Trek through Kawésqar National Park in this 6-day tour of Patagonia, starting in the port city of Puerto Natales with a scenic boat ride across the channel and up the fjord, where you'll view wildlife and ice calving glaciers. Your trek creates a circuit through several fjords, glaciers, and forests, with hikes up to alpine lagoons, preglacial lakes, and atop passes, such as the Indian Pass that was used by a local tribe for nearly 6,000 years. Explore glaciers up close while sleeping soundly under the stars in sturdy tents or on the water in houseboats.
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You can head off on all manner of hiking and trekking excursions into the nearby national park, as well as boat trips to see some stunning glaciers like the massive Perito Moreno. There are also excursions to otherworldly ice fields, kayaking trips in Eberhard Fjord and opportunities to go horseback riding up Dorotea Hill for a sweeping panorama over Puerto Natales. For a break from outdoor adventures, you can indulge in a culinary experience and learn about Patagonian ingredients and cooking techniques.
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Experience the highlights of Patagonia, a region that encompasses both Chile and Argentina, on this scenic 10-day adventure. In the former, you'll begin in the capital of Santiago and enjoy city tours before jetting south to Puerto Natales, the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park. After hiking among the park's mountain lakes and thundering waterfalls, you'll cross into Argentine Patagonia for glacier tours and estancia visits before ending the trip to Buenos Aires with a tango show.
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.
On this 15-day adventure, you'll experience Chile's vibrant capital and dive deep into Patagonia. Start with a tour of Santiago, followed by a visit to the nearby coastal city of Valparaíso. Explore the Andes Mountains and San José Volcano, then head to Puerto Natales to begin the Patagonian leg of your trip. Enjoy hiking, stunning views, and a boat tour on the Chilean side, then cross the border into Argentina for more outdoor activities. Finish with one last day of leisure in Santiago before heading home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Six days to a week is a great length for a Chile trip with stops in both Torres del Paine and Puerto Natales. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in four or five days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like Santiago or Punta Arenas. Get inspired with the below Torres del Paine and Puerto Natales trip ideas.
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.
Ideal for families nurturing keen young naturalists and explorers, this 10-day itinerary leads you through some of Chile's most beautiful places. Start in historic Santiago, then discover the Lake District's parks, fjords, and colonial towns. Head to Patagonia to hike and boat your way around the extraordinary Torres del Paine and Bernardo O'Higgins National Parks. Meet cute penguins, spot soaring condors, and marvel at ancient cave art as you follow in the footsteps of intrepid explorers of the past.
On this brisk, six-day excursion, experience the unforgettable landscapes of Chilean Patagonia. Explore the capital city of Santiago to start, then travel to Punta Arenas to visit Magdalena Island, home to a colony of more than 150,000 penguins. Then, embark on a trek into the famed Torres del Paine National Park, a Patagonian Mecca for hikers. The vacation concludes with a stunning boat trip to Glacier Grey.
Few other places in the world can compete with the wild, jagged mountains, incredible glaciers, and enormous panoramas of Patagonia. On this ultimate 13-day adventure, enjoy the best of the region. Following a quick tour of Santiago and a day along the coast, fly to Chilean Patagonia. Embark on the famed W Trek, a four-day hike that covers the furthest reaches of Torres del Paine National Park. Then, bus over to Argentinian Patagonia to view Perito Moreno Glacier and iconic Mount Fitz Roy.
This diverse 10-day itinerary takes you on a journey from south to north as you visit three of Chile's most iconic regions. Start in remote Patagonia, where you'll explore the granite peaks, azure lakes, and rushing waterfalls of the famed Torres del Paine National Park. Sample the culture and cuisine of the capital in Santiago, then end your adventure in the far north—stargazing under desert skies and discovering the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama.
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.
Most people visiting Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, and Punta Arenas spend about nine to 11 days in Chile, which usually includes some time in Santiago as well. For travelers wanting to visit Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, and Punta Arenas exclusively, plan six to eight days for a well-paced trip. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as four or five days. Read on for the best itineraries, including Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas, and beyond.
Ten to 13 days is the most popular trip length for Chile travelers interested in visiting Santiago, Puerto Natales, and Punta Arenas, especially when also including San Pedro de Atacama. If you're not interested in San Pedro de Atacama, a week to 10 days is enough for your Santiago, Puerto Natales, and Punta Arenas trip. With less time, it's still possible to see the highlights in as few as five or six days. For the best itineraries, including Santiago, Puerto Natales, and Punta Arenas, keep reading below.
