Discovering the Magical Corners of Chile

15D / 14N

Travel to Chile for two full weeks of adventure moving across the ins and outs of the most
remarkable landscapes. If you’re the type of traveler who loves to connect with nature and
wander enchanting local towns, then this is the perfect itinerary for you.

As you explore Chile’s Lake District, you will be transported to the pages of a storybook. With European-inspired
architecture decorating the streets, you’ll feel like a character in a fairytale as you wander. Escape into the surrounding
landscapes for a breathtaking excursion hiking along volcanic trails that wind around crystalline lakes. This luxury
tour in Chile gives travelers the chance to take their time, relax, and enjoy every new destination to the fullest.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
SEPT - FEB

IDEAL TRIP LENGTH
15 DAYS

Highlights

  • Walk volcanic trails to beautiful lakes in Puerto Varas.
  • Trek glacial mountains and explore the mythical sites of Torres del Paine.
  • Experience a lunar landscape in the desert of Atacama.
  • Explore the history of Santiago with your private guide.
  • Indulge in incredible wines produced in the vineyards near Santiago.
  • 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.

Osorno Volcano and Playa Larga

Your morning begins as you journey towards the skirts of the Osorno Volcano. As you trek through the canyon, take some time to notice the amazing rock formations formed carved out by the glacial waters, melting snow, and ancient lava rivers of Osorno. As we reach the pass between Osorno and Cerro La Picada, you’ll get to enjoy a well-deserved picnic at the edge of a beautiful waterfall. Then, begin the descent towards Playa Larga for a refreshing dip in the lake before returning to the hotel for an evening of relaxation.

Alerce Andino National Park, Millenial Alerce Tree

Venture into Alerce Andino National Park, where the trees radiate centuries’ worth of life. Hike the Chaica River Falls trail, which provides a steady even path alongside babbling crystal waters.

Arrive at the Chaica River Falls for a bit of rest while admiring the scenery. Just a short way ahead is the last part of the trail where the Millenial Alerce Tree stands. Take some time to stand in the presence of this historic giant, thought to be the world’s oldest tree.

Flight to Punta Arenas

Today, you’ll fly to Torres del Paine National Park, one of the most famous natural preserves in the world. We’ll pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the airport for the short flight to Punta Arenas. Once you land, we’ll escort you directly to the Explora Lodge in Torres del Paine National Park.

After settling into your luxury accommodations, the Explora hosts will welcome you and help you plan the next few days of activities, choosing from over forty of their unique adventures including hiking, horseback riding, and more. If there’s an excursion you’re particularly excited about, you can reserve it ahead of time with us so we can confirm a spot for you in advance.

Traversing Explora’s all-inclusive options

Embark on your selected explorations for these two full and exciting days in Torres del Paine National Park. The explorations we recommend considering are as follows: the full-day trek to Base Torres, Glacier Grey Excursion, a half-day horseback ride to Laguna Linda, and a full-day hike to the Paine Horns.

Traversing Explora’s all-inclusive options

Spend another day exploring Torres del Paine National Park. If you didn’t get to complete any of our recommendations, we suggest choosing from the following: a full-day trek to Base Torres, the Glacier Grey excursion, a half-day horseback ride to Laguna Linda, and a full-day hike to the Paine Horns!

Flight to Santiago

Today, you will say goodbye to Torres del Paine as you head north. Depending on your departure time, you may be able to do a final half-day excursion, like Aonikenk or Chorrillo Pingo trekking. When it’s time for your flight, a shuttle will pick you up from the hotel and take you to Punta Arenas airport, where you’ll travel to Santiago for a brief one-night pit stop.

Tomorrow you’ll fly north to begin your journey to San Pedro de Atacama, the gateway to the Atacama Desert, Earth’s driest terrain with otherworldly scenery.

Flight Santiago to Calama / Transfer to Atacama

This morning you’ll take a short flight to Calama before being driven to the Explora Atacama Lodge in Ayllu de Larache.

When you make it to the lodge, your Explora hosts will meet you to plan the next few days of activities. If there’s an excursion you’re particularly excited about, you can reserve it ahead of time with us so we can confirm a spot for you in advance.

Explora’s all-inclusive Atacama Lodge

Embark on your selected explorations for these two full and exciting days in the great Atacama Desert!

Our personal favorite explorations we recommend include the following: A visit to The Puritama hot springs, Stargazing at the Explora Observatory, a full-day excursion to the Altiplanic Lagoons, The Wanaku Hike (for something quite active), Tatio Geyser Half Day, and/or Half Day Hike Moon Valley – Kamur.

Explora’s all-inclusive Atacama Lodge

Continue your explorations in the rugged and rousing Atacama Desert.

If you didn’t get an opportunity to experience one of our recommendations, try them out today: A visit to The Puritama hot springs, Stargazing at the Explora Observatory, a full-day excursion to the Altiplanic Lagoons, The Wanaku Hike (for something quite active), Tatio Geyser Half Day, and/or Half Day Hike Moon Valley – Kamur.

Flight to Santiago

Today the Explora lodge will help you get to the airport on time to catch your flight to Santiago, the bustling capital of Chile. If you’re flying in the afternoon, feel free to wander the Explora Lodge trails or relax in any of the luxurious living spaces.

Between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, this modern city offers all kinds of attractions for curious travelers. Santiago is known for the delicious Cabernet Sauvignon and the “Sanhattan” district, which is a stylish fusion between Manhattan and Santiago, a heaven on earth for devoted shoppers looking for the perfect souvenir.

Full day hike to Cajon del Maipo and El Morado

Today you’ll enjoy a private guided experience, starting with the trip to Lo Valdes, a small village located 93km away from Santiago in the mountain area called “Cajón del Maipo.” Here, you’ll be able to enjoy a gorgeous light hike to a hanging glacier inside the “El Morado” Natural Monument. The evening will be yours to enjoy at leisure, so savor every moment wandering Santiago.

Valparaiso / Matetic vineyard wine tasting

Today, relax with a day trip to Valparaíso, one of the most important port towns in the country. This picturesque city, hangs on the hills in a stunning way, with an official UNESCO World Heritage historic center.

Start the visiting the tour of the city by visiting Prat pier, a “Puerto” neighborhood that still maintains its heldfast traditions. Afterward, walk in the Alegre and Concepción hills and learn about the architectural and cultural influence of European immigration. Be sure to take note of the vibrant street art that decorates the buildings here.

Later head to the Matetic winery and vineyard located in Rosario valley. The conditions and characteristics of the soil here make it similar to Napa Valley, California. End your day with an indulgent wine tasting of 4 wines of the premium EQ line.

Return to the capital via Viña del Mar

Enjoy a peaceful morning in the seasonal city of Valparaíso before you start the drive back to Santiago.

Long the way, you will be able to stop in Viña del mar for some picturesque views as you stretch your legs and savor your last few hours in Chile. Upon your return to Santiago, you’ll have the afternoon and evening to do as you please.

Tour the capital before you bid farewell to Chile

After an easy morning and delicious lunch, you’ll begin a tour of the city of Santiago. Chile’s capital city is a sophisticated, sprawling metropolis wedged between the Andes and mountainous coastal range, home to roughly one-third of Chile’s population.

We will visit Constitution Square and the palace “La Moneda”, the government’s current headquarters. Explore the “Plaza de Armas,” the main square surrounded by the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Royal High Court’s palace, the Main Post Office, and historic buildings of like the Central Market. Finally, we will head to San Cristobal hill to enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the city and the Andes.

After one last meal, we’ll prepare for you for your departure. 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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