Chile 7-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 22 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Chile.

A week is just long enough to put together a Chilean vacation itinerary that covers the highlights of any one or two regions. You can enjoy any number of activities as well, be it skiing the Andes Mountains at the Portillo resort, cycling around the lunar valleys and salt flats of the northern Atacama Desert, or even jetting off to Easter Island to see the iconic Moai statues. For a less active but decidedly tasty adventure, take a tour of Chile’s famous wine valleys.

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 7-day trips in Chile.

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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 geyser, 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.

Valparaíso, Chile
Map of Easter Island & Santiago - 7 Days
Easter Island & Santiago - 7 Days

On this adventure, you'll explore remote Rapa Nui—the Chilean territory also known as the legendary Easter Island. Fly into Santiago to experience the culture of the capital city and seaside Valparaíso. After a wine tour and an excursion into the Chilean mountains, you'll finally hop on a flight to Easter Island, where you'll hang out with the famous stone moai statues that are found nowhere else on Earth.

Cycle along vistas like this Andean lagoon
Map of Cycling the Atacama Desert in Chile - 7 Days
Cycling the Atacama Desert in Chile - 7 Days

Mountain bikers, this one's for you! Cycle through the Atacama Desert off the beaten path and into areas not yet accessible by vehicle, only currently frequented by llama and goat herds. Small villages, geysers, lagoons, valleys, archaeological ruins, Andean wildlife, and spectacular panoramas crowned by dormant volcanoes await!

Discover Chile's Atacama Desert
Map of Exploring Santiago & the Atacama Desert - 7 Days
Exploring Santiago & the Atacama Desert - 7 Days

This week-long itinerary allows you to experience central Chile's major cities and wine regions and the arid desert landscapes in the country's north. First, you'll arrive in Santiago and take a city tour before discovering the nearby wilderness and wine country. Then, it's a trip to the coastal seaport and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valparaíso. Afterward, you'll jet off to the Atacama Desert in the north, where you'll visit the Indigenous villages, geysers, painted mountains, salt flats, and lunar landscapes for which the region is deservedly famous.

Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires
Map of Santiago, Buenos Aires, and Beyond - 7 Days
Santiago, Buenos Aires, and Beyond - 7 Days

Explore two of South America's greatest cities (and beyond) on this week-long tour. Begin with a day of exploration in Santiago de Chile, followed by wine tastings and vineyard tours in the Casablanca Valley. Visit the seaport town of Valparaiso before heading to Buenos Aires for a city tour and tango show. Finish your trip with a day in charming Tigre, a Venetian-style village filled with freshwater canals and fabulous museums.

Chile is one of the world's leading wine-producers
Map of Chile's Famous Wine Valleys - 7 Days
Chile's Famous Wine Valleys - 7 Days

Chilean wines are today considered to be among the best in the world. Chile’s geographical diversity coupled with its Mediterranean climate makes it ideal to grow sustainable wines and to produce a variety of wine styles. The country is home to a wide range of wineries, from age-old to new biodynamic establishments committed to sustainable viticulture.

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.

Hike into the world of Torres del Paine's glaciers and mountains
Map of Torres del Paine National Park: Self-Guided "W" Trek - 7 Days
Torres del Paine National Park: Self-Guided "W" Trek - 7 Days

Conquer Chile's famous "W Trek" trek on this seven-day self-guided excursion for experienced hikers and the adventurous at heart. Starting in the trekker's paradise of Puerto Natales, you'll set out into Torres del Paine National Park, following the w-shaped route through some of Chilean Patagonia's most spectacular scenery. Pass towering mountains, vast glaciers, and turquoise lakes as you hike the rugged and rewarding 35 miles (56 km) to the base of the magnificent Grey Glacier.

The mountain landscapes of Patagonia's Torres del Paine
Active Patagonia: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine National Park - 7 Days

Patagonia's natural wonders take center stage on this week-long Chilean adventure. Arrive in the cosmopolitan capital of Santiago, then fly to the country's far south to embark on a series of unforgettable outdoor excursions. Meet the penguin colonies of Isla Magdalena, trek through the spectacular landscapes of Torres del Paine, and travel by boat through the Ultima Esperanza Sound to reach the remote Bernardo O'Higgins National Park.

