Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa is a superb retreat outside San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile. With rustic chic accommodation, a fabulous desert adventure programme and great service, Alto Atacama is elegant desert living at its finest.
Chile is a country of great extremes. With the Atacama Desert in the north and the Torres del Paine National Park in the south, any itinerary in Chile inevitably involves a fair amount of flying, unless you have lots of time of your hands.
At 2,500m, the Atacama Desert is both the driest and highest desert on earth. In this harsh, often eerie, yet starkly beautiful desert landscape there is a lot of sunshine, and although the temperature drops below zero at night, generally the year-round climate is pleasant and the transparency of light, unique. The mixture of volcanoes, salt flats and high altitude wetlands is unparalleled. With so much diversity in this small part of Chile, the excursions on offer are endless. We’ve whittled down our top five must-do excursions…
Here, Suzie our Marketing Executive (and foodie) gets our taste buds tantalised as she writes about her top places to eat, drink and be seen in the cosmopolitan capital city of Santiago.
Chilean Patagonia is the perfect destination for nature and outdoor enthusiasts who want exploration and adventure. It’s all things majestically alluring and one of our favourite places to dream of. See below the Latin America teams’ top five reasons to travel to this pocket of South America.
Chile is a land of extremes. A frayed ribbon down the west coast of South America, Chile is so diverse and breathtakingly beautiful it should be visited by everyone at least once. Below the Latin America team introduces you to two of its most extreme areas, going from the very bottom to the very top.
Chile is renowned for its mind boggling topography, and it is its extreme geography that lends itself to the perfect wine growing conditions. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Andes, there are few places in the world that offer such a spectacular setting for vineyard hopping than the wine regions of of Chile.
Here, Latin America specialist Grant talks about his experience to one of the world's most fascinating and isolated islands: Easter Island, located 3700km from the Chilean mainland.
The Chilean Lake District is a fairy-tale land of snow-capped volcanoes, mountain pastures, emerald forests, lush-green rolling hills, turquoise lagoons and crystal-clear lakes. All these varied landscapes make it the most spectacular adventure playground and the perfect holiday destination for the outdoor enthusiast. With such a wide variety of things to see and do, we have narrowed down the top five things that are not to be missed in the Chilean Lake District.
Romantic Chile Honeymoon
Santiago, Atacama Desert, Chiloé, Torres del Paine and Colchagua Valley
Best for: Honeymoon, Highlights, Imagine Favourites
Hide away in some of Chile’s most luxurious and utterly romantic boutique hotels, and take in an array of dramatic and stunning scenery on this luxury honeymoon itinerary.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
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Travel with Tierra, a group of luxury and intimate hotels designed to blend adventure and relaxation and allow you to explore the most dramatic landscapes in Chile. Travel to the Atacama Desert, a land of green canyons, geysers and glistening starry night skies. From there head to Chiloé Island, a place of mystery rich in culture and rolling landscapes. Continue to the awe-inspiring Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and far away place, filled with spectacular flora and fauna. End in Chile's wine lands at Casa Lapostolle - one of Chile's most exclusive and intimate wine lodges, and indulge in fine wines and great food in a magnificent setting. This itinerary oozes luxury, dizzying landscapes and offers a honeymoon of a lifetime.
Days 1 - 3 : Santiago, Chile
Stay at Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel for 2 nights
On arrival into Santiago, you will be met and transferred to your hotel located in Santiago’s most culturally vibrant neighbourhood, Lastarria. During your time in Chile's capital city, we have included a full day tour to the town of Viña del Mar and picturesque port of Valparaíso, a World Heritage Site on account of its beautiful 19th century architecture and colourful houses set upon steep hills overlooking the bay.
Days 3 - 6 : San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Stay at Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa for 3 nights
Fly north to the Atacama Desert and transfer to your boutique lodge, situated on the edge of charming San Pedro de Atacama. All meals and activities are included during your stay and include hiking, mountain biking, world-class star gazing, visits to the El Tatio geysers, and much more. Explore the heart of the Atacama Desert and marvel at the natural wonders of the highest and driest desert in the world.
Days 6 - 9 : Chilean Lake District, Chile
Stay at Tierra Chiloé for 3 nights
Escape to the enchanting island of Chiloé on a flight to Puerto Montt. On arrival, transfer to your Tierra hotel, nestled amid the blue waters of Chile's Northern Patagonia. Offering exceptional experiences and a personalised service, all meals and activities are included and strive to provide a unique and unforgettable adventure exploring Chiloé. Enjoy a variety of outdoor excursions, where you can explore its varying landscapes and indulge in a culturally rich experience.
Days 9 - 12 : Patagonia, Chile
Stay at Tierra Patagonia for 3 nights
Today fly to Punta Arenas and transfer to your luxury lodge. Perched on a bluff overlooking the stunning Lake Sarmiento, the lodge sits on the edge of Torres del Paine National Park and boasts magnificent views. All meals and activities are included during your stay and will allow to get under the skin of the pristine wilderness of Patagonia. Soaking up the awe-inspiring scenery, hiking within the national park, horse-riding across the pampas, and sailing across wild rivers are all part of the experience.
Days 12 - 14 : Colchagua Valley, Chile
Stay at Clos Apalta Residence for 2 nights
To end your honeymoon in style, fly back to Santiago and transfer to one of Chile's most exclusive and intimate wine lodges. All meals and a range of activities are included during your stay and you can do as much or as little as you want. Spoil yourself with a wide range of massage and beauty treatments, sample an extensive array of fine wines or explore the surrounding area on a number of outdoor activities. These include hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding across the wild forested Apalta hillsides.
Day 14 : Santiago to London
Check in for the overnight flight from Santiago to London.
Short on time? Big on dreams?
Talk to us. We can work out the best way to ensure you see what you should and enjoy your time away. Call 020 3141 2840 and we will start designing a holiday tailored specifically to you.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
From $8221 per person
All accommodation and breakfasts
Other specified meals
Guided tours in English
Transfers with baggage assistance
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.