Chile

Explore Chile’s spectacular geography and scenery, including its harsh deserts, fertile valleys, breath-taking icefields and towering peaks.

A narrow strip of land between the high Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile stretches an incredible 4,300 km from north to south. Chilean society is a mix of indigenous peoples and European settlers, mainly of Spanish heritage.

Visit beautiful cities like Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, explore the remarkable high altitude Atacama Desert from the quaint village of San Pedro, or relax in the idyllic scenery of the Lake District. Southern Patagonia offers amazing wilderness, from the dramatic granite peaks of the Torres del Paine to the icefields of the deep south, best visited by cruise ship. And let’s not forget Easter Island with its mysterious statues, 3,000 km off the coast but still administratively, a part of Chile.

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Chile Itineraries

Our selection of Chile tours include city stays, boutique hotels, wilderness lodges, outdoor adventures and cruises. Choose from one of our featured itineraries or let us custom design a tour to suit your to suit your interests, style and budget. To find out more about the type of Chile experience we can put together for you, please download pages below.

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Accommodation in Chile

Below are some of our preferred accommodation options for Chile, carefully selected for their superior location, service and level of comfort.

Altiplanico Rapa Nui

Exclusive Altiplanico Rapa Nui boasts amazing views of exotic Easter Island and arresting architectural design inspired by traditional Polynesian motifs.

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa

The stylish Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa blends seamlessly into its location - a lush valley in the ochre Salt Mountains just ten minutes outside San Pedro de Atacama.

andBeyond Vira Vira

Vira Vira is a secluded Relais & Châteaux lodge that offers its guests the chance to experience the captivating beauty of Patagonia in style.

Awasi Atacama

The exclusive Relais & Châteaux Awasi Atacama is situated on an ancient walled site that once sheltered shepherds and herders in the small town of San Pedro de Atacama.

Awasi Patagonia

The Relais & Châteaux Awasi Patagonia is a luxury lodge inspired by the classic low-impact mountain shelters used by hikers in this spectacular part of the world.

explora Atacama

explora Atacama is a beautiful, understated luxury lodge that is perfectly placed to explore the volcanoes, thermal springs, salt pans and huge skies of Chile's iconic Atacama Desert.

explora Patagonia

explora Patagonia is a spectacular luxury lodge with an equally impressive location inside Chile's Torres del Paine National Park.

explora Rapa Nui

explora Rapa Nui is set inside a striking building close to Hanga Roa, designed to take advantage of Easter Island’s silence and mystery.

Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa

Inspired by local traditions and the natural environment, Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa is an ideal base for exploring Easter Island in comfort.

Hotel Cumbres San Pedro

The Hotel Cumbres San Pedro is an oasis of calm, understated luxury amid the world’s driest desert, close to famous photogenic lagoons and surreal salt pans.

Hotel Las Torres

The superb Hotel Las Torres Patagonia is located on an historic cattle ranch inside Chile's magnificent Torres del Paine National Park.

La Reve Boutique Hotel

The romantic Le Reve Boutique Hotel is located in the upscale neighbourhood of Providencia, close to shops, theatres and restaurants.

Best places to go in Chile

Colonial Architecture and Fine Dining in Santiago

Explore Lovely Lakes District

Atacama Desert, The World’s Driest Region

Patagonia and the Torres del Paine

Cruise The Southern Patagonian Icefields

Easter Island

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Santiago City Stay

Stopover in Chile’s capital, Santiago, an energetic metropolis with a mix of modern and Spanish colonial architecture, excellent shopping and sophisticated restaurants.

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Valparaíso & Viña del Mar

Visit the vibrant and unique port city of Valparaíso, famous for its colourful hillside neighbourhoods. Also see the enchanting coastal town of Viña del Mar, known as the ‘Garden City’.

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San Pedro de Atacama

Experience the natural and archaeological wonders of Chile’s Atacama Desert, from stark deserts with sweeping dunes and steaming geysers to dramatic wind sculpted mountains and gorges, vast lagoons and salt flats.

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Easter Island

This Polynesian island, a special territory of Chile, is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. Its nearest inhabited neighbour is Pitcairn Island, over 1,770km away, and it lies 3,700km off the coast of Chile.

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Chilean Patagonia

Explore the scenic wonders of Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park, home to 47 spectacular glaciers including the renowned Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the largest in South America. Take day hikes through stunning mountain scenery near El Chalten, with dramatic views of the towering granite spires of Monte Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre.

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Cruising – Chilean Patagonia

Discover the beauty of the immense San Rafael Glacier, sail through spectacular archipelagos, navigate icebergs and encounter wildlife on motorboat excursions. Skorpios II is a spacious 106-passenger vessel with 53 ensuite cabins and an ample dining room.

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Chile Overview

Why Chile: When it comes to awesome scenery and untouched wilderness, Chile is hard to beat. From dry deserts to lush forests, gentle lakes and glimmering icefields, this country has it all.

Culture: Chile’s rich, diverse culture is influenced as much by its indigenous and European peoples, as the varied landscape. Art, literature, folk music, dance and festivals are all central to Chilean society.

When to Go: Chile’s climate varies with latitude. The Atacama is dry and sunny, hot in summer and cold at night in winter. Central Chile has a pleasing Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and wet, mild winters. Southern Patagonia receives plenty or rain, with cool, windy summers and cold winters.

Combine With: Neighbouring Argentina, particularly when visiting the Patagonia region. Chile also combines well with Peru, where you can visit Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu or experience the Amazon rainforest at a secluded eco-lodge.

Getting There: Qantas and LAN fly from Australia via New Zealand to Santiago.

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