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Chile tours

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 tour 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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Our recommended tours in 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.

  • The Osorno Volcano, near Puerto Varas

    Self-drive through Chile and Argentina

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

    • 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 $4,280pp

  • Dinner on a cliff edge, Cordillera Gourmet Day

    Coast to Coast, a culinary tour of Chile and Argentina

    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 food of choice.

    • 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 $4,685pp

  • Guanaco, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

    Chile & Argentina's Patagonian highlights

    Chile and Argentina
    • 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 $5,400pp

  • Easter Island, Chile

    Machu Picchu and Easter Island

    Peru and Chile
    • 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 $9,995pp

  • Moai, Easter Island

    Grand tour of Chile

    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 $10,785pp

  • Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

    Complete Chilean Patagonia

    Chile
    • Venturing along the Carretera Austral, one of the most spectacular roads in South America.

    • Taking in the immenseness and desolate beauty of the ice fields.

    • Visit the Marble Caves on Lago Carrera General.

    • Hike or horseride from your Patagonian lodge.

    22 days from $10,885pp

  • Mighty Perito Moreno, El Calafate

    Grand tour of Patagonia across Argentina & Chile

    Argentina and 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.

    14 days from $12,165pp

  • Antarctica

    Antarctica and Patagonia

    Argentina, Chile and Antarctica
    • A once in a lifetime journey to Antarctica.

    • Exploring Torres del Paine National Park.

    • Visiting a working estancia in Argentine Patagonia.

    • A night in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires.

    18 days from $14,995pp

  • Explora Posada de Mike Rapu, Easter Island

    Chile by Explora

    Chile
    • Experience the extremes of Chile from the driest desert to the ice caps of Patagonia and the mysteries of Easter Island.

    • Stay in three of the best hotels in South America with all your meals, drinks and excursions included in the price.

    • Go riding with Explora's own horses and trek with their experienced guides.

    • Relax in the all-inclusive Explora hotels.

    • Have time to explore Santiago de Chile.

    16 days from $15,465pp

  • Adelie penguins

    Antarctic Peninsula Fly and Cruise

    Chile and Antarctica
    • 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.

    12 days from $19,410pp

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