Tailor-made for active families, this 10-day Chilean adventure will keep even the most energetic youngsters entertained and engaged. Get your bearings in Santiago with a city tour and dinner at a fun revolving restaurant, then transfer to coastal Valparaíso to ride up steep hills in rickety funiculars and meet the four-legged inhabitants of a local ranch. Excitement awaits as you fly south into Patagonia next, where you'll explore spectacular fjords, forests, and glaciers by foot, boat, horseback, and bike.
Explore moonscapes in northern Chile and icy landscapes in the south during this 10-day family adventure. Learn about the stars as you gaze up at the Atacama Deserts' clear night skies, and pack your swimsuits to splash in high-altitude lagoons and salt pools. Then it's off to Chile's southern tip and the wilds of Patagonia, where you'll walk among the country's largest penguin colony, hike the trails of Torres del Paine National Park, and sail along the towering walls of an ancient glacier.
Having 12 to 15 days is an excellent length of time for a trip to Chile, with stops in Santiago, Torres del Paine, El Calafate, Puerto Natales, and El Chaltén. It's also possible to hit the highlights in 11 days if you don't mind a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities or add more stops, such as Punta Arenas. Keep reading for more inspiring Santiago, Torres del Paine, El Calafate, Puerto Natales, and El Chaltén itineraries.
For most travelers, a week to 10 days is the perfect amount of time for a Chile trip with stops in Santiago, Torres del Paine, and Puerto Natales. It's also possible to hit the highlights in four to six days if you don't mind a fast-paced journey. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region, like Punta Arenas, Puerto Varas, or San Pedro de Atacama. Get inspired with kimkim's Santiago, Torres del Paine, and Puerto Natales trip ideas below.
See the top highlights of Chile on this 14-day family tour filled with outdoor fun and adorable wildlife. Start in Santiago to visit historic neighborhoods and parks, meet friendly alpacas, and explore local vineyards. Head to the colorful coastal city of Valparaíso for street art, museums, and funicular rides, then it's off to Patagonia to mingle with curious penguins on Isla Magdalena, navigate to icy glacier walls by boat, and end with a trek through the incredible vistas of Torres del Paine National Park.
Introduce your intrepid little ones to three of Chile's standout destinations on this family-friendly two-week tour. Start in Santiago to stroll historic plazas and parks, ride funiculars through the hills of Valparaíso, and taste Chilean wine (and grape juice) at local vineyards. Then, it's off to the Atacama Desert for lunar landscapes, ancient petroglyphs, and steaming geysers. Jet south into Patagonia to wrap up your trip with kid-focused outdoor activities in the land of mountains, glaciers, and penguins.
Begin your adventure in the capital of Santiago. Experience the city's culture and culinary delights on a full-day walking tour. Next, head to the coast to immerse yourself in the artsy vibe of Valparaíso before heading out to the Casablanca Valley to taste some of Chile's world-renowned wines. Then, travel south to Punta Arenas to explore the rugged beauty and unforgettable landscapes of Chilean Patagonia. Take a boat out to Magdalena Island, and get a close-up look at the 150,000 strong penguin colony. Then you'll embark on a trek into the famed Torres del Paine National Park, a Patagonian Mecca for hikers. Finally, you'll tour lakes and rivers before finishing with a boat trip to Glacier Grey.
Feed your adventurous soul with this 15-day tour of Chile. Begin in Santiago with bike tours of the city and visits to Chile's wine country for tastings of its best varietals. Then, it's off to the Andes Mountains and the Atacama Desert, where you'll travel through the mystical Moon Valley and swim in saltwater lagoons. Fly south to Patagonia to see the penguins of Magdalena Island in Puntas Arenas, then close the trip by hiking the mountains and glaciers of Torres del Paine National Park.
Stretching thousands of miles in length, Chile can feel a world away with its mountains, glaciers, deserts, and rugged coastline. This 12-day trip hits the highlights with a series of unique guided tours. Move at a relaxed pace as you make your way from the Atacama Desert in the north, to Patagonia in the south. You'll also make urban stops in Santiago, Valparaiso, and upscale Viña del Mar for two days of beachy fun.
On this 12-day Chilean vacation, explore three regions of the country—the capital city, Patagonia, and the Pacific Coast. Begin with some sightseeing in Santiago, and head to Patagonia the next day. Enjoy the waterfront promenade of Puerto Natales before venturing to Torres del Paine National Park. Spend an adventurous five days exploring the park’s highlights—Las Torres, Los Cuernos, Lake Nordenskjöld, the French Valley, Lago Grey/Glacier Grey, and more. Visit a Patagonian estancia, and go on a historical kayaking excursion. Then, return to Santiago and head out to the vibrant coastal towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso, a colorful grand finale.