Portillo Ski Center, Chile
Map of Santiago, Valparaíso & Skiing in Portillo - 7 Days
Santiago, Valparaíso & Skiing in Portillo - 7 Days

This active week-long trip is perfect for anyone who wants a taste of Chilean culture along with an unforgettable skiing excursion. Tour Santiago's historic neighborhoods and discover the delights of nearby Valparaíso before traveling north to the Portillo Ski Center. Located in the Andes, this all-inclusive boutique ski resort offers excellent slopes for all levels and ages, from complete beginners to advanced.

Snowy Licancabur volcano in the Andes reflecting in the water of Laguna Chaxa with Andean flamingos, Atacama salar, Chile
Map of Immersive Chile: Santiago & Atacama Desert - 7 Days
Immersive Chile: Santiago & Atacama Desert - 7 Days

From cosmopolitan Santiago to cosmic stargazing in the Atacama Desert, this brilliant seven-day itinerary takes you from the capital city to the world's largest salt flat. Taste typical Atacameño dishes with a local family, wander the lunar landscapes of Moon Valley, taste sustainably-grown Chilean wine at the source, and spot flamingoes on Chaxa Lagoon. Along the way, you'll discover the rhythms of daily life in remote Atacameño villages and support the work of local and Indigenous guides.

View the 2019 Solar Eclipse in Chile - 7 Days
View the 2019 Solar Eclipse in Chile - 7 Days

Head to Chile in July 2019 to witness one of the most important events of the century—a total solar eclipse, observable for over four minutes. View the eclipse from a prime location in the beautiful Coquimbo region, with protective glasses and cozy blankets provided. Spend the rest of your visit touring cosmopolitan Santiago de Chile and colorful Valparaíso, sampling native varietals at Viña del Bosco winery, checking out the Enchanted Valley petroglyphs, and more.

Adventurous kids will love exploring the remote salt lagoons and geysers of the Atacama Desert
Map of Family Adventure in Chile's Atacama Desert - 7 Days
Family Adventure in Chile's Atacama Desert - 7 Days

The lunar landscapes of Chile's Atacama Desert take center stage on this weeklong family adventure. Start with a tour of Santiago, then climb the hilltop neighborhoods of Valparaíso by vintage funicular. Fly north to reach the otherworldly expanses of the Atacama Desert, where a kid-friendly itinerary of excitement and exploration awaits—from stargazing with high-powered telescopes to diving into buoyant salt pools, watching powerful geysers erupt, and deciphering ancient rock art.

Take the family exploring on Easter Island
Map of Family Holiday in Santiago & Easter Island - 7 Days
Family Holiday in Santiago & Easter Island - 7 Days

A place of mystery, monuments, volcanoes, and beaches, Easter Island makes an exciting and off-the-beaten-path destination for a family holiday. You'll access the island by flight from mainland Chile, bookending your week with city fun in bustling Santiago. See the famous moai statues, head out snorkeling, go horse trekking on the slopes of a volcano, and learn about the island's fascinating past on this family trip like no other.

Take a family-friendly excursion into the famous Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Chilean Patagonia for Families: Caves, Glaciers & Wildlife - 7 Days
Chilean Patagonia for Families: Caves, Glaciers & Wildlife - 7 Days

Bring your kids' geography lessons to life as you visit waterfalls, glaciers, lakes, and caves on this Patagonian adventure! Begin by wandering around Chile's capital city while daring your children to try the local delicacies. Then, fly to Punta Arenas, the gateway to Chilean Patagonia. Board a boat to an island filled with penguins, and see strange natural wonders, such as the Milodón caves and the Devil's Seat. Finish your trip with a trek past Andean condors—the largest flying bird in the world.

Take the nature-loving family's trip of a lifetime to Patagonia, Chile
Map of Family Adventure in Chile: Santiago, the Lake District & Patagonia - 7 Days
Family Adventure in Chile: Santiago, the Lake District & Patagonia - 7 Days

Perfect for the nature-loving family, this weeklong Chilean adventure will take you and the kids to some of the country's most stunning places. Meander through Santiago's parkland and the colonial townships lining Lago Llanquihue, then head off into the wild to explore the national parks around Puerto Varas and Puerto Natales—including the renowned Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia. See these extraordinary places at a kid-friendly pace, ensuring lots of family fun and tales to share back home.

