Visit Chile’s Atacama Desert, Chiloé Island and Patagonia on this luxury 14-day holiday with Tierra Hotels
Activity adventure | History & culture | Natural world
Bookended by five-star stays in Chile’s enthralling capital, Santiago, this two-week tailor-made holiday takes in the luna landscapes of the world’s driest desert, the myths and legends of remote Chiloé Island and the windswept valleys, granite spires, creaking glaciers and endless grass steppes of Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park. From steaming fumaroles to wandering guanacos, you’ll see it all on a series of guided adventures between stays at three luxury Tierra hotels, each one noted for its location, cuisine and raft of activities that put you at the very heart of Chile’s diverse cultures and landscapes.
Day by day itinerary
Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Chile's capital, Santiago.
Chile's bustling capital is set within a natural bowl created by the towering peaks of the Andes Mountains. It's one of the most impressive settings of any city on earth, if you can see it through the smog. On arrival at the international airport you'll be met and transferred to your hotel, the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Santiago, in the heart of the city. Spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring the city's eclectic neighbourhoods at your leisure.
Stay: Ritz-Carlton Santiago
Meals: B L D
After breakfast, transfer back to the airport and board a flight north to Calama, gateway to the Atacama Desert. On arrival you'll be met and transferred to the Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa for a three-night stay. Spend the next few days enjoying the wonderful facilities of the hotel, which include a superb spa with massages and treatments, a steam room, a Jacuzzi and a Turkish bath, and explore the dramatic landscapes of the Atacama Desert with the hotel's extensive list of adventurous excursions, taking in the Tatio Geysers, the Salar de Tara, the Valle de la Luna and the spectacular Altiplanic Lagoons. There's also the chance to enjoy horse riding, bird watching, volcano hikes, mountain biking and stargazing.
Stay: Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa (Deluxe)
Meals: B L D
Fly south to the city of Castro on the island of Chiloé, part the Chiloé archipelago, which is located off the west coast of Northern Patagonia. On arrival you'll be met and transferred to Tierra Chiloé for a two-night stay. The beautiful Chiloé Archipelago is home to traditional fishing villages, stilt houses, unique colonial architecture and beautiful coastal landscapes. Spend two happy days here exploring the region's myriad of rivers, lakes, streams, lagoons, coves and beaches on a series of superb excursions, which include boat tours, horseback rides, guided treks and cultural tours, where you'll learn about the island's fascinating history, which dates back to the times of Chiloé's first inhabitants - the indigenous Huilliches, Cuncos and Onas people - and the myths and legends bought to the island by the Spanish and other European settlers. You'll also have the chance to try some of Chiloé's traditional cuisine, which features a huge variety of fish and shellfish, harvested from the waters around the island. In the evenings, enjoy the hotel's fantastic spa with Jacuzzi, dry sauna, steam room and massage room, or simply relax with a good book next to an open fire and enjoy the stunning views across Chiloé's magnificent landscapes.
Stay: Tierra Chiloé Hotel & Spa, Chiloé Island (Deluxe)
Meals: B L D
Head south to Punta Arenas, gateway to the wilds of Southern Patagonia. On arrival you'll check in to your hotel before spending the day exploring the town at leisure.
Stay: Hotel La Yegua Loca
Begin a four hour transfer across the beautiful Patagonian Steppe to Tierra Patagonia, set on the shores of Lake Sarmiento at the edge of the Torres Del Paine National Park. Blending seamlessly into the surrounding landscape, this spectacular hotel features award-winning architecture; superb dining; a choice of excursions ranging from half and full-day hikes to horse rides, scenic tours and cultural trips; and the incredible Uma Spa, which boasts an indoor pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and relaxation areas all accompanied by magnificent views across the blue waters of Lake Sarmiento and the mountains of the Torres del Paine. You'll have three nights here, allowing you plenty of time to explore the rugged landscapes and unique wildlife of this spectacular region.
Stay: Tierra Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park (Deluxe)
Meals: B L D
Transfer back to Punta Arenas for your flight to Santiago. On arrival you'll be met and transferred to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, further exploring the capital and picking up some last-minute souvenirs and presents for friends and family back home.
Stay: Ritz-Carlton Hotel Santiago
Transfer to Santiago's international airport in time for your flight home, arriving the next morning.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
Discount if staying at three Tierra hotels : Save up to £620 pp.
Book by: 30 April 2018
from £6,285 pp. incl. flights
from £6,535 pp. incl. flights
- Complimentary UK airport lounge access
- Return flights from London to Santiago de Chile
- Domestic flights between Santiago, Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas
- Private transfers
- 3 nights accommodation in 5* (Deluxe) hotels/lodges on a B&B basis
- 8 nights accommodation in 5* (Deluxe) lodges on a full-board basis including an 'Open Bar'
- Small group excursions with English-speaking guides
Terms & Conditions
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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