This 12-day Chilean vacation starts in Santiago for some sightseeing, followed by a day trip to the coastal towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso. Then, head out to explore the rivers, gorges, and peaks of Maipo Valley. Next, fly to Punta Arenas to begin your Patagonian adventure. Visit penguins on Magdalena Island, take a tour of a working estancia, and spend four incredible days hiking Torres del Paine's W Trek highlights—Mirador Base Torres, Lake Nordenskjöld, the French Valley, and Glacier Grey.
Discover the reason so many travelers head south to Chilean Patagonia on this 14-day itinerary. From the turquoise waters of the Lake District to the penguin colonies of Isla Magdalena, this region offers an endless array of natural sites to explore. Get close to the action as you reach out and touch the glaciers of Torres del Paine, kayak alongside sea lions and dolphins in the Strait of Magellan, and hike to the edge of the active Osorno Volcano.
Travelers flock to Chile from all over the world to visit three principal regions, and this 11-day itinerary has all of them covered. First, it's a trip to the north of the country and the Atacama Desert, where you'll do some stargazing and tour the otherworldly landscapes. Then, it's a flight to the southern Lake District and its enormous lakes, wild rivers, and snowcapped volcanoes. Finally, you'll end up in the far south, in Patagonia, where you'll spend a day exploring the most famous national park in the country: Torres del Paine.
Most travelers will find that about 10 days is perfect for a well-paced Chile trip with stops in Santiago, Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, and Puerto Varas. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—in a week to nine days. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another place, like Punta Arenas. See more ideas for Santiago, Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, and Puerto Varas itineraries below.
For most travelers, nine to 11 days is the perfect amount of time for a Chile trip with stops in Santiago, Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, and Punta Arenas. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as a week or eight days. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country. Get inspired with the below Santiago, Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, and Punta Arenas trip ideas.
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.
Unveil Chile's diverse highlights from north to south with this far-reaching, two-week family trip. From Santiago, you'll fly to the otherworldly Atacama Desert for stargazing and gentle hikes through its lunar landscapes. Encounter enigmatic moái statues and play on the volcanic beaches of Easter Island, then fly south to Patagonia to finish your adventure amid the penguins of Isla Magdalena and the dazzling mountain landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park.
Hop between deserts, mountains, and lakes on this two-week family trip through Chile. Bookended with a stay in Santiago, you and the kids will float in salt pools in the Atacama Desert, sail to penguin-filled islands in the Lake District, and visit glaciers and national parks in Patagonia. An itinerary of gentle hikes and scenic boat rides will keep young adventurers entertained, while relaxed excursions like a winery picnic, an alpaca farm visit, and a day trip to colorful, coastal Valparaíso will delight all ages.
This 15-day trip combines outdoor attractions around Chile and Argentina's spectacular far south, also known as Patagonia. You'll start with penguins, horses, and glaciers before entering Torres del Paine National Park for three days of guided tours. Then head across the border for Los Glaciares National Park, where you'll go ice trekking and partake in several jaw-dropping trails near Mount Fitz Roy.
Discover the best of Chile's urban and natural landscapes on this 9-day adventure. Begin with a cultural exploration of Santiago on a full-day city tour. Next, head to the Maipo Valley to take in its stunning mountain landscapes while sipping Chilean wine. Then, venture south to Patagonia for a visit to the iconic Torres del Paine National Park. Here, you'll embark on a 4-day version of the famed "W" circuit trek—a multi-day hike featuring some of the park's most breathtaking scenery.
Combine rugged adventures in Patagonia with private tours and luxury lodgings for the perfect 10-day Chilean getaway. Explore Santiago and go wine tasting in the famous Curicó Valley, then fly south to the untamed Patagonian wilds. Here you'll hop between two of the country's most spectacular 5-star lodges—spending your days kayaking on fjords, hiking through Torres del Paine, and soothing your muscles at the on-site spas. Return north for more tasty vino and a trip to colorful Valparaíso .
Embark on an adventure through Chilean Patagonia on this eventful, 11-day trip. Fly into Santiago, and head straight to Punta Arenas. Do a bit of exploration before discovering the region’s native wildlife—visit the Austral dolphins in the Strait of Magellan, the penguins that inhabit Magdalena Island, and the sea lion colony on Marta Island. Then, it’s time to conquer the W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park. Hike to the famed Towers and walk along the ice of Glacier Grey. The trip winds down with a glacial kayaking excursion and a visit to a local estancia.
