A land of incredible wine, incredible cuisine and breathtaking geography ripe for exploring! This long, narrow country is a wonderland of beautiful contrasts: from lush vineyards, soaring mountain ranges and the the otherworldly Atacama Desert, to the bustling capital of Santiago and the Pacific coastline, Chile is as unique and diverse as it gets. Take a seat in the front row, watching the theatre of mother nature take place…


ATACAMA DESERT | CHILOÉ ISLAND | EASTER ISLAND | Lakes district | patagonia 


chile highlights

Chile is fantastic for trekkers, hikers, families, and lovers of epic scenery. It has a myriad of incredible highlights across a variety of geographical regions. Here a few of our favourites:
•  Visit steaming hot geysers, bizarre rock formations, and high altitude lagoon surrounded by snow-capped volcanoes, in San Pedro de Atacama.
• Easter Island is most famous for its mysterious Moai statues, but it’s got plenty of great scenery and fascinating indigenous culture as well.
• Go trekking and/or horseback riding in Torres del Paine.
• Share a matte around the campfire with our local gaucho friends to gain insight into their way of life.
• Visit Chile’s world-class vineyards to sample a copious amount of vino. Salud!
• Spend time in trendy Valparaiso, this little seaport town has earned the reputation of being a true bohemian paradise, with jaw-dropping street art.



 Chile is great to visit all year round, but for Patagonia and the southern area you’ll need to stick to Nov to March — otherwise it gets too cold and many hotels close up for the winter. As you might expect, it never rains in the Atacama Desert, so you can visit it anytime. Santiago gets chilly in July and August, but if you’re a skier consider a visit then; it’s the best place to ski in Latin America.




We recommend visiting for 10 days to 3 weeks, and mainland Chile can be paired well with Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, or a trip to Easter Island.


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San Pedro de Atacama has been an oasis for travelers for thousands of years, a place to stop and refresh mind, body and spirit before continuing on their journey through the Atacama, the world’s driest desert. Visit San Pedro de Atacama and explore its singular landscapes, quite unlike anywhere else on earth. Vast salt flats, active geysers and blue lagoons are just a few of the extraordinary features of this region. Journey to the stars and learn more about the constellations in one of the many famed astronomical observatories in the northern half of Chile.


A land of myths and legends, unique folklore and culinary traditions. Visiting Chiloé is like entering a magical world blessed in nature and culture. From the moment you first set foot on this extraordinary island, its singular identity will take you by surprise. Discover its quaint palafitos – colorful houses built on stilts above the water – and enjoy the wit and warmth of the Chilote people whose traditions give this unique archipelago its inimitable character.


Marvel at glaciers, trek to expansive lakes and most importantly escape the crowds on this nine-night expedition through the breath-taking landscapes of El Chaltén in Argentina’s southern territory. Fast becoming a mecca for and tested the treks, sourced out expert guides and uncovered the very best luxury lodges and camps to…


Stretching across southern Chile and Argentina, Patagonia is a land of rugged and untamed wilderness. It is home to the world famous Torres del Paine National Park, one of the most iconic and unspoilt places of this windswept region. Vast, exotic, wild and infinite in its beauty. That’s how Patagonia was described by the explorers who arrived here almost 500 years ago. Little has changed to this day. Come and discover a truly unspoiled wilderness of mountains, fjords, glaciers, forests and steppes….


Discover Santiago, the capital of Chile. You’ll find a thriving nightlife scene, with fabulous restaurants.Lose yourself in the hilly port city of Valparaiso and discover one of the coolest suburbs of Chile. Then relax and cool off in the Pacific ocean at one of the beautiful nearby beaches, such as Viña del Mar or Reñaca.

hotels we love

AWASI ATACAMA (top pick!)

Palpana 2032, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile | +56.2.2233.9641

Awasi, meaning “at home” in the local kunza language, was created to continue the noble task of sheltering travelers and enriching their connection with the incredible culture and landscape of the Atacama Desert. The lodge reflects the traditional style of the Atacama people featuring round adobe walls, stones and thatched roofs, but with touches of modern luxury. Guests are provided their very own 4×4 jeep and expert local guide for the duration of their stay. Private excursions can be done by jeep, on foot, by bike or on horseback. There are no preset schedules. Visit hotel website.

awasi patagonia, Torres del Paine (top pick!)

Estencia Tercera Barranca,Torres del Paine, Chile +56.2.2233.9641

On a private reserve adjacent to the soaring granite and thundering glaciers of Torres del Paine, Awasi Patagonia has the distinction of being the world’s southernmost Relais & Chateaux property. Here, guests are each assigned their own 4×4 vehicle and private guide, allowing them to explore Torres del Paine in private, doing what you want, at your own pace and on your own timetable. Protected from the famously strong Patagonian winds by the surrounding lenga forest, the 12 luxury villas all boast private hot tubs, wood burning stoves and stunning views.  Visit hotel website.


