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Chile trip ideas

Chile trip ideas

All of the itinerary ideas below can be tailored just for you

The sheer size and diversity of Chile’s landscapes means it can be challenging to cover everything you want to see and do in one visit. Our specialists, however, are lucky enough to regularly travel to Chile and have used their expert first-hand knowledge to create some itinerary ideas to assist you when planning your bespoke tour. Our trip suggestions include both well-known attractions, such as the stunning Lake District and Patagonia regions, and lesser-visited places that our specialists have come to love. We can also incorporate any specific interests you have into your route such as golf, wine tasting or skiing.

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Ideas for your trip to Chile

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Chile, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

Aisen Uncovered

  • The Marble Caves of General Carrera Lake.

  • Trek or ride through ancient Patagonian forests.

  • Visit remote glaciers.

  • Spectacular volcano views.

7 Days from $4,135pp

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Self-drive through Chile and Argentina

  • Admire the views of snow-capped Villarrica Volcano from the lakeside town of Pucon.

  • Go on canopy walks and see waterfalls in the Huilo Huilo Reserve.

  • Stop off at viewpoints on Argentina's scenic Seven Lakes route to Villa la Angostura.

  • Explore the pretty town of Puerto Varas and local Mapuche Indian culture.

  • See the icy peaks and jade lakes of Chile's southern lake district.

12 Days from $4,310pp

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Coast to Coast, a culinary tour of Chile and Argentina

  • Not only taste some of Chile and Argentina's best food but have a go at buying and cooking it as well with the help of local guides and chefs.

  • Sample Chilean and Argentine wines so you can pick the best pairing for your favourite foods.

  • Enjoy the spectacular crossing through the mighty Andes between Mendoza and Santiago.

  • Explore the cultural city of Buenos Aires, the vibrant city of Valparaiso and the up and coming corners of Santiago de Chile.

10 Days from $4,620pp

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Chile & Argentina's Patagonian highlights

  • Get up close to the Perito Moreno glacier and trek on the ice itself.

  • Hike or go horse riding in Torres del Paine National Park.

  • Explore Buenos Aires with your local guide, getting a real feel for the city.

  • See a scintillating live tango show.

11 Days from $4,820pp

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Southern Chile: Winelands, Easter Island & Torres del Paine

  • Enjoy watching the glacial ice flows in Lago Grey, Torres del Paine.

  • Sample some of the best wines in South America in the Chile winelands.

  • Learn about the myths and legends of Easter Island.

10 Days from $5,100pp

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Trekking & cruising in Patagonia

  • Cruise the Fjords of Chilean Patagonia, getting close to numerous glaciers that are inaccessible by land or other ships.

  • Undertake the W trek in Torres del Paine National Park, a route that circumnavigates the southern edge of the Paine Massif.

9 Days from $6,275pp

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Chile, Bolivia & Peru overland tour

  • Traverse the Salar de Uyuni, one of Latin America's most remote and stunning landscapes.

  • Visit the iconic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

  • Bathe in the thermal pools of the hot springs in the Atacama Desert.

13 Days from $6,320pp

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Grand tour of Patagonia across Argentina & Chile

  • Cruising on the Australis vessel around Cape Horn searching for penguin colonies and getting up close to impressive glaciers.

  • Exploring the great outdoors and dramatic scenery of Torres del Paine National Park.

  • Experiencing the vibrant city of Buenos Aires, home to the seductive Tango.

  • Get up close to the mighty Perito Moreno glacier in El Calafate.

13 Days from $7,295pp

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Machu Picchu and Easter Island

  • Visit Machu Picchu and explore the ancient citadel.

  • Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas

  • Take a class in Peruvian cookery in Cuzco.

  • Wander among the Moai of Easter Island and work out your own theory as to what they are or how they were made.

  • Includes a stay at the fully inclusive Explora hotel on Easter Island.

12 Days from $9,750pp

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Grand tour of Chile

  • 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.

19 Days from $10,315pp

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Antarctic Peninsula Fly and Cruise

  • Sit among a penguin colony.

  • Marvel at icebergs carved into hypnotic shapes by the wind and water.

  • Kayak or hike in peace through untouched regions.

  • Reduce your travel time to Antarctica by flying to King George Island to meet your vessel, avoiding a crossing of Drake Passage.

11 Days from $14,805pp

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What to do in Chile: our highlights guide

What to do in Chile: our highlights guide

Chile is a land of geographical contrasts, from the arid Atacama Desert to the peaks and glaciers of Patagonia. Cultural differences are equally stark as Spanish-built wooden churches on Chiloé Island vie for the visitor’s attention along with the incongruous and mysterious stone statues on Easter Island.

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