Trip Inspiration

17 Nights of Luxury in Chile

Landscapes + Culture + Luxury

From the expansive Atacama Desert to the soaring mountains of Torres del Paine National Park, over the course of eighteen days you will immerse in some of Chile's most spectacular landscapes. Gaze up at a night sky filled with stars or traverse paths alongside vicuna, all while enjoying world class accommodations. While adventuring, you'll gain not only an appreciation for the beauty of Chile but a deep knowledge of the country's history and culture.

Trip Highlights

Locations

  • 3 nights in the Lake District at andBeyond Vira Vira
  • 4 nights in the Atacama Desert at Awasi Atacama
  • 4 nights exploring Patagonia’s marine life at the Hotel Mari Mari
  • 4 nights in Torres Del Paine National Park at Awasi Patagonia
  • 2 nights enjoying Chilean wine at Vik Chile

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking and boat excursions
  • Biking and Horseback Riding
  • Whale watching and fly fishing
  • Wine tasting
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 in 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.

andBeyond Vira Vira 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 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. You can also partake in cooking, art, and cultural visits.

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 in the company of an English speaking guide.

andBeyond Vira Vira 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. Here, you will check in for your flight to Calama, connecting through Santiago.

Upon arrival in Calama, you will meet your Awasi Atacama 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.

Staying at Awasi Atacama for three nights, you can enjoy this afternoon at leisure or opt for an activity alongside your guide. Dinner will be served at the lodge.

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 Mari Mari Reserve

This morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the Calama Airport for your flight to Puerto Montt, connecting through Santiago. Upon arrival, you will then take a helicopter to Hotel Mari Mari, your home for the next four nights.

Located on a breathtaking stretch of coastline in Chilean Patagonia, Mari Mari Natural Reserve Experience is South America’s premier luxury eco resort. This spectacular natural paradise is the setting for explorations on land or at sea, on foot or on horseback, by kayak, boat, or helicopter.

Activities here strike the perfect balance between nature, adventure, and local ancestral cultures. Observe dolphins, whales, and penguins in the bay and spot the elusive puma and pudú deer in the woods. Immerse yourself in local history and traditions, discover the culinary wonders of southern Chile, and explore each of the habitats that create an immense biodiversity unique to Mari Mari.

Hotel Mari Mari Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Days 9-11

Mari Mari Reserve

Spend three days enjoying all of Mari Mari’s activities. Whether you have binoculars, hiking boots, fishing poles, or snorkels, you can explore the very best of the reserve.

Interpretive Hiking: Several coastal and rainforest trails will allow you to visit different areas of the Natural Reserve, each one with its own unique scenery and highlights. Available daily, these personalized guided activities are designed to stimulate interaction with this pristine environment.

Horseback Riding: Mari Mari’s stables are home to beautifully-groomed horses suited for all levels of riding experiences. On each ride you will marvel at the impressive coastline and untouched virgin forest while a naturalist guide highlights the unique vegetation and wildlife species within the Reserve.

Penguin, Sea Lion, Dolphin, and Whale Watching: Few places on earth offer a more intimate opportunity to witness the the ocean’s incredible creatures than this section of the Pacific Ocean. Weather (and marine life) permitting, you can venture out to visit penguin colonies, crowded sea lion isles, as well as the migratory lanes for the Humpback and Blue whales. You have the chance to explore on a 45-foot luxury mtorboat or via kayak, both of which offer unforgettable access to this marine ecosystem.

Fishing: This area of the South Pacific Ocean is renowned for its abundance of saltwater fish, many of which fall in the category of game species such as the Chilean Sea Bass, Brackish Water Bass, Sierra Mackerel, Bonito, and King Salmon. At Mari Mari you have the opportunity to either practice surf fishing from the shore or set off on deep sea fishing adventures.

Patagonia Culture & Heritage Tours: You can enjoy an in-depth cultural experience with visits to patrimonial churches, architectural highlight, and neighboring communities among others. Each of these activities is designed to offer unique insight into the history and culture of Northern Patagonia.

Organic Farm & Culinary Tours: Organic and culinary tours include visits to our greenhouse and demonstrations of how local farmers work these fertile grounds. You will have the chance to taste fresh organic fruits and vegetables right from the garden or you can personally choose the ingredients Chef Flores will transform into a culinary delight.

Hotel Mari Mari Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 12

Mari Mari Reserve to Torres del Paine National Park

This morning you will be transferred to the Puerto Montt Airport for your flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival you will be met by a lodge representative for your 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

Days 13-15

 

Torres del Paine National Park

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 16

Torres del Paine National Park to Vina Vik Winery

Today, you will be transferred to Punta Arenas for your flight to the Santiago airport. Upon arrival into Santiago, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your road transfer to Vik Chile.

Your home for the next two nights, Vik Chile is perched on a hilltop within an idyllic valley. Surrounded by the famous Andes Mountains, the property affords 360 degree views of the Vina Vik, the property’s world reknowned vineyard, and surrounding landscape. From the moment you arrive, you will feel fully immersed in and entirely spoiled by Vik Chile’s world class cuisine and spectacular blends. It is the ultimate Chilean wine experience.

Vik Chile Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Day 17

Vina Vik Winery

Spend the day enjoying all that the Vik Chile property has to offer. Relax by the pool and take in the lush vistas. Sign up for a cooking class, which is held in the property’s culinary garden.  You’ll gather the ingredients yourself and use each to prepare two gourmet dishes. Explore the landscape on horseback, bicycle or on foot, immersing into your incredibly beautiful surroundings.

To truly experience the property, a visit to Vina Vik vineyard is a must. Here, you can learn how their various wines are made and sample a bottle while enjoying an al fresco picnic lunch. You can also participate in a multiple different wine tastings, each of which takes you on a different journey through the avantegarde winery.  All meals will be enjoyed on site.

Vik Chile Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 18

Depart Chile

Today after checkout, you will be transferred to the Santiago airport for your international flights home.

N/A Meals: Breakfast