What's included

  • 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinners & wine-tasting at a family estate
    12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinners & wine-tasting at a family estate
  • 12 nights based on sharing twin rooms in boutique hotels with pools
    12 nights based on sharing twin rooms in boutique hotels with pools
  • All activities, from rafting to glacier-cruising, included. Local Flash Pack guide & driver
    All activities, from rafting to glacier-cruising, included. Local Flash Pack guide & driver
  • Max 14
    Max 14
  • All 5 domestic flights
    All 5 domestic flights
  • private minibus, rapid river raft, glacier boat ride & airport pickup any time on day 1
    private minibus, rapid river raft, glacier boat ride & airport pickup any time on day 1

Sail through the mighty glaciers of Patagonia on a day-long boat trip and hike to the Base Las Torres viewpoint. Taste wine from the barrel in a family-run vineyard and stargaze over sundowners amid the magnificent dunes of Valle de la Luna. Explore hidden archways at Devil’s Canyon and trek through the mirror-like lakes and snow-capped mountains of the Chilean Lake District. White-water raft the rapids of the Petrohue River, see erupting geysers at sunrise and bathe in a volcanic hot spring. Stay at a series of unique hotels, including a desert retreat with fire pits and a lantern-lit pool

 

Lonely Planet selected Chile as the top world destination to visit in 2018 and it’s not hard to see why. Our 13-day trip to this land of colossal natural wonders is the very definition of adventure. We’ll be revelling in every last contrast of this spectacularly diverse country, from the rolling vineyards of the Casablanca hills (hello, boutique wine-tasting) to the hazy Andean mountains and lakes; the rust-red terrain of the Atacama Desert to steaming volcanic geysers; the icy wilderness of southern Patagonia to the bohemian hot spots of Santiago. Prepare to boat round glaciers, trek up mountains and raft down volcanic river rapids. Tackle one of Chile’s most famous and challenging hikes as you climb through the epic landscape of Torres Del Paine National Park, for a wow-inducing view at Base Las Torres. Explore the hidden geological nooks of Devil’s Canyon and marvel at the sight of erupting geysers in the glow of the rising sun. Get set for shimmering salt flats, black lava sands and beret-wearing gauchos on horseback. Sate your soul by knocking back fruity Chilean red at a family-run vineyard and bathing in eight thermal pools that spread across a desert hot spring. Toast the otherworldly contours of Valle de la Luna with sundowners, before watching the wide skies come alight with stars. And prepare to stay in some truly gorgeous hotels, from an elegant bolthole in the capital to a retreat with lakeside hot tubs and a desert haven built in the style of a traditional Altiplano village. Hold onto your hat (that famous Patagonian wind is very strong), and rev up for one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

 

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Here at Flash Pack, we’re committed to unique adventures that deliver great value for money. We pack our trips with epic experiences (unlike other companies, all activities are included), hand-pick stylish hotels and match you with like-minded people.

  • Sail through the mighty glaciers of Patagonia on an epic day-long boat ride
  • White-water raft the rapids of Petrohue River and leap into the warm, volcanic waters
  • Knock back sundowners in the surreal Valle de la Luna landscape, and star-gaze in unpolluted skies
  • Tackle a full-day hike through Torres Del Paine National Park to the Base Las Torres viewpoint
  • Try fruity Chilean reds straight from the barrel at a family-run vineyard in the Casablanca hills
  • See the Tatio geysers erupt at sunrise and unwind afterwards in scenic hot springs
  • Stay at a series of beautiful hotels, including a unique desert retreat with fire pits and a large pool
  • Explore the hidden nooks of Devil's Canyon and trek through the stunning Chilean Lake District

Itinerary

Day 1: Bienvenidos a Santiago de Chile

Take a private transfer to your boutique hotel, an elegant bolthole filled with creative design details. Take a walking tour around the vibrant sights of Santiago, catch the furnicular up to the summit of Cerro San Cristobal for sweeping views and dig into a welcome dinner in the buzzing neighbourhood of Bellavista

 

A Flash Pack representative will meet you at Santiago airport, where you’ll be whisked off to your boutique hotel by private transfer (it’s just the way we roll at Flash Pack… ). Once you’ve checked into your chic city hub – familiarising yourself with lovely details such as rainforest showers and the honesty bar – we’ll embark on a fascinating city walking tour of your Santiago surroundings. Highlights include Santiago’s main square, Plaza de Armas, La Moneda, the Palacio de la Real Audiencia and Casa Colorada. We’ll then head for the skies on a railway trip up to the summit of the Cerro San Cristobal. Prepare for sweeping views across Santiago and the Andes beyond. Then it’s onwards to a welcome dinner in the bohemian neighbourhood of Bellavista, bursting with trendy cafés, vibrant eateries and charming theatres… Flashpackers, welcome to Chile!

