Chile Experiences

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Discover the landscapes of Chile with kimkim's hand-selected activities. Venture into the heart of Torres del Paine National Park for a wilderness trek, marvel at the spectacular Salto Grande Waterfall, and explore the geologic wonders of the Atacama Desert, including the highest geysers in the world at over 14,000 feet. Whether cruising across Lake Pehoé, soaking in geothermal pools at Tatio Geysers, or witnessing the beautiful stratifications of Moon Valley, many activities offer a taste of Chile's diverse natural beauty. Check out our recommended experiences in Santiago, Torres del Paine, San Pedro de Atacama, and beyond to make your trip to Chile an extraordinary adventure.

Stand below the peaks of
Torres del Paine
Excursion to Torres del Paine National Park
4.6
(16)
10 hours
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Small group
Embark on a day trip from Puerto Natales to the Torres del Paine National Park, known for its mountains, glaciers, and hiking trails. For this excursion, it's common to start by exploring Cueva del Milodón ("Milodon Cave"), home to a replica of a prehistoric sloth that once lived in the caves....
Serrano Glacier
Puerto Natales
Boat Excursion to Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers
4.6
(14)
Group tour
Head out on a 7-hour boat excursion from Puerto Natales to the southern end of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, home to the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers. During this scenic ride, you can enjoy panoramic views of native forests and sea lion colonies. Next, you may leave the boat for a short...
Take in the beautiful mountain views during your trek
Torres del Paine
Hike from Sarmiento Lake to Amarga Lagoon
5.0
(4)
Small group
On this excursion, you'll experience the hidden treasures of Torres del Paine National Park, beginning with pickup from your accommodation in Puerto Natales. Once you arrive at Sarmiento Lake, you'll trek to Nordensköld viewpoint, where you can view ancient cave paintings. Next, you'll continue...
Work together with other travellers to raft down the river
Puerto Varas
Rafting the Petrohué River
5.0
(3)
5 hours
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Small group
Embark on a thrilling rafting journey down the majestic RÍo Petrohué ("Petrohué River") in southern Chile. After hotel pick-up in Puerto Varas, you may enjoy a scenic drive through the countryside before suiting up in the provided rafting gear and listening to a safety briefing. Next, it's common...
Enjoy wine tastings at both vineyards
Valparaíso
Tasting at 2 Wineries in Casablanca Valley
5.0
(2)
6.5 hours
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Private
Kick off the day with a mid-morning pickup from your hotel in Valparaíso and head to the Casablanca Valley, globally acclaimed for white wine production. It's common for your first stop to be at Bodegas RE, where your guide will show you around the vineyard as you delve into the valley's history...
Puerto Varas
Trekking in Alerce Andino National Park
5.0
(2)
Small group
Enjoy the convenience of hotel pick-up from Puerto Varas and the scenic journey to Alerce Andino National Park. Once there, it's common to enjoy a guided 2.5-mile (4 km) trek through the ancient forests, spotting native wildlife and fauna. Perhaps you'll end up at the Salto del Río Chaica...
15 moai displayed in a row at Ahu Tongariki
Easter Island
Easter Island Highlights Excursion
5.0
(2)
Group tour
Embark on a full-day guided excursion of Easter Island, starting with a visit to Ahu Te Pito Kura, the site of the only fallen moai to remain in place. Next, perhaps you'll venture to the vibrant Rano Raraku Volcano, the birthplace of the island's moai, followed by a cooked lunch at Ahu...
The charming coastal town of Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas
Explore Punta Arenas
5.0
(2)
Private
Begin your exploration of Punta Arenas at Plaza Muñoz Guerrero, where you're likely to meet your guide and learn about the city's history and the nearby neoclassical mansions. Next, it's common to visit the luxurious Palacio Sara Braun before heading to the waterfront for a seaside stroll. From...
Easter Island
Sunrise at Ahu Tongariki
5.0
(2)
2 hours
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Small group
