Northern Chile Explorer
A fascinating private tour focused on the sunnier climes of Chile's northern regions and Easter Island
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- Private tour options in Easter Island, the Wine Region and the Atacama Desert
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- Meet and greet airport service
- Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
At a glance
Begin with a night in Santiago before flying out west to the famous and mystical Maoi statues on Easter Island, isolated in the Pacific Ocean, for four nights of exploration and cultural discovery.
Next, return to the mainland for some days enjoying Chile‘s famous wine region, an area that epitomises the true beauty of Chile’s northern countryside; lush green vineyards and sultry pueblos framed by the Andes Mountains. You’ll have plenty of time to relax, learn how the grapes go from vine to bottle, taste the authentic wines and regional food,
Finally, head north to extraordinary landscapes of the Atacama Desert to enjoy star gazing, mountain biking, hiking and floating in hyper saline high altitude lakes, returning to a wonderful luxury lodge after your day’s adventure.
Example Trip Itinerary
Arrive in Santiago Airport from your International Flight
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.
- 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.
- 70 rooms
- Outdoor pool
- Fitness centre
Epitomising Santiago’s refined grace and pressing modernity, the boutique Cumbres Lastarria is the area’s newest offering. Occupying a prime location Santiago’s most fashionable district, the hotel boasts a bohemian vibe combined with comfort, style, and incredible service. As an intimate hotel with only 70 rooms, the hotel promise and delivers a care and attention that’s rarely encountered in big-city properties. During your stay, take swim in the outdoor pool and work up an appetite for your meal served at the gourmet on-site restaurant. You’ll find that there’s a plethora of both commercial and gastronomical delights on your doorstep. You will also be just 200 yards from the Bellas Artes Museum and a host of other phenomenal cultural attractions.
- 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.
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.
Flight from Santiago to Easter Island
Private transfer from Easter Islands Mataveri airport to accommodation on Easter Island
Accommodation in Easter Island
- Full board including wine and soft drinks
- Hydro-massage bath in every room
- Open air swimming pool
- Solar heated Jacuzzi
- Taheta Spa
Another luxurious addition to the Explora hotel range. The Rapa Nui hotel doesn’t disappoint, very much in the concept of the other Explora properties with stunning architecture, beautiful curving wooden interiors, exemplary service and activities. Set on a hill in a quiet area away from the more populated Hanga Roa. The 30 well-appointed rooms each have a sea view and are tastefully decorated in keeping with the surrounds. Rooms are equipped with hydro-massage baths to relax in after a day exploring. Hotel facilities include an outdoor pool and jacuzzi as well as a spa area to relax in. All meals and full program of activities are included in the cost.
- 75 rooms
- Restaurant, Bistro and Pool Bar
- Outdoor pool and terrace
Boasting fine sea-views and an ancient aura, you’ll find the Hangaroa Eco Village and Spa on the main coastal road less than a kilometre from the airport and just a few short steps from the centre of the town. This holistic resort has been been designed to reflect Easter Island’s fascinating ancient culture and constructed using local materials such as volcanic rock, cypress woods, and natural clay. Although modelled on the ancient Orongo ceremonial village and built with sustainable practices in mind such as natural lighting, the hotel’s 75 rooms and suites have been luxuriously appointed with oversized tubs and all the modern conveniences. The hotel’s reception itself is a marvel, built to resemble an ancestral “boat house” and care has been taken to ensure that there’s a harmonic interrelation between all spaces. When you’re not exploring the ancient ruins at the Rano Kau volcano or uncovering the mysteries of the past at the Hanga Roa Anthropological Museum, relax at the outdoor pool and terrace and enjoy gastronomic delights at the hotel’s restaurant, bistro or snack bar.
Easter Island is one of the most intriguing small islands of the world, which offers fantastic scenery and mystical sites to see. Your travel designer will be able to talk you through the various activities that can be arranged for you during your stay. Some of our favourite excursions include a privately guided trip to see the ancient Moai statues, a Scuba Diving trip or a trek to explore the beautiful scenery with a naturalist guide.
