Chile's Lakes and Peaks Family Adventure
Explore the 'Land of Giants' as a family in this itinerary filled with expert excursions to Chile's beautiful Lake region and the magnificent Torres del Paine
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- Completely private tour of Santiago
- Private tour options in the Lake District and Torres del Paine
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- Meet and greet airport service
- Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
- Especially designed for families
At a glance
Combining two of Chile’s most exciting destinations for dramatic landscapes and outdoor adventures; this is an active family trip that combines first class comfort with top quality activities and accommodation throughout.
You will be taken care of from the moment you arrive in Santiago to the moment you leave for home. Staying at a luxury lakeside lodge, choose from a host of exciting and expertly-led activities to explore the Chilean lake region by kayak, horseback, bike to exhilirating river rafting or a relaxing spot of fly fishing. After four nights you’ll be transferred and flown to another of Chile’s wild playgrounds, the Torres del Paine National Park for a further four nights. With a large and varied menu of guided excursions, you and your family can discover the Patagonian wonders and wildlife of this sought after destination. Return to Santiago for one night and a privately guided city tour with lunch before flying home full of amazing memories and tales to tell friends.
Example Trip Itinerary
Flight from Santiago to Puerto Montt
Private transfer from Puerto Montt airport to your chosen Lake District hotel
Accommodation in Lake District
- Thirteen double rooms, one suite, two family suites, one lake chalet, one royal chalet and one forest chalet
- Restaurant and bar
- Swimming pool, spa and sauna
- Private lakeside beach
Hotel Antumalal is one of the oldest hotels in Chile, which makes it all the more unique in its modernist, Bahaus style. Decoration is very much 60s chic, but full of comfortable detail. Perched on a bluff overlooking the nearby lake there are fantastic views from all parts of the hotel, including the rooms which boast large picture windows. All of the rooms are exceptionally comfortable and, like the rest of the hotel, feel very cosy with their fireplaces and honeyed wooden walls. Service here is very friendly and attentive and the staff will help you plan your stay in the area. The hotel’s facilities include a large pool, spa, beautifully manicured exotic gardens, private beach, bar and the best restaurant in the area (a perfect place to enjoy the sunset over the lake). This really is a special and incredibly unique place to stay.
- 16 rooms
- Heated pool
Constructed over three years using reinforced concrete, the structure of this hotel incorporates contemporary concepts and techniques with the local identity and culture, while still respecting the surrounding environment. The aim was to enhance nature rather than compete with it, and there is a strong focus on sustainability and energy efficiency. Inside you’ll discover local materials like flagstone, volcanic rock, and exposed indigenous wood all adding to the warm and inviting atmosphere of the hotel. Modern art and traditional crafts are a focal point of the decor throughout. All 16 of the spacious rooms boast large floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of Llanquihue Lake and Osorno Volcano. Food is an important part of any stay at Hotel AWA, and the chef and his team create a new menu every day featuring interesting flavours. Cuisine showcases local traditions and the finest regional ingredients, some of them sourced from the hotel’s own organic garden. The aromas of wood and sweet citrus in the spa provide the ultimate relaxation experience combined with unique treatments designed to help balance the body, mind and soul. Other facilities include a heated pool, sauna, steam room and hydro-massage pool.
Spend your days exploring Chile's Lake District for the great and more moderate outdoors (compared to the real Southern Patagonia landscapes of Torres del Paine and Cape Horn). Charming lakeside towns, epic 4x4 drives, scenic picnics, kayaking, hiking, fishing and white water rafting are just some of the ways to pass the time. Choose from a wide range of adventure activities to suit you and your family's interests and we'll make sure you get the absolute most out of your stay here. The lakes and their luxury lodges make this area of Chile a great place to relax too; dine well on local seafood and gourmet cuisine, try regional wines from the central valley, spa treatments and more.
Private transfer from Lake District hotel or lodge to Puerto Montt airport
Flight from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas
Torres del Paine
Transfer from Punta Arenas to your Torres del Paine lodge
Accommodation in Torres del Paine
- 54 Rooms
- Three suites
- Complimentary WiFi
- Restaurant § Bar
- Full Spa
Housed in the restored, post-Victorian cold-storage factory “Frigorifico Puerto Bories” first built in 1915, the Singular is in fact a National Monument and has been sympathetically and stylishly converted into one of Patagonia’s most elegant exploration hotels. By this we mean its remoteness has in no way inhibited its refinement. Located on the shores of the Señoret Channel, at the end of the Ultima Esperanza Sound, Singular is ideally placed for expeditions to some of Patagonia’s most inaccessible parts and sights. With two of their own boats to explore the intricate fjords, channels and islands, as well as a wealth of other land-based activities, you really are in the best hands. The hotel’s décor has been expertly and creatively designed to a high but understated level of luxury, blended with regional character and the building’s unique history all for a contemporary industrial chic fused with a warm, old-style comfort. All of its 57 rooms command steely Patagonian views over the channel water or rugged plains, and soft carpets, cosy beds and traditional pieces of furniture add a warmth to their contemporary, bunker-style design of bare concrete walls and seamless glass windows. In-between these lie rooms displaying much of the factory’s restored machinery and galleries detailing its history, so Singular acts as much as an offering to the region’s past as it does a hotel. The service and food are both excellent, and apart from the simple task of deciding on whether to go for the Magellenic Lamb or conger eel for dinner, or perhaps what spa treatment you’ll go for to end your day, the bigger challenge is choosing from over 20 different well-thought-out and extraordinary expeditions on offer by Singular. We also highly recommend Pisco Sours at sunset.
