Chile & Easter Island

Nestled between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile is sometimes known as the longest country in the world. Chile has a beautiful and diverse landscape. Experience shimmering blue glaciers, hot spring, snow-capped volcanoes, lush rainforests and the driest desert on earth.

Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysBookingsPrices
Independent TourExperience Santiago3From $465.00
Independent TourColchagua Wine Valley4From $1,365.00
Independent TourExplora En Rapa Nui4From $2,108.00
Independent TourGourmet Chile6From $4,121.00
Independent TourWonders of Chile11From $12,276.00

Experience Santiago

See the very best of Santiago on a comprehensive tour of Chile’s capital city. Explore the neoclassical Moneda Palace, the Plaza de Armas, Cathedral and Museum of National History. Continue to the bohemian area of Bellavista and climb Saint Lucia hill for a panoramic view of Santiago with the Andes mountains in the background.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Santiago

Arrive at Santiago Airport and transfer to your chosen hotel.

Day 2: Santiago

See the very best of Santiago on a comprehensive tour of Chile's capital city. Highlights include the neoclassical Moneda Palace, built in the 18th century and current seat of Government, the Plaza de Armas, or Main Square, with its cathedral, the Museum of Natural History and the Central Post Office. Continue to the bohemian area of Bellavista and climb Saint Lucia hill for a panoramic view of Santiago with the Andes mountains in the background.

Day 3: Depart Santiago

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Inclusions 
Meals: 2 breakfasts
Transport:Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 2 nights
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Colchagua Wine Valley

From Santiago, travel to the stunning Colchagua wine region of the Central Valley and discover why this area is famous for its fine red wines.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive Santiago

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Santiago - Colchagua Valley

Depart this morning from Santiago to the renowned Colchagua wine region of the Central Valley and discover why this area is famous for its fine red wines. On the way to your hotel, stop at one of the wineries located in the Colchagua region for a tasting. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Day 3: Colchagua Valley

A morning visit to Colchagua Museum, home to one of the most important private collections of pre-Hispanic and colonial period artefacts. This afternoon visit the exclusive Lapostolle winery, which is one of the most well-known premium wineries in Chile, for some wine tasting.

Day 4: Colchagua Valley - Santiago

Enjoy the morning at leisure. This afternoon visit a recognised winery in the Colchagua Valley for wine tasting. Return to Santiago, arriving in the evening.

Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts,
Transport:Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 3 nights
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Explora En Rapa Nui

The award winning architeture of Explora Rapa Nui blends the island’s unique geography and heritage with its vibrant present. On foot, bicycle or boat, there are 20 explorations unveiling the island’s unique history and charm. The hotel has 30 guest rooms, a swimming pool, open air jacuzzis and daily explorations to reveal the secrets and beauty of the island.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Easter Island

Upon arrival on Easter Island, you will be met and transferred to Explora En Rapa Nui.
Hotel: Explora Rapa Nui, 3 nights

Day 2 & 3: Easter Island

Explora Rapa Nui offers over 20 explorations at different levels. In general, all have strong cultural and archaeological overtones, and are led by an expert bilingual local guide.

All of the guides speak fluent Spanish and English, are very knowledgeable of their surroundings, and also have Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification, allowing them to provide expert aid to people in remote locations.

Every evening in the hotel bar, the guides meet up with guests to program the next day’s activities. The explorations are carried out in groups of no more than 8 people.

You can choose from explorations such as a trip to the Archaeological site Ahu Akahanga, Ara O Te Moai The moai quarry or Terevaka volcano, the highest point of the island,

Day 4: Depart Easter Island

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight

Inclusions 
Meals: All meals & beverages
Transport:Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 3 nights
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Gourmet Chile

Chile is a foodie paradise. Spend some time tasting amazing food washed down with excellent Chilean wines. Enjoy a gourmet tour of Santiago then visit the wine growing regions of Casablanca Valley, Valparaiso and Colchagua Valley to sample local delights.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Santiago

On arrival at Santiago Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a panoramic walking tour, discover one of the most developed cities in South America, combining urban environment that artfully unites classic and modern architecture. Chile's cultural heritage comes to life through iconic symbols of the city such as the Palacio de La Moneda Presidential Palace which originally was a colonial mint, designed by Italian architect Joaquín Toesca. The Plaza de Armas is the city's most famous square surrounded by some beautiful buildings including the impressive Cathedral and Central Post Office. Stop at the main square for a walking tour in this area, before visiting the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, with over 700 exhibits, showing the country's most important collection of pre-Hispanic artwork.

