Exploration of Atacama & Torres del Paine

On this twelve day trip, explore two distinct locations in Chile. The Atacama Desert is an alien landscape, where the country's largest salt flat is a short drive away from steaming geysers, and a half day's hike away from bubbling volcanoes. From here, make your way across the country to Torres del Paine National Park, Chile's best national park. This is Patagonia at its finest, watched over by the beautiful Towers of Paine, and dotted with deep blue lakes, green hills, and white capped mountain peaks. These are the landscapes that define Chile as the final frontier. The edge of the map is rugged and wild, and a perfect playground for the adventurers-at-heart.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Santiago Arrival

Santiago Arrival
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Tour: Half Day City Tour
  • Accommodation: The Singular Santiago

Welcome to Chile! Upon arrival at the airport in Santiago, a guide will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Get settled in and relax for a bit before heading out on your afternoon tour.

Half Day City Tour

After breakfast, you’ll be collected from your hotel by your private English-speaking guide and driver and whisked away on a half day tour of Chile’s incredible capital city.

This tour starts at the prominent market “La Vega Central”, an open market which is over 100 years and where you’ll be able to encounter local flavors, fresh fish and seafood, hidden local restaurants and a mixture of different social backgrounds, making this place a permanent spot of popular life and heritage authenticity. You’ll cross downtown Santiago, always busy and full of people, and continue towards the main square. You’ll be taken to the spectacular Pre-Columbian Art Museum, the Constitution Square and La Moneda Palace, where you’ll have the chance to stroll around while your specialized guide tells you about Santiago’s emblematic historical moments, off the beaten path stories and important details of the city. You will continue walking towards San Cristóbal Hill, also known as the lungs of the city, where you will be treated to one of the most stunning views of this city. Take a deep breath to admire the breathtaking Andes chain: a very impressive sight to capture before going back to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)

Day 2: Santiago - Calama - Atacama

Santiago - Calama - Atacama
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Accommodation: Tierra Atacama
  • Meals: B, D

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Calama. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred approximately 1.5 hours to your home in the Atacama Desert for the next 4 nights.

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.

Days 3 - 5: Atacama

Atacama
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Hotel Activities
  • Accommodation: Tierra Atacama
  • Meals: B, L, D

Hotel Activities

Your all inclusive stay at Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa will allow you to truly immerse in the wonders of the Atacama Desert. The excursions are organized in small groups. These available activities include Altiplanic Lagoons, Salar de Tara, the Tatio Geisers, Machuc, Puritama Hot Springs, Moon Valley, or the Atacama Salt Flats. Your guide will also be able to give you more information at the lodge. If you would like to unwind and relax, the Uma Spa is home to an outdoor and indoor pool, outdoor bed and tranquil environment with well manicured gardens throughout the property. So, make the most of it and enjoy yourself!

Day 6: Atacama - Calama - Santiago

Atacama - Calama - Santiago
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Accommodation: Holiday Inn Santiago Airport
  • Meals: B

Enjoy the morning free.

Around 2pm you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your departing flight back to Santiago. On arrival this evening, you will pick up your luggage and cross the street to your hotel.

Day 7: Santiago - Puerto Natales

Santiago - Puerto Natales
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Accommodation: The Singular Patagonia
  • Meals: B, D

Today you will walk back across the street to the airport for your flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative and transferred to Puerto Natales. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Patagonia

Patagonia inspires the passion behind Chile's final frontier. Idyllic for bold adventurers, so much of this fascinating region radiates the feeling that it has yet to fully be discovered. The unspoiled settings, exclusive experiences and tranquil nature, promises the ultimate paradise for outdoor explorers and intrepid backpackers. Even as its popularity grows and accessibility increased, the Chilean Patagonia will always offer a remote retreat, unplugged from the chaos of reality. After all, that is what makes it truly irresistible.

Day 8: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine

Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Hotel Transfer
  • Accommodation: Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa
  • Meals: B, L, D

This morning we recommend you to take a half-day excursion with The Singular. After lunch, a private Tierra guide will escort you to your hotel in Torres del Paine (2.5 hour drive).

