Classic Chile Tour
Roam the Atacama Desert, hike Chilean Patagonia, taste world-class wines in Casablanca and explore Santiago on this luxury two-week tour.
Chile is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. On a map, it appears as a long, pinched sliver of land, carved out on the edge of the South American continent, yet it holds some of the planet’s greatest natural treasures.
The country’s average width is just 175 kilometres, yet it’s length spans for 4,300 kilometres, the equivalent of Norway to Egypt, or the entire length of the USA.
Chile’s bizarre shape is just the first mind-boggling element of the country. In this land of extremes, you’ll encounter diverse cultures living in peaceful co-existence, and cross through at least seven major climate types.
From the driest desert in the world, to the frozen glacial landscapes, and from the subtropical Pacific Ocean, to the Chilean Lake District and the Mediterranean wine region, Chile is a natural wonderland.
In Northern Chile, you’ll find the Atacama Desert, a vast moonscape stretching for 1,000 kilometres, with ancient volcanoes, sparkling salt flats, and some of the clearest night skies in the world.
Head to the centre of the country to the capital of Santiago, Valparaíso and Casablanca, and you’ll relish the balmy Mediterranean climate, with world-class wineries and rich history.
In the east, the Andes mountains act as a formidable border between Argentina, and you’ll uncover a remote wilderness, barely touched by humans. The Aysén Region is peppered with natural gems including colossal glaciers, archaeological sites and ancient lakes.
Make the short journey to the west, and you’ll be met by the Pacific Ocean, where a coastline of stunning beaches provide relief from the humid, tropical climate.
Fly even further west and you’ll discover Easter Island (Rapa Nui), an enchanting drop in the ocean, home to the mystical moai statues of the Rapa Nui people, the island’s native Polynesian inhabitants.
Venture south, and you’ll feel like you’ve entered a different world again. Marvel at the rolling pastoral landscapes and incredible wildlife encounters of Chiloe Island and Chile's Lake District, then head further south to the extraordinary glacial paradise of Patagonia.
From Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine, the Patagonian people bring the buena onda (good vibes) and the landscapes simply blow you away. Whether you're embarking on an adventure holiday, a wildlife holiday, or a luxury honeymoon, you'll stay in the country's most luxurious hotels. From Explora Patagonia to Alto Atacama, you'll experience ultimate luxury on your holiday to Chile.
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Wayfairer’s range of luxury Chile itineraries cover the best regions and activities the country has to offer. They are fully customisable and specially designed to suit a range of different travellers and holiday types, so we can create the perfect Chile holiday for you.
If you’d like to see the highlights of Chile, take a look at our Classic Chile Tour, or if you prefer to take the road less travelled, try our Chile Off the Beaten Track itinerary. Those looking for a luxury adventure honeymoon will love our Chile Honeymoon, while families will be looked after with child-friendly activities and accommodation on our Chile Family Holiday. If you appreciate the finer things in life, you’ll adore our Chile Luxury Holiday or take a look at our Total Solar Eclipse itinerary for the ultimate in stargazing adventures.
Chile is an impressive destination at any time of the year, however with such a vast range of climates and regions, it’s important to choose the right time of year for your holiday. Summer (December to February) is the most popular season, with warm, clear weather across the country and the best trekking conditions in Patagonia.
Autumn (March to May) sees fewer crowds, beautiful golden foliage and wine harvest festivals around Casablanca, while Winter (June to August) is great for skiing in the Andes and visiting the lively central cities, including the capital of Santiago. Spring (September to November) is simply gorgeous, with a carpet of spring blooms, mild temperatures, smaller crowds and the reopening of Patagonia. Many parts of the country, including Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Atacama Desert and the central region enjoy pleasant weather throughout the year.