Begin your sunrise excursion to Ahu Tongariki with pick-up from your accommodation in Hanga Roa, typically between 6:00 am and 6:30 am. From here, your guide may take you to an excellent observation site where you can watch the spectacle of the sun rising behind the iconic monuments or the...
Santiago
Virtual Wine Tasting at Vinolia
4.7
(3)
4 hours
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Small group
It's common to begin your visit to Vinolia Wine Bar with hotel pickup. Once you arrive, you can enjoy a welcome glass of sparkling or white wine while listening to a brief educational introduction. Next, you'll likely begin a sensory experience of wine aromas guided by a sommelier. Then, you can...
Santiago
Bike Ride to Santiago Markets
4.7
(3)
5 hours
·
Small group
Experience Santiago like a local on a three-hour, four-mile (6.5 km) bike ride through the city's vibrant Barrio Bellavista ("Beautiful View Neighborhood"), known for its colorful streets, artistic murals, and bustling marketplaces. Along the way, stop at La Chascona ("The Disheveled One"), a...
Kayaking on the
Puerto Varas
Kayak Excursion on the Reloncaví Fjord
5.0
(1)
Small group
It's common to begin the kayaking excursion on the Reloncaví Fjord with hotel pick-up in Puerto Varas, from which your guide may drive you to the Bay of Ralún, where you'll receive equipment and listen to a briefing. Next, you'll likely begin your 11-mile (18 km) journey, taking in the views of...
Try your luck at fly fishing
Puerto Montt
Fly fishing on the Río Maullín
5.0
(1)
Private
Begin your journey with hotel pick-up from Puerto Montt and take in the beautiful scenery of Chile's Lake District as your guide drives you to the Río Maullín. Once you arrive at the riverbank, your guide may help you onto the small boat. Then, you'll likely take a short boat ride to a prime...
Take a quick stop in Serrano with stunning mountain views
Puerto Natales
Van Transfer from Puerto Natales to Lago Grey
5.0
(1)
Private
Begin your one-way or roundtrip shared transfer to Lago Grey ("Grey Lake") in Torres del Paine National Park with optional hotel pick-up in Puerto Natales or at a predetermined meeting place around 6:30 am. You'll board a van from there, driving about 2.5 hours until it reaches Lago Grey, with a...
Petrohue waterfalls and Osorno Volcano
Puerto Varas
Excursion to Petrohué Falls
5.0
(1)
6 hours
·
Small group
Enjoy a 6-hour adventure in Chile's Lake District, beginning with a convenient hotel pick-up in Puerto Varas. As you travel, soak in the views of the expansive Lago Llanquihue and pass by notable sites like the Poza, the German Club with a water mill, and the Bella Vista cabins. Next, your guide...
Torres del Paine
Trek in the Pingo Valley
5.0
(1)
4 hours
·
Small group
Embark on a half-day trek in the beautiful Pingo Valley, nestled in the dense forest west of Torres del Paine. It's common to begin at a designated point or enjoy pickup from your accommodation before setting off toward the Pingo River on a gently undulating path through an untouched ancient...
Enjoy a hike through the Reserve Nacional Magallanes
Punta Arenas
Excursion to Magallanes Nature Reserve and Club Andino
5.0
(1)
3.5 hours
·
Small group
Embark on a half-day trip to the scenic Reserva Nacional Magallanes ("Magallanes National Reserve") and Mirador del Estrecho ("Straight Viewpoint"). It's common to begin the excursion with hotel pickup in Punta Arenas, where your guide will drive through the city's southern neighborhoods before...
Puerto Natales
Eberhard Fjord Kayaking Excursion
5.0
(1)
5.5 hours
·
Small group
Typically, your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Puerto Natales and drive you to Puerto Prat, where they'll provide dry suits and teach the group about the safety protocols. Next, you'll likely set off through the Eberhard Fjord, where it's common to pass by Kruger Island, with...
After a 30-minute hike in the desert, you'll arrive at the thermal pool
San Pedro de Atacama
Puritama Canyon Trek to Thermal Pools
4.1
(7)
4.5 hours
·
Small group
Embark on a four-hour excursion to the Atacama Desert, where you'll explore the Puritama River Canyon on foot. It's common to begin this tour with pick-up from a predetermined meeting spot in San Pedro de Atacama, where your bilingual guide will drive you to the starting point for the hike....
Relax and look up at the night sky
San Pedro de Atacama
Atacama Desert Stargazing Outing
4.1
(13)
Group tour
