Experience two of the reasons Chile draws travelers from all over the world: its exquisite wines and great outdoors. It's an itinerary fit for any adventurer with a taste for the good life, as it begins with hikes around the granite peaks, glaciers, and shimmering lakes of Torres del Paine. After multiple days of trekking and sightseeing in Patagonia's most famous national park, you'll fly to the capital of Santiago and hit the wine trail in its surrounding valleys to taste the finest varietals this country has to offer.


  • Stay at some of the country's finest historic luxury lodges and 5-star hotels 
  • Hike to famous lookouts and across glacial valleys in Torres del Paine
  • Sample Chile's bold and tasty reds on a wine tour of the Casablanca Valley

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Santiago, Fly to Puerto Natales Puerto Natales
Day 2 Transfer to Torres del Paine, National Park Tour Torres del Paine
Day 3 Full-Day Hike to Mirador Base Torres Torres del Paine
Day 4 Full-Day Hike to French Valley Torres del Paine
Day 5 Fly to Santiago, Explore the Capital Santiago
Day 6 Casablanca Valley Wine Tour & Tasting Santiago
Day 7 Santiago Guided City Tour, Depart  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Santiago, Fly to Puerto Natales

Your luxury retreat overlooks the Seno Última Esperanza (photo courtesy of the Singular Patagonia)

Welcome to Chile! This packed itinerary focuses on the country's wild and ruggedly beautiful Patagonia region—and there's no time to waste. Upon arrival in the capital of Santiago, you'll board a connecting flight south to Puerto Natales. This small port city on the Seno Última Esperanza (Last Hope Sound) is famous as a base for nature excursions to Torres del Paine, the crown jewel of Chile's national parks. This legendary protected area covers 700 square miles (1,810 sq km) and is renowned for its circuit treks.

Upon arrival, a driver will pick you up for the ride to the Singular Patagonia, a 5-star luxury hotel just north of the city on the shores of the sound. Set in a historic building from the industrial era, the Singular has been converted into a model of luxury, with each of its elegant rooms and suites offering views of the sound and mountains. If you like, soothe your muscles after the previous day's excursions with a session at the hotel spa. Or learn a bit of regional Patagonian history at the on-site museum.

After settling in, you'll receive a briefing from the team about your upcoming park adventures. Afterward, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the promenade fronting the silver waters of the Seno Última Esperanza. In the distance, you'll see the peaks of Cerro Benitez and Cerro Toro, and the sunset views are phenomenal.

Day 2: Transfer to Torres del Paine, National Park Tour

Your base for Torres del Paine adventures sits within the national park (photo courtesy of Hotel Las Torres)

Time for some adventures in Patagonia! Leave in the morning on a 1.5-hour transfer to Torres del Paine. In the park, you'll check into Hotel Las Torres, a 4-star ranch-style hotel located at the start of the W Trek, the most famous circuit hike in Torres del Paine. But this luxury lodge is a convenient base for exploring all of Torres del Paine. It's a family-run property built by the owners' Croatian ancestors, who first arrived in Patagonia in 1905. The rustic buildings reflect the local culture and integrate with the landscape, offering an abundance of hiking trails and easy access to highlights like Lago Sarmiento.

The tour representatives will arrange all activities here according to your interests. After settling in, you can enjoy one such activity. Perhaps embark on a brisk introductory hike or horseback ride to get a sense of the area. You'll marvel at the iconic scenery, like the granite peaks of the Cuernos del Paine, as well as the local wildlife, which includes guanacos (a type of camelid). At the end of the day, feel free to sit down and enjoy some hearty Patagonian barbecue at the hotel restaurant, Coirón.

Day 3: Full-Day Hike to Mirador Base Torres

You're off on an epic private trek to Mirador Base Torres today—one of the park's most famous (and scenic) routes

After an early breakfast at the hotel, you'll lace up your boots and embark on the most famous day hike in Torres del Paine: the 11.2-mile (18 km) trek up to Mirador Base Torres. This privately guided adventure begins with an ascent along a trail up Mount Almirante Nieto, which features stunning views of Lago Nordenskjöld and the Asencio Valley below. After two hours of hiking, you'll reach Refugio & Camping Chileno, where you'll break for lunch.

Then it's another hour of hiking past ancient lenga forests until you arrive at a moraine. The next part is a 45-minute hard scramble to the top and Base Torres. In this spot, three granite pillars jut out of the ground over a silver lagoon and make for the best view in the park. You'll also see the towering peaks of nearby Torre Sur, Torre Central, Torre Norte, Condor's Nest, and Glacier Torre. The trek ends when you hike back down the mountain.

Day 4: Full-Day Hike to French Valley

Enjoy the incomparable views as you hike deep into the French Valley
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Chat with a local specialist who can help organize your trip.

You're in for another famous hike this morning as you set off on an iconic trail deep into the French Valley. Your privately guided 10.7-mile (17.3) km day hike starts with a transfer to Pudeto Ranger Station. From here, take a half-hour cruise across Lago Pehoé on a catamaran. On the other side, begin your trek. The first part of the trail is relatively flat, leading along the north side of Lago Skottsberg to the bottom of French Valley and Campamento Italiano, where you'll break for water and snacks.

You'll have the option to turn back or continue upward, heading deeper into the French Valley along a steep trail through the forest and a rocky moonscape above the treeline. Roughly 1.5 miles (2.5 km) from Campamento Italiano, you'll reach a viewpoint where you'll take in views of the French Glacier, Mount Paine Grande, the Cuernos del Paine peaks, and the valley ahead. Finally, make your way back to the hotel to relax after a full day of hiking.

Day 5: Fly to Santiago, Explore the Capital

Hike or take a gondola up to the top of Cerro San Cristóbal
For fine city views, ride a cable car or hike to the top of Cerro San Cristóbal

It's time to bid farewell to Patagonia this morning as you transfer back to Puerto Natales. There, you'll catch a flight (likely connecting) to Santiago. Welcome back to Chile's capital! This grand metropolis is nestled in a valley surrounded by towering Andes peaks. With its captivating mix of historical landmarks and great food scene, this is the perfect place to end any South American adventure—though there's still a couple more days of fun in store.

Upon arrival at the airport, your personal driver will meet you for the ride to your hotel, the Singular Santiago. This 5-star luxury hotel lies in Santiago's historic Lastarria neighborhood, close to the city's major attractions. When you arrive, you can relax in your spacious suite, enjoy a massage at the hotel's spa and wellness center, or perhaps kick back beside the rooftop pool and admire views of the surrounding Andes. After settling in, you can choose to head out and explore the city on a self-guided tour.

For magnificent city views, hike to the top of Cerro San Cristóbal. Then, stroll the cobblestone streets of fashionable Barrio Bellavista, visit the Plaza de Armas (in Santiago's historic center), or snap some pics at the Palacio de la Moneda (Presidential Palace). In the evening, enjoy dinner out and see why Santiago has emerged as a global foodie destination. Chilean chefs are reinventing traditional dishes like empanadas, cazuelas (stews), and seafood. You can find great restaurants and wine bars not only in Bellavista but also in the revitalized barrios of Yungay and Italia.

Day 6: Casablanca Valley Wine Tour & Tasting

Cruise around the scenic Casablanca Valley, stopping to enjoy Chile's famous reds
For your penultimate day in Chile, you're off on a full-day private tour to discover why Chile is one of the world's most famous wine producers. Your driver will pick you up for the one-hour ride to the Casablanca Valley, a famous region near the Pacific coast that produces a wide array of varietals. These include chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, and Chile's prized carménère—a bold, fruit-forward red. Over the course of the day, you'll visit three outstanding wineries, enjoying tastings at each, followed by a delicious lunch. Afterward, you'll return to Santiago.

Day 7: Santiago Guided City Tour, Depart

Enjoy some more snacks at Santiago's Mercado Central before departing Chile

Maximize your final morning in Chile with a half-day private city tour. Start by wandering the aisles of Santiago's labyrinthine Mercado Central or Mercado La Vega. These markets are the beating heart of the city, overflowing with vendors and locals eager to get their hands on the day's produce. With the help of an English-speaking guide, engage with vendors and shoppers, sampling delicious tidbits along the way. 

Later, visit Plaza de Armas. Founded in 1541, it's home to the impressive Catedral Metropolitana, a neoclassical church whose twin bell towers dominate the north side of the plaza. Finally, enjoy panoramic vistas from the hills of Cerro Santa Lucía or Cerro San Cristóbal. Take in the urban sprawl and spot landmarks like the Gran Torre Costanera, the tallest building in Latin America. Later, at the appropriate time, your driver will be waiting to transfer you to the airport for your flight home. Safe travels!

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