Amazing Chile

Mark and David's verdict
If you love the big outdoors, Chile is the ultimate destination. Climb volcanoes in the Atacama Desert, go hiking in the Lake District, discover Easter Island and experience the majestic fjords and glaciers of Patagonia. Add to that a great choice of stylish hotels, world-class food and stellar wine, and it's no surprise that Chile is red hot right now.

Recommended travel company: Cox & Kings

Cox & Kings says

With breathtaking landscapes from tip to toe, Chile is a once-in-a-lifetime destination – arguably the most scenic in South America – offering a dazzling combination of outdoor adventure, gourmet relaxation and a rich heritage of arts and culture. It is a vast country – it would stretch from the Arctic Circle to North Africa – with excellent infrastructure.

  • Natural wonders
  • Winter destination
  • Self-drive option

We offer a wide range of small-group tours for up to 18 travellers (average size 12) and private tours throughout Chile. Alternatively, we can create a tailor-made holiday to fit your available time, budget, party size and interests. Whichever you choose, we always strive to live up to – or exceed – your expectations.

Here is a selection of our carefully crafted itineraries, most of which are available on a shared or private basis. Each journey features Cox & Kings’ Signature Experiences – unique and adventurous activities designed to reveal more of Chile’s unique character and culture.

Splendours of Chile is our most popular tour, taking in Santiago, the Atacama Desert, Punta Arenas and Torres del Paine National Park over 12 nights. Signature experiences include a visit to a traditional Patagonia estancia and a private boat trip on Lake Todos los Santos. Essence of Chile has a similar itinerary but ramps up the level of luxury, including a stay on a wine estate.

One of South America’s biggest draws is Patagonia, a vast region flanked by the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, spanning southern Argentina and Chile. It boasts four National Parks showcasing the Andes mountains, lakes, fjords, glaciers, deserts and rainforest. Our Patagonia: Untouched Wilderness tour brings to life the sheer magnificence of the region with highlights including a cruise on the Beagle Channel, a day on the Perito Moreno glacier and two nights in Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city.

More independent travellers will love our self-drive Carretera Austral Adventure – it’s a seven-day circular road trip from Balmaceda, taking in Patagonia’s steppe, forests, lakes and ice fields. We rate this among the world’s greatest road trips.

Easter Island is one of the most remote places on Earth and is a Chilean territory with a Polynesian culture – we view it as the icing on Chile’s cake and can arrange add-on stays there.

If you’re keen to explore more of South America in one spectacular holiday, Splendours of South America will whisk you through Brazil, Argentina and Chile from Copacabana beach and the Torres del Paine National Park to the Iguazú Falls.

Chile is a year-round destination. October to April are the best months to travel (April to September if you’re heading to the northern region).

On all our holidays to Chile, you will stay in four- and five-star hotels chosen for their excellent service and charm. With over 260 years’ experience behind us, we select outstanding guides and ensure smooth travel arrangements throughout.

Explore our full range of holiday ideas in Chile.

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