Trip Inspiration

14 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. During your journey, you will also visit the lovely Lake 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


  • 3 nights in the Lake District at andBeyond Vira Vira Hotel
  • 4 nights in the Atacama Desert at Awasi Atacama
  • 2 nights in Valparaiso at Casa Higueras Hotel
  • 4 nights in Torres del Paine at Awasi Patagonia


  • 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 Lake 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 Lake 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.

Vira Vira Hotel Meals: Dinner

Days 2-3

Lake District

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

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

Lake 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, you will meet your private expert guide, who will accompany you on your adventures in the region. Your guide will be with you for the duration of your stay and will help you select activities according to your interests, and at your own pace. Your guide is professionally trained in archaeology, history, flora, and fauna, so you can enjoy the unique experiences in Atacama in a safe and pleasant way. A variety of half-day and full-day privately guided activities are available, and range from tranquil nature walks to vigorous hikes.

Awasi Atacama Meals: Breakfast / Dinner


Days 5-7

Atacama Desert

Spend your days at leisure enjoying Awasi Atacama and the activities on offer. All meals will be served at the hotel or with your activities

San Pedro de Atacama has been an oasis for travelers for thousands of years, a place to stop and refresh their mind, body and spirit before continuing their journey through the world’s driest desert. Geysers, valleys, canyons, petroglyphs, giant cacti, flamingos, vicunas, and foxes share the area with you. Cultural excursions, horseback riding, archeological discoveries and journeys to the amazing Atacama landscapes are a wonderful introduction to this unique region.

Awasi Atacama Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner


Day 8

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 9


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 / Lunch

Day 10

Valparaiso 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 four 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 / Dinner

Day 11-13

Torres del Paine, Patagonia

Spend your days enjoying the facilities of the hotel and exploring the surrounding reserve and national park. 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 14

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