Private transfer from Easter Island accommodation to Easter Islands Mataveri airport
Flight from Easter Island to Santiago
Private transfer from Santiago airport to the Wine Region
Accommodation in Wine Region
- 22 suites
- 4 rooms
- Wine shop
- Restaurant/ Lodge Chef
- Heli Port
- Disabled Access
The extraordinary sophistication and contemporary chic of the Vik Chile is quite simply unparalleled in Chile’s wine region. Fresh from an extensive refurbishment, this 22-room avant garde luxury boutique hotel is set within the 4,400-hectare Millahue Valley and Vik vineyard, just two hours south of Santiago in the Colchagua Valley area. Each suite is individually themed and decorated, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows which allow guests to take in the majestic views of the region. A newer addition to the hotel, guests can now choose to stay in one of the separate Puro Vik glass pods, providing an incredible vantage point for overlooking the valley. The lodge is decorated in keeping with the vineyard’s holistic and ecological principles and it’s almost as if the exterior’s inconspicuous minimalism was intended to touch the hillside on which it perches. This spectacular sense of floating is further emphasised by seamless glass windows-for-walls in the rooms. Yet the insightful use of dark heavy woods, rough natural materials, functional furniture and a minimal elegance also makes the lodge feel contrastingly very solid, grounded and stylishly real. The lodge enjoys uninterrupted views of the vineyards and lake and there is a cosy sitting area with a fireplace, patios with sofas, and a well-equipped and elegant dining room where excellent traditional Chilean cuisine is served. Plenty of activities and expeditions can be arranged to suit guests according to their time and preferences, especially with immediate if not exclusive access to the vineyard and winery.
- Set in 450 acres of vineyards
- Outdoor Pool
- Four rooms
Clos Apalta Residence is one of the most luxurious (and modern) wine lodges in Chile. The accommodation here is really first class. There are just four private ‘casitas’ as well as lodging within the guesthouse itself. The rooms are beautifully decorated in a modern style and the casitas have an added element of privacy as well as verandas with stunning views out across the valley. The Clos Apalta Winery itself is also constructed in a very modern style and produces some fantastic wines, which you’ll have a chance to sample. There is also a large infinity pool and spa area to make the residence an extremely comfortable and relaxing place to stay.
- Outdoor Pool
- Seven rooms
- Living room
- Honesty Bar
Set around 50 miles from Santiago in the Casablanca region, this boutique vineyard produces entirely organic wine. This is a traditional wine ‘Estancia’ and was originally built at the beginning of the 20th Century set in it’s own San Antonio Valley of around 27,000 acres. The main building housing the accommodation blends traditional style with plush furnishings and was entirely refurbished in 2004. Rooms are spacious and have their own private terrace. The winery itself is an advanced gravity-flow facility producing excellent Syrah (judged to be among one of the world’s best). There is an excellent restaurant on site and a good number of activities to keep guests occupied including horseback riding and harvesting, as well as relaxing in the beautiful gardens.
South of Santiago lies Chile's rich central valleys and numerous vineyards. Your choice of daily activities and excursions will depend on the hotel or lodge chosen, but just speak to our Latin America travel designers about selecting the best one for you.
To give you an idea; there's horse riding, wine tastings, vineyard tours, fine dining, hiking and much more...