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Get to know your fellow Flashackers as you explore the capital

Admire the Andean views from Cerro San Cristóbal

Santiago Chile

Drink in the stunning cityscape

Meet your Flash Pack solo travellers

Cheers your guide and your new crew of Flashpackers

Settle into your boutique hotel

It's brimming with chic design accents

Amble through the charming streets of Santiago

Stroll through the city and tune into Chilean culture

Pop by La Moneda, Chile's presidential palace

Fight any jetlag with some of Chile's infamous Pisco

Day 2: Valparaiso and the fine wines of Casablanca

Travel to the UNESCO port hub of Valparaiso and marvel at its mesmerising street art before hopping aboard the city’s iconic outdoor elevators. Pop by a family-run vineyard in the hills of Casablanca and try robust and fruity Chilean wine, as you see the ancient production process at play

 

First up today, we’re heading to the charming city of Valparaiso for a mosey around Chile’s oldest port. Explore the historic city centre to uncover effusive street art, alongside the fine 19th century architecture that’s worthy of a UNESCO World Heritage listing. To appreciate Valparaiso in all its glory, we’ll hop aboard one of the signature funicular elevators built in the 20th century to connect the upper and lower sections of the city. Take in the multi-coloured panorama of painted houses filling every nook and cranny across the hilly horizon. We’ll also stop by the parliamentary building and Plaza Sotomayor’s memorial to the heroes of the War of the Pacific, before carb-loading at lunch ahead of an afternoon spent drinking wine. We’re heading to the boutique vineyard of Bodegas RE, a family-run winery in Casablanca known for maturing the wine in clay barrels known as “Tinajas”, to produce a particularly pure taste. Wander around the vineyards and see ancient tradition at play before sampling a selection of their finest wines (the best bit of any wine tour, let’s face it!). Savour the rich, fruity vino drawn straight from the barrel, with a few appetisers thrown in to make the flavours sing.

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Visit the Chilean port of Valparaíso - famous for its street art

Valpariso Street art in Chile

Explore the vibrant works that permeate walls and alleyways

Be wowed by the colours of this UNESCO port city

Street art Valpariso Chile

Wallow in the sights of the artistic hub

Valpariso Street art in Chile

The street art is quite spectacular

Prepare to quaff some silky-smooth Chilean wine

It's made using an ancient method involving clay barrels

Wine Tasting Chile

Wander around this family-run vineyard in the Casablanca hills

Taste rich, fruity vino straight from the barrel

Mm, we could get used to this

Day 3: Sundowners in the Atacama Desert

Fly to Chile’s Atacama Desert region and settle into your unique retreat, with rustic rose-coloured chalets and a large swimming pool. Trek through the geological wonders of Quebrada de Kari before marvelling at the surreal, Martian-style landscape of Valle de la Luna. Toast a magnificent sunset with sundown drinks and watch the sky light up in a blaze of stars

 

Us Flashpackers love to mix it up a bit and, true to form, we’re throwing you head-first into a totally different environment today. Get set to wallow in the rich colours and extreme wilderness of the Atacama Desert. Board a flight from Santiago to Calama, where you’ll head to the small town of San Pedro de Atacama, in the heart of the rolling Andes. Check into your unique desert retreat created in homage to a traditional Altiplano village, with rose-coloured chalets, thatched roofs and wide, sandy terraces with inviting fire pits. There’s also a beautiful swimming pool here, shrouded by lanterns and tropical greenery. First up, we’re trekking through the epic geological formations of Quebrada de Kari, passing by sweeping views of the Salt Mountains and sprawling dried-out river beds. We’ll then continue to the awesome and otherworldly landscape of Valle de la Luna, aka Moon Valley. This surreal region once fittingly served as the training ground for NASA’s Lunar Rover, so we won’t judge you if you start acting like you’re in the latest Hollywood space blockbuster. It’s also the driest place on earth other than the poles, and the terrain is quite mind-blowing. As the sun turns the Martian-style tapestry a reddish gold – with pink clouds all around – drink in the panorama over a sundowner or three. Then, prepare to get starry-eyed: the Atacama is one of the best places in the world to star gaze thanks to its vast and unpolluted skies.

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End the day with sunset drinks

Sundowners in the desert = sweet

Check into your retreat, built in the style of an Altiplano village

That fire pit looks pretty welcoming

The swimming pool is equally easy on the eye

The rustic rooms are just beautiful

Prepare for mind-blowing terrain in the driest place on earth

Trek through Quebrada de Kari, with its unique geological formations

Atacama desert in Chile

Soak in the other-worldly landscape

Take a moment to appreciate this incredible setting

Watch the sun go down over Valley of the Moon

Toast your magnificent backdrop with a glass of Chilean red

Important notes

Fly into and out of Santiago

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

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