Chile Holidays - Diversity, sophistication and a unique appeal

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Chile may be only about a hundred miles wide on average, but with a north-south axis of nearly 3,000 miles it packs a lot of different landscapes into its size – from the world’s driest desert, to fertile valleys of vines and dramatic, sparkling ice-fields interspersed with deep fjords.

Combine this diversity with some remote offshore islands and spectacular coastlines, and you begin to see why one of South America’s most sophisticated nations has a unique draw - ideal for luxury Chile holidays.

Some billionaires spend their money on flights into space. Others buy mega-yachts. But one has just poured a fortune into building a far-out art hotel - with its own world-class winery attached. Here is an excellent article on how this project was conceived and came to life.

The pleasant Mediterranean climate of Santiago and its surrounding valleys are perfect for wine-growing. Sip delicious sauvignon blanc wines under sunny skies amid the rolling hills of vines that lie between the ocean and the shadow of the towering Andes – on whose mountain peaks you could have been skiing earlier the same day on your luxury Chile holiday.

Heading north brings you to a breathtaking region of arid red sands and salt lakes, where flamingos flock. In the Atacama Desert vicuñas and alpacas graze on high volcano-flanked pastures under some of the clearest skies in the world.

The southern half of the country descends from the blue lakes surrounded by alpine-style towns and dense, ancient alerce or monkey-puzzle forests, to the deep fjords headed by immense glaciers and reachable only by boat. Remote and ruggedly beautiful Patagonian plains nestle in amongst the lower foothills of the Andes, dominated by towering iconic granite pillars, perfect for Patagonia riding holidays, trekking in South America and climbing.

And with its extensive coastline, Chile has some fascinating islands to explore whilst on your luxury holiday in Chile, from the colourful fishermen’s houses on Chiloé, and the rich flora and fauna of the Juan Fernandez Archipelago, to one of the world’s most remote inhabited islands, deep in the Pacific – Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, with its rows of immense carved moai statues.

Luxury Chile holidays are perfect for lovers of the great outdoors, but they also offer some amazing wildlife-spotting and gastronomic experiences. With a wealth of first-hand experience in this fascinating country, we can tell you where to go to sample Chile’s delicious, bountiful seafood, or how best to discover its remote fjords by boat or helicopter whilst on your luxury holiday in Chile.

By offering a completely tailormade luxury holiday in Chile, we’ll open up a new world to you and help you discover the most unique lodges and ranches – from luxurious yurts on the edge of Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park whilst on your Patagonia riding holidays to heli-skiing lodges in the Andes.

We would love to hear from you. To find out more about tailormade luxury holidays to Chile, or to obtain inspiration for a holiday, please contact us by phone or e-mail, or complete our online enquiry form.


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Chile Family Holidays

This beautiful and sophisticated country makes a wonderful destination for family holidays, especially for older children and teenagers who like to have plenty of things to see and do.
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Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine National Park is quite rightly the best known of Chile’s many national parks in southern Patagonia, famous for its awe-inspiring iconic granite rock formations and classic hiking trail.
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Atacama Desert

The vivid hues of the Atacama Desert are spectacular, especially at sunrise or sunset: a unique dazzling landscape of rolling sand dunes, mineral salt lakes and high volcanic peaks leading into the Andes.
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Easter Island

Discover the ancient moai statues on Rapa Nui or Easter Island and the traditional culture and dances of this Polynesian people who celebrate the remotest Carnival in the world.
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Lakes District

Chile’s Lake District is impossibly scenic encompassing numerous glittering blue lakes and majestic volcanoes, surrounded by verdant evergreen forests, perfect for a leisurely self-drive tour.
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Riding Holidays

Chile is a beautiful country with some truly breath-taking scenery that stretches from the arid striking red and terracotta hued hills of Atacama through the lush vineyards of the Central Valley, the dense forests and glittering lakes of the Lakes District down past vast icefields to the spectacular granite peaks and steppe of Patagonia, all perfect for exploration on horseback.
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Trekking Holidays

Chile’s diverse landscapes and isolated geographic location make it a paradise for those who love to strap on their backpack and venture away from the crowds. Remote valleys from desert to icefields and glaciers, edged by the ever-present Andes and a coastline dotted with islets and crystal clear fjords are all waiting to be discovered on a trekking holiday to Chile.
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Cape Horn

Take an expedition cruise to the very southernmost tip of the continent at Cape Horn, meandering through the Beagle Channel into bays inaccessible by land where seals and penguins make their home.
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Patagonia fjords

For the ultimate fly-fishing experience with expert fishing guides, head into the fjords of Patagonia, where you can try for a trophy catch in uninhabited locations reached by kayak or even by helicopter.
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Valparaiso

Travel to the old hillside town of Valparaiso with its colourful houses and steep streets looking out over the Pacific.
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‘Greetings. this has turned out to be a paradise in so many ways....so a big thank you from us.

Wonderful support from your company over here....we were met at the airport (with flowers!!!!!) and introduced to our personal guide who is fabulous. Can't get over the attention to detail ....cool flannels, chilled water, fresh juice on arrival, bag full of thoughtful goodies for our trip, wonderful rooms with bathrooms bigger than our bedroom at home(!) and we were upgraded to a suite and as I write we are listening to tropical birdsong as we look out over the lagoon from our balcony. Wow!!!!!

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