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Get to know the eclectic landscapes of Chile. Explore the urban hustle and bustle of Santiago, the stunning snow-capped Osorno volcano before unearthing the beauty of the south aboard a 5-night cruise along Patagonia.

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Extraordinary Holiday Packages & Tours to Chile

Book one of our Chile tours to create lifelong memories in the land of poets. The longest and narrowest country in the world boasts an incredible 6,437 km (4,000 mile) coastline. It’s also the most southern-lying nation, the Austral tip only 643 km (400 miles) north of Antarctica.

Allow Exoticca to arrange your dream trip and help you escape your comfort zone. Our extraordinary Chile holiday packages include flights, hotels, tours, transfers, and even some meals so you can focus on packing. Vámonos!

Chile trip packages from the UK

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A tour to Chile introduces you to the western edge of South America. Varied landscapes, a combination of cultures, and a spectrum of climates offer a rich tapestry of travel adventures.

Book our Chile holiday packages from the UK. Flights launch from London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Manchester, and other major cities.

Top points of interest in Chile


This country offers an enormous variety of attractions. Discover the top points of interest to include on your Chile tours below.

Atacama Desert


Known as the driest non-polar region on earth, the Atacama desert is captivating and otherworldly.

The arid climate was vital for preserving the famed Chinchorro mummies. View them on your Chile trip to the Archeological Museum in Arica. At least 7,000 years old, they predate Egyptian examples by two millennia.

Easter Island


Remote Rapa Nui has 887 massive monolithic statues littering the almost treeless island. They’re a testament to a singular culture that mysteriously collapsed.

Raraku National Park is a quarry where you can see the statues in various states of production. Watching the sunrise from Tongariki is a must-do for visitors. 

Santiago de Chile


Most Chile tours begin in the capital, with the snow-capped Andes on one side and the Chile Coast Range on the other. It mixes modernity and historical architecture with various styles.

The Plaza de Armas is the colonial heart of the city. Visit the National History Museum, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the former home of Nobel laureate poet Pablo Neruda.

Watch the changing of the guard at La Moneda Palace, or soar to the top of the tallest building in South America, the Sky Costanera, for epic views.

Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos


Many Chile tours visit this nature reserve consisting of shimmering salt flats, high-altitude lagoons, and interesting examples of wind erosion.

The reserve gets its name from the flamingos that call the park home. Three species join an abundant birdlife that includes hawks, condors, and Andean seagulls.

Divided into seven distinct regions of varying altitudes and climatic conditions, it protects rich flora and fauna despite being a desert.

Valparaíso


Once known as the “Jewel of South America,” this bohemian port city takes up the southern end of a broad bay. Learn about its colorful history on your Chile trip.

Charismatic Valpo has several steep hills with fabulous street art and functional funiculars. Climb the winding roads up the “Cerros” for stunning views over the city and ocean. Stop in at one of the boutique bars for a pisco sour and live music.

Visit the cathedral, parks, theaters, cafes, and the colonial La Matriz church. There are also beaches where adventurous travelers can surf.

Chile: Off the beaten path


In southern Patagonia, the Torres del Paine National Park is astounding. Hike, camp, or climb among glaciers, mountains, icy lakes, flora, and fauna. El Chalten is also extraordinary if you’re looking for Chile adventure tours.

Book your vacation package to Chile with Exoticca

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Allow Exoticca to arrange your unforgettable dream holiday. We empower you to escape your comfort zone and widen your horizons with the trip of a lifetime. 

All included: Flights, hotels, tours & transfers


Most of our all-inclusive Chile holiday packages cover flights, hotels, transfers, tours, and even some meals. Check your booking carefully, as not all our offers are identical.

Our agents negotiate directly with hotel chain groups and airlines to secure the most affordable deals for our clients.

Chile partially or fully guided tours


Exoticca offers group tours to Chile in the form of fully guided, escorted, semi-escorted, or independent options. You can also chat to our travel agents to arrange a private tour.

Crafted by our own travel experts


Exoticca’s travel specialists have crafted hundreds of itineraries to different locations. Our team uses decades of experience to curate truly memorable Chile tours.

We partner with an extensive network of local guides and service providers to ensure safe and secure cultural encounters with enriching experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best month to visit Chile?

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High season is the November to February summer window, when tourists throng the beaches. For epic skiing, choose the Andean winter wonderland from June to August.

Is Chile affordable to visit?

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Chile is one of the less affordable countries in South America, with costs significantly higher than in Brazil, for example. The most significant chunk of cost goes to flights and accommodation, but you can craft a budget-friendly trip with some research.

How many days do you need for Chile?

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The best Chile tours require at least two weeks for a comprehensive understanding, but you can also see the main sights within a few days.

Is English widely spoken in Chile?

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Spanish is the official language of Chile. Inhabitants of larger cities often have higher rates of English comprehension. Apart from hospitality or tourism industry personnel, there’s little opportunity for the local population to practice English.

What is the climate of Chile?

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The desert north has hot days and cold nights. The central region has a Mediterranean temperate climate with wet, cool winters from May to August. It gets progressively damper and more frigid the further south you go. Easter Island is humid and subtropical.

