You will enjoy the ultimate Chile experience in the lap of luxury on this exciting 14 night tour which begins and ends in the cool city of Santiago and includes journeys out to the Atacama Desert, mysterious Easter Island and the beautiful wine region of Casablanca in the Central Valley .You will stay in a lovely boutique hotel in Santiago and an award winning winery in the Central Valley then the spectacular all-inclusive Explora Hotels for the rest of the tour which makes this South American experience extra special.
You will be met at the airport by one of our tour representatives who will arrange your private transfer to your hotel. Time to explore this bustling city with its quaint old quarter, beautiful squares and thriving cafe culture before dining out at one of a number of top quality restaurants.
You’ll get to know the Chilean capital in more detail today with a walking tour. You’ll start at Santa Lucía Hill, where the city was founded by the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia in 1541, before taking a stroll around the streets of Lastarria neighbourhood, known for its historic architecture, café culture, restaurants, shopping and museums. You’ll then continue through Parque Forestal to Barrio Bellavista, then on to San Cristobal Hill, to ride the funicular up to the city’s highest point, where you’ll find the Immaculate Conception Sanctuary and the statue of the Virgin Mary. You’ll then descend by cable car, enjoying the panoramic views of the city.
This morning you’ll leave Santiago, heading for Valparaiso, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its spectacular location and natural amphitheatre. Here you’ll take a tour, looking out for the fascinating and colourful graffiti along the way. You’ll head to the Yugoslavian Promenade and Alegre Hill, then down to Sotomayor Square by funicular. Here you’ll visit the Iquique Heroes’ Monument and the surrounding historic buildings, before taking Queen Victoria funicular up La Concepcion Hill, to see the well-preserved historic houses, before continuing to Gervasoni Promenade and Atkinson Promenade. You’ll then head back to downtown Valparaiso, where you’ll take the electric trolley bus to Aduana Square and Artilleria Funicular. Finally, at 21 de Mayo Promenade you’ll take in the panoramic view of the entire bay of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar City, before finishing your tour back at the hotel in Santiago.
Santiago - Atacama
The real adventure begins when you fly from the Chilean capital Santiago to Calama airport and are driven to San Pedro to begin your all inclusive stay with Explora, which includes an open bar and all excursions. On arrival at the hotel settle in and find about all the exciting excursions that you will be making over the next two days.
San Pedro de Atacama
Today you can choose from a menu of excursions that will make you appreciate this amazing landscape, such as salt flats, geysers, and old Atacamenian Villages. You can take these by car, bicycle, or hikes, always guided by an expert. After a great day return to the luxury and comfort of your hotel.
San Pedro de Atacama
Once again today you can choose from a menu of excursions that will make you appreciate this amazing landscape, such as salt flats, geysers, and old Atacamenian Villages. You can take these by car, bicycle, or hikes, always guided by an expert. After a great day return to the luxury and comfort of your hotel.
San Pedro de Atacama
On your final day either choose one of the included excusrions or enjoy some pool or spa time at this wonderful property . Wander into San Pedro to do some shopping ...a great place for souvenirs and local crafts
Atacama - Santiago- La Casona Matetic Winery
After breakfast you will be transferred to Calama Airport for your flight to Santiago and then on arrival transferred to the stunning La Casona Matetic Winery for the next 2 nights full board. Enjoy dinner tonight in their award winning restuarant with fabulous local wines .
La Casona Matetic Winery
Today enjoy a wine tour and tasting and the in the afternoon your choice of outdoor activity available at the hotel( trekking, horse riding or biking) all included in your stay
Matetic Winery to Easter Island
An early start from your hotel to Santiago airport where you fly to Easter Island to begin a memorable four night stay on this unique island . This is an all inclusive programme here too and you will enjoy all meals and our healthy & light dishes are always accompanied by a superb Chilean wine . You will also enjoy an open bar and all excursions during your stay at the Explora Rapa Nui.
Your first full day on Easter Island, known as Rapa Nui, and the opportunity to explore the amazing landscapes with expert guides. Located 2,237 miles from the American continent, surrounded by the world’s most transparent waters, Rapa Nui is the cradle of an unusual and enigmatic culture which persists to this day. The language, music and many traditions remain alive among the island’s inhabitants, while the enormous carved stone moai tell of a more remote past.
Your second full day on Easter Island and a chance to get up close to some of those mysterious stone statues that are steeped in myth and legend. Every day on Easter Island you can choose from a wide range of explorations on foot or on bicycles and you can opt for longer or shorter excursions. At the end of each trip the luxurious lodge is waiting for you to relax and recharge your batteries
On your final day why not take some time to relax and enjoy the facilities of this luxury hotel if you dont fancy another adventure on land or sea.Take advantage of the spa & pool area, complemented by a jacuzzi and massage area, perfect for recovering from the wear and tear of your explorations.
Easter Island - Santiago
You say farewell to Easter Island today when you leave the lodge and are driven to the airport on a private transfer to catch your flight back to Santiago. You will again be met at the airport and taken back to the comfort of the Cumbres Lastarria Boutique Hotel where you can relax before going out to sample the nightlife in this lively city.
Enjoy a well deserved lie in and scrumptious breakfast before you get picked up and taken to the airport for your flight home