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A holiday designed just for you to suit your tastes and budget.
Join a convivial small group holiday to explore Chile with an experienced knowledgeable guide.
Take the family on a very special trip.
Chile is a special destination for a honeymoon.
The very best of Chile, neatly designed for excellent value.
Touring and fjord cruising in the Far South.
A classic journey to iconic locations.
Off-grid in the Atacama, Lauca and Easter Island.
A spell-binding visit to Rapa Nui.
Slow travel with a warm Chilean welcome.
Fine wines. Fine experiences. Fine lodgings.
Probably the best small group tour of Chile.
Across South America from Argentina to Chile.
Twice across the Andes. Lakes, mountains, glaciers & wine.
One of the most inspiring journeys in Latin America.
For travellers who appreciate life's pleasures.
A superb trip made easy in the Lake District and Far South.
The road into true wilderness.
Over the Andes by boat. Through Tierra del Fuego to Cape Horn.
Cape Horn via sheltered channels of Tierra del Fuego.
Patagonia's glaciers & fjords. Or the remote Aysén.
Minimum fuss. Maximum experience. Return renewed.
Walking, biking, kayaking, and rafting adventures.
Spectacular walking, comfortable lodges.
Pumas, king penguins, rheas, guanacos, condors, eagles, flamingos. Everyone's wishlist.
Step into Chile's natural worlds and ways of life.
Comprehensive and enjoyable. Excellent value.
Top-flight bird watching covering Chile from top to toe. Busy days. Long lists.
Torres del Paine's classic trekking route.
Rugged trekking beyond the Beagle Channel.
Helpful advice and expert knowledge is just a phone call away.
Good times, busy times, times to avoid.
Choose where to stay from a wide range of options.
How best to get about once you're in Chile.
We work with all the major carriers to Chile.
By land to Argentina, Bolivia, or Peru. Good flight connections too.
Dramatic desert landscapes that offer exciting travel opportunities, spectacular walking and trekking, and a real sense of escape.
The heart of Chile: bustling Santiago, colourful Valparaiso and some great vineyards
From Chile's fabulous Lake District and mystical Chiloe Island down to the remote ice fields of Aysen - reached only by expedition cruise ships or by one road - the Carretera Austral
Dramatic landscapes at the end of the world.
One of the most inspirational places on earth.
Experience Chile's southernmost region from the water navigating the ice field fjords by boat. For areas inaccessible overland, expedition cruises offer the best way to visit some of the most remote corners of Patagonia.
Set against the backdrop of a long line of Andean peaks, Santiago is a colonial city, turned republican capital, turned modern metropolis. There's a lot to do, with good art galleries, unmissable museums, lovely parks, and a great range of shops, restaurants and hotels. Step outside the city and you are in some of Chile's most notable wine valleys.
Punta Arenas is a colourful relaxed town full of curiosities and tales to tell. Drive north to see Torres del Paine, board a cruise south into the fjords and channels that lead to Cape Horn, or take the ferry across the Strait of Magellan to Tierra del Fuego. There are good wildlife opportunities nearby, including the only King Penguin colony in South America.
Torres del Paine is one of South America's most dramatic national parks. Its focus is a colossal massif thrown up from deep in the earth beside the Andes and the Southern Ice Field. The tall towers of Las Torres are set in a complex of other dramatic peaks and glaciers, ringed by lakes, low hills and steppe. It is a great destination for dramatic scenery, stunning walks, and Patagonian wildlife.
Tierra del Fuego is the southernmost tip of mainland South America. The easy to access Tierra del Fuego National Park covers a large area of the territory, and is made up of dramatic mountains, lakes and rivers as well as some unexpected wildlife such as hummingbirds and parakeets.
Buenos Aires is a truly cosmopolitan city with influences from all over the world. Grand Avenues and 19th century architecture earn Buenos Aires the nickname of the 'Paris of the Americas', but its own identity is just as apparent in each barrio you visit. Buenos Aires' most famous export is the world renowned Tango, and visits to the traditional venues are still possible today.
You are met on arrival in Santiago and taken to your hotel. Your guide provides a short walking tour near your hotel by way of introduction and orientation. You then have the rest of the afternoon to relax at your hotel or to start to explore the city.
Free in Santiago for your own sightseeing. You might like to visit some of the city’s museums and art galleries, or explore the main sights around the Plaza de Armas.
You are collected from your hotel for your flight to Punta Arenas, where you are met and driven north to the iconic Torres del Paine NP for a 3 night stay, full board, at an expedition lodge.
There is a wide range of half day and full day activities on offer, so that you can choose what you would like to do day by day. Walking options range from strenuous all day hikes to more gentle trails on largely flat terrain.
