The longest and thinnest country in the world runs from the Andes to the Pacific. As well as sharing borders with Argentina, Peru and Bolivia. Chile also has territories in Polynesia and Antarctica, making it a tri-continental nation.
From the high Andean plateau to the untouched southern territories at the end of the world, Chile invites you to live adventures in the middle of the world’s driest desert, in the unique rainy temperate forest of South America, in front of millennial glaciers that are waiting to be discovered or under the watchful eye of the Andes in the middle of the buzz of modern cities like its capital, Santiago.
The multi-faceted capital of Chile, with its fine parks and numerous sporting and cultural activities. You’ll enjoy fabulous food in the city’s many and varied restaurants, as well as a thriving nightlife scene.
Bohemian and colorful, Valparaiso’s maze of hills has long inspired poets and writers. You’ll discover something new at every turn: a gem of a building, a remarkable art gallery or some little gastronomic ‘find’.
Walk around in the crazy architecture of this World Heritage City. Stroll along its narrow streets, climb its endless staircases, ride its historic funicular elevators and enjoy panoramic views from its many lofty lookout points. Feel the excitement in the air at one of the city’s many carnivals, or celebrate New Year in spectacular style at Valparaiso’s ocean-front fireworks party.
Don’t forget to explore the port and fishing wharves, where you’ll get a real feel for Chile’s quirky seafaring side. Buy or sample freshly-caught seafood at the market and enjoy the fishermen’s banter!
The ‘Jewel of the Pacific,’ as Valparaíso is known, is also home to Chile’s legislative Congress and the headquarters of the Chilean navy. Admire these historic buildings and soak up the country’s maritime history
Central and South Chile
Andean mountain destination, framed by the native forest, Nevados de Chillán Volcanic complex, with more than 11 craters and rivers of the Andes bordering the valleys, are the landscape that you can find in this place. World famous for its ski slopes and thermal hot springs baths, the destination has specialized in a place to practice adventure sports where apart from skiing, it is suitable for: hiking, trekking, climbing, MTB, downhill, enduro, cayoning, canopy, among others. In addition to be an excellent place for wildlife tourism, mainly birds and insects. This is complemented by a tourist infrastructure of first quality where you can find varied types of accommodation, Spa, bars and restaurants.
Are you foodie and an outdoor enthusiast? Then Pucón will suit you down to the ground. The perfect combination of a thriving gastronomic scene and stunning landscapes. Mouth-watering, cosmopolitan menus showcasing the best of indigenous Mapuche cuisine and indulgent German dessert and patisserie traditions.
Patagonia and Torres Del Paine
Have you ever felt completely insignificant in comparison to nature? Well, get ready to feel precisely that way among the turquoise waters, glaciers and towering granite horns of the Torres del Paine National Park. The jaw-dropping landscapes of this eighth wonder of the world are humbling indeed.
Immerse yourself in this vast national park; a backpack and comfortable shoes are all you require for a trekking adventure, the best possible way to explore this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Take full advantage of the 17 hours of daylight in summer and don’t miss out on sunrise, when the horns of the Torres del Paine massif glow purple and red. Sail on Lake Grey to admire the eponymous glacier, or paddle a kayak through its colossal blue and white icebergs.
You’ll enjoy terrific wildlife-watching in Torres del Paine. See majestic condors wheeling in the pristine skies overhead. Look out for foxes, huemul or Andean deer and guanacos along the way, and if you lie in wait patiently, you might be lucky enough to spot the reclusive puma.
Day 1 KNOWING SANTIAGO
Overview the political, cultural, economic heart of Chilean culture thanks to this tour, Santiago sightseeing excursion. Discover The San Cristobal Hill trough the Cableway, then check out the city’s trendy side at hip eateries and boutiques of the Bellavista area before finishing at the Central Market and Wander past Santiago’s best bars.
Tour: San Cristobal Hill – Cableway- Bellavista. Average Time: 4-5 Hours.
Day 2 VALPARAÍSO AND VIÑA DEL MAR
Overview Revel in the vibrant color and culture of Valparaiso Port and Viña del Mar on a full-day tour of the coastal cities from Santiago. Travel through Chile’s spectacular countryside, and then arrive in the verdant city of Viña del Mar. Admire the gorgeous beach and revitalize with a delicious seaside lunch (at your own expense), and then take a tour of Valparaiso’s kaleidoscopic sprawl of houses and hills, Walking City tour in Valparaiso knowing the principal historical places of the city, like the port, Cerro Placeres, and Pablo Neruda`s House.
