Immerse yourself in the raw natural beauty and colourful characters of Chile.
Awash with phenomenal landscapes, Chile stands every bit as tall as its photogenic neighbours Peru, Argentina and Bolivia. Set off from the cobbled streets of Santiago and 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. Hop over to the Casablanca Valley for a winery tour and explore what must be one of the most romantic (and good-looking) towns in South America – Valparaiso, before returning to the capital. Let Chile enchant and delight on an eight-day highlights adventure.
Contrast Santiago’s historic city streets with the scenic vineyards of the Casablanca Valley – Chile’s fastest growing wine hotspot.
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 on a guided tour – one of the highest elevated geyser fields in the world, standing at 4300 metres above sea level.
A free day in San Pedro de Atacama opens up a world of opportunities – lagoons, hot springs, hiking trails and more!
Explore the delightful port town of Valparaiso, where culture spills out into the streets and a rainbow of houses line the coast.
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 Essential Trip Information for more important information on this.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Best of Chile trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
AIRPORT TRANSFERS – SANTIAGO (SCL) AIRPORT
If you have pre-booked an (optional) arrival transfer, please make your way through Customs and Immigration and only exit from the green doors marked 'Meeting Point’. Our representative will be holding a sign with your name on it and waiting for you outside this exit. Please only make contact with our representative.
Santiago International Airport is undergoing extensive renovations which are due to continue to 2019. Due to these renovations there have been instances of Taxi Scammers taking advantage of the confusion so please follow these instructions.
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.
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