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Chile is a land of staggering beauty, from the surreal volcanic desert of Atacama to the dazzling glacial landscapes of Patagonia. This two-week luxury tour takes you from the beautiful capital city of Santiago to the spectacular wilderness, featuring luxurious retreats throughout your holiday.
You’ll start your Luxury Chile Holiday in the lively capital of Santiago, home to leafy parklands, rich history, colourful street art, chic cafes and excellent museums.
Next, you’ll head far north to San Pedro de Atacama, the gateway town to the Atacama Desert. You’ll explore the region’s natural treasures, from ancient volcanoes to mystical rock sculptures and moon-like valleys, and you’ll even learn how to read the night sky at a stargazing observatory.
You’ll head back to the centre of Chile to Casablanca, one of the greatest wine-growing regions in the country, then venture south to experience the astonishing beauty of Patagonia.
You’ll be staying in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile’s Patagonian jewel, and you’ll have the chance to go kayaking, sailing, trekking, biking, and horse riding with Patagonian gauchos.
You’ll end your tour in Santiago, including a wonderful day spent exploring the colourful history of the nearby coastal towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso.
You’ll be staying in world-class luxury accommodation, ranging from a luxurious eco-lodge set in the depths of the Atacama landscapes to a lavish hotel set on the edge of Lake Sarmiento in Torres del Paine National Park. With every request and preference catered to, this luxury tour of Chile will ensure you see the best of Chile in supreme style and comfort.
You’ll be met on arrival at Santiago International Airport in Santiago by a Wayfairer representative and escorted to your private vehicle. Your driver will take you through the city to Cumbres Lastarria, your accommodation for the next two nights.
Cumbres Lastarria is a sophisticated hotel set in the trendy Lastarria neighbourhood, close to the city centre and the Bellavista neighbourhood. You’ll be surrounded by bars, restaurants, artisan markets and boutique stores, and located just steps away from the MAVI museum and the GAM Theatre and Museum.
Spend your evening strolling the leafy streets and soaking up the cultural, historical and culinary delights of the neighbourhood. You can also enjoy the hotel’s rooftop outdoor swimming pool, terrace and restaurant, or the gym and spa on the ground floor.
Enjoy a buffet breakfast before meeting your private English-speaking guide at your hotel, to begin your city tour around Santiago. Your guide will help you get your bearings in this lively city, and the tour includes lunch. You’ll hit all the highlights, starting with Santa Lucia Hill, where the city of Santiago was founded in 1541.
You’ll then head to Plaza de Armas, where you’ll see an array of historical buildings, including the Cathedral of Santiago, the Municipality, the Post Office Building and the National History Museum. Next, you’ll make your way up Cerro San Cristobal, the second-highest point in the city, where you’ll enjoy stunning views over Santiago.
You’ll continue your panoramic tour through the Providencia neighbourhood, then travel along the Costanera Highway to reach the elegant Vitacura neighbourhood and Alonso de Córdova Avenue. You’ll stop in at the Piedras Australes handicraft shop, which specialises in lapis lazuli jewellery, a semi-precious stone found only in Chile and Afghanistan. Enjoy a traditional Pisco Sour drink while learning about the beautiful lapis lazuli pieces, before ending your tour at your hotel in Santiago.
After your buffet breakfast, you’ll be met by your private driver and transferred to Santiago Airport, for your domestic flight to Calama Airport. On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met by your driver and transferred to Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, your accommodation for the next four nights. The drive will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes, and you can take in the passing scenery as you make your way to the famed Atacama region.
Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa is a luxurious, ecologically harmonious lodge, set in the beautiful Catarpe Valley of the Salt Mountain Range. Built in the traditional Adobe style, Alto Atacama blends seamlessly with its environment, while paying homage to the local culture.
Spend your afternoon exploring the property and incredible facilities, including six outdoor pools, an open-decked observatory and an excellent restaurant featuring fresh, organic produce. Unwind in the Puri Spa, where you can indulge in a range of sumptuous services, including massage and sauna treatments.
