Chile’s Iconic Extremes: Patagonia + Atacama Desert

Chile’s Iconic Extremes: Patagonia + Atacama Desert

Overview

FROM $5,340 – 7,215* 14 DAYS Chile

Discover Patagonia and the Atacama Desert, both breathtaking in their differences, with this luxury experience that highlights Chile’s iconic extremes. Travel to the incomparable Torres del Paine National Park to stay at the sophisticated and sustainability-focused Tierra Patagonia Lodge. Lastly make your way north to the surreal Atacama Desert to enjoy Tierra Atacama Lodge.

SANTIAGO  3 NIGHTs

Discover the cultural and historic treasures of Santiago as you explore Chile’s capital city.

Torres Del Paine  4 nIGHTs

Journey through this beloved national park and marvel at its stunning and unending natural beauty.

Atacama  4 nIGHTs

With its otherworldly terrain, the Atacama Desert is a magnificent destination for adventurers.

*Price approximation reflecting seasonality and room category. All Knowmad trips are custom and quoted individually. 

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WHY TRAVEL WITH KNOWMAD

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Itinerary

KEY B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Santiago Chile Travel

DAY 1 •  USA – Santiago

You will take an overnight flight from the U.S., arriving in Santiago the following morning.


Santiago Market

DAY 2 •  Santiago

Arrive to Santiago and be brought to your hotel. Explore independently at your leisure. Highlights to discover could include the historic República & Concha y Toro neighborhoods, eclectic Barrio Lastarria, or artsy Barrio Bellavista.

  • No meals – Lastarria Boutique or similar

Santiago Chile Travel Knowmad Adventures

DAY 3 •  Santiago

Head out for a half-day guided exploration of Santiago, featuring the city’s most important historic and cultural sites. Discover the downtown area surrounding the Plaza de Armas (the main square), La Moneda (the Presidential Palace), the majestic architecture of the governmental buildings, and the pedestrian streets, such as Huérfanos and Ahumada. Pass by vibrant markets such as the Mercado Central, one of Chile’s largest fresh seafood markets, and urban parks, such as the Parque Forestal or Santa Lucía Hill. Visit the Museum of Memory and Human Rights, dedicated to commemorating the victims of the Pinochet dictatorship.

  • B – Lastarria Boutique or similar

Torres del Paine National Park

DAY 4 •  Santiago – Punta Arenas – Torres del Paine National Park

Fly to Punta Arenas this morning. After a scenic 4-hour scenic drive through Puerto Natales arrive to Torres del Paine National Park. On your first day at Tierra Patagonia Lodge, as well as each day of your stay, you will be able to peruse the many excursion options available through the lodge and decide what you would most enjoy doing that day. All excursions take place in small groups of Tierra guests accompanied by your bilingual guides. After your excursions, relax and enjoy your Patagonia luxury lodge’s spa or pool, and enjoy delicious wines and cuisine to finish off your day.

  • B, L (*dependent on flight time), D – Tierra Patagonia Lodge

Tierra Patagonia Knowmad Adventures

DAY 5 •  Patagonia

Enjoy your adventures as you choose from the wide range of excursions available. Activities can include half-day and full-day hiking experiences at all levels of difficulty, horseback riding alongside local gauchos, and other opportunities to explore the gorgeous scenery in Torres del Paine National Park.

  • B, L, D – Tierra Patagonia Lodge

Patagonia South America Trip

DAY 6 • Patagonia

Continue enjoying your adventures throughout the region and your stay at Tierra Patagonia Lodge.

  • B, L, D – Tierra Patagonia Lodge

Knowmad Adventures Chile Tour

DAY 7 •  Patagonia

Continue enjoying your adventures throughout the region and your stay at Tierra Patagonia Lodge.

  • B, L, D – Tierra Patagonia Lodge

Patagonia Santiago Trip

DAY 8 •  Torres del Paine National Park – Punta Arenas – Santiago

Enjoy one more breakfast at Tierra Patagonia Lodge before transferring back to the airport and flying to Santiago. Upon arrival in Santiago, you will collect your luggage and cross the street to your accommodations at the Holiday Inn Aeropuerto for the evening.

  • B, L (*dependent on flight time) – Holiday Inn Aeropuerto

Atacama Desert Travel

DAY 9 •  Santiago – San Pedro de Atacama

This morning you’ll fly to Calama. After your arrival you’ll transfer to Tierra Atacama Lodge. Take a dip in the pool before meeting your guide and planning your excursions. Walk to the petroglyphs at Devil’s Canyon, or cruise to the adobe streets of Toconao and meet the locals before photographing the flamingo-filled desert salt flats.

B, L (*dependent on flight time), D – Tierra Atacama Lodge


Atacama Desert Trips

DAY 10 •  Atacama

Head out early to the smoking columns of El Tatio geyser. Enjoy breakfast as the sun rises and gives light to this incredible natural wonder. Spot vicuñas, foxes, and Andean ostriches before heading back to the village. Enjoy a gourmet dinner and local wine as the world’s most impressive night sky emerges.

  • B, L, D – Tierra Atacama Lodge

Atacama Desert Custom Trip

DAY 11 •  Atacama

Take a cool, desert-morning horseback ride and spend the afternoon at natural springs in the canyon. Or choose to awake early and attempt to summit the 16,500-ft Toco Volcano.

  • B, L, D – Tierra Atacama Lodge

Atacama Chile South America Travel

DAY 12 •  Atacama

Continue enjoying your adventures throughout the region and your stay at Tierra Atacama Lodge.

  • B, L, D – Tierra Atacama Lodge

South America Atacama Adventure

DAY 13 •  San Pedro de Atacama – Santiago – USA

After enjoying one more morning at Tierra Atacama you will transfer to the airport and fly back to Santiago. Upon arrival in Santiago, you will connect with your international, overnight return flight home.

  • B

Knowmad Adventures Chile Travel

DAY 14

Arrive home.


AIR TRAVEL

Airfare is not included in the land cost of our trips. You may arrange your airfare independently, or we are happy to offer assistance in helping you book it. Regional flights for this trip would include: Santiago – Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas – Santiago, Santiago – Calama, and Calama – Santiago.

Knowmad has vast knowledge of and operations within Chile. This is a private trip, and during the planning stages, your Trip Specialist will collaborate with you in modifying excursions, accommodations, and the flow of the itinerary to perfectly suit your travel style and interests. The following are some ways to customize your trip:

DurationHave a longer or shorter amount of time to travel? We’ll guide you on the best days to pull or ways to extend your adventure, possibly with travel to another region.

accommodation upgrades or AlternativesFrom backcountry camping in tents to luxury, boutique hotels, Knowmad handpicks accommodations based on our travelers’ desires. Talk with us about the nuances of the variety of properties featured in our trips to find the best fit for you.

Visit another regionMaybe wine country or an Andean pueblo has caught your eye, but it’s not in this itinerary. Knowmad Trip Specialists are experts at coordinating inter-regional travel, considering sequencing and the best duration to spend in each destination depending on your interests and travel style.

LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN

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Planning a trip to South America might seem a little overwhelming at first. Knowmad offers door-to-door trip planning: first, we listen, and then we help you navigate the seasonal differences and itinerary options, resulting in a holistic, seamless, and custom-crafted experience, all at a guaranteed best value.

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