Tierra patagonia hotel & Spa

Palpana 2032, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile | +56.2.2233.9641

Atacama’s sister property – the new 40-room Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa – celebrates Chile’s southernmost beauty with breathtaking views from every corner. Even the spa prompted Conde Nast Traveler to name Tierra’s Uma Spa one of the 13 most stunning spas with a view in the world. Like Atacama, all excursions are guided, ranging from glacier hikes to riding with real Patagonian Baqueanos (cowboys). Visit hotel website.

tierra Chiloe hotel & Spa

Castro, Chile | +

Tierra’s newest hotel – Tierra Chiloé – enchants with its signature architecture, tranquil water views from each of its 12 rooms, and homage to the island’s deep-rooted culture. Explore by foot, boat (Chiloé’s own “Williche” vessel) or horseback, the rugged beauty of this northern archipelago: picturesque fishing villages, stilted houses and traditional cuisine – steamy fish stews cooked underground. Visit hotel website.


explora patagonia

Palpana 2032, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile | +56.2.2233.9641

Anchored like a ship by Lake Pehoé, at the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, explora Patagonia has a privileged location from where to go out and explore the park. All our programs include accommodation, transfers from and to the airport, meals and beverages, and a menu of more than 40 exploration routes designed by our outdoors team. Our treks and horseback rides include mountains, turquoise lakes, glaciers, lenga tree forests, viewpoints, prairies and rivers, in addition to the most iconic spans of the trekking circuit known as “W”. Visit hotel website.

explora rapa nui - easter island

Estencia Tercera Barranca, Torres del Paine, Chile | +56.2.2233.9641

Located 8 km (5 miles) away from Hanga Roa, in a privileged location from where to explore Easter Island, explora Rapa Nui is surrounded by trees, prairies and views to the Pacific Ocean. All our programs include accommodations, transfers to and from the airport, meals and drinks, and a selection of more than 30 exploration routes designed by our outdoor team. Our hikes, bicycle explorations and snorkeling and diving activities are the perfect choice to get to know Rapa Nui’s history, culture and landscapes, visiting both the most iconic and off the beaten track sites. Visit hotel website.

Ecocamp patagonia

Estancia Cerro Paine, Torres del Paine, Chile | +56.2.2923.5974

Nestled in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park sits the award-winning EcoCamp Patagonia, a cluster of fully sustainable geodesic domes recognized by Travel + Leisure, and Conde Nast magazine. When not out exploring the park on one of EcoCamp’s many excursions and tours, guests can relax with yoga, massage, or bond with fellow travelers over delicious meals and drinks in the Community Domes, all the while surrounded by the raw wilderness of Patagonia. With hikes like the famous W trek and daily excursions on the Wildlife Safari right on your doorstep, there’s no limit to the adventures you’ll have at EcoCamp Patagonia. Visit hotel website.

the singular santiago

Km 5, 5 Norte S/N, Natales, Chile | +

Occupying a former cold storage warehouse (which operated between 1915-1971) on a remote fjord, the Singular Hotel Patagonia is the transition between our small existence and the majestic, eternal surroundings. Declared national heritage in 1996, The Singular Patagonia, Puerto Bories Hotel, is a unique historic destination, set in a privilege setting, about an hour’s walk or a 15-minute bike ride from Puerto Natales, and overlooks Last Hope Sound inlet and beautiful mountain landscape. Live a luxurious experience in what is known as the end of the world route. Visit hotel website.


Casona hotel - matetic vineyards

Fundo el Rosario, Casablanca, Region de Valparaiso, Chile | +56.2.2611.1501

La Casona of Matetic Vineyard is an ten-room boutique hotel located in a typical 1900s colonial construction in the Chilean countryside. It was completely remodeled in 2004 and finely decorated by Max Cummins, famous architect and designer. After enjoying a day touring the vineyard, experiencing their wines and resting in the tranquility of El Rosario Valley, you can enjoy unparalleled hospitality. The comfort of their facilities and the personalized attention will make your stay a unique experience. Visit hotel website. 

vik chile

34°32’20.2″S 71°13’45.6″W, Chile | +59.6.5668.4853

Decant yourselves to luxury hotel Vik Chile, an art gallery of a stay in Chile’s Millahue Valley. This boutique hotel located 2 hours south of Santiago is a chilled-out Chilean retreat for creative oenophiles, with a wavy, Frank Gehry-style roof; eccentric, artist-designed suites; wine-infused spa treatments; and authentic South American cuisine. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout offer panoramic views of the estate’s rolling, heritage vineyards and the Andes Mountains in the distance.  Visit hotel website.


AndBeyond vira vira

Palpana 2032, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile | +56.2.2233.9641

The exceptional &Beyond Vira Vira hotel is immersed in a beautiful park and boasts gorgeous suites and villas. A modern working farm, organic vegetable garden and state-of-the-art cheese factory complete the estate that is set just outside of Pucon, Chile.  Activities include: trekking, horseback riding; scenic helicopter flights; skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in winter. The list is endless with fly fishing, mountain biking, a variety of water sports, all of which are specifically tailored according to your interests. Visit hotel website.

Casa bouchon hotel

Mingre Km.30, Maule, CR, Chile | +56.9.7477.4878

For those willing to venture a little further afield, Casa Bouchon is a boutique hotel housed within the Mingre Estate in Chile’s dry coastal Maule Valley.  With more than a thousand hectares, the old adobe structures stand out among the rambling vineyards and unchecked native vegetation. Here, you can learn about the stripped-down practices of winemaking, dating back more than a hundred years, all the while enjoying a premium tasting and a traditional Chilean dinner, followed by a starlit soak in the oversized hot tub. Visit hotel website.


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awasi patagonia, chile.

Looking to extend your trip?

To explore Chile from end to end, combine Patagonia with Atacama. Mainland Chile can also be paired well with Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, or a trip to Easter Island.