10-day Chile adventure
Chile | Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2023

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Jananee J.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

We recently embarked on a remarkable 10-day adventure in Chile, expertly crafted by our trip planner, Francisco. The itinerary, flexible and seamlessly modified via Francisco's responsive WhatsApp communication, showcased impeccable pick-up and drop-off logistics.

Beginning our trip in the Atacama desert was surreal. Aptly named the driest desert in the world, it offered clear night skies, small stone houses, and a unique atmosphere. Our exploration included the Moon Valley, lagoons, Atacama salt flats, beautiful flamingoes, floating in Piedre Lagoon, and spending time at the El Tatio geysers.

In Santiago city, we explored captivating attractions, aided by the excellent guide Jose who provided a fantastic city tour and great suggestions for activities. A magical sunset view from the Sky Costanera added to our experience. Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar, with their undeniable charm, added a delightful touch to our journey.

Heading south to Puerto Natales, we encountered a sudden drop in temperature and windy conditions, with late sunsets creating a unique atmosphere. We visited the Myladon cave, took a panoramic tour to Torres del Paine, and had a one-of-a-kind experience at Grey Glacier, marveling at a glacier that is thousands of years old.

Throughout our adventure, the hotel accommodations consistently met our expectations, contributing to an overall excellent travel experience.

Special thanks to Francisco for curating a memorable trip that beautifully balanced relaxation and exploration, showcasing the diverse beauty of Chile's landscapes and cities.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel La Casa de Don Tomás
San Pedro de Atacama

Good vegan options at the restaurant

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to Caracoles street, where the shops and restaurants are located
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Small rooms
Hotel Diego de Velazquez
Santiago

Centrally located, close to all attractions, walking distance to Sky costenara.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
The maid accidentally took our bag of socks, thankfully our tour guide helped brining t back to us at the airport
Cleanliness & Comfort
Best Western Patagonia (ex Borde Glaciar)
Puerto Natales

Beautiful views, but they have repetitive breakfast menu. Not vegan friendly. They should include more options for food

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Francisco Torres
Francisco
Francisco Torres
Local specialist in Santiago & Quito | Replied on Jan 15, 2024
It's wonderful to see that you had an amazing 10-day adventure in Chile and to read your fantastic review. I am thrilled that the itinerary lived up to your expectations because it was a true pleasure for me to organize and participate in your tour.
The Atacama Desert is indeed a unique and mesmerizing destination, and I'm glad you enjoyed the diverse experiences it had to offer – from the clear night skies to the captivating landscapes like Moon Valley and the Atacama salt flats. Your...
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It's wonderful to see that you had an amazing 10-day adventure in Chile and to read your fantastic review. I am thrilled that the itinerary lived up to your expectations because it was a true pleasure for me to organize and participate in your tour.
The Atacama Desert is indeed a unique and mesmerizing destination, and I'm glad you enjoyed the diverse experiences it had to offer – from the clear night skies to the captivating landscapes like Moon Valley and the Atacama salt flats. Your exploration of Piedre Lagoon and the El Tatio geysers sounds like it added a special touch to your time in the desert.

I'm also pleased to hear that your experiences in Santiago, guided by Jose, were enjoyable. The magical sunset from the Sky Costanera must have been a memorable moment. Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar, with their undeniable charm, are truly gems of the Chilean coast, and I'm glad they added to the delight of your journey.

Heading south to Puerto Natales sounds like it brought a change in climate and a unique atmosphere. The visit to the Myladon cave, the panoramic tour to Torres del Paine, and the experience at Grey Glacier all contribute to a well-rounded exploration of Chile's diverse landscapes.

I appreciate your kind words about the hotel accommodations, and I'm glad they consistently met your expectations, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay throughout your adventure.

It was my goal to curate a trip that balanced relaxation and exploration, showcasing the diverse beauty of Chile's landscapes and cities. I'm thrilled to hear that you felt the trip was memorable.

Thank you for choosing Chile as your destination, and I hope these memories stay with you for a long time. If you ever plan another adventure, I'd be more than happy to assist you.
Francisco