Best of Chile Highlights

Immerse in the wonderful highlights of Chile on this 10 day luxury adventure! From Santiago, venture to the charming coastal town of Valparaiso before enjoying delicious wines in the Santa Cruz Wine Region. Finish your trip with an all inclusive, private experience in the Atacama Desert. This trip highlights Chile's top attractions combining luxury accommodations with unique experiences.

Daily Itinerary

1: Santiago Arrival

Santiago Arrival
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Accommodation: The Singular Santiago

Welcome to Chile! Upon arrival at the airport in Santiago, you will be greeted by your driver, holding a sign with your name on it. They transfer you directly to your hotel, for a smooth and comfortable start to your adventure. Get settled into your room and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure to relax and explore. (This service is on a private basis.)

Santiago

A city, which for many years has played second fiddle to Buenos Aires and Rio, Santiago is used to being the underdog metropolis in South America. However, since it's 200-year anniversary, public work projects have aimed to rejuvenate a once stale region, into a desirable destination in itself. The result is that now, more than ever, Santiago is turning into a city worth visiting. New and trendy restaurants, modern hotels, excited locals and bustling shops combine for the perfect gateway to Chile.

2: Santiago - Valparaiso

Santiago - Valparaiso
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Internal Transfer
  • Tour: Valparaiso Tour
  • Accommodation: Casa Higueras
  • Meals: B

After breakfast, a transfer will take you to your hotel in Valparaiso. In the afternoon you will have a tour of this colorful, quirky port town with winding streets and timeless trolley buses.

Valparaiso Tour

This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Valparaiso. Highlights include the 21 de Mayo square as well as incredible panoramic lookout points of the port and the bay. You will also head out on a very interesting walk, where you will discuss the city's multicultural history. The funiculars of Valparaiso are, of course, a must on this tour! You may also be interested in visiting La Sebastiana, Neruda’s home in Valparaiso, although the approximately 8 USD per person entrance ticket is not included.

3: Valparaiso

Valparaiso
Daily Summary
  • Accommodation: Casa Higueras
  • Meals: B

You will have the whole day to enjoy and discover Valparaiso at leisure.

4: Valparaiso - Wine Region

Valparaiso - Wine Region
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Internal Transfer
  • Accommodation: Clos Apalta Residence
  • Meals: B, L, D

After breakfast, a private transfer will drive you to Lapostolle Residence located in the Colchagua Wine Valley. You will arrive in time to enjoy a wine-paired lunch and an afternoon activity.

5: Wine Region

Wine Region
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Clos Apalta Residence Activities
  • Accommodation: Clos Apalta Residence
  • Meals: B, L, D

Clos Apalta Residence Activities

During your stay at Clos Apalta you'll enjoy a private tour and tasting at the Clos Alpata Winery (family's private cellar). The Clos Apalta’s wine cellar was built on the hillside, surrounded by trees and hundred-year-old vineyards, cultivated organically and biodynamically. Its six levels plunge 25 meters underground, specially built for the Clos Apalta production, their best wine and one of the most prestigious in the world, winning international awards. A tour lets you discover the alchemy of wine surrounded by impressive architecture, followed by a tasting of their production.

You will also have the opportunity to explore other wineries in the Apalta Valley (1 winery per second night onwards), in addition to a visit to Museo Colcahagua.

The Lapostolle Residence hotel is surrounded by splendid nature, and discovering it is an integral part of your getaway. Your choices are endless: go through the vineyards by bike or on horseback, hike in the mountains and in the pristine forest, stroll through the organic gardens where you yourself can gather the ingredients that will make up the dishes served to you that very day.

6: Wine Region - Atacama Desert

Wine Region - Atacama Desert
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation: Awasi Atacama
  • Meals: B, D

After breakfast, a private transfer will drive you Santiago airport where you will catch your domestic flight to Calama.

Upon arrival at Calama airport, a private transfer will be waiting for you to drive you to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.

