Classic Chile Tour
A well balanced trip including stops in Torres del Paine, the Lake district, Valparaiso and Santiago
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- All internal flights
- Private airport transfers throughout
- All accommodation including breakfast
- All meals and activities in Torres del paine and The Lake District
At a glance
From pretty Pacific coastal towns to the spellbinding scenery of Southern Patagonia for glistening lakes and the magnificent mountains of Torres del Paine: this is a private tour about seeing the very best of Chile in a compact time, and not compromising on comfort or style either.
You will explore the colourful sea side town of Valparaiso, dining on freshly caught seafood and excellent regional wines before heading to the country’s relaxing and scenic lake district where Chile‘s great outdoors welcomes you with hiking and active adventures galore. This is good preparation for the humbling geography of the Torres del Paine National Park and the large menu of adventures to be had here – whether you are a hiking enthusiast, bird watcher, photographer or keen fisher, we can arrange local guides to take you out for the day, showing you the very best places suited to you.
Example Trip Itinerary
Arrive in Santiago
Private transfer from Santiago airport to Valparaiso
Accommodation in Valparaiso
- 23 rooms
- Piano Lounge Bar
- Wine Cellar
- Complimentary Wifi
This freshly painted red and white 1920s mansion (it has just undergone two years of renovations) sits atop a hill in the city's Cerro Alegre neighbourhood looking over the tumbling urban scene towards the busy Valparaiso Bay. Twenty three rooms laid with original parquet floors have been spruced up with stylish wallpaper and minimalized with modernist furniture and fixings, huge beds and contemporary art pieces dotted here and there. One of the hotel's most talked about features is the on-site Alegre restaurant manned by chef Sergio Barroso (with stints at El Bulli), and is one of the best dining experiences in the city and a favourite with more affluent locals. The service is exemplary and there's even a spa built of dark slate housing a steam bath, indoor pool, massage rooms and a hot tub to enjoy after a hard day’s scaling the city's streets.
- Twenty rooms
- Terraced Garden
- Outdoor Pool
An excellent boutique hotel, Casa Higueras is located in the upmarket Cerro Alegre area with great views out across the harbour and Plaza Sottomayor. The hotel’s a little larger than other hotels of a similar style in the area with twenty rooms and therefore has a more developed infrastructure with larger and more extensive communal areas and facilities. Guests can enjoy a great restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi as well as the large terraces and garden. A 1920s building, the hotel was completely refurbished in 2006 in an elegant style mixing the contemporary with the historical aspect of the building.
- Nine rooms
- Honesty Bar
- Winter Garden
The Zero hotel is one of the best boutique options in Valparaiso. Located on Lautaro Rosas street – one of the most prestigious in the city – in Cerro Lopez with great views out across the bay. The traditional house has been refurbished in an elegant modern style with spacious, well-appointed rooms. There are just nine rooms (four with views out to sea across the bay) all with high ceilings, Egyptian cotton sheets and flat screen televisions. Other features of the hotel include various terraces from which to include the view, one with a Jacuzzi pool, and a glass fronted viewing deck. Service is friendly and helpful and it’s clear that great attention to detail and care are taken in the day to day running of the hotel.
Valparaíso has “World Heritage Site” status and is regarded as the cultural capital of Chile, making it a fantastic place to explore. Your travel designer will be able to recommend and arrange activities for you to make the most of your time there.
Private transfer from Valparaiso to Santiago airport
Flight from Santiago to Puerto Montt
Private transfer from Puerto Montt airport to Lake District hotel
Accommodation in Lake District
- 21 guest rooms, suites and villa
- Restaurant and bar
Set a beautiful area of woodland, fresh water and traditional farmland that is so characteristic of the Pucon Valley, Hotel Vira Vira provides a delightful selection of comfortable accommodation with the intimate feel of a Chilean hacienda in its own 23-acre estate. The design is both modern and at one with the wild surroundings, with large windows and a warming use of wood. Just 21 beautifully crafted rooms are spread between the guest house and the main hotel building’s junior suites, with a handful of villa suites on the banks of the Liucura river and the opulent Ruca Suite set in the middle of the forest. The latter two options offer their own living room and fireplace, with a private terrace and an outdoor tub to enjoy the clear Chilean night skies. Vira Vira’s restaurant offers food created from homegrown produce, a blend of local, ancient indigenous recipes coupled with the best and truly fresh ingredients, accompanied well paired wines. The area around Pucon and the neighbouring Villarrica volcano is famed for its range of actives, from hiking and hot springs to a plethora of adventure activities. Several beautiful wilderness areas are nearby, including Huerquehue National Park, and horseback riding, mounting biking, river rafting, fly fishing, kayaking, varied hiking tours, ascents to the active volcano and even skiing on Villarrica’s slopes can be arranged. Each day, guests meet with Vira Vira’s excursion manager to discuss and plan excursions, or one can chose to explore the area around the estate, getting a glimpse at some of the rare wildlife species that live nearby or visiting the lodge’s farm to learn the skills of artisanal cheese making.
