Chile is a land of contrasts packed with staggering landscapes, outdoor adventures and vibrant-friendly people. Extending like a frayed ribbon down the west coast of South America, it’s revered as the world’s longest country, home to the world's driest desert in the north, lush vineyards in the centre, and glaciers, fjords and glistening lakes in the south. With some of the most remarkable lodges on the continent and its world-class infrastructure, a holiday to Chile ticks all the boxes- from family fun to romantic getaways, this superlative country has it all.
Highlights of Chile
The world’s longest country, Chile is a land of geographical extremes. From the lunar landscape of the north, to the fertile valleys of the Central Valley and the glaciers, fjords and lakes of the south, this itinerary provides a taste of Chile’s delights while staying at the luxurious Tierra properties.
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The adventure starts in Chile’s capital and cultural centre, Santiago, where you spend two nights. Surrounded by snow-covered mountains, this cosmopolitan city is an attractive blend of historic and modern architecture. Explore the baroque cathedral, museums and galleries of the compact colonial centre and ride the cable car up San Cristobal Hill for far-reaching cityscape views.
Tierra Atacama, Atacama Desert
Fly north to the Atacama Desert, the world’s highest and driest desert landscape. Marvel at the eerie rust-coloured plains, the salt pans dotted with pink flamingos, the starry nights and the lunar terrain of Moon Valley. Spend three nights at the beautiful boutique hotel Tierra Atacama, which provides the ideal base for hiking, mountain biking and star gazing.
Tierra Chiloe, Chiloe Island
Fly south to the remote Chiloe Island. Owing to its isolation from the mainland, a culture rich in mysticism and folkloric traditions has evolved here. The intimate Tierra Chiloe is your base for three nights. Spend your days hiking, biking, riding and kayaking this idyllic isle of rolling green hills. Highlights include the palafitos – colourful wooden houses which perch on stilts along the water's edge – and the woollen handicrafts.
Terra Patagonia, Patagonia
After a night in Punta Arenas to break your journey, you'll be transferred to Tierra Patagonia to spend four nights. This spectacular lodge is beautifully woven into the stunning landscape on the edge of Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve known for its natural beauty and diversity. Offering world-class trekking, the park is a wonderland of jaw-dropping fjords, mountains, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls and ancient forest.
Clos Apalta, Wine Region
Fly back to Santiago for a final night at one of Chile’s most exclusive wine lodges, Clos Apalta. Nestled amid the picturesque vineyards of the Colchagua Valley, this is a truly indulgent place to finish your trip. Relax into the warm and friendly Chilean hospitality, unwind in the soothing spa and indulge in fine dining and world-class wines.