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Grand tour of Chile

19 days from $10,785pp

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Tour highlights

  • 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.

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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We know that travel has the most meaning when it's created individually for you. Our specialists will only start designing your trip once they understand exactly what you want it to be. So, consider this idea simply as inspiration for your own experience.

Itinerary idea in detail

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  • On arrival transfer to your hotel. Spend the afternoon at leisure to explore Santiago.

  • 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.

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

  • Early morning excursion to the El Tatio geyser field, the highest in the world at 4,200 m. 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.

  • 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.

  • Enjoy a full day excursion to Chiloé Island including a visit to the Penihuil Penguin Colony.

  • Travel across the beautiful Peulla and Todos los Santos Lakes.

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

  • 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.

  • Enjoy excursions from your lodge in Torres del Paine.

  • 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 which is one and a half hours' drive away.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Santiago
 
San Pedro de Atacama
 
Puerto Montt
 
Puerto Varas
 
Punta Arenas
 
Torres del Paine National Park
 
Valparaiso
 
Easter Island
 
Colchagua Valley
 

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