Chile’s long, slender silhouette stretches some 2,653 miles from the tropics of the north down into Patagonia and the icy fingertip of the continent. The country encompasses such diversity of geology and terrains that it holds a special appeal for nature lovers and adventurers.
Immense ice fields and glaciers combine with the surreal granite spires of Torres Del Paine in Patagonia. The driest spot on earth, the Atacama Desert is home to fantastic moon-like topography, geysers, sculpted dunes and flamingo lagoons. The dazzling lakes and snowcapped volcanoes of the Lake District; and the hot springs, glaciers and temperate forests of the Carretera Austral invite exploration.
The Magellan Strait opens to the wildlife lands of Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn. Some 2,300 miles offshore await the mysteries of the giant stone heads, moais, of Easter Island.
Along with these stellar landscapes, Chile also boasts sophisticated cities such as its capital, Santiago. In a beautiful valley surrounded by snowy Andean peaks, the city is a wonderful base for exploring the country’s famous wine estates. Luxury Chile travel pleases the connoisseur – be that of wines or mountaintops.
President’s Pick: Chile’s Patagonia & Mapuche Culture 11 Days President’s Picks Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel
Starting Price: $6,600
“Everywhere I look when I see itineraries for Chile, I keep seeing the same four or five locations over and over. For quite some time, I felt that something more existed, an experience or interaction that not only showed me something new about Chile, it also met a personal requirement of mine regarding sustainability. Enter the Mapuche communities, one of the oldest indigenous cultures in a country. There is tremendous history in Chile dating back to the Incas and beyond that reaches beyond Chile’s tourist locations that everyone already visits. I am delighted to be able to take our guests off the track to see the real Chile.”
Discovering Northern Chile 7 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $3,900
Discover Northern Chile and travel through the unique landscapes and small villages of the Andes in Chile’s northern reaches; encounter ancient indigenous cultures; and take in fascinating ecosystems, from the Salar de Surire Natural Monument salt flat to Lauca National Park with its rich biodiversity.
Chile & Argentina 17 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $11,900
Explore some of the natural features and lesser known cultures in Chile and Argentina from Chile's engaging traditional Mapuche community to Argentina's Aymara culture in Salta. In Atacama, experience more ancient cultures including the Incas, reaching back in time like no other location in Chile. End your journey at the cultural epicenter of the Aymara culture Argentina, a location where everything can be found in place – Salta. Explore the wines of Cafayate, and explore on horseback or on foot, go skiing in winter or sailing in summer. Savor this well-rounded journey into two dynamic countries.
Chile & Bolivia 16 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $11,300
Discover some of the most dramatic and largely untouched landscapes in Latin America, including Patagonia, Atacama Desert and the Bolivian Antiplano.
Chile & Ecuador 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $12,260
Savor the rich culinary heritage of Chile & Ecuador.
Antarctica & Chile including remote Patagonia 16 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel
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Explore dramatic ecosystems: Patagonia's remote Aysén Region and the Antarctic.
Patagonia, Southern Ice Fields & Northern Chile 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $7,295
Diverse environments offer adventures from ice fields to deserts, to one of the world's highest lakes.
Patagonia, Atacama & Easter Island 16 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel
Starting Price: $9,490
This adventure takes in some of the most iconic sights in South America, from the staggering Atacama Desert, to Patagonia's ice fields, to one of the world's most mysterious islands.