Cruise Cape Horn fjords
Cape Horn

Cruise Cape Horn fjords

Forget everything you think you know about cruises; the voyages between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas are genuine expeditions that get you up close to the dramatic fjords, glaciers and wildlife of Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn.

Typical stay: 5 days

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Colchagua wine route
Colchagua Valley

Colchagua wine route

Spend a day touring the scenic Colchagua Valley, at the heart of Chile’s wine industry. There are around 12 wineries that are open to the public, offering tastings of the country’s best Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots and Malbecs.

Typical stay: 3 days

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Decode the statues of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

Decode the statues of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

A speck of land cast some 3,500km from the mainland, the story of the rise and fall of the Rapa Nui civilisation is fascinating and tragic in equal measures. Best known for its enigmatic statues (Moai) and stunning beaches, Easter Island is perfectly scaled for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

Typical stay: 2 days

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Kayak the Marble Caves
Aysén

Kayak the Marble Caves

Variously called the Marble Caves, Chapel or Cathedral, these spectacular turquoise formations on the shores of Lake General Carrera can be explored by boat or kayak from the frontier town of Puerto Río Tranquilo. The area is also great for hiking and mountain biking far from the tourist crowds.

Typical stay: 1 day

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Explore life on Mars
Atacama

Explore life on Mars

Catch sunset (or sunrise) over Valle de la Luna, photograph pink flamingos contrasting against the deep blue Atacama sky, witness geysers angrily erupting, or just warm your bones in idyllic thermal springs.

Typical stay: 3 days

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Cultural Santiago
Santiago

Cultural Santiago

Not as unruly as other Latin American capitals, what Santiago lacks in boisterousness it more than makes up for with understated charm. Take a couple of days to explore the city’s museums, galleries and restaurants for an inside view on contemporary Chilean culture.

Typical stay: 2 days

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Meander the Lakes District
The Lakes District

Meander the Lakes District

As distinctive for its conical volcanoes as its shimmering lakes, this region of central Chile and Argentina offers accessible and easy-going hiking with spectacular views, quiet villages and a laid back pace of life.

Typical stay: 2 days

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Get lost in Valparaiso
Valparaiso

Get lost in Valparaiso

The chaotic counterweight to Santiago’s orderly vibe, Valparaiso is a colourful mess of winding streets, ramshackle houses and sweeping coastal views.

Typical stay: 2 days

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Photo safari in Chacabuco
Valle Chacabuco

Photo safari in Chacabuco

Head to the hills of Valle Chacabuco for unrivalled wildlife spotting and nature photography. In abundance are the skittish guanaco (a cousin of the more famous llama), Chilean flamingo, and Andean condor. Look more closely and you might spot a puma or an armadillo!

Typical stay: 3 days

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Hiking Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine National Park

Hiking Torres del Paine

Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park is renowned for its trekking and hiking, with excellent infrastructure for day hikes and multi-day treks. While the popular W and Circuit treks steal all the glory, other lesser-trafficked routes are available.

Typical stay: 4 days

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Birdwatching in Patagonia
Tierra del Fuego

Birdwatching in Patagonia

What Patagonia lacks in megafauna it more than makes up for in rare bird life. There are Magellanic penguins on the Valdes Peninsula, Andean Condors soaring above Torres del Paine, flamingos in Tierra del Fuego, and much more everywhere else. Bring your binoculars!

Typical stay: 3 days

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Pisco tasting in the Elqui Valley
Elqui Valley

Pisco tasting in the Elqui Valley

Set in lush green vineyards at the foot of the Andes, the Elqui Valley is one of the finest places in Chile to try pisco, a local high-proof brandy. Given its remote location and lack of light pollution, it’s also one of the best stargazing spots in the country.

Typical stay: 2 days

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