Trip Inspiration

16 Days in Chile

Experience the highlights of Chile

From the unique Atacama Desert to the beauty of Patagonia, you will revel in the distinct landscapes of this diverse country. Make the trek to Easter Island, whose mysteries and culture await your exploration. During your journey, you will also visit the lovely Lakes District, the bustling city of Santiago and the colorful coastal town of Valparaiso, ensuring you experience the perfect cross section of this incredible country.

Trip Highlights

Locations

  • 3 nights in the Lakes District at andBeyond Vira Vira Hotel
  • 3 nights in the Atacama Desert at Alto Atacama
  • 2 nights in Valparaiso at Casa Higueras Hotel
  • 3 nights on Easter Island at Explora Rapa Nui
  • 1 night in Santiago’s Lastarria neighborhood at The Singular Santiago
  • 3 nights in Torres del Paine at Awasi Patagonia

Activities

  • Hiking, biking, horseback and boat excursions
  • Stargazing in the high-altitude clear skies of Atacama
  • Exploring some of the world’s most remote and pristine locations
  • Nature and wildlife discovery
What does “Trip Inspiration” mean?

At Travel Beyond, we believe your trip should be designed just for you, not for the masses. Our travel consultants create a custom itinerary for each client, offering recommendations for places and experiences that best fit your style. The itinerary below was planned for a past client, but we’re sharing it for travel inspiration and as an example of what a trip to Chile might look like. Let us know when we can design a trip just for you!

Day 1

Arrive to the Lakes District, Chile

Upon arrival in Temuco, Chile, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your private transfer to andBeyond Vira Vira in Chile’s Lakes District. Accommodations will be reserved for three nights, including all meals. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Situated amidst the magnificent surroundings of a sprawling 99-acre estate that includes natural wilderness and a working farm is the exceptional andBeyond Vira Vira. Here, along the shoreline of the Liucura River, you will enjoy sensational views from an assortment of vantage points. The estate boasts both a hacienda and hotel. Freshly grown and organic produce is sourced from the farm and used to create traditional Chilean-inspired menus.

The Lakes District is home to some of Chile’s best kept secrets, but also abounds with opportunities for active adventure. It’s is also the perfect place to simply relax and soak in the natural surroundings. A delightful way to begin your Chilean explorations!

Vira Vira Hotel Meals: Dinner

Days 2-3

Lakes District - Rafting

Lakes District

Each morning, you will have an opportunity to discuss your daily adventures with your andBeyond Vira Vira excursion manager, ensuring your experience is tailored to your interests and abilities. Participate in adventures ranging from horseback riding, to river rafting, to hiking, and heli-skiing. Choose to have a relaxing visit to the local hot springs, or spend a day at the hotel with plenty of on-site activities. Activities will be shared with other camp guests, in the company of an English speaking guide.

Vira Vira Hotel Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4

Lakes District to Atacama Desert

This morning after breakfast, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your private transfer to the Temuco Airport for your flight to Calama.

Upon arrival in Calama, you will be met by a lodge representative and transferred to Alto Atacama Hotel. Accommodations will be reserved for three nights, including all meals and shared guided activities. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

The Atacama Desert is known as the driest desert in the world and this unique location offers breathtaking landscapes and nights unspoiled by light pollution. Adventure seekers are drawn to its unique natural surroundings, including salt flats, geysers and beautiful desert canyons that invite your exploration.

Every evening before dinner, meet the guides who will share with you the activities scheduled for the following day. They will assist you with choosing the best excursions according to your individual interests and abilities.

Alto Atacama Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Days 5-6

Atacama Desert

Spend your days at leisure, enjoy the facilities of the hotel and the activities in the Atacama area. Activities are shared with other camp guests, in the company of an English speaking guide. Hikes, hot springs, volcano treks, mountain biking, stargazing, and exploring ancient ruins are just a few of the excursions offered.

Alto Atacama Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Alto Atacama

Day 7

Atacama Desert to Valparaiso

This morning after breakfast and checkout, you will be transferred to the Calama Airport for your commercial flight to Santiago.

Upon arrival in Santiago, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your private transfer to Casa Higueras Hotel in Valparaiso. Accommodations will be reserved for two nights, including breakfast daily.

Beautiful, fun, artistic, different, romantic and unforgettable are the words that describe this coastal city with over 300 years of history. Huge palaces now house artists’ workshops, restaurants, shops, quaint bars and nightclubs. As one of the most important ports in the world and powerful commercial center of the late 19th century, Valparaiso is now a UNESCO heritage site, and the colorful maze-like streets are yours to explore!

Casa Higueras Hotel Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

Valparaiso - Concepcion Hill - Valpara+¡so

Valparaiso

This morning after breakfast, you will be met for your half-day Valparaiso walking tour.

