.

Active Experience - Monte Ferrier

This challenging trek will take you to the Ferrier viewpoint, where you will be rewarded by the most incredible views of Grey Glacier and its floating icebergs, Paine Massif, Paine River, Lake del Toro and Pingo Glacier among others. 

Natural World Experience - Grey Glacier

Taking a boat to Grey Glacier is one of the most captivating excursions in the park. You will enjoy views of lush forests and imposing mountains before reaching the glacier’s wall. It is a huge natural marvel with over 25 metres of height and amazing colours and shapes. 

Hotel Lago Grey – Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 – Torres del Paine to Santiago

Fly back to Santiago for your last night. Enjoy free time here to soak in the last of your Chilean adventure exactly as you wish

Hotel Novotel Providencia – Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 – Depart Santiago

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight

Meals: Breakfast

Ready to book your group tour? Simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch or, call our Travel Specialists on 0203 859 9225.

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