Luxury Chile Adventure Trip Highlights

  • While staying at Explora Salto Chico Lodge, enjoy the most privileged location in Chilean Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park and choose from a wide range of adventure excursions.
  • Experience Santiago’s colorful and lively culture.
  • Discover the eclectic charm of vibrant Valparaíso.
  • Enjoy relaxing in the beach town of Viña del Mar.
  • Experience vineyard visits and wine tastings in the Casablanca Valley.

Itinerary Overview

The Luxury Chile Adventure trip idea showcases diverse regions of Chile, creating a well-rounded and in-depth trip of a lifetime. Spend time discovering Santiago’s historic and cultural sights, choose from a range of adventurous excursions in breathtaking Patagonia, explore the eclectic city of Valparaíso, and taste one-of-a-kind wines in the Casablanca Valley.

Chile Adventure Vacation

DAY 1  Santiago

Most flights from the U.S. and Europe will be overnight arriving the following morning.

DAY 2  SANTIAGO

Upon your early morning arrival you will be met at the airport by a Knowmad Adventures representative and taken into the city. Enjoy a half-day privately guided exploration of the city. Your bilingual guide will lead you on a tour featuring Santiago’s most important historic and cultural sites. You’ll also have the chance to visit the famous La Chascona Museum and Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda’s home. Following your exploration you’ll be taken to your hotel.

DAY 3-6  Explora Lodge

Awake in the morning and head to the airport by private transfer in accordance with your flight to Punta Arenas. Then embark on a scenic overland transfer into Torres del Paine National Park, the crown jewel of Patagonia. After settling in to Explora Salto Chico Lodge with its unrivaled location and views, you will discuss with your guide Explora’s wide range of excursions in Patagonia and chart out your time in this remote and beautiful land at the bottom of the earth. From this wide range of excursions choose more casual driving safaris to demanding full-day hikes near glaciers, glacier boat expeditions to private catamarans on turquoise lakes, canters through vast grasslands with gauchos or more introductory horseback rides in striking scenery.

At Explora Salto Chico the focus is adventure and expeditions tailored specifically to your interests. After enjoying your day of activities return to a centrally located lodge of understated elegance. Click to see Explora’s complete list of excursions.

Included in cost:

  • Round trip transfers to/from airport
  • All guided excursions including transport
  • Gourmet meals including picnics for full day excursions
  • Alcoholic beverages and wine
  • National park entrance

Explora may be substituted in this program for a custom, private adventure in Torres del Paine, or any of our other recommended lodges in the park such as Awasi Patagonia, Tierra Patagonia and EcoCamp Patagonia.

DAY 7  patagonia – santiago – Valparaiso

Depart in the morning in accordance with your flight from Punta Arenas to Santiago. After your arrival you will be taken to your hotel in Valparaiso.

DAY 8  VALPARAISO – casa higueras

Walk cobblestone streets while discovering the eclectic charm of Valparaiso, recently named a UNESCO World Heritage city for its historic architecture. Visit an enigmatic cemetery with elaborate, above-ground tombs from colonial times, and finish the day with a boat tour of the bay.

DAY 9  Casablanca Valley

You will be met at your hotel and taken to the renowned Casablanca Valley. The valley is world-famous for its commitment to producing some of Chile’s best white wines and cool-climate reds. Stop at renowned wineries Loma Larga, Casa del Vino and Viñedos Organicos Emiliana. Following the day’s activities you will be taken to the airport to begin your journey home.

DAY 10  Home

Arrive home.

 

Is It For Me?

Ideal for people who appreciate food, culture, relaxation and have an interest in nature and light physical activity. This trip has something for every style of traveler.

Knowmad has vast knowledge and operating capacities in Chile: this is a private trip and we are happy to modify excursions, accommodations, and the flow of the itinerary to perfectly suit your travel style and interests.

Have questions? Talk to an expert: 612-315-2894

Important Info

Chile Luxury Adventure Tour

Costs

Listed prices are approximations. All Knowmad trips are custom and exact pricing is provided in your trip proposal.

  • From $5,740 per person / 2 travelers

TYPE Flexible Date Private Departures. With entry dates available every five days for Explora Lodge. You choose the date, your travel companions, and one of our adventures.

LIGHT TO Moderate TRIP Activities are flexible and can include hiking, boating, wildlife viewing, photography, horseback riding, cultural opportunities, and spa.

DEPARTURES October through April.

LENGTH 11 days – 4 nights in inclusive adventure lodge, 6 nights in comfortable hotels.

BEGIN / END Santiago, Chile

Air Travel

INTERNATIONAL Airfare is not included in the land cost of our trips. You may arrange your international airfare independently, or we are happy to offer our feedback and assistance in helping you book it.

REGIONAL If booked by Knowmad Adventures, internal airfare for this trip averages $395, however this is an approximation and the airfare is subject to change upon booking. If you would like to arrange your own regional flights, please consult us prior so we can verify the departure and arrival times.

What's Next?

Ready for the trip of a lifetime? Signing up is easy. Call us at 612-315-2894 or email travel@knowmadadventures.com and reserve your spot. Or simply download our registration form, fill it out, and send it back to us along with your trip deposit. Please refer to registration form for terms & conditions.

Weather & When to Go Patagonia & Central Chile

The dry summer season in Patagonia is November through March, but it can rain any time of year and can also get windy. Layerable, non-cotton clothing designed for hiking and athletics with a rain shell is the recommended outfit for a day in the Patagonia. Daytime temperatures during this season are typically in the 50s and 60s °F (10-16 °C).

Weather in Patagonia

Central Chile and Argentina has a Mediterranean climate similar to the middle parts of California, however the seasons are opposite those in North America and Europe. Expect daytime temps between 70-90 °F (21-32 °C) between November and March, and between 45-65 °F (7-18 °C) other times in the year factoring in coastal breezes if in Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, or Casablanca Valley. In other words this region is comfortable year-round, however if you’re not going for skiing it is cloudier and cooler between May and October.

Weather in Central Chile

Prior to your departure, you are provided a detailed pre-trip information packet including a recommended packing list, information about the regions you’ll be visiting, suggested readings, up-to-date health information including any recommended vaccinations, and more.

Accommodations

Our trips feature comfortable accommodations that complement their surroundings. We seek out intimacy and character, but never sacrifice cleanliness and security. We also find the best value for quality. In general, our physically moderate to vigorous trips feature hotels classified as 3+ to 4 stars, while less physically demanding trips feature 4+ to 5 star hotels.

As South American travel specialists, we’re experts and have inspected hundreds of properties. Knowmad is happy to suggest upgrades and alternative hotels based on your preferences to ensure your trip is perfect for you. Photos below are from this itinerary’s preferred accommodations. For more specifics, call or write to request more information.

Luxury Chile Adventure

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Extend Your Adventure

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Easter Island

A tropical paradise with history, culture and mystery at every beautiful turn, a visit to Easter Island – the world’s most isolated speck of land – will captivate any traveler. Meander through the picturesque countryside dotted with volcanoes, and learn about the mysterious Moai statues erected by the original Polynesian tribes who inhabited the island. Still today little is known about the statues or their creators. While circumnavigating the island on visits to the diverse Moai sites, you’ll have opportunities to relax on deserted, white-sand beaches, explore volcanic caves with petroglyphs and walk the rim of a seaside volcano. 

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.

The simplest way to get started is to give us a call at 612-315-2894or to fill out this short form so we can learn more about your travel preferences.