For this stargazing outing in the Atacama Desert, it's common to start with hotel pickup or at a meeting point in downtown San Pedro de Atacama. From here, you can head to the Altiplano ("high plain"), where an expert astronomer might provide an astronomy lesson, explaining how to identify...
Colorful Valparaiso
Valparaíso
Valparaiso Excursion
4.0
(1)
Small group
Today you will tour the historic Chilean coastal city of Valparaiso. This is a special treat because Valparaiso is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's also the most romantic and artistic city in the country. This colorful, well-preserved seaport is a throwback to the turn of the 20th...
Santiago
Visit to Pablo Neruda Museum and Museum of Fine Arts
4.0
(1)
3.5 hours
·
Private
Embark on a cultural journey to two museums, beginning with pick-up from your hotel in Santiago. First, you'll enjoy a drive downtown, passing the Mercado Central (Central Market) before parking and continuing on foot through Parque Forestal (Forestal Park) until you reach the Museum of Fine...
Snap a photo of the snowcapped Osorno Volcano
Puerto Varas
Visit to Puerto Montt & Puerto Varas
3.3
(3)
4 hours
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Private
Enjoy hotel pick-up in Puerto Varas and a ride to the Manuel Montt Viewpoint, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the cities and nearby landmarks. Next, perhaps you'll head to the Plaza de Armas, where you can view the Monument to the German Colonists and learn about the city's history. Then,...
Paddle on the calm waters of the Magellan Strait
Punta Arenas Port
Kayaking in the Magellan Strait
2.5
(2)
5 hours
·
Small group
Embark on a half-day kayaking adventure with morning or afternoon pick-up from your hotel or at a pre-determined meeting point in Punta Arenas. From here, your bilingual guide may drive you to Bahia de Agua Fresca ("Freshwater Bay"), where you'll have an excellent view of the surrounding...
The Chilean Altiplano
San Pedro de Atacama
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 located 50 km (31 miles) from the town of San Pedro de Atacama. Chaxa is situated in the middle of the Atacama Salar salt...
Another beautiful vista in Maipo Valley
Maipo Valley Wine Experience
The Valle de Maipo (Maipo Valley) is a rich wine-producing region in central Chile. The great thing about this hotbed of viniculture is that it lies just a few minutes from the capital of Santiago, so it's easily accessible on a day trip. This tour covers the history of wine and the almost...
Enjoy stunning views on Laguna San Rafael
Boat Trip to Laguna San Rafael National Park & San Rafael Glacier
47 miles (77 km) west of the Patagonian lakeside town of Puerto Río Tranquilo lies Bahía Exploradores (Explorers Bay). This bay sits at the western end of Valle Exploradores (Explorers Valley), which is situated at the confluence of the Exploradores, Oscuro, and La Teresa rivers at Laguna San...
Enjoy the views from the lighthouse
Isla Magdalena & Penguin Colony Boat Tour
Located on the Strait of Magellan, about 18 miles (30 km) northeast of the Patagonian city of Punta Arenas, is Isla Magdalena. On this island is Los Pingüinos Natural Monument, a protected area home to Chile's largest colony of penguins. A half-day boat excursion to Magdalena involves first...
Punta Pirulil, Chiloé National Park
Chiloé National Park Tour
The island of Chiloé is one of the more culturally unique and mythic regions of Chile. Located on the west coast at the doorstep to Patagonia, Chiloé is famous for its rolling green hills, colorful fishing villages, and rumors of witches that haunt the rugged coastline at night. It's also home to...
Views from the lookout point at the French Valley
Torres del Paine
Hike Torres del Paine National Park - The French Valley
This excursion involves a visit to one of many iconic areas of Torres del Paine National Park: The French Valley. Led by an expert guide the adventure begins at the Pudeto Ranger Station, which is located on the shore of Lake Pehoé, which sits beside Lago Grey and is fed by the Paine River. From...

Best Experiences in Chile

7 Best Active Adventures in Chile
7 Best Active Adventures in Chile

Chile's rugged landscapes lure active travelers from all over the world. Thrill-seekers go whitewater rafting in the Lakes Region, sandboarding in the Atacama Desert, and paragliding high above Iquique. Down-to-earth alternatives include horseback riding on the beach and cycling in Pan De Azúcar National Park.