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SouthAmerica.travel’s Chile tours cover this spectacularly diverse country head to toe – from the Atacama desert to Patagonia‘s Torres del Paine National Park and glacier cruises. Thriving Santiago is just an hour away from world-class Chile wineries, skiing and golf. The perfect Chile or honeymoon vacation starts in the Lake District, surrounded by glacial lakes and volcanos, or a Chile adventure tour hiking through the Andes. Or explore the ancient Polynesian cultures on an Easter Island tour. For an extended experience, combine Chile and Argentina, or add Uyuni Salt Flats on your way from Chile to Bolivia. Browse our suggested Chile vacation packages or design your own: all trips are hand-crafted by our travel experts and feature must-see destinations and hidden gems, matched to your travel style, pace, and schedule.
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Places to Visit in Chile
Visit Chile – one of the narrowest countries in the world, with over 6500 km of coastline, making its landscapes incredibly diverse. From the beaches of Chiloé Island to the jagged peaks of Patagonia to the wineries, horseback riding, and metropolitan cities, Chile is a country that has something for every traveler. If you’re interested in a trip to Chile, the chances are you’re intrigued by either the world-class wines, forests, and fjords in the lake district, the spectacular northern deserts of Atacama, or the snow-swept mountains of Torres del Paine. Or maybe it’s the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island. There are plenty of places to visit in Chile. Whatever the destination that intrigues you most, you will be pleasantly surprised by how the country exceeds your expectations.
Many of our Chile vacations start in Santiago. Explore the cosmopolitan city surrounded by the Andes Mountains. Whether on foot or taking a private tour visiting the beautiful Plaza de Armas or the colorful markets, you will experience the best of this South American economic wonder on your Santiago city tour. Santiago, not far from the Casablanca Valley (one of Chile’s best wine regions), serves as a perfect home base for day trips through Chile’s central region, including the port cities Valparaiso and Viña del Mar for those looking for an excursion near the great Pacific, or watch a solar eclipse.
Casablanca Valley & Valparaiso
Taste the finest new world wines on any of our Chile Wine Tours. Tour the Casablanca Valley or visit other local wineries famous for their high-quality white grapes. Later, continue towards the coast of Valparaíso and Vina del Mar for fresh seafood from the Pacific Ocean and colorful buildings. Valparaíso was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 and is most famous for its vibrantly painted houses sitting in the hills, primarily accessible via cable car.
Torres del Paine & the Marble Caves
Explore the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park, and stay in some of the most beautiful five-star luxury lodges in South America. Torres del Paine National Park, in Chilean Patagonia, is one of the main highlights of Chile vacation packages due to the famous towers (the three dramatic mountain peaks), the Cuernos del Paine (the Paine horns), glaciers and icebergs, green grasslands, and grazing guanacos. Spend your days exploring the park on day hikes and excursions, and end your day with a delicious 3-course meal and a glass of red wine. You might also add an excursion to the famous Marble Caves in Chile. Or cruise Chile on a five-star vessel. On our Australis cruise, you can see penguins, with a good chance of spotting whales, and go on daily shore excursions and hikes in remote destinations where few people have had the opportunity to visit.
Atacama Desert Tours
After your adventure through the Southern region of Chile, travel north towards a warmer destination, the Atacama Desert. This magnificent natural wonder is the driest desert in the world. Explore the Moon Valley and Death Valley where you will see surreal landscapes that are sure to leave you speechless. Wake up early one morning and visit the Tatio Geysers, watch as the geysers erupt – reaching nearly 10 meters in height. Here you may spot flamingos, foxes, guanacos, and more. From colorful coastal towns to glaciers and deserts, Chile has some of the most diverse landscapes that are sure to impress the most seasoned traveler.
Popular Chile Tour Combinations
For a complete itinerary of Chile’s most popular destinations, consider The Highlights of Chile Tour. This 14-day trip covers the country’s most diverse landscapes, including Torres del Paine, San Pedro de Atacama, and the mysterious Easter Island. Enjoy hiking adventures through the Death Valley, seeing striking glaciers and majestic mountain peaks, exploring the metropolitan city of Santiago, and getting an up-close look of the moai statues. This Chile tour package is the ultimate experience.
Chile and Argentina are incredibly easy to combine into one tour, as they share a border spanning nearly their entire length. Another great option for those looking to see some of the world’s driest coastal deserts is a Chile and Peru tour, combining visits to the Nazca Lines and the famous Atacama. For an additional awe-inspiring natural landscape, add a trip to Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flats which is best connected with Chile through the Atacama Desert.
Chile Attractions & Top Destinations
On a Chile vacation, visit all of its most popular vacation spots and attractions. See our list below of some of the best places to explore while touring Chile.
5 Best Chile Tours & Trips for 2023
|The Highlights of Chile||from $4675||14 Days||Discover the highlights of Chile on this 14-day tour, exploring the countries diverse climates, landscapes and cultures. Begin your trip in Santiago...|
|Southern Patagonia at Your Fingertips||from $2760||8 Days||Torres del Paine National Park is one of South America's premiere destinations. With its granite spires, glacial lakes, and ice-capped peaks, it is...|
|Patagonia Glaciers Cruise and Chile Tour||from $||6 Days||A fascinating trip to discover the Pacific Ocean and an incredible amount of secrets kept in between that mingle with the immensity of the Patagonic...|
|The South America Wine Tour||from $2070||10 Days||Perfect for foodies and wine enthusiasts: South America Wine Tour allows you to taste South America's best wines while enjoying views of the Andes...|
|Great Northern Patagonia Overland||from $2120||10 Days||Spend 10 days in the Northern Chilean Patagonia region, known as the Green Patagonia. This is the ideal destination for all nature lovers. Feel th...|
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Chile Travel FAQ’s
Thinking about a Chile trip? Here’s a list of frequently asked questions we often hear from our guests. Visit our Chile Vacation Planning page for in-depth Chile travel tips.
When is the best time to visit Chile?
However, for those who prefer the outdoors and hot temperatures, the summer season from December – March might be the best time to visit the beach towns of La Serena or hike the surrounding areas of Santiago de Chile. While those who enjoy winter sports and fewer crowds, the winter season from June – August is a wonderful time to visit one of Chile’s most notable ski resorts. Ultimately Chile has a wide range of landscapes that are accessible year-round, like the breathtaking Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world, or the quaint island of Chiloe, with its picturesque stilt houses. There’s something for everyone in Chile.
Is Chile expensive to travel?
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What are the best activities for tourists in Chile?
There is a myriad of activities to choose from while traveling in Chile: from wine tours to hiking tours to city tours, there’s an activity for everyone, though most are biased towards the incredible nature of Chile. Anything nature-inspired is the best activity for tourists in Chile.
What is Chile most famous for?
Chile is famous for many things: the intrigue depends on what special interests you have. Chile is most famous for its wine and overwhelming landscapes of the Andes, both in Patagonia and along the entire length of the country. Equally intriguing is the Polynesian mystery of Easter Island. For others, the fact that Chile has the World’s best fly-fishing rivers may be the most inspiring. In any case, Chile is very well known for its many outdoor activities offered in a sophisticated environment. Tour Chile and find out all of the fun facts about Chile and why it is so famous.
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How safe is Chile?
Yes! Chile is one of the safest countries in South America, well within European and US standards. Income inequality is low, and drugs are not a big issue – two things that help prevent crime in the first place! With a few common-sense precautions, you do not need to worry much about staying safe in Chile.
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