You’ll stay at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa on a full-board basis, with meals, drinks and daily excursions included.
Alto Atacama is the only lodge in the San Pedro de Atacama region that is completely enveloped by natural surroundings, and with a strong focus on environmental and cultural sustainability, you’ll be well placed to explore the region with responsible, expert guides.
The lodge aims to offer a truly authentic experience off the beaten track, encouraging visitors to interact with local indigenous culture and explore the desert landscapes by foot or bike.
More than half of Alto Atacama’s staff are indigenous, and you can listen to their rich personal stories while exploring hot springs, geysers, volcanoes, desert canyons, ancient Incan ruins and even the night sky from the open-air observatory. With over 30 different tours, always led by highly trained local guides, the hardest part will be choosing what to do first.
Spend the day exploring this fascinating region and venture out on an excursion with your expert local guides. The excursions are split into different conceptualised categories, including cultural, contemplative, gastronomical, adventure and expedition excursions.
For a cultural experience, you can tour the striking landscapes to discover ancient archaeological sites or visit surrounding villages to learn about traditional farming techniques. For a contemplative experience in nature, you can visit the salt flats, geysers, lagoons, wetlands, salt lakes, deserts and the Valley of the Moon, and also take special trips to observe the sunrise or sunset in magnificent locations.
If you prefer action-packed adventure, you can hike or mountain bike across these captivating landscapes, from the historical Colorados, and the challenging Inca Pass, to the famed Catarpe Valley and San Pedro River.
To witness some of the clearest skies in the world, head to the open-air observatory, or take a special full moon walk through the Atacama desert to gaze at the spectacular starry night skies and learn about our universe.
Alto Atacama also offers full-day or multi-day expeditions, perfect for thrill seekers looking for a unique challenge. You can trek through the Desert Valleys, follow the ancient Route of the Shepherds, or tackle high-altitude volcano climbing on the Llaretas Route, Toco Volcano or Soquette Volcano. You can even venture on a two-day expedition to the summit of Licancabur Volcano, for extraordinary views of the region.
The lodge keeps you well-fueled for your adventures, with a buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner included each day. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are included, and you’ll be spoilt with a superb selection of Chilean wines.
The restaurant uses fresh, organic ingredients sourced from the local communities, and you can even collect locally grown produce, such as Socaire potatoes, native quinoa and Chañar-based sweets on your hikes around the region.
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Casablanca, an incredible wine region in the Valparaíso Province. On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met by your private driver and transferred to La Casona of Matetic Vineyard, your accommodation for the next two nights.
La Casona is an exclusive boutique hotel with just ten rooms, set in traditional 1900s colonial buildings in the gorgeous Chilean countryside. This afternoon, relax in the charming rooms, with stunning views of the gardens and vineyards, or explore the private five-hectare park featuring an outdoor swimming pool.
Enjoy your complimentary welcome cocktail and dinner, served with half a bottle of wine per person, either red or white, from the Corralillo line. The Corralillo wines come from the superb Matetic Vineyard, pioneered by the fourth generation of the Matetic family in 1999. The family planted vineyards within the protected San Antonio appellation and continued their dedication to producing excellent wines with sustainable practices.
You’ll stay at La Casona on a full-board basis, including meals, wine tastings and outdoor excursions. Enjoy a buffet breakfast this morning, before taking a tour through the Matetic Winery, which includes the tasting of four wines from the Ultra line of Premium EQ wines.
You’ll then enjoy a delicious wine-paired lunch before venturing out on a guided tour of the Rosario Valley, where you can choose to walk, cycle, go horseback riding or take a private vehicle. This evening you will again enjoy a delicious dinner paired with half a bottle of Corralillo wine per person.
Enjoy a buffet breakfast before getting picked up by your private driver and transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Torres del Paine. On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met by your driver and transferred to Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, your accommodation for the next three nights.
