Chile in 14 Days
From the Atacama Desert to Patagonia
Discover one of South America's most diverse country's on a north to south journey of discovery through Chile. Soak up the charms of the culinary capital of Santiago and head into the otherworldly landscapes of San Pedro de Atacama and the Valley of the Moon. In Puerto Natales, discover the wonders of Patagonia and explore the landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park.
14 days trip including flights*
12 days and 11 nights in destination
NYC - SCL
NYC - SCL
Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile
San Pedro Atacama
San Pedro Atacama
San Pedro Atacama
Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile
SCL - NYC
SCL - NYC
* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.
The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.
Arrive at your US departure airport ready to check-in for an overnight flight to Santiago. Night on board.
If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.
Arrive in Santiago and transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring the beautiful city which is surrounded by Andean mountains and boasts a charming historic centre. We recommend strolling around the colonial centre and people-watching in one of the many cafe terraces. Overnight stay in Santiago.
After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a fascinating panoramic tour of Santiago. Begin your discovery on the main avenue, soaking up the atmosphere and history. Head to the cobblestoned neighbourhood of Lastarria, filled with green spaces and 19th-century mansions. Continue up to Santa Lucia Hill where you'll have some time to take photos of the amazing views and the Hidalgo Castle. Next up, explore the most emblematic sights in the city such as the Plaza de Armas, Santiago Cathedral, the La Moneda government house and the impressive Plaza de la Constitucion. See local life in action at the Central Market before stopping at a Lapis Lazuli store to admire the beautiful crafts and jewellery of local artisans. Return to the hotel and the remainder of the day is free at your leisure to explore or relax as you please. Join the locals in the historic plazas of the city for an evening drink! Overnight stay in Santiago.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Calama. On arrival, transfer to San Pedro de Atacama situated in the dusty plateaus of the Andean mountains. Arrive at the hotel and begin exploring this town, set within the breath-taking natural scenery. Overnight stay in San Pedro de Atacama.
Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at your leisure to relax or take an optional excursion to the Tatio Geysers and Machuca.* This afternoon, set off to the famous Moon Valley, situated just outside of the town, between the hills of the Cordillera de la Sal. One of Chile's most astonishing natural spectacles, discover the moon-like landscape, unusual rock formations and the unique geological environment. Continue to the Death Valley, home to the best views of the Andes Mountains and it's towering volcanoes. As the sun sets, enjoy the atmospheric red and golden tones over the landscape, an unforgettable moment to feel at one with nature. Return to the hotel and spend the evening at your leisure, recounting the amazing afternoon with your fellow travelers! Overnight stay in San Pedro de Atacama.
* Optional Tatio Geysers & Machuca Excursion: Take an excursion to the beautiful Altiplano, setting off early to see the sunrise over the geothermal field of the Tatio Geysers, where 70 fumaroles emerge from the ground in jets of steam and water. Also visit the village of Machuca, home to traditional straw houses and artisans selling traditional Andean crafts. Lunch included. Entrance not included.
After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a free day to relax at your own pace or get out into the other-worldly landscapes of the Atacama desert to explore further. We recommend visiting the beautiful Altiplanic lagoons, a true natural spectacle. Overnight stay in San Pedro de Atacama.
* Optional Altiplanic Lagoons Excursion: Climb to the magnificent Salar de Aguas Calientes, famous for its red stones and visit the Altiplanic lagoons of Miscanti and Miniques, home to a multitude of wildlife. Afterwards, explore Chaxa Lagoon and the Andean town of Toconao to get to know local life in this unique environment. Lunch included. Entrances not included.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Calama airport to board the flight to Santiago. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Depending on the time you arrive, spend the rest of the day exploring at your leisure. Be sure to sample Chilean wine at one of the local wine bars, it's world-renowned for its quality. Overnight stay in Santiago.
