- find out more
From the moon-like landscapes of the Atacama Desert in Chile’s far north, to the towering peaks of Torres del Paine National Park in deepest Patagonia, this tour showcases Chile’s highlights in a fast paced itinerary.
- Style: Guided Small Group Adventure Tour (Adventure)
- Duration: 13 days/12 nights
- Starts in: Santiago
Guide Price £3399
- Two days of sightseeing in Torres del Paine National Park
- See the bizarre landscapes of the Atacama Desert
- City tours in Santiago, Puerto Montt and Valparaiso
- Explore the beautiful Chilean Lake District
Day 1 Santiago
Arrive in Santiago and make your way to your hotel where you’ll meet your fellow travellers.
Day 2 Valparaiso
Head to the atmospheric port of Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the historic city centre and admire the multicoloured houses that characterise the city.
Day 3 Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama
Fly north to Calama and transfer to the small town of San Pedro de Atacama. At dusk, set out for the Valley of the Moon, a bizarre lunar landscape.
Day 4 San Pedro de Atacama
Further explore the incredible landscape that has made this area famous. Visit the highland lagoons of Miscanti and Miniques and the huge salt lake of Salar de Atacama. Look out for the flamingos that inhabit this eerie landscape.
Day 5 San Pedro de Atacama
Start the day with a visit to the El Tatio Geysers, located 4,300m above sea level. Watch as the fountains shoot into the air as the sun rises and melts the nightly ice caps that form over the hot springs. Spend the afternoon at leisure in San Pedro.
Day 6 San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Varas
Fly from Calama to Puerto Montt (via Santiago) and transfer onward by road to Puerto Varas, located on the shores of spectacular Lago Llanquihue.
Day 7 Puerto Varas
Today you’ll explore the gorgeous Chilean Lake District. Admire striking views of the Osorno volcano and visit the beautiful Laguna Verde.
Day 8 Puerto Varas to Puerto Natales
Transfer to Puerto Montt for a sightseeing tour of the city. Afterwards, fly south to Punta Arenas, the southernmost city in Chile and transfer to Puerto Natales.
Day 9 Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine NP
Travel to the wilderness of Torres del Paine National Park. Visit Laguna Azul, Salto Grande Waterfall and Los Cuernos viewpoint for wonderful views of the Torres Massif.
Day 10 Torres del Paine NP
Further explore this beautiful area and take a hike at Lago Grey. Afterwards, enjoy time at leisure to relax and absorb the scenery.
Day 11 Torres del Paine NP to Puerto Natales
There is the chance to take an optional transfer back to Puerto Natales with a thrilling zodiac boat ride along the Rio Serrano. Alternatively, travel by road back to the city.
Day 12 Puerto Natales to Santiago
Travel back to Punta Arenas airport and fly north to Santiago for an afternoon at leisure where you may choose to explore the city at your own pace.
Day 13 Santiago
Your tour ends this morning.
Optional Excursions:Payable locally through your Tour Leader
Astronomy tour in the Atacama Desert
Zodiac boat ride on the Rio Serrano
Departs:Selected departures, Jan - Mar & Oct - Dec 2020 & 2021.
- Flights in Chile
- 12 nights simple accommodation
- 12 breakfasts
- International flights
New offers every day
As we can offer you such a flexible choice of flights, we don't include international airfares with our tour prices. The price you pay will be determined by the time of year you travel, your departure airport, airline and availability.
However, to give you a general idea of prices, flights to Santiago currently cost from £563 in Economy
Your Trailfinders travel consultant will be able to find the best flights to suit you and your choice of tour. Please call for our latest offers.
Don't miss out - secure your place on the world's must do experiences before you go.
We offer hundreds of unforgettable experiences all round the globe, from city-tours to bridge climbs, balloon flights to whale watching cruises.
Take a look at the local tours we offer along the way and ask your Trailfinders consultant to add them to your itinerary for you.
Speak to a Travel Expert
We believe booking online is no substitute for one-on-one service. Between them our expert travel consultants have travelled to over 96% of the world's countries. As a result the service and advice they offer is second to none.
YOUR TRAVEL PLANS ALWAYS TO HAND, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME - YOUR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL COMPANION
Our free Viewtrail App stores your essential travel information in one secure place, ensuring we are with you from start to finish.
- View your travel plans on or offline, wherever and whenever you wish
- Live flight notifications - real time information as you travel
- Online check-in links and pre-tour notifications
- Luggage allowance
- Mapped places of interest - restaurants, shops, stations...plus route guidance back to your hotel
- View e-vouchers and export them to your Apple wallet
- Secure access to booking history, profile and insurance contact information
- One touch emergency contact 365/24/7
- Add to calendar function
- Countdown to travel
- Local time, weather, translator and exchange rate calculator
Don't Miss Out
Sign up for our Email and be the first to hear about our Red Hot Offers and Travel Inspiration.
Order a Brochure
Our full range of 2020 brochures and the latest edition of the Trailfinder magazine are out now - get ahead of the rest and start planning your next escape.
Submit An Enquiry
If you can provide a few more details we can look at the best available options before we call you.