- Twelve freestanding villas (eleven one bedroom, one two bedroom master villa)
You wouldn’t think that the spectacular Patagonian region of Torres del Paine could get any better regarding luxurious design-led hotels, but it has, courtesy of the exclusive sibling hotel to Awasi Atacama, and the only one in the area to do tailor-made excursions for each guest. Twelve curious, wooden-clad, shipping crate-style ‘villas’, which were inspired by the old outpost shelters, lie scattered over the wind-protected plains of its own private reserve and facing the unfolding scenes of Lake Sarmiento and the three tower peaks. Inside these, the warming and minimal Scandinavian cabin décor nicely cushions you from the harsh scenes outside, with natural wood interiors, large inviting beds, your own living room with log fireplaces, hot tub, and with every modern amenity to hand in its 860 square feet. The master villa, which has two bedrooms, is good for families. The dispersal of these freestanding villas actually befits the solitude of your surroundings, giving you a pleasing level of privacy but also a heightened experience of the landscape’s isolation. The main house, just a short walk from the villas, has a dining room, terrace and living area. Awasi is renowned not only for its style, but for tailoring its tours for each individual guest and for serving delectable gourmet food, in keep with being a member of Relais & Chateaux. Guests can choose whatever excursions they want to do, without having to compromise for the sake of a group.
- 40 rooms
- Uma Spa
- Bar, lounge, TV room
- Indoor swimming pool
It’s this hotel’s bizarrely beautiful shape, designed to imitate that of a sun-bleached fossil on the ruggedly wild shores of Lake Sarmiento, which makes Tierra Patagonia such a striking place to stay. In fact, this sustainable lodge is known worldwide for its innovative architecture, which blends naturally into the landscape. The revitalised pampa, where the complex is based, has benefited from great conservation efforts, as well as focus on minimising footprint in this beautiful area. This impressive blonde-wooded, design-led ‘shell’ houses 40 simple yet sophisticated Scandinavian-style rooms. Their exposed timber interiors create a tangible Sauna-like warmth that contrasts well with the views of the desolate pampas outside. There are family apartments of two adjoining rooms available, as well as the extensive Uma Spa, which is particularly welcomed after a hard day hiking the Torres del Paine National Park, which is simple given the hotel’s superb team of guides and the varied activities on offer here. From horse riding to climbing, this great range of opportunities means you really can take full advantage of your truly magnificent surrounds.
- Fifty rooms
- Heated Indoor swimming pool
- Four open air jacuzzis
Perhaps the most famous hotel in all of Chile, the Explora Patagonia one of the most stunning settings in the world. Looking quite ‘average’ from the exterior, things could not be more different once inside. There are large picture windows everywhere (even in the bathrooms) to make the most of the stunning vistas surrounding the hotel. Much of the furniture is hand crafted from local wood and slate, and there are many little design touches to make things more comfortable. The hotel also has a large indoor swimming pool and outdoor jacuzzis. All activities are included in the programme as are all meals and drinks. Food is generally of a high standard at the restaurant.
- 72 rooms
- Heated swimming pool
- Open air jacuzzi
- Massage room
Remota’s bold architecture and interior references its Patagonian setting in a very modern way. Slanting lines, grass covered rooftops and native woods all help to create this effect. The large windows make for an extremely light indoor area with stunning views out across the bay. Remota is located just outside of Puerto Natales, so it’s just over an hours drive from the Torres del Paine national park. However, this does also have the advantage of allowing excursions around the Puerto Natales area, The excursions here are excellent with very knowledgeable local guides, and they are all included in the price. Rooms are very comfortable and offer great views out across the bay. The hotel also has a stunning black marble swimming pool, sauna and open air Jacuzzi for relaxing in after a day’s exploring. All excursions, meals, soft drinks and house wines included.
- 18 luxury yurts with heating, private bathrooms and hot water
- Bar and Lounge
Patagonia Camp is one of the only true luxury camping experiences of its kind in South America. Set on a bluff overlooking one of the stunning lakes in the region each of the spacious ‘yurts’ is heated, has a private terrace and bathroom with shower and hot water. Service is excellent and a full programme of activities is included as well as all meals.
