Get an in-depth, authentic experience of Chile by exploring the country’s best highlights, including deepest Patagonia, the culture capital of Santiago, the stunning seaside town of Valparaiso and the magical Atacama Desert.
This 11-day itinerary allows you to travel in style and comfort with every detail carefully tailored to you and your own personal preferences. The trip includes all-inclusive lodging in three amazing, off-the-beaten-track locations, giving guests the fantastic advantages of both flexibility and personal service. Each part of this carefully crafted itinerary will provide unique experiences and create treasured memories.
Day 1 – 2: Santiago
Depart Longon on your overnight flight to Santiago. Upon arrival you will be transfer to your hotel in the trendy Lastarria neighbourhood, for 1 night at the Singular Santiago. After settling in, spend your first evening exploring the capital’s exciting gastronomic scene. Preferred Benefit: Chocolates and 25% discount at the spa for Latin Routes clients.
Days 3 – 6: Patagonia (Torres del Paine)
After a good night’s rest, take the three-and-a-half-hour flight south into Chilean Patagonia, where the scenery suddenly becomes dramatically different! At the airport you will be met by a representative from the historic Singular Patagonia and taken by road directly to the hotel, for 3 nights on the shores of Last Hope Fjord in Puerto Bories.
As part of your all-inclusive package, all excursions from the hotel are included and, on arrival, a knowledgeable guide will help you to decide which of their tours are perfect for you.
You will have plenty of time to experience an array of thrilling and memorable activities (ranging in difficulty) in various spectacular locations, including the iconic Torres del Paine National Park. At the end of each day, you can relax in the warmth and luxury of the Singular Patagonia’s bar and restaurant with its roaring fire and cosy leather armchairs. Preferred Benefit: Bottle of wine on arrival and 25% discount at the spa for Latin Routes guests.
Day 7: Valparaiso
From Torres Del Paine you will fly from Punto Arenas to Santiago where you will be met by your driver, who will then take you to the Palacio Astorica, for 1 night in fascinating Valparaiso.
This chic seaport is a UNESCO World Heritage site and was once an important stopping point for ships sailing around Cape Horn.
It has recently experienced a renaissance and is the home to many of Chile’s finest artisans. The city is a significant gastronomic destination in Chile. The Palacio Astoreca’s restaurant ‘Alegre’ has received plaudits from the UK’s luxury travel press and is well worth a visit. Preferred Benefit: Small bottle of sparkling wine and upgrade on arrival (subject to availability) for Latin Routes clients.
Days 8 – 10: Atacama Desert
Today you will be transferred back to Santiago for your fight North to the driest, highest desert on earth where you will marvel at the bizarre lunar landscapes and star-filled skies that characterise the amazing Atacama Desert.
The five-star Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa will be your home for the next 3 nights, as you experience the magic of this fascinating corner of Chile, again on an all inclusive basis. You will even have a complementary welome massage!
The desert heat brings a welcome opportunity to sunbathe in the lodge’s six outdoor pools in your free time and, once the sun has gone down, to spend a romantic evening under the stars in their outdoor hot-tub. To truly understand the constellations, no visit to Alto is complete without a stargazing tour in their own super-sized telescope, followed of course by a warming hot chocolate before bed! Preferred Benefit: 30-minute welcome revival massage.
Day 11: Departure
From San Pedro de Atacama, you will be transferred to the mining town of Calama to catch a flight to Santiago, from where you will connect to your overnight flight back to the UK.
Normal price from £5,599 per person
Now from £4,799 per person, based on 2 adults sharing.
Includes: Return international flights in Economy with one connection enroute (other flight options available for supplement), 8 nights’ accommodation as detailed, 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners, all internal flights, transfers (mixture of shared and private).
Promotional price valid for travel in April 2018, for bookings made before 30th September 2017. Normal price valid for travel at other times until 15th May 2018. Normal price excludes travel between 18th December 2017 – 10th January 2018 when higher rates apply. All prices subject to availability and based on 2 people sharing, single supplements apply. Latin Routes reserves the right to remove the offer at any time.