On this 11-day tour of Chile, experience several different sides of the country—the capital city, two coastal towns, one of the main wine regions, and Patagonia. Indulge in a food tour of Santiago, then visit the neighboring, colorful towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso. Next, embark on a wine-tasting tour of Casablanca Valley before heading to Punta Arenas, the hub of Patagonia. Enjoy several boat tours, hike around the gorgeous glaciers and peaks of Torres del Paine National Park, and visit a Patagonian estancia to close out the adventure.
Take in rugged mountains, pristine fjords, and lush wine country on this diverse 14-day journey through Chile's greatest highlights. Start in the country's far south, where you'll hike through the wilds of Torres del Paine National Park, visit penguins on the Strait of Magellan, and horseback ride across a traditional Patagonian estancia. Head north to kayak and climb through the spectacular scenery of the Lake District, then wind down with a final three days in Santiago. After a trip filled with activity and adventure, enjoy a change of pace as you explore the vibrant capital and take relaxing day trips to the nearby wine country and colorful villages of the Pacific coast.
Conquer the highlights of Southern Chile on this 13-day adventure. After a quick stop to tour Santiago, hop a flight to Punta Arenas for your first glimpse of Patagonia. Then, visit penguins on Magdalena Island and enjoy a wildlife tour along the Straight of Magellan. Next, spend four days discovering the unparalleled beauty of Torres del Paine National Park along the W Trek, the famed Towers to the ice fields of Glacier Grey. The trip concludes with a kayaking excursion out of Pueblo Serrano—with more incredible glacial views along the way.
This two-week itinerary explores Patagonia's most breathtaking sites at a relaxed pace while staying in comfortable accommodations. Kick off in Chile's capital before continuing south to Torres del Paine National Park for glaciers, turquoise lakes, and thrilling day hikes. Finish across the border in Argentine Patagonia for more glaciers and a secluded mountain lodge with a variety of outdoor activities, not to mention iconic views of Mt. Fitz Roy.
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.
Explore Patagonia's most breathtaking sites at a relaxed pace while staying in comfortable accommodations on this 15-day itinerary. Kick off in Chile's capital before continuing south to Torres del Paine National Park for glaciers, turquoise lakes, and thrilling day hikes. Finish across the border in Argentine Patagonia for more glaciers and a secluded mountain lodge with a variety of outdoor activities, not to mention iconic views of Mt. Fitz Roy.
Travel to the furthest reaches of Chile for outdoor adventures in the arid northern deserts and southern Patagonia. This 10-day luxury itinerary begins with tours of the otherworldly landscapes in the Atacama Desert, followed by a trip south for trekking in Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park. It's not all roughing it, however, as during the journey, you'll stay in 5-star hotels and dine at some of the world's best restaurants.
Explore Chilean culture and experience the rugged landscapes of Patagonia on this ten-day trip. Start your adventure in the capital city of Santiago and explore the city's markets, skyscrapers, and parks. Next, head to the coast to experience the vibrant and colorful cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. Then, venture south to Patagonia for a visit to Torres del Paine National Park. Here, you'll head out on a four-day version of the famed "W" circuit trek to take in the stunning beauty of Patagonia on foot.
Ever dreamed of embarking on an unforgettable mountain trek in Patagonia? Then this active 12-day itinerary is perfect for you. The journey begins with a tour of Santiago and the port city of Valparaiso, with a delicious wine tour in between. Then you'll head south to Patagonia and arrive at one of the greatest trekking sites in the world: Torres del Paine National park. Here you'll embark on the iconic W Trek, and spend five adventure-filled days amid the park's lakes, valleys, and glaciers. By the end of this excursion, you'll truly be able to say you did Patagonia right.
Explore Chile's beautiful extremes on this 11-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 its geysers, moonscapes, and starry skies. Then, travel south to Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park to challenge yourself on the W-trek, a world-famous route that will take you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes the park has to offer.
Explore many Chilean highlights in just under two weeks. Arrive in Santiago and embark on a city tour, followed by a day trip to the coastal towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso. Then, discover Maipo Valley’s peaks and streams, along with a wine tasting excursion through Casablanca Valley. Then, it’s off to Patagonia to discover the Aysén region, home to beautiful glaciers and stunning marble caves. Next, fly to Punta Arenas to view native wildlife, explore the best of Torres del Paine, and visit a local estancia—before one final evening in Santiago.
Is it possible to experience the highlights of a famously diverse and beautiful country like Chile in just under two weeks? In this instance, yes. Over 13 days, you can visit all the wonderful sites that have graced the covers of travel magazines for years. You get it all: the northern Atacama Desert, Patagonia—even the far-flung mystical island of Rapa Nui, better known as Easter Island to us foreigners. So pack a bag, get your hiking gear ready, and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.