Discover the fascinating Altiplano in northern Chile and the picturesque Lake Region in the south. You visit the vibrant capital Santiago with its many faces, historic squares and breathtaking city panoramas. Wide sandy beaches characterize the Pacific coast near Iquique and Arica. In the Atacama Altiplano, which you are visiting on a guided multi-day tour, you are surrounded by a spectacular scenery with volcanoes, lakes and hot springs. You encounter vicuñas, llamas and alpacas and get to know the unvarnished everyday life of the locals of the Altiplano of the Chilean Andes. In the Lake Region near Puerto Varas, the view of cone-shaped volcanoes and picturesque waters will overwhelm you. Admire the mystical culture on the island of Chiloé. In the port city of Valparaíso, colorful hills, bumpy elevators and outstanding street art are waiting for you. And during an entertaining cooking course you will immerse yourself in the world of Chilean gastronomy.
Wide sandy beaches along the Pacific coast
Hot springs and vicuñas on the Altiplano
Homestay with Andean family
Cone-shaped volcanoes on Llanquihue Lake
Street art in Valparaíso
Chile's heart beats here in Santiago. And at the same time, it feels a bit like what gave this country its name according to a legend: Chilli – where the world ends. You visit the historical center of the capital. On the city hills you enjoy fantastic panoramas of the metropolis. And you visit the beautiful Andean nature of the Maipo Valley. You are not far away from Santiago, but you experience a completely different landscape in a wonderful atmosphere.
Continuing your journey, you reach the northernmost city of Chile. Under a cloudless sky you can explore the attractive city center and admire the first-class view of the desert town from the Morro Hill. Let your spirit unwind in Arica and take a break under the sun on one of the great beaches. The wide sea invites you to a refreshing bath or to surf.
Volcanoes, salt lakes and lagoons, desert landscapes and the breathtaking Altiplano – this and much more awaits you in the following days during your guided private tour from Arica to Iquique. You hike in magnificent National Parks, camp at the hot thermal baths of Polloquere and are hosted by an Aymara family who provide you with a very special insight into the daily life of the local llama and alpaca shepherds.
You leave the Altiplano and drive back to the coast until you finally arrive in Iquique. The desert city attracts its visitors with its superb beaches, the historical and architecturally interesting center and the huge sand dune at the gates of the town. Here you can feel an intense contrast to the past days in the Andes, which is a symbol for the incredible diversity of Chile.
The city of Puerto Varas has its very own magic with its panorama of the beautiful Llanquihue Lake. You visit the Osorno Volcano, which appears like out of a picture book with its cone shape and snow-covered dome. Watch the endless rupture of the waterfalls of Petrohué. On the adjoining Lago Todos los Santos, you take a pleasant boat trip. And you experience the island of Chiloé with its waterside houses on stilts and the typical wooden churches.
Back to central Chile, you stay in Valparaíso. The port city is famous for its colorful sheet metal covered houses, its historic elevators and the outstanding street art full of political and ironic messages. You stroll through the alleys of the UNESCO awarded hills and get an impression of Chilean food culture during an entertaining cooking class. Taste excellent wine in the Casablanca Valley and enjoy the peace of the fishing village of Quintay surrounded by pine forests.
Total price per person:
From 2.577,00 €
Arrival and departure, half and full day tours, entrance fees, travel insurance, short rides, meals
Total price per person:
From 3.145,00 €
Arrival and departure, entrance fees (partly with exceptions), travel insurance, short rides, meals
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Chile Central promotes sustainable and solidarity tourism. By booking your trip, you support CO₂ offset as well as a social project for disadvantaged children in Santiago.