Valparaiso was once an important port, a relevant commercial and logistic hub in the South Pacific Ocean. However, due to the opening of the Panama canal in 1914, earthquakes and fires affecting the port at the beginning of the 20th century, Valparaiso lost its leading position. Nowadays, it has reinvented itself because it was listed as World Heritage by UNESCO; thus, tourism and Chilean boosting economy have helped its recovery. New hotels, restaurants, art workshops and colorful murals have restored its vitality and colors. Moreover, it became the South American capital of Street Art. Because of Valparaiso’s unique geography, the houses and buildings are built climbing up and hanging from the hills and surrounding creeks. This vertical maze creates thousands of hideouts and we can find more than one surprise behind corners. In your half day tour by foot and public transportation, you will visit the surroundings of Echaurren Square, the foundation origins of the Port, the old banking area and Concepcion and Alegre Hills which gather most of the handicraft and artist workshops. You will get there in the famous Funiculars and will visit the house of Poet and 1971 Literature Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda, known as La Sebastiana. This house preserves an interesting collection of objects gathered in his trips around the world or during his visits to antiques shops in Valparaiso.

Following your walking tour, you will proceed for your half day Casablanca wine tour including lunch and tasting.

A visit to Chile wouldn’t be complete without exploring its flourishing wine country. Perfect climatic conditions of hot summers, cool coastal breezes and gentle rainfalls ensure bountiful grape harvests that create delectable varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Carménère, the emblematic grape of Chile which hails from France and is now exclusive to Chile.

Following your tour, you will be returned to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Casa Higueras Hotel Meals: Breakfast

Day 9

Valparaiso to Easter Island

This morning after breakfast, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative and transferred to the Santiago Airport for your flight to Easter Island.

Upon arrival at Easter Island, you will be transferred to Explora Rapa Nui lodge. Accommodations will be reserved for three nights, including all meals and shared guided activities.

Easter Island lies 2,300 miles west of mainland Chile, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Perhaps one of the most mysterious places on Earth, Rapa Nui, as it is known to its native inhabitants, is home to the infamous Moai statues, whose inexplicable appearance here calls to modern explorers from around the world.

Every evening before dinner, meet Explora guides who will share with you the activities scheduled for the following day. They will assist you with choosing the best excursions according to your individual interests and abilities. Activities are shared with other camp guests, in the company of an English speaking guide.

Explora Rapa Nui Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Days 10-11

Easter Island

Spend your days at leisure, to enjoy the activities and facilities of the hotel. Explora has more than 20 different guided hikes, bike rides, fishing and snorkeling explorations with different difficulty levels and durations. No matter what option you choose, your explorations will have historical, cultural, and natural elements to help you appreciate and understand this unique and remote island.

Explora Rapa Nui Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 12

Lastarria Neighborhood

Easter Island to Santiago

This morning after breakfast, you will be met by a lodge representative for your transfer to the Easter Island Airport for your flight to Santiago.

Upon arrival in Santiago, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your private transfer to The Singular Santiago in the Lastarria area of the city, where you will stay for one night, including breakfast.

Your hotel’s wonderful location, within the lovely Lastarria neighborhood of Santiago, makes it easy to explore the art, theater, shopping and restaurants in the area. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

The Singular Santiago Meals: Breakfast

Day 13

Santiago to Torres del Paine, Patagonia

This morning after breakfast, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your transfer to the Santiago Airport for your flight to Punto Arenas.

Upon arrival in Punta Arenas, you will be met by a lodge representative for your private transfer to Awasi Patagonia, where you will stay for three nights, including all meals.

Awasi Patagonia is situated in a private reserve overlooking Torres del Paine National Park, the crown jewel of Chilean Patagonia. The park is home to some of the most dramatic mountain scenery on the planet, replete with alpine lakes, waterfalls, glaciers, and wildlife.

Every evening before dinner, meet your private guide who will share with you the activity options for the following day. Your guide will ensure that you explore at your own pace and according to your individual interests and abilities.

Awasi Patagonia Meals: Breakfast

Day 14-15

Torres del Paine, Patagonia

Spend your days at leisure, to enjoy the activities and facilities of the hotel and its private reserve. Your private guide will be available so you can explore the region and enjoy the breathtaking panoramas of Patagonia. Enjoy hikes, horseback riding, biking, picnics or scenic drives in your private 4×4 vehicle. Your guide will be trained in archaeology, history, flora, and fauna, ensuring you enjoy these unique Patagonian experiences in the most rewarding possible way.

Awasi Patagonia Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 16

Depart Chile

This morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the Punto Arenas airport for your flight to Santiago.

Upon arrival in Santiago, you will connect to  your international flights home.

N/A Meals: Breakfast