After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, it's time to discover the beautiful Chilean coast. Embark on a full-day excursion to Vina del Mar and Valparaiso, two delightful coastal towns. Drive along the coast and through the lush Casablanca Valley until reaching Valparaiso. Here you can explore the old town and learn of its important history as a trading port. Enjoy breathtaking views of the colorful streets and charming harbour from the hills surrounding the city and discover the neighbourhoods of Cerro Concepcion and Cerro Alegre. Continue to Vina del Mar, known for its wine production, where the Flower Clock, Fonck Museum and Los Canones Beach are the highlights of the tour. After gaining a great overview of these coastal cities, return to Santiago. Overnight stay in Santiago.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board a flight to Puerto Arenas. On arrival, transfer to hotel, situated in stunning Puerto Natales and take some time to explore this once modest fishing port. Make sure to see the pretty corrugated tin houses and cosy old-style lodgings as well as enjoying the international restaurants and cafes. Overnight in Puerto Natales.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today is the day you explore the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park, an icon of Chile's natural beauty and loved by adventurers around the world. Set off into the landscapes, stopping at the Milodon Cave, an amazing natural monument where the fossilised remains of an extinct ground sloth were discovered in the 19th-century. Continue into the national park observing the picturesque Sofia Lagoon, Cordillera Prat, Porteno Lake and pristine natural landscapes. Take in the views and snap some photos at the Gray Lake Viewpoint, and walk along the shore of Gray Lake. Stop for lunch at the designated rest point before continuing into the Salto Grande sector of the park to visit the Nordenskjold Lake Viewpoint and the Paine Waterfall and Amarga Lake. Enjoy the amazing untouched wilderness and soak up the fresh air. The last stop, at dusk, is the Sarmiento Lake Viewpoint, for an unforgettable view as the sun begins to set. Return to Puerto Natales. Overnight stay in Puerto Natales.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and spend the day at your leisure. We recommend visiting the local public museum and enjoying the sea views across the islets and inlets from the unique Hand Monument. Take some time to stroll along the waterfront and soak up the tranquil atmosphere of this unique city. Overnight stay in Puerto Natales.
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport for a flight to Santiago. On arrival transfer to hotel. Depending on your arrival time enjoy some free time to explore the city or do some last-minute souvenir shopping. Overnight stay in Santiago.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Santiago airport for flight back to the US Night on board.
Arrive in the US and end your trip.
*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: RQ Santa Magdalena, Torremayor Lyon.
Included activity for day 3
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx
City Tour of Santiago
Discover the top landmarks and history of Santiago on this guided tour to better understand Chilean culture.
Included activity for day 5
Duration 04:30h Approx. Pick up time: 14:00 Approx
Excursion to the Valley of the Moon and Death Valley
We head to the driest desert in the world to see the geological spectacle of the Valley of the Moon. We continue to the Valley of Death, where we admire the impressive golden and reddish tones of the sunset over the desert
Included activity for day 8
Valparaíso & Viña del Mar Excursion
Vist Vina del Mar and Valparaíso, two coastal cities located just 90 minutes from Santiago. Valparaiso is known for its vibrant cultural scene whilst Vina del Mar, which was originally a wine-making region, is today the most popular resort in Chile.
Included activity for day 10
Full-Day Base Torres del Paine Hiking Excursion
Enjoy an unforgettable full-day hiking excursion to the iconic Torres del Paine Viewpoint to enjoy amazing views of the famous Three Towers. This excursion includes a number of hours hiking through beautiful landscapes and requires a good level of fitness.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Suggested activity for day 5
Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 04:30 Approx
Tatio Geysers & Machuca Excursion
Head to the Altiplano, setting off early to see the sunrise over the geothermal field of the Tatio Geysers, where 70 fumaroles emerge from the ground in jets of steam and water.
What's included: Breakfast and entrance fees included.
Suggested activity for day 6
Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx
Altiplanic Lagoons Excursion
Visit Chaxa Lagoon, home to flamingos and birdlife, and the lagoons of Miscanti and Miñique, surrounded by volcanoes. Also see the red stones of the Salar de Aguas Calientes. Lunch included. Entrances not included.
The price includes
- Included in all our trips. more information
- Departure from the main US airports.
- International flights: US - Santiago - US.
- Internal flights: Santiago - Calama, Calama - Santiago, Santiago - Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas - Santiago. *more information
- 11 nights in hotel accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels. ***more informationSee hotels included
- 11 breakfasts and 1 lunch.
- Transfers in air conditioned vehicles.
- Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.See itinerary
- All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park (Approx. 21.000 Chilean Pesos/$30 depending on the season), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.
* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.
** If the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative options or similar:
Santiago: Panamericana Providencia, Eurotel, RQ Santa Magdalena.
San Pedro de Atacama: La Casa de Don Tomás.
Puerto Natales: Casa Patagonia, Vendaval.
Please note: optional excursions do not operate on all days of the week, so they cannot be guaranteed.
- Entry requirementsPassport required for length of stay with one blank passport page.
- VisaNo visa is required for stays up to 90 days.
- Electricity220V. Adapter required.
- HealthThere are no mandatory vaccinations for travelers coming from the U.S.
- Time zoneUTC - 05:00.
- Tourist Office websitehttps://chile.travel/en
Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.
Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.
In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.
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