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Discover Chile

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5.0 Based on 47 Reviews
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7455
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Santiago, Chile
  • Ends Santiago, Chile
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Visit the unique and colourful Pacific Coast city of Valparaiso
  • Excursions to Atacama salt flats, altiplano lagoons, El Tatio geysers
  • Sunset over the Valley of the Moon in the Atacama Desert
  • City tours in cosmopolitan Santiago, German influenced Puerto Varas, and the fish market of Puerto Montt
  • See the Petrohue Falls, enjoy a boat cruise on Lago Lago Todos los Santos, and walk at Osorno Volcano
  • Patagonia and the famous granite towers of Torres del Paine National Park
  • Internal flights included, reducing driving distances so that we can visit four distinct regions of Chile
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Starting and ending in Santiago, the "Discover Chile" trip is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 13 days. You will travel through Puerto Varas, Santiago and Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. "Discover Chile" is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Chile’s narrow coastal strip stretches for 4300km and is dominated by the towering peaks of the Andes. Covering over half the length of South America, Chile has an unparalleled range of environments; from the world’s driest desert, the hostile Atacama, with its geysers and salt flats, to the fertile valleys and vineyards of central Chile. To the south lies the Lake District with dramatic, snow-capped volcanoes, deep blue lakes and gushing waterfalls. Further still, we reach Patagonia, a land of ice fields, mountains, glaciers and immense solitude; the 'uttermost part of the earth'.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Santiago; city tour
  • Day 2: Full Day excursion to the enigmatic port city of Valparaiso
  • Day 3: Fly to Calama; to San Pedro de Atacama
  • Day 4: Visit Salar de Atacama & Altiplano lagoons
  • Day 5: Excursion to El Tatio geysers; optional night-time astronomy tour
  • Day 6: Fly to Puerto Montt; to Puerto Varas on the shore of Lago Llanquihue
  • Day 7: Lago Todos Los Santos boat trip; walk near Osorno Volcano
  • Day 8: Fly to Punta Arenas; transfer to Puerto Natales
  • Day 9: Full day excursion to see some of the highlights of Torres del Paine N.P.
  • Day 10: Walking at Lago Grey; free time in Torres del Paine N.P.
  • Day 11: Optional Grey Glacier navigation; to Puerto Natales
  • Day 12: To Punta Arenas; fly to Santiago
  • Day 13: End Santiago
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts
Transport
  • Internal flights
Guide
  • Tour leader throughout
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 47 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 29 2019
5 - Excellent
Spectacular sights and scenary
Chile is a stunning country that has something for everyone. This trip provided a wonderful insight and delivered a variety of sights and scenery: from desert and volcanoes, to lakes (and more volcanoes) then mountains and... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 25 2019
5 - Excellent
Chile
This trip covered a lot of ground in a short time frame. I (and the rest of my group) agreed that the one area of improvement would be to include a visit to the wineries and have lunch in Valparaiso.
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 23 2019
4 - Very Good
Awe inspiring.
A land of so many sights, warm people and the impressive Andes mountains almost throughout.
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 16 2019
4 - Very Good
Chile
Discover Chile is a great trip and a fantastic way to see all the best areas of this long thin country. It is full of travelling though and not just flying. However, as a brilliant and thorough voyage around the Atacama, Lakeland... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Discover Chile tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 16 October 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 October 2022, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Discover Chile tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Discover Chile tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Can you add on Easter Island to this trip?

    This tour can be customized to add an Easter Island trip but will require a minimum of 2 participants. Alternatively, we can arrange this trip as a private tour (along with a trip to Easter Island) with a local travel expert. Please see this private tour itinerary to Chile as an example.

  • How many days do you need in Chile?

    We recommend, at the very least, a 2-weeks tour of Chile to explore the blue glaciers and emerald forests of Torres del Paine, the enticing landscapes of the Atacama desert, and similar must-see destinations. You will be left with enough time to add a few more delightful places like capital Santiago, Valparaiso, and one or two world-class vineyards. A three-week tour will allow you to linger longer in all your favorite places. But if you have only 5 to 7 days, it’s best to focus on Santiago, the nearby colorful towns, and the wine valleys. Add a few more days, and you can squeeze in Patagonia, Atacama, Easter Island, or the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. To get more details on how many days to spend in Chile, see here.

  • Is Chile cheap for tourists?

    Chile is not the cheapest place to visit in South America. But the kind of trip you have in mind will determine your budget. Typically, most tourists like to hike in the Torres del Paine and explore the desert landscape of Atacama during a 10 to 15-day trip. It is possible to do a trekking-heavy trip on a budget of USD 90 to 100 per day per person. Basic accommodation and food costs are higher in Chile than in other South American countries. So be ready to spend at least USD 75 daily for a non-luxurious trip.

  • How do you get around in Chile?

    Chile is well connected from north to south via flights and buses. But it’s trickier to travel from east to west, and south of Puerto Montt because of the unusual landscape comprising glaciers and mountains. Long-distance buses are the best way to go up and down the country. For travelling to remote areas, you can hire your own car. Trains are useful only in certain parts, like Central Chile. You can also consider low-cost airlines: they are sometimes cheaper than long-distance buses—if you don’t mind missing out on the scenery on the way.

  • What is Chile best known for?

    Chile is best known for its diverse landscapes. It is home to incredible glaciers and fjords, the driest of deserts, superb rock formations, and ancient forests. Chilean hospitality is well known, and the people like to bond over maté tea. You’ll find buena onda (good vibes) wherever you go. The world has woken up to the exquisite taste of Chile’s wines. In fact, Latin America’s largest winegrower is in Chile’s countryside. Capital Santiago has some of the finest art galleries in South America like the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Neighborhoods like Bellavista in Santiago and Concepción in Valparaíso have a very vibrant street-art culture. 

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