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Chile: Top to Toe

14 days Fully Inclusive Classic Group Tour

Chile: Top to Toe

Travel the length of Chile, from the barren beauty of the Atacama and altiplano of the north, via the lakes and volcanoes of the Lake District, to the spectacular mountains and glaciers of Patagonia in the south.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 11 , Lunches: 10 , Dinners: 11
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    11 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 2
    A reasonable level of fitness is required, as you'll be spending time on your feet and doing a bit of walking to cover short distances during your daily sightseeing. There will also be some climbing of steps and climbing on and off of coaches and boats.
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    Walking, some steps and extended time on your feet.
Classic Group Tour
14 DAYS
From $16,900PP
Santiago (2N+1N) - Calama - San Pedro De Atacama (3N) - Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas (2N) - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales (3N)
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Tour Highlights

Our Chile: Top to Toe tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Day by Day Itinerary

Santiago (2N+1N) - Calama - San Pedro De Atacama (3N) - Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas (2N) - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales (3N)
  • Day 1
    Fly To Santiago
    Dinner
    Day 1: Fly To Santiago

    Fly to Chile's sophisticated capital Santiago, arriving the same day. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

    Dinner
  • Day 2
    Discover Valparaíso
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 2: Discover Valparaíso

    Travel to the coast to visit the bohemian port town of Valparaíso. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valparaíso is a unique and delightful tangle, draped over a series of hills. Funiculars connect the industrial seafront with the cerros (hill) neighbourhoods, each a maze of colourful, artfully-dilapidated mansions and enchanting street art. Ride the funicular up into the hills to explore and discover the hidden treasures such as art galleries, breweries, coffee shops and the house of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's house.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3
    San Pedro De Atacama
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 3: San Pedro De Atacama

    Today you will fly to the northern city of Calama. From here you will drive to the desert oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama before enjoying a local lunch in Ayllu de Coyo. Explore some of San Pedro's famous landscapes on an exploration of the Moon Valley, one of the driest spots on the planet. With lonely volcanoes populating the horizon, enjoy the views and the silence as the afternoon sun turns the hues of the rock from orange to red to purple. This evening you'll be stargazing in Atacama – considered the best place in the world for viewing the night skies.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    Salar De Atacama
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 4: Salar De Atacama

    This morning, you'll explore the Salar de Atacama, the driest non-polar desert on earth. You'll travel through barren mountains, passing visually striking salt lakes as you make your way towards Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons. These lagoons sit on the high plains at the base of their two namesake volcanoes. The water here is astonishingly blue, whilst the salt deposits that surround it stand in brilliant contrast.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    El Tatio Geysers
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 5: El Tatio Geysers

    Rise early to travel deeper into the Atacama to visit El Tatio. Set within a ring of volcanoes, there are about 80 lively geysers and fumaroles, which come to life at sunrise. This afternoon is at leisure to wander the quaint town of San Pedro.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    Puerto Varas
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 6: Puerto Varas

    Transfer back to Calama and fly south to Puerto Montt, the gateway to Chile's spectacular Lake District. Travel on to Puerto Varas, a charming town on Llanquihue Lake, overlooked by two snow-capped volcanoes.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    Osorno Volcano
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 7: Osorno Volcano

    Travel further around Llanquihue Lake to the village of Ensenada at the foot of Osorno Volcano, where you'll take an easy hike on the volcano's verdant slopes to reach the Osorno Ski Mountain Centre at 1,240 metres. Travel through Perez Rosales National Park to Petrohué Falls, where boardwalks will help you admire the turquoise waters and lush greenery of the Petrohué River.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    Puerto Natales
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 8: Puerto Natales

    This morning fly to Punta Arenas. On arrival enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to Puerto Natales.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    Glaciers Cruise
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 9: Glaciers Cruise

    Set sail on the gloomily named Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope) Fjord, a body of water that is set in a magnificent landscape. Cruise to the Mount Balmaceda Glacier, where as well as a tumbling wall of ice to admire, you'll spot cormorants and sea lions. Continue to the end of the fjord and take a short walk through native forest to the foot of the magnificent Serrano Glacier, part of the Southern Ice Field.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    Torres Del Paine National Park
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 10: Torres Del Paine National Park

    Patagonia is a spectacular destination in general, but the jewel in the crown is the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Torres del Paine National Park. Packed with waterfalls, lakes, glaciers and rugged peaks, the park's best-known view is of the jagged granite towers from which the park takes its name. Spend the day amongst this breathtaking example of resplendent nature, with visits to Salto Grande waterfall, Pehoe and Grey lakes, Milodón Cave and Grey Glacier.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    Santiago
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 11: Santiago

    Transfer back to Punta Arenas and fly to Santiago, with a farewell dinner in a local restaurant.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 12-14
    Fly Santiago To Australia
    Breakfast
    Days 12-14: Fly Santiago To Australia

    Fly to Australia, arriving home two days later.

