Stargazing in the driest desert in the world (near San Pedro de Atacama), millennial glaciers in the southernmost part of the planet, enchanted forests, and lakes set at the foot of massive volcanoes.

"Slenderness gives Chile the intimacy of a veranda (albeit one that's spectacularly fenced between the Andes and the Pacific)."

This is Chile, where islands full of legends, skiing come summer, great wine-making traditions, the world’s largest swimming pool, prime surfing, eclectic architecture and a burgeoning culinary scene make this destination one that’s as exciting as it is diverse.

Mountains provide a magnificent setting for capital Santiago, an energetic, easily explored city; with the nearby vineyards of the Casablanca Valley and the colourful port of Valparaiso (with its multi-coloured houses, hilly streets and iconic funicular railways) perfectly placed for an easy day trip.

In the far south Patagonia’s Torres del Paine is one of Earth’s most beautiful places; while at the other extreme – literally, being as far north as you can go – is Chile’s other wonderland, the Atacama Desert, a strange, unearthly landscape of salt flats, lakes, volcanoes and geysers, particularly haunting around the famous Valle de la Luna.

All too soon though, it’s time to transfer back to Santiago to head home –although Chile’s awe-inspiring sights will stay with you forever!

What you need to know

  • Capital City

    Santiago

  • Time Difference

    GMT -4 hours

  • Best Time to Visit

    October to March

  • Currency

    Chilean Peso

Chile

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Choose from the cream of Chile's finest properties.

  • Central Chile 10 Days

    SANTIAGO | VALPARAÍSO | CHILEAN WINE REGION | ATACAMA DESERT | SANTIAGO

    From £5125 per person, including flights & transfers

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  • Chilean Wonders 13 Days

    SANTIAGO | ATACAMA DESERT | CHILEAN LAKE DISTRICT | TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

    From £8250 per person, including flights & transfers

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  • W Santiago Santiago

    Reinventing sophisticated style in the city’s most trendsetting enclave, W Santiago serves up a fascinating universe of urban innovation amid cobbled streets and glitzy skyscrapers.

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  • The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago El Golf District, Santiago

    Excellently located in the prestigious El Golf neighbourhood, the Ritz-Carlton has a beautiful classical style and combines the highest levels of old-world comfort with Michelin-star-winning contemporary tapas and great views of the Andes.

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  • Hotel Casa Higueras Valparaíso

    Up-to-the-minute design; an excellent restaurant; spa pampering aplenty; and palatial, sun-drenched Mediterranean-style terraced gardens that spill down to the infinity pool; all wedged into picturesque Cerro Alegre.

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  • Palacio Astoreca Valparaíso

    Seriously slick design sits in perfect harmony alongside historical artefacts, a sleek basement spa and utterly breathtaking views over Valparaíso Bay at this sumptuous Cerro Alegre Victorian mansion with its grand red and white façade.

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  • Vik Chile Millahue Valley, Chilean Wine Region

    An art-filled, avant-garde, attention-grabbing hotel on the crest of a hill, at the epicentre of Vik Chile Winery with countless wine tours and tastings, and tempting treatments at the vinotherapy spa.

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  • Clos Apalta Residence Colchagua Valley, Chilean Wine Region

    One of the valley’s most interesting, exclusive properties from Grand Marnier’s founding family, Clos Apalta invites guests (a maximum of four couples in one of its four heavenly casitas at any one time) to treat this place like home.

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  • Awasi Atacama San Pedro de Atacama, Atacama Desert

    This intimate hideaway is perfect for anyone looking for adventure. Excursions are all private, exclusive and programmed according to your preferences and pace; your private guide helping you plan your trips and accompanying you throughout your stay – your wish is their command.

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  • Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa Atacama Desert

    High in Chile’s northern desert, this boutique beauty encapsulates exquisite architecture designed to complement the desert setting; authentic experiences; and an intimate, home-away-from-home atmosphere.

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  • Tierra Patagonia Torres del Paine, Patagonia

    Emerging beside craggy mountains and glistening Lake Sarmiento in the national park, Tierra Patagonia offers a more laid-back, all-inclusive experience, a more modern aesthetic, and a lively, younger crowd than many of its counterparts.

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  • Awasi Patagonia Torres del Paine, Patagonia

    Set in heavenly isolation on the edge of the national park, Awasi (Relais & Chateaux’s southernmost property) takes high-end experiences found at other luxury lodges in the area to a whole other level.

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  • Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas, Chilean Lake District

    With unparalleled views of Lake Llanquihue and its volcanic snow-capped neighbours, Osorno and Calbuco, this, the area’s most stylish hotel is the ideal place to enjoy southern Chile’s tranquillity in a cosy atmosphere.

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  • Hotel Casa Panguipulli Panguipulli, Chilean Lake District

    Amazing architecture, chic décor and comfortable accommodation: a fab base from which to explore the beautiful beaches and aquatic adventures around Panguipulli Lake, and also a sweet retreat from the city.

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Inside Knowledge

Creating special moments

  1. Dry Country

    Dry Country

    Experience the authentic day-to-day life of San Pedro de Atacama and indulge in all the cultural and natural wonders of the desert on privately guided adventures across the driest place on the planet (one of the world’s greatest stargazing spots too).

  2. Land of the Lakes

    Land of the Lakes

    Reminiscent of Switzerland, its Alpine spirit and awe-inspiring scenery (deep-blue mountain lakes, snow-capped volcanoes and forests), Chile’s Lake District is great for year-round recreation, and plenty of traditional folklore, handicrafts and legends.n

  3. Peaks of Patagonia

    Peaks of Patagonia

    Chile’s spectacular Torres del Paine National Park is a wonderland of craggy, granite peaks; snow-clad mountains; glacier-fed lakes; waterfalls and rivers; pampas and thick Magellanic forests; meadows; forests; and fantastic scenery everywhere.