We also want you to experience the city of Santiago, as the local people (Santiaguinos) do and a hop on the famous “metro” subway system will be a fun way to do it. You will embark for a short ride until Bellas Artes station to explore by foot this peaceful area of the city which has a lively atmosphere due to the vicinity of the Fine Arts Museum, built on neoclassical style and the pleasant “Forestal” riverside park. Stop at this bohemian and cultural area to enjoy a coffee or delicious ice tea at trendy ice-cream parlor “Emporio La Rosa”

Your exploration of Santiago will continue to San Cristobal Hill to climb up to the top of the hill for a panoramic view of the city and the omnipresent Andes Cordillera. Return to your hotel.

Dinner tonight will be at the lively Bocanariz resto-bar. This is a highly sophisticated addition to the easy-going Lastarria neighborhood. Still relatively new, it offers the unique premise of allowing diners to choose between a straightforward dining experience or a full-on wine tasting, overseen by international experts. Wine Spectator magazine has already bestowed Bocanariz with its prestigious award of excellence so you're advised to make a trip there and sample its endless wonders.
Hotel: The Singular Santiago Hotel, 3 nights

Day 2: Santiago

Today see Chile's capital city from a different perspective. Spend the day with local Chef María José Neut who studied culinary art in Chile's capital city before her departure to Asia and Middle East where she explored new cultures and discovered exotic flavors acquiring a unique experience. She will pick you up at the hotel and lead you to your waiting vehicle for a short drive to a typical street market, passing on route through some of the city's most iconic areas such as Bellavista, El Bosque or Borderío neighbourhoods.

On arrival to the market stroll past the colourful stalls, getting to know the wide variety of fruits and vegetables available, feel the pulse of Santiago's citizens; observe the many aromas and colors and share with friendly Chileans. Today's menu depends entirely on the season, but fish and seafood of Chile's 3,000 miles long coast are favorites. Continue then to María Jose's apartment where we invite you to enjoy an aperitif (such as the emblematic Pisco Sour) along with some appetizers. Join Maria Jose in the kitchen where you can roll up your sleeves and take part in the preparation of today's menu, which will be served with the appropriate wines, or just sit back and relax as you sip your cocktail.

Day 3: Santiago - Colchagua Wine Valley

Today’s private full-day excursion takes you into the celebrated Colchagua Valley, where a temperate climate, ideal soil conditions and generations of experience are producing some of the world’s finest wines. Tour the esteemed Viña MontGras where we've made special arrangements for you to work with a master vintner to craft your own wine from start to finish – blending three vintages, bottling, corking and labeling your wine. Enjoy lunch inside the vineyard MontGras to explore later the renowned pre-Colombian art collection of the Colchagua Museum.

Day 4: Colchagua Vineyard - Casablanca Valley

Your guide will meet you in the lobby of the hotel and escort you to your vehicle for the direct transfer to Casablanca Valley. The 90-minute journey will take you through one of Chile's most important wine-producing areas, the Casablanca Valley. The privileged location - between the Andes and Coastal Mountain Ranges - creates the perfect terroir for some of South America's finest white wines.

Your first stop will be at Loma Larga Vineyards. With little more of two years in the market, Loma Larga wines have been recognized six times as the Best of Chile, their wines have won nine gold medals and on 20 occasions have been awarded between 90 and 93 points. The success is the result of the unique location of the vineyards in an area of extreme maturity conditions, which permit a later harvest than average and still keep the extraordinary natural acidity of the wines. Loma Larga Vineyards have studied the temperatures and soils of the vineyards for over 10 years and based on this research, they identified the most adequate varieties and clones that the best adapt themselves to the conditions and terroir. As a result Loma Larga was one of the first vineyards to launch a cool climate Syrah to the market and the only one to have Cabernet Franc and Malbec with the same characteristics. Enjoy an exclusive wine tour and tasting at this boutique vineyard.

The day continues to Matetic Vineyards, which is located in Rosario Valley, a subdivision of San Antonio Valley, 120 kilometres from Santiago between Casablanca and San Antonio.

