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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.

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.

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.

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...

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Chilean Patagonia landscape
Map of Wonders of Chilean Nature: Santiago, Atacama Desert  & Patagonia - 11 Days
Wonders of Chilean Nature: Santiago, Atacama Desert & Patagonia - 11 Days

Explore some of South America's most astonishing landscapes on this 11-day nature tour of Chile. First, head north to Atacama to ride e-bikes and buggies through the desert, watch the sunrise over steaming geysers, and gaze at stars through powerful telescopes. Then, go south to the glacial terrain of Patagonia to spend several days climbing and hiking through lakes, forests, and peaks in Torres del Paine National Park.

Wild horses graze in Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Chilean Escapade: Santiago, Atacama Desert, Torres del Paine & Puerto Varas - 15 Days
Chilean Escapade: Santiago, Atacama Desert, Torres del Paine & Puerto Varas - 15 Days

This 15-day odyssey will take you to some of Chile's most fascinating sites and spectacular landscapes. Get to know the bustling city of Santiago, see the driest desert in the world at San Pedro de Atacama, marvel at glaciers in Torres del Paine National Park, and learn about Chile's colonial history in the scenic lakeside town of Puerto Varas. Cap off your adventure with a food tour of Santiago's best restaurants and a trip to Colchagua Valley wine country.

Easter Island's mysterious moai
Map of Chilean Culture & Nature: Santiago, Atacama Desert & Easter Island - 11 Days
Chilean Culture & Nature: Santiago, Atacama Desert & Easter Island - 11 Days

Monumental archaeological mysteries, natural phenomena, and urban life are all part of this 11-day Chilean itinerary. From sprawling Santiago to the awe-inspiring Atacama Desert and Easter Island, each moment of your trip will offer opportunities for unforgettable experiences. Travel by air, car, hot air balloon, bike, and horseback for a dynamic adventure through South America and across the South Pacific.

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
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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
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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
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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 Milenka Omireis
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Milenka Omireis

Saludos! My name is Milenka and I was born in the city of Potosí and grew up in the beautiful city of La Paz, where I studied tourism. Every time I have the opportunity to travel around my country...

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Trip Reviews for Chile

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Amazing trip!
Chile | Aug 10 - Aug 20, 2022

Sergio
Sergio S.
Brushy Creek, TX | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Great trip and amazing guides throughout our time in Chile!! Highly recommend!

Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Thanks, Sergio. Really nice pictures!! It was my pleasure to assist with your trip to Chile with Stacy.
Best always,
Lorena

so fun, drivers were timely, hotel(s) were gr...
Chile | Aug 5 - Aug 11, 2022

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MATTHEW K.
Greenburgh, NY | Reviewed on Aug 13, 2022

so fun, drivers were timely, hotel(s) were great and it was all reasonably priced. Love it and I'll be back! read more

so fun, drivers were timely, hotel(s) were great and it was all reasonably priced. Love it and I'll be back!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Portillo
Los Andes
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Hotel Boutique Le Reve
Santiago
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Local specialist: Lorena Huidobro
Lorena
Lorena Huidobro
Local specialist in Santiago | Reviewed on Aug 13, 2022

Thanks, Matt! I am very glad your trip to Chile was a success. It was our pleasure to assist!
Cheers,
Lorena

This is your sign to go to Chile (and more)!
Chile | Jun 11 - Jun 20, 2022

Vivian
Vivian S.
South Kingstown, RI | Reviewed on Jul 05, 2022

Wow, this was honestly the best trip we’ve been on! All our guides were so knowledgeable and went above/beyond to give the best experience. We have so many unique photos to look back all thanks to this. Our guide in Santiago was the BEST in terms of being personable and just down to earth. Kudos to him! The winery tour was memorable and this coming from someone who didn’t really like wine! I found that the reds and whites were so different and I kept myself open to the overall experience. My... read more

Wow, this was honestly the best trip we’ve been on! All our guides were so knowledgeable and went above/beyond to give the best experience. We have so many unique photos to look back all thanks to this. Our guide in Santiago was the BEST in terms of being personable and just down to earth. Kudos to him! The winery tour was memorable and this coming from someone who didn’t really like wine! I found that the reds and whites were so different and I kept myself open to the overall experience. My partner Nathaniel liked the lagoon and how we got to float effortlessly. It truly was a once in a lifetime experience!!! Not only will we be going back to Chile, but now we have started thinking about going to Brazil. Emilce made this whole process a breeze and I will go through her in the future.

Hotel Reviews
Pullman Santiago El Bosque (Ex Atton)
Las Condes, Santiago

The view from the our room was so beautiful, to see the sun coming up over the city and through the mountains. The included breakfast had the freshest fruit, so much better than anything back home.

Tips for future travelers

Get an idea of your surroundings! You’ll find that there are tons of restaurants and cafes within walking distance.

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Altiplanico Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama

The private room/dwelling was wonderful with the terrace and grounds to walk around. The breakfast was delicious and the staff were so friendly.

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Fauna Hotel
Valparaíso

The hotel was in a nice location and we could easily get around from it. Our room was unique and beautiful! The restaurant was fantastic and they had great views

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Activity Reviews
Half day Maipo Vineyards - Concha y Toro Winery: El Marqués Tour
Santiago

The grounds, the tour, and the attention to detail was perfect! This was our first tour and it set an awesome tone for the rest of the trip.

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He was kind, friendly and we would recommend him!!
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Rainbow Valley & Petroglyphs of Yerbas Buenas
San Pedro de Atacama

With the change in altitude and how dry it was, our guide did a great job of providing a tour that didn’t completely wear us out! He was so funny and took lovely pictures of us.

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San Pedro de Atacama: Moon Valley
San Pedro de Atacama

Our guide gave us a once in a lifetime experience! We walked on a dune and it was tough, but I would recommend it to everyone. I appreciated that he provided the tour but gave us space to explore.

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Cejar & Tebinquiche Lagoons
San Pedro de Atacama

The lagoons and seeing where life may have started was amazing. Plus we saw some wildlife and got to float in a lagoon!

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Local specialist: Emilce Alonso
Emilce
Emilce Alonso
Local specialist in Córdoba | Reviewed on Jul 05, 2022

Hi Vivian,

Thank you so much for the feedback and for letting me be part of this wonderful experience. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip around Chile! I looking forward to welcoming you again to discover more about South America and about wine! :)

It was a pleasure assisting you!
Best wishes!
Emi