Tour: Valparaiso – Neruda´s House – Viña Del Mar. Average Time: 5-6 Hours.
Day 3 CENTRAL ANDES
Departure by train to the Central Andes, we will pass through the city of Chillan where we will have lunch and then we will visit the central market where you can get to know the local culture and find local handcrafts. Then we will continue climbing up to the small mountain village called Las Trancas where after accommodating in our hostel we will enjoy a sunset tour with a great view of the Volcanoes after resting we will have a share grill at the hostel.
Tour: Chillan Central Market, Sun set Tour Average Time: 4 Hours
Day 4 TREKKING AND HOT SPRINGS
This is one of the most characteristic and impressive routes in the area, if you come to Las Trancas, you can’t leave without having this experience.The path starts in the base of the ski center, after an hour of ascension we come upon with the geisers of “La Olla del Mote”, where you can perceive the active Chillan Volcan. During our way, we will have an impressive panoramic view of the valleys of the Renegado River and Diguillín River. Also, you will see the Antuco Volcano and the Sierra Velluda at south. Later, we will walk down the mountain edge to come down to the Hot Spring of Aguas Calientes, habitat of the Condor, where the hot spring Rivers sprout from the ground giving you the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing bath. Finally, after a snack, we will start our way back. At night we will enjoy and astronomical tour.
Tour: Aguas Caliente hot springs Average Time: 5 -6 Hours. Total Distance: 8 Kilometers
Day 5 ÑUBLE NATIONAL RESERVE
If you are looking for nature and a 4 × 4 experience come and enjoy our Safari tour by Ñuble National Reserve in a four-wild drive.
Touring the legendary Atacalco Valley, we’ll learn about flora and fauna biodiversity, local history and culture. Crossing incredible obstacles to finally reach the Ñuble National Reserve, lost corner in the heart of the Central Andes where you can immerse yourself in natural pools of the Relbún River, climb impressive mountains and enjoy and ancient forest.
The Ñuble Reserve have great number of trails to discover:
- Relbún River Natural Pools
- Diguillín River
- Viewpoints of Atacalco Valley
- The Relbun Canyon
- Andeans Lagoons
Tour: Ñuble National Reserve
Average Time: 6-7 Hours.
Total Distance: 8 Kilometers (optional)
Day 6 COAST SURF AND KAYAK
2 hours from Las Trancas, crossing the central valley we will get to the town of Cobquecura where we will stay for two nights to enjoy delicious cuisine, surf lessons and kayaking or SUP tours. We will departure at morning after breakfast, to arrive to the hostal in Cobquecura and prepare to a small guided tour to the beach and Natural Monument of Sea lions, then we will have lunch and then go for kayak Sun Set trip at the Colmuyao River.
Tour: Sea Lion monument and kayak Average Time: 4 Hours.
Day 7 SURF CLASSES
We will have a day of Surf classes and enjoying a lunch at the beach, this surf experience is for beginners or experiences surfers surrounded by and amassing landscape and good vibes.
Tour: Surf Classes Average Time: 2 Hours classes and equipment for the day
Day 8 PUCON LAKE DISTRICT
We will take the transfer at morning to Pucon were we will arrive in the afternoon where you will arrive and have a free to explore the town and by gifts and souvenirs.
Day 9 CLIMBING VILLARRICA VOLCANO
Get ready to climb at the top of one of the most active volcano in Chile! At the summit (2847m), you will enjoy a panoramic view of the different lakes and volcanoes of the region (Quetrupillán, Lanin, Llaima, Lonquimay, Sierra Nevada, Chohuenco, Osorno, Tolhuaca). Climbing the volcano is possible all year long, in winter and summer, escorted by professional guides. This activity requires intermediate fitness, depending on the duration of the ascent which depends of the season (from 4 to 6 hours), on the weather conditions of the day and on the elevation gain (1050m / 1650m).