Atacama

From wide, flat saltpans, to jagged mountains and an overly-dry atmosphere, there are few matches to Atacama's beauty in South America. Atacama's alien landscape continues for miles and miles in every direction. Traveling here very much feels like removing oneself from society, from civilization, from everything. Its expansiveness allows for tons of activities from hiking to off roading, so despite the huge emptiness of the high plateau, you'll never run out of things to do.

s 7 - 9: Atacama Desert

Atacama Desert
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Awasi Atacama Activities
  • Accommodation: Awasi Atacama
  • Meals: B, L, D

Awasi Atacama Activities

You will have three full days to discover the Atacama Desert with your private Awasi Atacama guide.

10: Atacama Desert - Santiago Departure

Atacama Desert - Santiago Departure
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfers
  • Meals: B

After breakfast, a private transfer provided by Awasi will drive you to Calama airport where you will catch your domestic flight to Santiago. Upon arrival at Santiago airport, you will connect with your international flight back home.

We hope you had an incredible trip and we wish you safe and pleasant travels onward!

Accommodation

The Singular Santiago

The Singular Santiago

Located in the heart of the artistic and urban Lastarria neighborhood, The Singular Santiago features a neoclassic architectural style, which was designed as a tribute to the cultural and historic surroundings. The property boasts an idyllic balance of impressive style, a picturesque setting and divine gastronomy, which all contributes to the memorable experience. Nestled in the cultural, natural and social hub of Santiago, The Singular Santiago invites you to savor the spirit of the city through relaxation, satisfaction and comfort.

Casa Higueras

Casa Higueras

Located in the heart of Cerro Alegre and facing an impressive view of the bay of Valparaíso, Casa Higueras is the first boutique + design hotel to open in this port town. Following a careful restoration, this 1920s mansion has been converted into a charming hotel. Casa Higueras strives to bring together modern amenities with the warmth of the past, a nostalgic comfort that reflects the rhythm and character of Valparaíso. Casa Higueras houses 20 exclusive guestrooms designed with good taste and elegance. Seen from the Cordillera hills and from the Prat Pier, Casa Higueras looks much like a Mediterranean villa, with its terraces, stairs and sun shades. At the garden level, a spectacular pool with lounge chairs and a spa invite total relaxation. The majority of the guestrooms have individual terraces, with views of the Valparaiso bay and the Cordillera and Concepcion hills.

Clos Apalta Residence

Clos Apalta Residence

Clos Apalta Residence is an exclusive winery & luxurious boutique lodge with just 4 individual casitas nestled into the forested hillside of the Colchagua valley, providing serenity & privacy in Chile's premier wine growing region. Clos Apalta Residence is located just outside of the city of Santa Cruz, 2-hours 30-minutes southwest of Santiago. It is owned by the Marnier-Lapostolle family, producers of the famous Grand-Marnier liqueur, and is managed by Alexandra Marnier-Lapostolle. The winery is a marvel of technical ingenuity as well as aesthetic excellence. Casa Lapostolle was established in 1994 and is already one of Chile’s leading wine producers. In fact, its Clos Apalta 2005 wine was the Wine Spectator's top pick in 2008. Clos Apalta Residence offers four luxurious bungalows, which have been named after the different wines produced. Each casita has its very own terrace offering extraordinary views over the vineyards and the surrounding mountains. The lodge also a swimming pool, wide terrace with comfortable chaise lounges and offers therapeutic and relaxing massages.

Awasi Atacama

Awasi Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama has been a beloved destination for thousands of years. It's a place to stop and refresh your mind, body and spirit, before continuing on their journey through the Atacama. 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 culture and landscape of the Atacama Desert. The Awasi Atacama reflects the traditional style of the Atacama people, featuring round adobe walls, stones and thatched roofs, but interspersed with touches of modern luxury. Indoor and outdoor showers, spacious solariums and oversize comfy armchairs draped with soft, handwoven alpaca blankets are a staple in each of the 10 suites. During your stay, you will also be provided with your very own 4×4 jeep and expert local guide. Private excursions can be done by jeep, on foot, by bike or on horseback, without restrictions.

Pricing and Details

Starting from $ 9,298 per person

*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.

Price Includes

  • Full support before, during & after your trip
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Tours/activities as mentioned
  • Transport as mentioned

Price Excludes

  • International & domestic flights
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides, drivers
  • Taxes and fees

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