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Grand tour of Chile

21 days from £7,700pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

    Places visited:

  • Santiago
  • Calama
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • Puerto Montt
  • Puerto Varas
  • Punta Arenas
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Valparaiso
  • Easter Island
  • Colchagua Valley
  • See the fascinating stone statues or 'moai' that gaze from all corners of Easter Island.

  • Gaze at the impossibly pretty Lake District region with the bluest lakes, white-tipped volcanoes, waterfalls and ancient forests.

  • Explore the vast and beautiful Atacama Desert.

  • Sample world class wines in Chile's famous Colchagua Valley.

  • Wander the pretty streets of Valparaiso.

  • Explore the remote, rugged and windswept landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park.

Audley Travel specialist Melissa

What our specialists say...

This trip is ideal for those who really want to experience all that Chile has to offer within three weeks. It covers the classic destinations of the windswept Torres del Paine National Park, the serenely beautiful Atacama Desert and the picturesque Lake District. However, it also includes a completely unique side trip to Easter Island, a small volcanic outcrop, some six hours off the coast. Here you can admire the curious Moai heads that are dotted all over the island. Throw into the mix a trip to the pretty town of Valparaiso and a relaxing stay in one of the country's wineries then you have a truly memorable Chilean experience.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Santiago
  • Calama
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • Calama
  • Puerto Montt
  • Puerto Varas
  • Puerto Montt
  • Punta Arenas
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Punta Arenas
  • Santiago
  • Valparaiso
  • Santiago
  • Easter Island
  • Santiago
  • Colchagua Valley
  • Santiago

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Santiago.

Day 2 Santiago

Santiago

Arrival transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure to explore Santiago.

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Day 3 San Pedro de Atacama

Santiago , Calama , San Pedro de Atacama

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Calama in northern Chile, gateway to the magnificent Atacama Desert. You will be met on arrival and taken to your hotel in the village of San Pedro de Atacama. Enjoy an afternoon visit the famous Moon Valley where hopefully you can enjoy an incredible sunset.

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Day 4 San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama

Full day excursion to the stunning salt flats of the Salar de Atacama. This is a good opportunity to spot some of the local bird life.

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Day 5 San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama

Early morning excursion to the El Tatio geyser field, the highest in the world at 4200m. The views from here are just spectacular! It will be freezing as you arrive and feeling the sun warm you through with such a stunning view is incredible! Take an evening flight to Santiago where you will spend the night.

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Day 6 Puerto Varas

San Pedro de Atacama , Calama , Puerto Montt , Puerto Varas

Travel back to Calama today for your flight to Santiago and on to Puerto Montt. Here you will be met by your guide and driver and taken to your hotel

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Day 7 Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas

Enjoy a full day excursion to Chiloe Island including a visit to the Penihuil Penguin colony.

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Day 8 Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas

Travel across the beautiful Peulla and Todo los Santos Lakes.

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Day 9 Torres del Paine National Park

Puerto Varas , Puerto Montt , Punta Arenas , Torres del Paine National Park

Transfer to Puerto Montt airport in time for your flight south to Punta Arenas. Here you will be met by your lodge who will transfer you to Torres del Paine.

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Day 10 Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine National Park

Enjoy excursions from your lodge in Torres del Paine. This could include a hike to the famous base of the tower, a trip across Lago Grey to the glacier of the same name or simply walking the well marked trails, undertaking some fishing or head out kayaking.

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Day 11 Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine National Park

Enjoy excursions from your lodge in Torres del Paine.

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Day 12 Valparaiso

Torres del Paine National Park , Punta Arenas , Santiago , Valparaiso

Transfer back to Punta Arenas where you fly to Santiago. You will be met on arrival and taken to your hotel in the historic and bohemian port city of Valparaiso (1.5 hours drive).

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Day 13 Valparaiso

Valparaiso

After a walking tour of the heart of Valparaiso you will have the rest of the day at leisure to explore Valparaiso. This is a good opportunity to try some of the excellent local seafood.

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Day 14 Easter Island

Valparaiso , Santiago , Easter Island

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Easter Island. Here you will be met and taken to your hotel.

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Day 15 Easter Island

Easter Island

Full day excursion to some of the main archaeological sites to learn about the myths and legends surrounding the famous Moai statues.

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Day 16 Easter Island

Easter Island

Half day excursion to Rano Kau and Orongo, site of the famous "birdman" competition.

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Day 17 Santiago

Easter Island , Santiago

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Santiago. Due to the late arrival of the flight from Easter Island, you will spend a night in Santiago.

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Day 18 Colchagua Valley

Santiago , Colchagua Valley

Transfer to your hotel in the heart of the Chilean winelands for a two night stay.

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Day 19 Colchagua Valley

Colchagua Valley

Free day to explore the winelands or sample many of the fine wines on offer.

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Day 20 International return flight

Colchagua Valley , Santiago , International return flight

Transfer back to Santiago in time for your international flight home.

Day 21 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Nick
Audley Travel specialist Rebecca

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The specialist who designs your trip to Chile will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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Santiago
 
 
 
San Pedro de Atacama
 
 
 
Puerto Montt
 
 
 
Puerto Varas
 
 
 
Punta Arenas
 
 
 
Torres del Paine National Park
 
 
 
The Central Valley & Coast
 
 
 
Easter Island
 
 
 
Colchagua Valley