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More information about Chile

Sandwiched between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile is a dream travel destination in South America. Bordered by PeruArgentina and Bolivia, a trip to Chile is a journey through colossal natural beauty, brilliant wines and a friendly, welcoming national culture.

Travel to Chile has long been a favourite of backpackers, but a holiday to Chile has wide appeal, with destinations as diverse as the Atacama Desert and the glaciers of Patagonia. Soak up the innovative atmosphere of the capital, Santiago, cross the ocean to see the mysterious Moai statues of Easter Island and sip Chilean wines in the Maipo Valley. Stretching from the volcanic highlands in the north to the ice fields of Antarctica in the south, Chile is both the longest and one of the thinnest countries in the world, at only 150 miles across at its widest point.

This unique geography means you can experience a diverse array of environments, landscapes and culture if you travel to Chile. The most popular places to visit on a tour of Chile include Santiago, Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, the coastal paradise of Valparaiso, the geysers of San Pedro de AtacamaEaster Island and the charming Chiloe archipelago. 

Considered one of the safest and most developed countries in Latin America, a package trip to Chile is the perfect choice for both first time travellers to South America and intrepid nature lovers. 

History of Chile

Chile has a rich and long historical heritage. If you travel to Chile, you can visit the fascinating Milodon Cave Natural Monument, near Puerto Natales, to discover the remains of extinct animals and human ancestors dating back to 6000 BC! The neighbouring Inca Empire briefly extended into northern Chile during the 15th-century, but the indigenous Mapuche people successfully resisted Inca rule.

The first European, Ferdinand Magellan, arrived in Chile in 1520, followed shortly after by Spanish Conquistadors in 1540. The capital of Santiago was established the following year and if you travel to Chile today you can visit Santiago’s Plaza de Armas and La Moneda Palace to experience the Spanish influence of Chile’s colonial era. Despite this, the Conquistadors were unable to conquer the indigenous Mapuche community of south-central Chile, and the country gained independence in 1818. 

In the 19th-century, Chile experienced a number of conflicts with Peru and Bolivia, culminating in the War of the Pacific, in which Chile claimed its northern territory from Bolivia. The 20th-century was characterized by political divisions, resulting in a Coup d’Etat in 1973. A right-wing military dictatorship was established under Augusto Pinochet which endured up until 1990.

Nowadays, Chile is one of the most economically and politically stable nations in South America, known for its high quality of life, cosmopolitan cities and immaculate natural landscapes. 

Nature in Chile

A trip to Chile is all about getting outdoors and discovering this land of extremes. A paradise for nature lovers, Chile stretches for more than 4,300 kilometres from north to south. From the arid plains of the Atacama Desert, the Chilean landscapes unfold through volcanic highlands, lush valleys and ancient forests before culminating in the glaciers, fjords and ice fields of Southern Patagonia. 

Due to the geographical isolation between the Atacama Desert and the Andes mountains, Chile has a rich biodiversity, whilst the length of the country ensures a mix of climate zones and environments to discover. 

With 31 national parks and 48 national reservesChile is one of the worlds top nature travel destinations. If you visit Chile there are a number of natural wonders that you cannot miss. The Valley of the Moon, in the Atacama Desert, the driest non-polar desert on earth, is one of these.

lunar landscape of red and orange rocks, this is the place to go to witness an unforgettable sunset. Nearby, the Tatio Geyser Field is another spectacular natural wonder, situated 4,320 metres above sea level in the Andes. Home to around 80 active geysers, a trip to Tatio reveals the amazing volcanic activity that has gifted Chile its unique landscapes.

You cannot travel to Chile without visiting Torres del Paine National Park, the most popular place to visit in Chile. Nestled in the heart of Patagonia, the soaring granite peaks, lakes, ancient glaciers and unique plant and wildlife of Torres del Paine have secured this parks place on the bucket lists of all intrepid travellers.

Culture in Chile

Since the colonial era, Chilean culture has been a fusion of Mapuche traditions and Spanish influences. If you visit Puerto Mott or Puerto Varas on a tour of Chile, you’ll also notice a strong German influence, the result of European migration during the late 19th-century. Chile is a Spanish-speaking country, although indigenous languages such as Mapudungun, Quechua, Aymara, and Rapa Nui are also widely spoken. 

Chilean culture has a rich musical heritage and every year a series of excellent music festivals are held in Vina del Mar. Famously, Chile is known as the ‘Land of Poets’, and the national culture highly values its wordsmiths. In fact, Chilean writers, Pablo Nevada and Gabriela Mistral both received the Noble Prize in Literature for their poetry. 

If you want to experience authentic folklore traditions during a trip to Chile, you’ll find that the cultural influences vary throughout the country, making getting to know the local customs a fascinating pursuit. Of course, you cannot speak about Chilean culture without mentioning football. Chileans love football and it’s a big part of the national culture. Furthermore, Chile has competed in nine FIFA World Cup finals so far.

  • Entry requirements

    Passport required for stays of up to three months.

  • Visa

    No visa is required to enter the country. Tourist Card issued on arrival.

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    UTC - 05:00.

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    Peso

  • Language

    Spanish

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  • Electricity

    220V. Adapter required in certain parts of the country.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from the UK.

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