Renowned for its ultra-relaxed pace of life (even by Latin American standards!) Chile is a great destination for those who, while keen to see beautiful scenery and exotic wildlife on their travels, want more than anything else the opportunity to unwind, relax, and recharge their batteries. From the capital city of Santiago to the remote lake district of Patagonia, life in Chile is lived more slowly than elsewhere, allowing visitors and locals alike the time to fully enjoy everything they see and do in this magnificent country. Whether you spend a few days in the capital or a week exploring Patagonia and the Atacama Desert, you will look back on your time in Chile as an oasis of calm in an otherwise chaotic world.
If you are planning to spend a couple of days in Santiago when you travel to Chile, you should take a cable car to the top of San Cristobel Hill while you are there. Situated in the north of the city, its summit is around 300 metres higher than the surrounding area, affording spectacular views over the capital when the weather is fine. The statue of the Virgin Mary at San Cristobel Hill is also a stunning sight and is revered by many in the city. Other attractions in Santiago include the zoo and botanical gardens, which are in the same park as the hill, many world-class restaurants, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the numerous pavement cafés that are dotted around the city.
A drive through the San Antonio and Casablanca valleys between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, which are the centre of the Chilean white wine industry, will afford you the opportunity to see some of the best vineyards in the country and, more importantly for many, to taste the fruits of their labour along the way.
The Atacama Desert is the driest non-polar desert in the world and you can explore this stunning strip of land on horseback or in comfortable vans: the choice is yours. If you fancy being pampered during your time here, you can choose to stay at the Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa.
If you are not sure which of our Chile tours will meet all of your needs, or you would prefer us to create a custom package especially for you, please do not hesitate to call and have a chat with one of the experts here at South America Tours Pty Ltd.
Best Tours of Chile
Galapagos Islands, Quito, Lima, Amazon, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lake Titicaca, La Paz, Uyuni, Atacama and Santiago.
Fixed Departure Small Group Tour. Visit: Lima - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cusco - Lake Titicaca - La Paz - Uyuni - Atacama & Santiago
Fixed Departure Small Group Tour. Visit: Santiago - Serrano Glaciers - Torres del Paine National Park. Hotel Category Options: Tourist & First Class
Fixed Departure Small Group. Visit: Rio - Iguassu Falls - Lima - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cusco - Lake Titicaca - La Paz - Uyuni - Atacama & Santiago
Fixed Departure Small Group Tour. Visit: Buenos Aires - Bariloche - Lake Crossing - Puerto Varas & Santiago. Category: Tourist & First Class
Fixed Departure Small Group Tour. Visit: Buenos Aires - Calafate - Moreno Glacier - Torres del Paine & Santiago. Category: Tourist & First Class
Tailor-made itinerary. Visit: Santiago, Torres del Paine National Park, Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier & Buenos Aires. SEP to MAY departures
Santiago de Chile, Valparaiso, Easter Island, Ana Kai Tangata, Vocano Rano Kau, Ahu Akivi, Puna Pau, Anakena beach and Ahu Akahanga
Santiago, Valparaiso, Punta Arenas, Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island and Lemaire Channel
Explore one of the most magnificent settings in the world. All Inclusive Lodge. Everyday departures. Located near San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.