With 10 days in Chile, you can take your family on a grand adventure in the Lake District and Patagonia and fill your days with hiking, kayaking, and boat trips. Or focus on northern Chile and spend time delving into the region's natural and cultural highlights. If you have wildlife-loving kids, be sure to include time on Isla Magdalena and a visit to a Chilean ranch on your itinerary while families with budding adventurers split their time between the Atacama Desert and Torres del Paine National Park.
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With one week in Chile, you and your family can use Puerto Natales as a base to discover the impressive glaciers, mountains, and wildlife the country is famous for, or pack in the activities on a kid-friendly itinerary featuring the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama Desert. Those seeking a more relaxed paced tour will find Santiago and Valparaíso, or Easter Island, the ideal places to stay, while nature-loving families hike, boat, and tour around Torres del Paine and Bernardo O'Higgins National Parks.
With two weeks in Chile, you and your family can embark on a classic tour and discover the must-see highlights of the Atacama Desert, Easter Island, and Patagonia. Or, spend time in Santiago and Valparaíso and treat young explorers to a cultural-focused trip. Families seeking a more relaxed pace will find an itinerary incorporating sandy beaches, hot springs, and sailing excursions the ideal fit, while those who prefer keeping on the move can opt for a speedy tour around Chile's natural wonders from north to south.
Chile family-friendly itineraries
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Immerse yourselves in Chile's natural beauty on this gently paced two-week family adventure that's perfect for families of all ages. Set out from Santiago for a day trip into the lush Maipo Valley, then fly to Easter Island to explore its remote beaches and mysterious statues. Jet south to the Patagonian Lake District for outdoor excursions in its national parks and thermal spas, and end in the country's far north, where the kids can dive into salt pools and spot constellations in the remote Atacama Desert.
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.
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.
Explore Chile from several angles with this 10-day kid-friendly tour of its highlights. Starting in vibrant Santiago, you'll make your way through the otherworldly landscape of the Atacama Desert and view the world's clearest night skies. Head back to Santiago and take a trip up the Cajón del Maipo into the Andes before relaxing on a tour of Chile's finest wine and cuisine in the Casablanca Valley and Valparaíso. With some classic beach time thrown in for good measure, this trip has something for all ages.
Experience remote deserts, sparkling lakes, and soaring volcanoes on this family-friendly 10-day tour through two of Chile's most spectacular regions. Get your bearings in Santiago before heading north to the otherworldly Atacama Desert, where the kids can swim in salt lagoons, stargaze under clear night skies, and bounce through the dunes on a buggy tour. Jet south to Patagonia next and dive into the famous Lake District with kayaking, hiking, and penguin-spotting adventures.
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.
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.