Tour: Villarrica Volcano Average Time: 4 to 6 hours
Day 10 RIVER RAFTING AT TRANCURA RIVER
Enjoy a descent-river in white water during one hour where you could navigate through a dozen of rapids from class II to class III+, like in « El Pescador »(III+),« La Junta »(III) and « La Leona »(III).
Tour: Rafting Trancura River Average Time: 3 hours
Day 11 VISIT THE FAMOUS TOWERS!
Puerto Natales – Las Torres Lookout – Camp Central. Early in the morning you will depart on a bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine. The trip to the park entrance at Laguna Amarga is approximately two hours. After arriving to and registering yourself in the park you will begin to hike up Almirante Nieto, a mountain with incredible views of Lake Nordenskjold and the Asencio Valley. After two hours of hiking steadily upward you will arrive to Refugio Chileno. You will stop here for lunch before continuing about an hour through a dense Lenga forest. Once you leave the forest you will approach a moraine and climb to see the amazing granite peaks known as the Torres. After admiring the view, you will return to Camp Central to have dinner and sleep.
Hike: Hotel Las Torres – Las Torres Lookout – Central Total Distance: 18 Kilometers / 11.2 Miles Average Time: 8 Hours
Day 12 HIKE ALONG LAKE NORDENSKJOLD
Camp Central – Cuernos
In the morning you will have breakfast and then prepare to hike again. You will leave Camp Central and walk for four hours towards Refugio Cuernos, located on the shore of Lake Nordenskjold and at the foot of the Cuernos. Along the way you will walk along the skirt of Almirante Nieto and pass by Lake Nordenskjold. There will be a few rivers you will pass over by hopping across rocks. As you hike you will catch glimpses of glaciers and the mountaintops hovering over you. Finally, you will see the monstrous peaks of the Cuernos. You will spend the night at the foot of them at Refugio Cuernos.
Hike: Refugio Chileno – Refugio Cuernos / Total, Distance: 11 Kilometers – 6.8 Miles / Average Time: 4.5 Hours
Day 13 VISIT THE FRENCH VALLEY
Cuernos – French Valley Lookout – Paine Grande Shortly after breakfast you will begin hiking towards Italiano Camp. This camp is 2.5 hours away. You will trek across a windy beach and finally escape into the valley where the wind is a little calmer. Once you arrive to Italiano Camp you can leave your large pack and continue into the French Valley with just a small daypack. You will hike across a moraine and through a forest until you come to a clearing. Here you will be blown away by both the wind and the spectacular views of Lake Nordenskjold, Skottsberg and Pehoe behind you, the hanging French Glacier just ahead of you and by many other peaks. After leaving the lookout you will return to gather your large pack and continue onto Refugio Paine Grande on the shore of the beautiful Lake Pehoe.
Hike: Refugio Cuernos – Refugio Paine Grande / Total Distance: 17.3 Kilometers / 10.7 Miles Average Time: 7 Hours
Day 14 ADMIRE GLACIER GREY
Paine Grande – Grey After a restful night and an energizing breakfast you will begin a four-hour hike through a small forest and then along Lake Grey. Most days this section of the park is very windy, due to openness provided by Lake Grey, Glacier Grey and the Southern Ice Field. After about two hours of hiking you will get your first glimpse of Glacier Grey. You will continue hiking for two more hours until arriving to Refugio & Camping Grey where you will spend the night. If you would like you can continue past the Refugio for a spectacular view of the glacier and a chance to cross one of the parks famous suspension bridges. There are two optional excursions you can take today in the afternoon or tomorrow in the morning while at Refugio Grey – ice hiking on Glacier Grey or kayaking on Lake Grey. Let us know if you are interested and we can make reservations.
Hike: Refugio Paine Grande – Refugio Grey Total Distance: 11 Kilometers – 6.8 Miles / Average Time: 4 Hours
Day 15 RETURN TO PUERTO NATALES
Grey – Hotel Lago Grey – Puerto Natales In the morning you will have time to relax after breakfast. In the afternoon you will board the Grey III, which will take you to admire the glacier up-close and take remarkable photographs of the surroundings. After arriving to the other side of Lake Grey you will wait at the café inside of Hotel Lago Grey before taking a transfer to catch the bus back to Puerto Natales.
Day 16 RETURN TO SANTIAGO