Depending on the lodgings you have chosen and your individual preferences your travel designer can design a program of activities featuring a whole host of different and diverse ways to explore and encounter Torres del Paine.
Transfer from Torres del Paine to Punta Arenas Airport
Flight from Punta Arenas to Santiago
Private transfer from Santiago airport to your hotel in the city
Accommodation in Santiago
- 28 Rooms
- Courtyard garden
A charming boutique hotel set in the heart of the relaxed Providencia district of the city. The hotel has an elegant, French style to the decoration of the rooms and communal areas combined with modern comforts. Service is personal and attentive making this a relaxing and enjoyable place to stay and explore the city from.
- 62 rooms
- Restaurant & Sky Bar
- Rooftop swimming pool
- Spa, Jacuzzi, sauna & steam room
The Singular Santiago is a luxury hotel in the Lastarria neighbourhood of Santiago. A sister hotel to The Singular Patagonia, The Singular Santiago is located in one of the artiest areas of the Chilean capital, Lastarria: the Museum of Fine Art, the Museum of Visual Arts, and the Gabriel Mistral Center are all within walking distance of the hotel. It’s not just the location that’s appealing: the rooftop pool provides a scenic setting in which to both cool down after a day exploring Santiago and take in the view; the spa offers post- or pre-long-haul flight massages; and the Singular Restaurant serves French dishes alongside local specialties, such as Guanaco and Penca, to keep the flavour decidedly Latin. The ninth-floor Sky Bar is the perfect place to polish off a day in Lastarria. There are 62 rooms: the Patio Rooms and the Classic Rooms overlook the Plaza Mulato Gil, and the Deluxe Balcony Rooms have views across the Parque Forestal. All rooms at The Singular benefit from stylish decor and all the mod-cons you could wish for, including wireless internet, LCD TVs, large and comfortable beds, and well-equipped, spacious marble bathrooms.
- 19 rooms
- Wine Bar
- Two Restaurants
Built in the 1920s as a four-storey family house, this now delightful boutique hotel wears its past with renewed pride and modern panache. Sympathetically restored and furnished to the tastes of the era yet fitted with, the few but necessary, contemporary amenities and an eccentric luxury polish, Castillo Rojo is a unique piece of Santiago history and style. Located in the city’s bohemian Bellavista quarter, but a block from Pablo Neruda’s house, you have your pick of fine restaurants, museums, art galleries and more. It’s award-winning French brasserie restaurant La Petanque completes the quaint vintage feel of the hotel, along with some very fine tasting pastries. A new restaurant specialising in Chilean cuisine, Cabildo, is due to open in August. A further credit to its sense of individuality, none of Castillo Rojo’s nineteen bedrooms are alike. A mix of standard and superior, plus four suites, the en suite bathrooms are sparse and chic with checkerboard tiles and brass fixings.
- 14 rooms
- Deli lounge bar and restaurant
- Swimming pool with solarium
- Small gym
- Beauty salon and walled garden
- Business centre and wi-fi
Folded into the bohemian heart of one of Santiago’s prettiest neighbourhoods, the Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel (formerly known as the Lastarria Boutique Hotel), really reflects its stylish environs and is a superb little place to stay or stopover in the capital. Housed in a restored mansion dating back to 1927, the 14 spacious bedrooms reflect a more contemporary era for more modern tastes and demands. Divided into four separate categories, each is beautifully decorated and well equipped, while some feature terraces and two interconnecting rooms for families. A lovely garden terrace and outdoor swimming pool give a sanctuary sort of feel away from the bustle of the city, but the immediate district is such a pleasant one, filled with galleries, antique stores, restaurants and shops, that you might be tempted to do some local exploration (being so well placed for it).
Enjoy a night in Santiago, you'll have our list of recommended restaurants and attractions to make sure you make the most of your time here.
Feel like a real resident of Santiago with this enjoyable half day walking tour of the city with your expert local guide, where you will travel by the Metro to parks, museums, cultural institutions and the Lastarria neighborhood.
Enjoy lunch at one of Santiago's finest restaurants, Tierra Noble, where you can dine on meat to fresh fish delicacies such as grilled foie gras to Easter Island tuna. Here, executive chef Juan Pablo Valdivia delights diners with meats and fresh seafood almost exclusively cooked on the grill, and paired with some of Chile's finest home grown wines.
Private transfer from your hotel to Santiago airport
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Chile's Lakes and Peaks Family Adventure
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We create fully personalised trips from start to finish, working with you to pick locations, accommodation and guides that suit you.
Each time you travel with us, you preserve an acre of precious rainforest through our partnerships.
From in-depth private tours to restaurant reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your journey.