There are usually also wildlife-viewing activities around the park, and the option of boat trips or horse-riding.
Two days of activities from your expedition lodge, chosen by you from each day’s menu of options.
In Torres del Paine.
You return by road to Punta Arenas in time to board your cruise on Stella Australis for their ‘Fjords of Tierra del Fuego’ voyage.
Details of the voyage can be found our website. We can tailor your trip to fit other voyages.
Check-in is from 13:00-17:00 and you embark at around 6pm. With a welcome drink on board the cruise sails out across the Strait of Magellan as the lights of Punta Arenas fade into the distance astern.
Three days cruising the fjords and glaciers of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in sheltered waters.
The ‘Fjords of Tierra del Fuego’ voyage sails down the Strait of Magellan, explores the north of the archipelago and enters the Beagle Channel. It sails along ‘Glacier Alley’ past a succession of spectacular glaciers that flow from the Darwin Range to the Murray Channel, Nassau and Wulaia Bays, and thence to Cape Horn.
You pass dramatic mountain scenery and enter fjords where huge glaciers calve icebergs into the sea.
Each day you take expeditions off the ship in rugged small boats to approach close to the snouts of glaciers, or go ashore. There are optional walks to spectacular viewpoints or close to a glacier.
To reach Cape Horn, the voyage enters the astonishing Wulaia Bay, described by Darwin, where you go ashore to visit the museum (in an old radio station) which tells the story of the Yámana.
At Cape Horn you disembark to explore this windswept place at the end of the world, following the path to the Cape Horn monument. In severe weather seas in this area may be rougher and disembarkation may not be possible.
Today Stella Australis sails into Argentine waters at the end of your cruise and docks in the early morning in Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city.
On arrival in Ushuaia you are met at the dock and taken to your hotel for 2 nights. The rest of the day is free in Ushuaia.
Depart for your half day tour into the Tierra del Fuego NP travelling through scenic coastal landscapes. You stop first at the Southern Fuegian railway station where you can choose to enter the Park on board the ‘End of the World Train’.
The trip travels through varied scenery in the park and visits good places to see its flora and fauna. You may see Andean fox, beavers, rabbits and numerous bird species. You visit Enseñada Bay, Lake Roca and its beaver lodges, and Lapataia Bay at the end of Argentina’s legendary Ruta 40: 3,063km from Buenos Aires.
Return to Ushuaia with the remainder of the day free.
You are collected and driven to the airport in time for your flight to Buenos Aires. You are met on arrival and taken to your hotel for a stay of two nights.
We have scheduled a free day today in Buenos Aires to enjoy this most European of South American cities, but if this will be your first visit to the city we could arrange a city tour to take in all the main sights during the day and an evening visit to a tango show, or a full day tour into the pampas to see a gaucho show at an estancia ranch.
You are collected and driven to Buenos Aires’ international airport for your flight back to the UK. Among many possibilities to extend this trip you might choose to visit Iguazú Falls, or perhaps spend a few days in the wine region of Mendoza.
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Hotel Neruda Express offers guests a comfortable stay in Santiago. Rooms are clean and simply decorated and well equipped with air conditioning, central heating, cable TV and wifi.
The hotel is located in El Golf, the modern, business neighbourhood of Santiago, within walking distance of plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel has a communal dining room where buffet breakfast is served.
Average rating 4.5 (2 ratings)
Located near the start of the trail to the base of the Torres (Towers) the lodge is one of the few located within the park. All the rooms, divided between Standard, Superior and Suites, are en-suite and have central heating, Wi-Fi and hairdryers. There is a restaurant and bar, a Spa, a gift shop, an interpretation centre and a conference centre as well as stables where the local guides work and an organic garden. The location of this hotel is what really sets it apart, and it offers B&B as well as all inclusive programmes.
Hotel Los Altos de Ushuaia is situated in a hilltop suburb overlooking Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel. Our 46 rooms have views over the city, the surrounding forest and the Beagle Channel, a king-sized or twin beds, heating, safe, LCD cable T.V, bathroom with shower and hairdryer. Suites are larger with a living area and desk. Hotel facilities include a living room and dining room with views over the Ushuaia Bay and Beagle Channel, free WiFi, laundry service.
The Carles Hotel is well located in the Retiro district of Recoleta in central Buenos Aires, opposite the fine beaux-arts Palacio Estrugamou. It is one of our favourite places for a short stay in the city, with many of the must-see city sights in easy reach. Rooms are comfortable, modern and well appointed, with king size or twin beds, and wifi, ac, tv etc. The hotel offers a buffet breakfast and has a lounge bar and a fitness room. There is a choice of neighbourhood restaurants for dinner and many others a short taxi or Uber ride away. A good practical comfortable choice.