- 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.
- Eleven rooms
- 11 rooms
Located six kilometres outside of Puerto Varas on a quiet spot on the side of the Llanquihue lake, guests at Casa Molino can enjoy stunning views across the lake to the snowcapped peaks of the Orsono, Tronador and Calbuco volcanoes. There are just eleven rooms (including five larger suites) with excellent personal service. The restaurant is excellent and the communal areas are both spacious and comfortable.
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 your 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
Torres del Paine
Flight from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas
Transfer from Punta Arenas to your Torres del Paine lodge
Lodges in Torres de 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.
- 12 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.
- 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.
- Dining room
- Individual Geodisic domes
A wonderful way to experience the outdoor feel of camping in this beautiful area of Patagonia with the comfort of a hotel. Accommodation is in geodisic domes inspired by the traditional constructions of the native Kawesqar people allowing plenty of light and space during your stay. The lodge hosts a maximum of 56 guests ensuring a more personal feel as well as minimising the impact on the local environment. We recommend the ‘Suite’ Domes which come equipped with a private bathroom, wood heated stove and solar power. There are three main ‘Core’ domes. Two of which contain the dining area and bar while the other is a resting dome with a library. The resting dome is also used for meetings before small group excursions.
- 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.
Private transfer from Torres del Paine hotel to Punta Arenas airport
Flight from Punta Arenas to Santiago
Private transfer from Santiago airport to Santiago hotel
Accommodation in Santiago
- 196 rooms
- Tea Library
- Three restaurants
- Beauty Salon
- W Lounge Bar & Rooftop Bar
- Rooftop Infinity Pool & Spa § Fitness Centre
- Business Centre
- iPod docks § LCD TVs in rooms
In keeping with its worldwide siblings for contemporary luxury design and snazzy urban style, it’s no wonder that the W Santiago is now the trendiest hotel in the capital with a phenomenal rooftop pool and bar that boast the best views over the city. Accompanying a kaleidoscope of colours and ultra-modern sophistication designed by Toni Chi and Sergio Echeverria, W Santiago is a fantastically well-equipped hotel with three restaurants specialising in French, Asian Fusion and Chilean cuisines. There’s a beauty salon, bar lounge, tea library and business centre not to mention its superb location but a few steps away from the best bars, restaurants and shops in Santiago. The rooms are sleek, modern and spacious and the staff are aplenty and very helpful in fulfilling the ‘Whatever, Whenever’ motto.
- Fifteen rooms
- Heated Outdoor Pool with integrated jacuzzi
The first luxury boutique hotel in Santiago, the Aubrey is a welcome addition to the city. The hotel is set in the fashionable area of Bellavista, close to the Cerro San Cristóbal park, an area famed for its cosmopolitan range of restaurants, bars, shops and art galleries in a relaxed and historic setting. The hotel itself is a carefully converted colonial mansion with just fifteen rooms and suites. Decoration is understated and in keeping with the historic surrounds with modern luxury design pieces to add extra comfort and style. The hotel has a beautiful heated outdoor pool as well as an excellent in-house Italian restaurant which is already considered one of the best in the city.
- 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.
- 205 rooms
- Indoor rooftop pool
- Health club
As one might expect from the Ritz-Carlton, this is one of the best luxury hotels in South America, with impeccable service. The hotel is well located, near some excellent restaurants. The rooms are very luxurious, and the crowning feature of the hotel is the stunning, glass-covered rooftop pool and spa. Which, on a clear day, offers fantastic views to the Andes.
- 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.
Private transfer from Santiago hotel to Santiago airport.
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