Private transfer from the Wine Region to Santiago airport
Flight from Santiago to Calama
Transfer from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Accommodation in Atacama Desert
- 42 rooms, each with a terrace
- Swimming pools and hot springs
- Lounge and bar
- Private guiding
Almost imperceptible from its backdrop of baked red rock, emerging as a perfectly placed traditional adobe settlement, it takes an even closer look to discover that this is, in fact, the very conscientiously designed and luxuriously authentic Alto Atacama hotel. Its beauty is matched by its sustainable ideals, with the resort dedicated to integrating into the environment without causing harm to the immediate landscapes or ecosystems. In the shadow of the Cordillera de la Sal and with the San Pedro River coursing by its enviably remote and magical position in the Atacama desert means it is well placed to explore the surrounding natural sights of deep, sweeping valleys and canyons, kaleidoscope skies, serene lagoons, ancient ruins and tempestuous geysers. Yet the location is only part of the hotel’s unique allure; its design both in and out stylishly embraces the aesthetic of the Altiplano and Atacama. Varying textures in the form of colourful earth-tone tiles, Brea lamps, cave paintings, local iconography, sculptures, and coarse Aguayo tapestries and Amerindian textiles, blend to create an inviting, warm and intimate atmosphere to the contrasting wilderness outside. Each comfortable room features its own terrace and is equipped with many modern appliances and luxuries. What’s more the hotel’s activities and expeditions are expertly planned and personalised to you, with private guiding available. The staff will do their utmost to look after you and there are many facilities to enjoy at the hotel, such as yoga, spa treatments, hot springs, or just sitting under the patio awnings gazing at the spectacle in front of you.
- All meals included
- Sauna, steam bath and open air Jacuzzis
- Spa and treatment rooms
The Explora hotels are perhaps Chile’s most famous, meaning Explora Atacama comes with an enviable reputation to live up to and it’s pleasing to say that it doesn’t disappoint. Everything about the hotel exudes understated quality, with tastefully furnished, extremely comfortable rooms. Each has its own jacuzzi in the bathroom and a cut-out floor to ceiling window with panoramic views. There are four interconnected high-design swimming pools and saunas, a stargazing platform (complete with high quality telescopes) and an open bar. The hotel is also home to a superb restaurant. The programmes offered are all inclusive, so all meals, most drinks and all tours are included in this price. Explore this beautiful region either on foot, horseback riding, bike, or 4WD excursions. There are also cultural excursions and high mountain ascents ranging in difficulty and altitude. For safety reasons, high mountain hiking requires a minimum of two-night acclimatization but we’d recommend four nights here simply to get the most out of your time here.
- 12 round suites with private patio
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Open-air restaurant
- Full board with wine and soft drinks included
Another luxury addition to San Pedro de Atacama, the Awasi is a truly special option. With outstanding service, the hotel offers an exceptional experience and all activities are completely private and personalised to your needs and requests. There are 12 suites, circular in shape and made from adobe, stone and wood which help to keep them cool in the day and warm in the evenings. Each suite has its own private patio, indoor and outdoor showers and inside you’ll find armchairs and alpaca blankets to keep you cosy. The hotel is beautifully decorated with wool hangings and hardwood and marble floors that evoke a sense of history and tradition. The restaurant uses local, seasonal produce to create beautiful looking and tasting dishes that show off some of the more unusual ingredients used in Chilean cooking. Its open-air setting makes for a truly magical and memorable meal. There is also a lovely outdoor pool which provides welcome relief from the heat, and there is plenty of outdoor space in which to relax. The hotel operates an all-inclusive programme, with all meals, drinks and excursions (all tailored to your needs) included.
- 32 rooms
- Each room has a private terrace (except the family rooms) with views of the Licancabur volcano
- Indoor heated pool and outdoor pools with hot tub
- Spa treatment rooms
The Tierra Atacama is an excellent boutique hotel option in San Pedro Atacama. The design of the hotel is both comfortable and stylish and facilities include a spa, Jacuzzis, sauna and a pool area. There are 32 spacious and comfortable rooms, each with a private terrace and views of the Licancabur volcano. The hotel has been designed to be casually elegant in a neo-minimal style, with rooms intricately decked out with local, carefully sourced, hand-made textiles to add an authentic desert feel.
Check into your chosen lodge and spend your time exploring the Atacama with the many different excursions available. Venture out and explore this incredible wilderness on foot, 4WD vehicle, horseback and mountain bike, or soar over it in a hot air balloon. Depending on which lodge you chose, this may be in small groups or entirely private - speak to your travel designer so we can find the lodge that suits you best.
Transfer from your hotel in the Atacama to Calama Airport
Flight from Calama to Santiago
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