    Breakfast
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City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Puerto Montt
  • 9
    19
    14
  • 90
  • Puerto Natales
  • 8
    20
    14
  • 8
  • Puerto Varas
  • 10
    20
    15
  • 77
  • Punta Arenas
  • 7
    14
    11
  • 42
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • 10
    24
    17
  • 22
  • Santiago
  • 12
    29
    21
  • 0
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Puerto Montt
  • 9
    19
    14
  • 82
  • Puerto Natales
  • 7
    19
    13
  • 12
  • Puerto Varas
  • 10
    19
    14
  • 84
  • Punta Arenas
  • 7
    14
    10
  • 31
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • 10
    24
    17
  • 5
  • Santiago
  • 11
    29
    20
  • 1
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Puerto Montt
  • 8
    17
    13
  • 95
  • Puerto Natales
  • 6
    17
    12
  • 21
  • Puerto Varas
  • 9
    17
    13
  • 120
  • Punta Arenas
  • 5
    12
    9
  • 38
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • 9
    23
    16
  • 2
  • Santiago
  • 9
    27
    18
  • 4
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Puerto Montt
  • 7
    15
    11
  • 147
  • Puerto Natales
  • 3
    13
    8
  • 39
  • Puerto Varas
  • 7
    15
    11
  • 152
  • Punta Arenas
  • 3
    10
    7
  • 40
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • 6
    21
    14
  • 2
  • Santiago
  • 7
    23
    15
  • 13
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Puerto Montt
  • 6
    12
    9
  • 222
  • Puerto Natales
  • 0
    9
    4
  • 37
  • Puerto Varas
  • 6
    12
    9
  • 242
  • Punta Arenas
  • 1
    6
    4
  • 41
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • 3
    19
    11
  • 1
  • Santiago
  • 5
    18
    12
  • 44
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Puerto Montt
  • 4
    10
    7
  • 236
  • Puerto Natales
  • -3
    5
    1
  • 33
  • Puerto Varas
  • 5
    11
    8
  • 233
  • Punta Arenas
  • -1
    4
    2
  • 27
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • 0
    16
    8
  • 0
  • Santiago
  • 3
    15
    9
  • 70
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Puerto Montt
  • 4
    10
    7
  • 218
  • Puerto Natales
  • -3
    5
    1
  • 32
  • Puerto Varas
  • 4
    10
    7
  • 217
  • Punta Arenas
  • -1
    4
    1
  • 29
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • 0
    16
    8
  • 0
  • Santiago
  • 2
    14
    8
  • 69
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Puerto Montt
  • 4
    11
    7
  • 189
  • Puerto Natales
  • -1
    8
    4
  • 24
  • Puerto Varas
  • 4
    11
    8
  • 186
  • Punta Arenas
  • 0
    5
    3
  • 30
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • 2
    18
    10
  • 0
  • Santiago
  • 3
    16
    10
  • 38
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Puerto Montt
  • 4
    12
    8
  • 142
  • Puerto Natales
  • 0
    10
    5
  • 17
  • Puerto Varas
  • 5
    12
    8
  • 143
  • Punta Arenas
  • 1
    8
    4
  • 26
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • 4
    21
    12
  • 3
  • Santiago
  • 5
    18
    12
  • 22
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Puerto Montt
  • 6
    14
    10
  • 128
  • Puerto Natales
  • 3
    14
    8
  • 20
  • Puerto Varas
  • 6
    15
    10
  • 111
  • Punta Arenas
  • 3
    10
    7
  • 27
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • 6
    22
    14
  • 3
  • Santiago
  • 7
    22
    15
  • 11
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Puerto Montt
  • 7
    16
    12
  • 110
  • Puerto Natales
  • 5
    17
    11
  • 25
  • Puerto Varas
  • 8
    16
    12
  • 106
  • Punta Arenas
  • 5
    12
    8
  • 30
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • 8
    23
    16
  • 1
  • Santiago
  • 9
    25
    17
  • 7
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Puerto Montt
  • 9
    18
    13
  • 106
  • Puerto Natales
  • 7
    18
    12
  • 22
  • Puerto Varas
  • 9
    18
    14
  • 91
  • Punta Arenas
  • 6
    14
    10
  • 33
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • 9
    24
    16
  • 3
  • Santiago
  • 11
    28
    20
  • 2

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    • Flight Inclusive rates only: These include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Correct as of 1 December 2023. Please note supplements may apply if lead in economy rates are not available.
    • Customary tipping amount approximately US$180pp (AU$260pp) is paid locally in Chile.
    • Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights' accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be required at an additional cost.
    • Flight Inclusive rates only: Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Departures from other cities and flight upgrades available on request.
    • Price listed is based on new bookings only

    Group Tour includes

    • International flights and current taxes (excluded if a land only option is selected)
    • All Meals (refer to itinerary)
    • Domestic transportation
    • Touring with guides and entrance fees
    • 4-star accommodation
    • Visa fees for Australian passport holders

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