Tierra Patagonia is a luxurious hotel offering the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. Set between the towering mountains and glittering Lake Sarmiento in Torres del Paine National Park, you’ll be surrounded by spectacular nature and abundant wildlife.
This afternoon, settle into your elegant rooms strewn with elements of Patagonia’s culture, including sheepskin rugs and handmade throws. Unwind in the deep-soak bathtubs and gaze out at the magnificent views.
You’ll stay at Tierra Patagonia on a full-board basis with meals, drinks, spa and excursions included in your stay. After you arrive, the team will create a bespoke excursion plan for you, customised to your personal interests and physical activity level.
This morning, enjoy a buffet breakfast before venturing out on your tailored excursion. You can choose from an array of activities, including hiking through the spectacular Patagonia landscapes, wilderness bike rides, horseback adventures, kayaking and sailing expeditions, fly-fishing and birdwatching.
From learning about gaucho culture while horseback riding with local guides, to sailing through lakes dotted with dazzling icebergs, Tierra Patagonia offers a truly magical Patagonian experience.
Spend the day continuing your adventures around the region, or indulge in the lavish Uma Spa, complete with an outdoor hot tub, a steam room and an indoor pool, encased in glass walls.
Use of the pool, sauna and hydro massage are included in your stay, and you can continue pampering yourself in the wellness space, with massages, therapies and treatments using all-natural ingredients, and a tranquil yoga studio.
After a day of adventure in the Patagonian wilderness, you'll enjoy superb cuisine served in the restaurant with stunning views over the region. Indulge in traditional Patagonian cuisine with a sophisticated touch, from hearty stews and soups to delectable desserts, using ingredients sourced from local farms.
Your stay also includes an open bar, and you can sample Patagonian beers, fine Chilean wines, and the signature Calafate Sour, found only in Patagonia.
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Santiago. On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met by your private driver and transferred to Cumbres Lastarria, for another two-night stay.
Spend the afternoon continuing your exploration of the chic Lastarria neighbourhood. The streets are brimming with creativity, from bands and buskers to painters and street markets selling artisan products. Roam through the second-hand bookstores, or enjoy a cocktail on a balcony overlooking the lively streets.
Choose from over four hundred Chilean wines at Bocanáriz wine bar, one of the best in the city, or visit the terraced gardens and remains of a Spanish fort at Cerro Santa Lucia, with spectacular views of the city.
Wander the galleries and museums, then head to Emporio La Rosa, where they serve some of the best ice cream in the city. Pick from a range of unique flavours before heading to Parquet Forestal to soak up the sunset.
After a buffet breakfast, you’ll be met at your hotel by your private English-speaking guide to begin your full-day excursion to Viña del Mar and Valparaíso.
You’ll venture towards the Pacific coast, crossing the striking valleys of Casablanca and Curacaví. The first stop is Valparaíso, a UNESCO World Heritage city, where you’ll find multi-coloured houses strewn through the hills, lush parklands and historical monuments. You’ll visit Plaza Sotomayor, a historical square located on the shores of one of Chile’s major ports.
Next, you’ll visit Viña del Mar, known as ‘The Garden City’, due to the array of parks and gardens found throughout the city. Continuing along the coastal road, you’ll see the famous flower clock and enjoy lunch in the city.
After lunch, you’ll head to Casablanca Valley to visit a vineyard, learn about their winemaking process, and taste their famous wine. You’ll return to your hotel in Santiago in the evening.
Enjoy a final breakfast, before getting picked up by your private driver and transferred to Santiago International Airport for your return flight home.
After two luxurious weeks spent exploring Chile’s vibrant cities, spectacular natural wonders and lavish lodges, you’ll be leaving with a string of stories and special memories to look back on.
If you’d like to continue your luxurious adventure, you can fly to Argentina for more astonishing scenery and superb wines, or head to the end of the world in Ushuaia. From the southernmost city in the world, you can board a cruise ship for Antarctica, the world’s final frontier.