Immerse yourself in the raw beauty of South America’s longest country
Introducing Intrepid’s first Chile-only adventure. Awash with phenomenal landscapes, this destination stands every bit as tall as its photogenic neighbours Peru, Argentina and Bolivia. Set off from the cobbled streets of Santiago, pop over to the Casablanca Valley for a winery tour, and explore what must be one of the most romantic (and good-looking) little towns in South America – Valparaiso. Before returning to the capital, venture up into the Andes and the Acatama desert and spend a few days checking out hot springs, lagoons, hiking trails, geological oddities and high-altitude geyser fields.
Contrast Santiago’s historic city streets with the scenic vineyards of the Casablanca Valley, Chile’s fastest growing wine hot-spot
Explore the delightful port town of Valparaiso, where culture spills out into the streets and a rainbow of houses line the coast
Head out to the Moon Valley in the Atacama Desert and climb to the top of a sand dune for an unforgettable sunset
Visit the otherworldly El Tatio geyser, one of the highest elevated geyser fields in the world (4,300 metres above sea level)
A free day in San Pedro opens up a world of opportunities – lagoons, hot springs, hiking trails and more
This trip visits places that are at high altitude, and as a result some people can suffer from altitude sickness, regardless of age or physical health. Please see the ‘Health’ section of the trip notes for more important information on this.
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AIRPORT TRANSFERS – SANTIAGO (SCL) AIRPORT
If you have booked a transfer with us and have arrived on an international flight, please ensure you go to gate 3 regardless of which gate you exit from.
Our drivers will be waiting at gate 3 with an Intrepid sign displaying your name.
If you are having trouble locating the driver, please call the emergency number listed on your trip notes.
Please be aware that if you have pre booked your arrival transfer into Santiago through us that there are many fake taxi's at Santiago airport and recently many have been advising passengers who have not located their driver yet that they will call the emergency hotline number for them and will take them to their hotel. These drivers do not call the number and have no affiliation with us. Do not get into a car unless the driver is Holding an Intrepid sign with your name on it or the trip code for your tour on it. If you cannot locate your transfer please dial the emergency number listed in the Essential Trip Information and await instructions from the operator as often the driver is there or is a few minutes away held up in traffic.
PASSPORT DETAILS REQUIRED
Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase Entrance fees to certain sites. Additionally on certain trips it's needed to book bus, train or flight tickets. Delays to provide this information may result in booking fees or changes to your itinerary.
Our Best of Chile trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews in the last year.
The “Best of Chile” is exactly that - a wonderful varied itinerary that makes the most of the short time available and focuses on the highlights of this amazing country. From the hustle and bustle of Santiago to the wonderfully colourful and eclectic Valparaiso and then to the visually spectacular Atacama Desert, this trip is amazing for those wanting a taste of South America. Great food and wine and lovely warm friendly people. Can’t recommend it highly enough,
Review submitted 16 May 2018
Fabulous trip if you have only a short time to travel! We saw so much of Chile in only a week and the trip highlights must-see spots.
Review submitted 14 May 2018