Map of Relaxed Family Vacation in Chile: Santiago & Valparaíso - 7 Days
Relaxed Family Vacation in Chile: Santiago & Valparaíso - 7 Days

Explore Chile's vibrant capital and colorful seaside towns at your own pace during this weeklong family trip. Get to know Santiago from above in a revolving restaurant before embarking on a city tour in the streets below, then spend an evening watching traditional dance as you feast on local cuisine. Relocate to the coast and explore Valparaíso, known as "Chile's San Francisco." Ride the rickety funiculars and get to know the surrounding countryside via horseback rides from a family-owned ranch.

See Patagonia in style from your fjord-front luxury hotel (photo courtesy of The Singular Patagonia)
Map of Luxury Chilean Patagonia: Santiago & Torres del Paine - 7 Days
Luxury Chilean Patagonia: Santiago & Torres del Paine - 7 Days

This luxury trip around Santiago and Patagonia offers the best of city life and the great outdoors. In Chile's chic metropolitan capital, you'll marvel at its Spanish colonial history on city tours, sample fine wines, and enjoy day trips to its rugged countryside. Then you're off to southern Patagonia, one of the world's last unspoiled frontiers, for customized multiday adventures around the mountains, glaciers, and rivers of Torres del Paine National Park.

Wake up to views of Lago Llanquihue and the Osorno volcano (photo courtesy of Hotel AWA)
Map of Luxury Chile Desert & Lake Adventure - 7 Days
Luxury Chile Desert & Lake Adventure - 7 Days

Travel from Chile's sun-blasted deserts to its lush Lake District on this weeklong luxury tour. The adventure begins in the capital, Santiago, where historic city tours and gourmet dining at world-class Boragó await. Next, escape to the world's highest and driest desert, the Atacama, where you'll stargaze and explore otherworldly salt flats and moon-like valleys. End in Puerto Varas, your base for scenic flights over the Lake District's volcanoes, forested valleys, and national parks.

Discover the volcanic craters and ancient rock statues of Easter Island
Map of Luxury Chile Adventure: Atacama Desert & Easter Island - 7 Days
Luxury Chile Adventure: Atacama Desert & Easter Island - 7 Days

Experience two different sides of Chile on a quick but luxurious adventure around its northern deserts and South Pacific islands. After a quick taster of Santiago, you'll dive into the altiplano salt flats and geological wonders of the Atacama Desert—complete with a morning hot-air balloon ride—before jetting off to the remote beauty of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Along the way, you'll stay in some of the country's finest 5-star hotels and embark on a series of customized private experiences.

Stay in waterfront 5-star hotels on this weeklong exploration of Chile's Lake District (photo courtesy of &Beyond Vira Vira)
Map of Chile Luxury Lake District Escape - 7 Days
Chile Luxury Lake District Escape - 7 Days

Spend a week exploring Chile's idyllic Lake District with this adventurous luxury tour. Begin in the lively capital, Santiago, for trips to UNESCO-listed Valparaíso and the colossal El Yeso Dam, before jetting south to Chile's land of shimmering lakes. Here, you'll hike to the mighty Pichillancahue Glacier and in Santuario El Cañi reserve, discover volcanoes and lava formations in Conguillio National Park, and soak in steamy hot springs. End with aerial views of this wild, lake-studded region on a scenic helicopter flight.

Kick off your trip at a boutique winery hotel in Chile's Casablanca Valley (photo courtesy of La Casona)
Map of Luxury Chile Art, Food & Culture Tour - 7 Days
Luxury Chile Art, Food & Culture Tour - 7 Days

Sample Chile's art, cuisine, and culture on this luxury weeklong tour. You'll taste fine wines on vineyard tours in the lush Casablanca Valley and learn to make classic Chilean dishes, from ceviche to empanadas, in a cooking class with a local chef. Discover world-famous street art in UNESCO-listed Valparaíso and head to the rural Cajón de Maipo region for hikes to traditional villages. End in the vibrant capital, Santiago, for a walking tour of its historic landmarks.

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