Torres Del Paine

The Torres del Paine National Park was created in 1959 and in 1978 it was declared Biosphere Reverse by the UNESCO. It has approximately 227,298 hectares and altitudes that vary between 50 and 3,050 meters (10,000ft) with its main characteristics of forests, tundra, mountains, ice fields, rivers, lakes, and moraines. Its natural origin dates from 12,000 years ago, when the first settlers arrived in the “Austral” Patagonia (southernmost), followed by Tehuelches (“People of the South” in Mapudungun), who inhabited a big area of the park. The use of the land for breeding cattle and the damages that this caused in some areas made the government and community be concerned about the preservation of such a rich and attractive zone. Today, the park is home to the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

Days 9 - 11: Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Hotel Activities
  • Accommodation: Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa
  • Meals: B, L, D

Hotel Activities

Your all inclusive stay at Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa will be unlike anything you have ever experienced. You will have the opportunity daily to embark on two half day excursions or one full day excursion with other guests. With so many to choose from, there will be something for everyone. The list continues from various walks and treks through mountains, admiring geological formations and cave paintings, to horse rides, scenic voyages to admire caves and waterfalls, bird watching, fishing and sailing, among others.

Along with your nightly accommodation, your stay includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and an open bar with mineral waters, sodas, juices, house wines and liquors. Make sure to take full advantage of Uma Spa, including the pool, saunas and hydro massage. Massages, spa treatments and therapies are available at an additional cost. With so much to do and see, grab your camera and make some memories!

Day 12: Torres del Paine - Punta Arenas - Santiago

Torres del Paine - Punta Arenas - Santiago
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Accommodation: Holiday Inn Santiago Airport
  • Meals: B

Today, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your departing flight to Santiago. On arrival, you will, once again, cross the street to your hotel for your final night in Chile.

Day 13: Santiago Departure

Santiago Departure
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Meals: B

Today, at the appropriate time, you will cross the street to the airport for your departing flight. We hope you enjoyed this amazing experience and we wish you a pleasant flight home.

Sadly, you have reached your final day in Chile. Cross the street in good time to board your international departure flight home...Buen Viaje! (This service is on a private basis.)

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.

Tierra Atacama

Tierra Atacama

Tierra Atacama is a boutique hotel on the edge of San Pedro de Atacama. Tierra and its spa provide guest experiences that offe guests the perfect combination of sophistication and adventure. The Uma Spa offers yoga, facials and massages for those who’ve come to San Pedro to unwind, while the guides will put you through your paces if your plan is to explore the desert. All excursions are organized in small groups. The hotel has 32 bedrooms, decorated in a minimalist style, all overlooking the imposing Licancabur Volcano. You’ll enjoy the cozy “living room” feel of the common areas and the relaxed ambience of the restaurant. The hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool, a jacuzzi and an indoor heated pool. It’s a 20-minute walk to the center of San Pedro, so Tierra Atacama offers the ideal setting for travellers who are looking to “get away from it all”.

Holiday Inn Santiago Airport

Holiday Inn Santiago Airport

A sleek, contemporary design and convenient location, makes the Holiday Inn Santiago Airport, the perfect choice for your next stop in the country's capital. Whether your adventure is just beginning, or already coming to an end, you are invited to relax and unwind in a tranquil environment. Enjoy the privacy and comfort in your room, sit down for a meal at the Grill Restaurant, or sample an appetizer at the Boarding Bar, following a long day of travels. Quality amenities and recreational facilities, such as an indoor pool, a sauna and fitness center, contribute to the property's award winning service.

The Singular Patagonia

The Singular Patagonia

The Singular Patagonia is a five-star luxury hotel located in Puerto Bories, Chile. The hotel features 57 rooms and suites, a world-class spa, a gourmet restaurant and more than 20 different excursions—including several to Torres del Paine National Park. Singular Patagonia is the transition between a small existence and the majestic, eternal surroundings. After captivating days of exploration, return to the property, to appreciate an intimate and personalized experience. Declared national heritage in 1996, The Singular Patagonia, Puerto Bories Hotel, is a unique historic destination, set in a picture perfect locaton. Live a luxurious experience in what is known as the end of the world route.

Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa

Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa

The hotel sits on a bluff where the vast pampas meet Lake Sarmiento, and enjoys a magnificent view of Torres del Paine peaks on the other side of the lake. Much consideration and care was given so that Tierra Patagonia's architecture would complement the patterns, flow and geology of its priviledged location. The hotel offers all-inclusive packages that include your stay, all meals, bar, guided excursions, use of Uma Spa facilities and transfers to and from the local airports. Our excellent, friendly staff is primarily hired locally and from within Chile.

Pricing and Details

Starting from $ 10,428 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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