The Matetic family owns the entire Valle de Rosario Estate, which has a luxurious but rustic-looking guesthouse at one end, an impressive, hi-tech wine cellar at the other. This boutique, small property is a fully restored colonial house built in the early years of the 20th century. The magnificent building has been modified to become a guest house and is located in a magnificent countryside site surrounding by incredibly beautiful gardens and over 22 acres of woods and vineyards. Dinner will be served at the lodge.
Hotel: Matetic Guest House Casablanca Valley

Day 5: Casablanca Valley – Valparaiso

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast today before your guide will meet you to begin your experience to the city of Valparaiso.

Today enjoy a walking tour to explore the hills of Valparaiso (Vehicle also included to support this tour). The very name conjures up images of a glorious, maritime past. The city is a historic port and university town, famous for its labyrinth hills, which are covered in quaint, colourful old houses and accessible only by a steep climb or by the city's unique system of funicular railways.

Be amazed by the colourful port city of Valparaiso, now a mix of port town and universities. Famous for its stacked hills and winding stairs with incredible street art, this UNESCO World Heritage city takes you back in time yet has a modern, forward-looking feel. As you climb the winding stone stairs or head up in one of the infamous funiculars, you'll be met with incredible views of the bay and surrounding German-style homes. A stop at local bakery will be made to taste the traditional Chilean empanadas.

The city tour will show you the important places such as Plaza de la Victoria, the famous Turri Clock and the Naval Academy. A highlight of this tour is visiting the home of Chile's Nobel Prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda (1904- 1973). The house is full to the brim with the eccentric genius’ keepsakes from his many trips abroad, as well as an extensive library. Find a restaurant along the cobble streets; lunch isn't included so your guide will provide recommendations. A visit to a local artisan workshop will be included.

Take the funicular down and then we'll head just up the coast to Viña del Mar. This sophisticated beachside resort town is home to the Fonck Museum, with interesting displays on Chilean and Rapa Nui pre-history and anthropology. Afternoon return to your hotel in Valparaiso.
Hotel: Palacio Astoreca Valparaiso

Day 6: Valparaiso – Depart Santiago

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Valparaiso to be transfer back to Santiago Airport.

Inclusions 
Meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 5 nights
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Wonders of Chile

From top to bottom Chile will enchant and inspire with its spectacular and breathtaking landscapes. This journey takes in enigmatic Easter Island, wild Atacama Desert and extreme Patagonia. Start each of your day’s explorations from the unique explora lodges, returning to the warmth, comfort and friendship night after night. To plan the next day’s routes whether on foot, horseback, bicycle or boat, travellers and specialist naturalist guides meet every afternoon at the lodge bar to discuss possible explorations. The unique architecture of each of the three lodges unveils itself gradually to the curious eye. All have been designed to inhabit remote areas without clashing with their primitive surroundings and offer breathtaking views.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Easter Island

You will be met at the aiport and transferred to your hotel.
Hotel: Explora Rapa Nui, 3 nights

Day 2: Easter Island

Discover the mysterious island with your choice of daily activities and excursions. Small group explorations include walks to unveil the secrets and beauty of the island.

Day 3: Easter Island

Bicycle through pretty forests and along panoramic costal paths to view the numberous historical sites.

Day 4: Easter Island - Santiago - Calam - San Pedro de Atacama

Transfer to Easter Island airport for onward flight to Calama via Santiago. On arrival you will be picked up at Calama airport to start your journey across the Atacama Desert to the oasis of San Pedro de Atacama.
Hotel: Explora Atacama, 3 nights

Day 5 & 6: San Pedro de Atacama

Choose from a range of half and full day explorations on foot, bicycke or horseback. All excursions are led by an expert guide.

Day 7: San Pedro de Atacama - Punta Arenas

Transfer to Calama airport for you onward flight to Punta Arenas. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Hotel: Explora Patagonia, 4 nights

Day 8: Torres Del Paine

Explora is the only lodge at the centre of Torres del Paine Nationa Park and is set amongst and exhilarating combination of glaciers, emerald lakes and mountain peaks and mixes refined luxury with adventure.

Day 9 & 10: Torres Del Paine

A range of daily excursions are available. Enjoy organised lakeshore walks, hiking, horse riding and sightseeing or alternatively, just relax and enjoy the luxury of the lodge.

Day 11: Depart Punta Arenas

Transfer to Punta arenas airport.

Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Flights:Flight Ticket: Easter Island / Santiago / Calama / Santiago / Punta Arenas
Accommodation: 10 nights
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary