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Introducing Chile

Chile is one of the most naturally and culturally diverse places in the world, stretching 2,500 miles across Andean peaks, dramatic coastline, and the otherworldly Atacama Desert. Along the way, you’ll find award-winning wineries in the Colchagua Valley and the bohemian enclave of Valparaiso—not to mention Santiago de Chile, one of South America’s most dynamic cities. 

When is the best time to visit?
Visit during Chile’s spring in September, October, or November to see the country come alive with color or during their fall, which happens March through May. Many attractions are closed during their winter season in July and August. Learn more

Where should I go in Chile?
Stargaze in the Southern Hemisphere’s clearest skies, ski or snowboard in the Andes, explore the iconic statues of Easter Island, explore the colorful streets of Valparaiso, watch the sunset over the dunes of the Atacama Desert, and soak in the deeply azure fjords where the mountains drop dramatically straight to the water. Learn more 

How many days do I need?
Travelers should really take their time and try not to rush through Chile. 10 days might even feel like too few, so if possible at least 2 weeks is best. Learn more

Getting Around in Chile
Chile is nearly 3,000 miles long, and most travelers use a combination of domestic flights and road transfers to maximize their time in the country. Fly between regions using major transport hubs (like Santiago and Atacama, for example), and then drive within any region you'd like to explore. Learn more

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Chile Tours & Itineraries

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Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) close to San Pedro de Atacama
Map of Wonders of Chile - 14 Days
Wonders of Chile - 14 Days

On this two week trip, you’ll visit many of the classic places that have made Chile an iconic country for travelers and mountaineers alike. You’ll journey to places like the Atacama Desert and the Patagonian glaciers as you discover a land of myths and mountains. You’ll also have the chance to stay in Santiago and Valparaíso to get a sense of Chile’s city life.

Atacama Desert, Chile
Map of Discover the Atacama Desert - 4 Days
Discover the Atacama Desert - 4 Days

Spend four days taking advantage of the natural beauty of the town and hinterlands of San Pedro de Atacama. Visit geysers, volcanoes, valleys and salt flats on this trip around the arid Chilean plateau and be wowed by the formidable grandeur of the Andes at every turn.

Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Patagonia & Atacama Desert - 10 Days
Patagonia & Atacama Desert - 10 Days

Explore regions on both ends of Chile's latitudinal spectrum with this 10-day itinerary. After getting a taste of Santiago, fly north to the Atacama desert—an oasis in the driest part in the world known for geysers, moonscapes, and starry skies. Then fly all the way south to Patagonia's Punta Arenas where you'll meet a penguin colony before finishing in Torres del Paine National Park for a range of activities and wildlife viewing.

Panoramic view of Andean peaks and a mineral-rich lagoon in the Atacama region.
Map of Hiking the Atacama Desert - 10 Days
Hiking the Atacama Desert - 10 Days

This 10-day trip takes you into some of Chile’s most dramatic landscapes. Multi-hued valleys, rocky canyons, towering sand dunes and azure-colored lagoons set the stage for big adventures in the otherworldly scenery of the Atacama Desert. The evenings are spectacular, with dramatic sunsets followed by night skies cluttered with stars.

Explore Santiago, Chile
Map of Santiago & Atacama Desert - 9 Days
Santiago & Atacama Desert - 9 Days

Immerse yourself in the colorful tiny town of San Pedro de Atacama and discover geysers, volcanoes, valleys, and salt flats amidst the arid Chilean desert. Lose yourself in the cosmopolitan city of Santiago, walk through its many squares, and marvel at the diverse architecture that makes this city a unique metropolis in Latin America all while being wowed by the grandeur of the Andes.

Marble Caves
Map of Atacama Desert & Marble Caves Adventure - 7 Days
Atacama Desert & Marble Caves Adventure - 7 Days

On this itinerary, you'll get to experience the two most beautiful regions of Chile: the northern Atacama Desert and southern Patagonia. Your adventure begins in the capital city of Santiago, where you'll glean insight into the culture on a city tour. Then it's off to the north and the otherworldly desert landscapes of Atacama. You'll visit geysers, lunar valleys, and even do some high-altitude stargazing. Finally, you'll head to Chile's unspoiled Patagonia region, where you'll visit one of the most unique sites on the continent: the marble caves of Lago General Carrera.

Make the Most of Your Time in Chile

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
How Many Days Should You Spend in Chile?
How Many Days Should You Spend in Chile?

Spend 10 days in Chile, and you'll be glad you did: it's enough to experience some of the famously long coastline, go wine tasting, and even venture down to the wilds of...

A pristine laguna in the Atacama Desert, Chile
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7 Days in Chile - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas

If you have a week to spend in Chile, take advantage of your time and visit more than one region. Beginning in Santiago, venture to the Atacama Desert for stargazing, to the...

Mountain scenery and city life in Santiago, Chile
Map of 10 Days in Chile - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Chile - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With ten days in Chile, you have time to visit more than one region. On these five unique itineraries, you'll combine a visit to Santiago with active adventures in the Atacama...

The Marble Caves of Chilean Patagonia
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2 Weeks in Chile - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

If you have two weeks in Chile, you can visit a range of diverse landscapes or focus your energy on one region, like Patagonia. Explore the natural wonders of Chile, from the...

Chile Travel Essentials

All you need to know to get started planning the perfect trip
Mountains in Torres del Paine National Park. Summer in the south of Chile.
Best Time of Year to Visit Chile

Stretching for more than 2600 miles along the western side of South America, Chile is a narrow country of dramatic extremes. You’ll find bone dry deserts in the north, glacial...

Torrest Del Paine and Pehoe Lake
Best Things to Do in Chile

Home to Andean peaks, dramatic coastlines and otherworldly deserts, Chile has an astonishing variety of landscapes that set the scene for unforgettable adventures. You can trek...

Chile Travel Advice

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Chile Destination Guides

Detailed travel guides for the main regions of the country
Geysers of El Tatio at sunrise.
Highlights of Northern Chile

Home to red-rock deserts, craggy mountain peaks and sparkling coastlines, northern Chile offers boundless adventures for avid travelers. You can spend your days wandering...

Chile Experiences

Unique things to do in Chile
The Capillas de Mármol (Marble Caves)
Marble Caves Full-Day Tour

This tour ventures deep into Chilean Patagonia to the small town of Puerto Río Tranquilo, which sits on the shores of General Carrera Lake. It's a scenic drive packed with...

The Chilean Altiplano
Atacama Desert: Lagoons & Salt Flats

This full-day excursion includes visits to some of the most incredible natural wonders in the Atacama Desert. The first destination is Laguna Chaxa, a desert oasis lagoon...

At the base of Torres del Paine
Hike to the Base of the Paine Massif

One of the most popular hiking routes in all of Torres del Paine National Park is to the lookout at Base Torres, which sits at the foot of the iconic triple peaks of the Paine...

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Torres del Paine National Park
Discover Chile's Lake District & Patagonia - 14 Days

Make your way around a series of unforgettable natural attractions — including national parks, mountain peaks, icy glaciers, penguin colonies, pristine lagoons, and more — on this two-week tour around Chilean Patagonia and the Lake District. Bookended on both sides with a few days in the bustling capital city of Santiago, the itinerary takes you first to Patagonia and the cities of Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales, gateway to Torres del Paine National Park. Move on to the Lake District, side-tripping to the mythical island of Chiloé. Trek through native forests to waterfalls and marvel at volcanoes before heading back to Santiago, where the trip comes to a close.

Sunset over the Serrano Valley and Torres del Paine National Park
Highlights of Chile: Santiago, Patagonia & Wine Country - 10 Days

This epic 10-day tour showcases three diverse regions of Chile, with a perfect balance of outdoor adventure and quiet relaxation. Explore the city streets of Santiago, then fly south to the rugged peaks and glaciers of Patagonia. After embarking on a series of unforgettable full-day treks deep into Torres del Paine National Park, you'll head north again to spend the remainder of your trip unwinding among the vines at a wine country retreat in the Casablanca Valley.

The winding road of Chile's Carretera Austral (Southern Highway)
Carretera Austral Road Trip: Chile's Scenic Southern Highway - 7 Days

A wonderland of mountains, fjords, and glaciers awaits on this self-drive journey into the remote Patagonian region of Aysén. Spend a week winding your way along the scenic Carretera Austral, while the spectacular southern highway introduces you to a world of untouched beauty and outdoor adventure. Hike to dramatic summits, soak in natural hot springs, trek through enchanted forests, and discover the marble caves of Capillas de Mármol.

Chile Travel Maps

Get the lay of land, and understand distances between the places you want to visit
Chile map: Top 10 Regions in Chile: Where to Go & What to See
Top 10 Regions in Chile: Where to Go & What to See
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Chile map: 2 Weeks in Chile - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in Chile - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Chile map: 10 Days in Chile - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Chile - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Chile
Travel specialist Erin Wiley
active 22 hours ago

Erin Wiley

Travel simply makes people happy and I want to be a part of that. If I am not traveling myself then I want to surround myself with people who are. Originally from Michigan, I grew up camping...

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Travel specialist Emilce Alonso
active 21 hours ago

Emilce Alonso

I'm from Cordoba, Argentina. I had the opportunity to travel a lot through it and beyond. I really enjoy getting to know new places, like typical food, music and meeting people. I love the...

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Travel specialist Lorena Huidobro
active 13 hours ago

Lorena Huidobro

I believe that those of us who love to travel tend to have a more open mind and free spirit. Being open to experience new adventures, explore the unknown, see the beauty in the simple things,...

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Travel specialist Leandro Zamprogno
active 20 hours ago

Leandro Zamprogno

Hello there! Planning to come to South America? Then I'm your contact here, I'll be super happy to help you plan your trip! I have been part of the sales team at Trips SouthAmerica for the last...

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Trip Reviews for Chile

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Chile Travel Filled with Beauty, Culture, & Wonderful People · Chile - Apr 13 - Apr 17, 2022

Traveler: Daphne P. - Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro

Lorena developed an amazing itinerary that allowed us to experience as much as possible during our time in Chile. Beginning our trip at Gloria and Leo's home for an amazing dinner, ambience, and conversation was the perfect welcome. Our tour guide Felipe was a wealth of knowledge about the area, the history, and social issues impacting the country, which greatly added to our experience. We spent a day seeing the beautiful sights of Santiago and experiencing a signature Chilean completo for... read more

Lorena developed an amazing itinerary that allowed us to experience as much as possible during our time in Chile. Beginning our trip at Gloria and Leo's home for an amazing dinner, ambience, and conversation was the perfect welcome. Our tour guide Felipe was a wealth of knowledge about the area, the history, and social issues impacting the country, which greatly added to our experience. We spent a day seeing the beautiful sights of Santiago and experiencing a signature Chilean completo for lunch, complete with talented street musicians playing in the background. We enjoyed a memorable day exploring the fun port city Valparaíso. Felipe and our van driver Gabriel worked together to make sure we could experience as much of the city in the time that we had, with the perfect combination of walking the narrow passageways and stone streets, riding the funiculars (hillside elevators), and driving. Our final day in the Maipo Valley didn’t go quite as planned because of traffic. However, Felipe quickly came up with an alternate plan to stop for ceviche and hike Mirador de Cóndores, which ended up being one of my daughter’s favorite experiences of the trip. We visited a couple of the breathtaking local wineries. The entire team expertly managed all the details and any last minute adjustments that needed to be made. For example, our flight was delayed, which was already being monitored by the team, and the necessary adjustments were made to our schedule. “Gabo” and Felipe were so personable and delightful. By the end of the trip we were able to enjoy a wonderful farewell dinner reminiscing and laughing about our adventures with our new Chileno friends. We made so many amazing memories on this trip and would highly recommend using this group.

Hotel Review

Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Santiago Kennedy

SANTIAGO

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We would have preferred to be closer to the city center to have more options for seeing the city during our free time. However, I understand the safety concerns and why you booked us in Vitacura.
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Lorena Huidobro, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Daphne,
Those are some amazing pictures and beautiful memories of your trip to Chile, thanks for sharing and also for your super sweet words!! I am so happy you and Madeline were able to enjoy the country and see it from an insider's perspective. I hope you will both enjoy many more world adventures to come.
Best always,
Lorena

Rob

Chile · Chile - Mar 19 - Mar 26, 2022

Traveler: Rob F. - Local specialist: Emilce Alonso

My wife and I had a wonderful time in Chile. Emilce did an excellent job setting up pick-up times, transfer, flights and hotels. Everything was efficient, and we were able to maximize our time on the trip. We especially enjoyed our stay at La Casona. The winery was beautiful and relaxing. The sommelier was knowledgeable, and the food was delicious. We felt comfortable during our entire trip, and Emilce and her team were responsive to any questions or needs. We would highly recommend kimkim... read more

My wife and I had a wonderful time in Chile. Emilce did an excellent job setting up pick-up times, transfer, flights and hotels. Everything was efficient, and we were able to maximize our time on the trip. We especially enjoyed our stay at La Casona. The winery was beautiful and relaxing. The sommelier was knowledgeable, and the food was delicious. We felt comfortable during our entire trip, and Emilce and her team were responsive to any questions or needs. We would highly recommend kimkim and Emilce and look forward to planning our next trip.

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La Casona at Matetic Vineyards

Casablanca

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Vinolia: Gastronomic experience

Santiago

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Emilce Alonso, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Rob,
Thank you very much for your kind words. :)
I am happy to hear you had a nice time in Chile at that everything went well and according to your expectations :D
It was a pleasure assisting you!
Look forward to receiving you in the rest of SouthAmerica in the future!
Best
Emi

Kimkim is reliable Travel agency and Leandro ... · Chile - Apr 3 - Apr 8, 2022

Traveler: Kim B. - Local specialist: Leandro Zamprogno

Kimkim is reliable Travel agency and Leandro is amazing Travel Agent. We used Kimkim for our trip to Chile, our first trip ever to explore South America.
Leandro is very friendly, knowledgeable and always reachable. He is also very flexible when it comes to customising the trip. We had little issue with the tour operator and Leandro helped us to resolve the issue instantly. Lots of people do not see the value of travel agency and think they are overpriced!! You pay for the convenience and... read more

Kimkim is reliable Travel agency and Leandro is amazing Travel Agent. We used Kimkim for our trip to Chile, our first trip ever to explore South America.
Leandro is very friendly, knowledgeable and always reachable. He is also very flexible when it comes to customising the trip. We had little issue with the tour operator and Leandro helped us to resolve the issue instantly. Lots of people do not see the value of travel agency and think they are overpriced!! You pay for the convenience and stress-free holiday.
I would always recommend Kimkim and Leandro to all of our friends and would contact them again next time I want to travel and explore other parts of the Earth!
Thank you so much for all your help Leandro! You are super star!

Hotel Reviews

Hotel NOI Casa Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama

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Amazing from service, from the room to facility, to the service. Foods and drinks are delicious! Location is amazing (only 5 mins to the main road with lots of bar, restaurants and shops).

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Hotel NOI Casa Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama

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Amazing from service, from the room to facility, to the service. Foods and drinks are delicious! Location is amazing (only 5 mins to the main road with lots of bar, restaurants and shops).

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San Pedro de Atacama: Moon Valley and Death Valley Excursion

San Pedro de Atacama

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On time, easy to communicate, reliable.
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Paloma was amazing, she is knowledgeable, responsible, reliable and very energetic. She helped us enjoy the Atacama to the fullest
Quality of Experience

Capricornio Expediciones has done a great job from communicating to taking care of us during the experience. They are very reliable! And I like them because they did not go behind travel agency back and tried to steal clients from travel agency (by telling us to book straight with them to save 2/3 of the cost).
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Leandro Zamprogno, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you very much, Kim, for such detailed feedback!! Super useful and informative!

I'm glad you had a nice time with us in Chile I hope to have the opportunity to arrange another trip for you in the near future either in Chile or Argentina. Pity the weather in the south ruined your plans for the Marble Caves, but nature is unpredictable, more out of season :(
You need to return for a second chance :) !