Desert Landscapes and Amazing Lakes of Chile

10D / 9N

Discover a land of extraordinary and diverse landscapes, from arid desert expanses to the
beautiful crystal waters in the Lake District. From big cities surrounded by majestic scenery to
isolated terrains that provide a unique chance to disconnect from the outside world.

As you wander through the picturesque regions of Chile, you’ll also get to indulge in a great selection of wines, and
delectable authentic cuisine, and discover the rich history of each destination. Each day will bring a new adventure
through the most impressive sights as you are introduced to the wonders of this South American paradise. Embark on
your own luxury tour of Chile with this one-of-a-kind expedition.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
SEPT - FEB

IDEAL TRIP LENGTH
10 DAYS

Highlights

  • Explore the history of Santiago with your private guide.
  • Indulge in incredible wines produced in the vineyards near Santiago.
  • Experience a lunar landscape in the desert of Atacama.
  • Walk volcanic trails to beautiful lakes in Puerto Varas.
  • Relax in luxury boutique accommodations.

Itinerary

Welcome to Chile!

When your flight arrives in Santiago, a Kuoda host will welcome you personally and escort you to the hotel. Instead of navigating a new city after a long flight, let us take care of the transportation logistics. Start your trip with some relaxed exploration of the city as you encounter the vivid culture of Chile’s capital.

We will drop you off at your hotel so you can refresh and enjoy a peaceful evening before your adventurous journey begins. Relax with a good night’s rest.

Valparaiso / Viña del Mar

Discover the alluring town of Valparaíso as you stroll through bohemian neighborhoods decorating Chile’s Pacific coast. This picturesque city was declared World Heritage by UNESCO thanks to its quirky features and historic landmarks.

On the way to Valparaiso, we’ll make a stop in the Casablanca Valley to learn about the local winemaking process of cool coastal white varieties like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. After a delectable tasting, you’ll get to wander Valparaíso and stroll through Viña del Mar, a paradise frozen in time.

Travel to San Pedro de Atacama

This morning we will escort you to the airport for your flight to Chile’s rugged desert region. At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for a short flight to the little town of San Pedro de Atacama.

This small town is in the driest desert in the world. Appreciate the little adobe houses and cozy restaurants throughout the city that provide a relaxing base for travelers exploring one of Chile’s most spectacular sceneries.

Desert Exploration

Today experience one of the most astonishing phenomena produced by nature as you stand witness to the colorful dancing steam columns in the highest Geothermal field in the world. Enjoy a swim in the Tatio’s mineral-rich spring waters, and visit the unique geological formations in one of the world’s driest and most hostile zones: the Atacama Desert.

Desert Exploration

Today, you will get to explore the majestic Atacama Salt Flats and visit the Cejar Lagoon. Its waters have high salt content, making the waters dense and allowing you to float along the waters for a peaceful, relaxing experience. Paired with the beautiful landscape of turquoise waters, volcanoes, and the Salar, today’s journey will be a stunning one.

Next, head to the attractive Salar Eyes, two wells of fresh water in the middle of the desert, a rare natural sighting. Then, explore the impressive Tebinquinche lagoon while enjoying an appetizer and watching the reflection of the Andes dance along the saltwater surface.

Flight to Puerto Montt / Arrival in Chilean Lake District

Today, we will escort you to Calama airport for a short flight to the south. Upon arrival in Puerto Montt, the gateway city to Chilean Patagonia, you’ll drive to Puerto Varas. This beautiful lakeside town, better known as the “City of Roses,” faces the great Osorno Volcano, offering travelers wondrous views for every moment of adventure.

Volcanoes and Lagoons

After breakfast, we’ll drive you to Ensenada for a journey to the enchanting Laguna Verde at the foot of Osorno Volcano. Then, it’s time to head to the slopes of the towering Osorno. Take a short hike over lava fields before reaching a spectacular viewpoint overlooking Llanquihue Lake and the Chilean Lake region. Wander the woods through Chile’s oldest National Park, Vicente Pérez Rosales, and encounter the impressive Petrohue waterfalls with their beautiful crystal green waters at the foot of the famous Osorno volcano.

Free day in Puerto Varas

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore some of the many activities that Puerto Varas has to offer, like kayaking in the National Park, horseback riding through Lake Llanquihue, or a tour of one of the beautiful local Estancias.

Flight to Santiago

At the appropriate time, we will escort you from the hotel to Puerto Montt Airport for a flight back to the capital city of Santiago. Spend your last day in Chile wandering the vibrant city, learning about its unique history and treasured culture.

Bid farewell to Chile

Going home is the worst part of any private Chile vacation, but at Kuoda, we’ll do our best to make it as smooth and hassle-free as possible. We’ll bring you to the airport for your return flight for the journey home. Buen Viaje!

PRICE & INCLUSIONS

Each journey is tailored to your specific needs and desires, and so our prices vary depending on the number of people
traveling, level of accommodations desired, and activities included, among other factors.

Our travel designers will curate a journey specifically for you. If you have a budget you want us to work with, please let
us know, and we will do our best to achieve it.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Personalized itinerary planning
  • A Kuoda host to assist you in every location
  • The majority of meals in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights to and from your home country
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified
  • All gratuities

ACCOMMODATIONS

From luxury properties to boutique hotels, our staff handpicks your ideal stay to ensure you get the ultimate comfort during your travels.

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