A country of extreme and startling contrasts
Chile is the world’s longest country, and the northern and southern extremities appear to be from different planets.
Start your trip in Santiago where you can explore the restored buildings and streets of the Bellavista district and take stock of its vibrant art scene, home to some of the continent’s most experimental artists.
Make time to see the monumental ‘moai’ statues, and Easter Island, one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, before returning to the mainland and possibly spending a day or two in Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the coast which hosts a collection of brightly coloured original corrugated iron and timber houses, subtly restored to maintain the town’s unique bohemian character.
The Atacama Desert is the driest place on earth and this, together with the very high altitude and bright blue skies, give the atmosphere a startling clarity to view the ‘Moon Valley’ and its breath taking volcanic backdrop or the eerie, bubbling geological phenomenon that is the Tatio Geysers.
Driving south from Santiago, spend a few nights in the Cachapoal or Colchagua Valleys staying in some of the most prestigious wineries in the world in a beautiful mountain setting. To the south of the country, Chile’s Lake District is a collection of heart-stopping lakes, volcanoes and picturesque islands, home to a large indigenous population keeping the tribal culture very much alive. We particularly enjoyed our visit to Chiloe Island – a tranquil world set apart from the rest of the country.
In Patagonia you can walk, ride or drive through awesome glacial scenery and windswept plains, returning in the evenings to stay at some of the most remarkable hotels in South America.
To discover more about Chile and the broad variety of experiences it offers, give us a call or send us a message.
Places we love to stay
The Awasi style, service and attention to detail simply can not be faulted. A stay here is an incomparable Patagonia experience.View details about Awasi Patagonia
Vineyard luxury, fine dining and privacy with some of the best views in Chile's Wine Valleys.View details about Lapostolle
Architecturally striking eco-lodge situated on a hill on ChiloeView details about Tierra Chiloe
Beautifully styled hotel with the most stunning views. A true gem.View details about Vik Chile
Located in its own isolated gorge a short distance outside San Pedro de Atacama, this delightful hotel blends seamlessly into the landscape.View details about Alto Atacama
The Singular Santiago
The Singular Santiago is one of our favourite bases from which to explore the city of Santiago.View details about The Singular Santiago
A stunning new hotel located in a beautiful setting, close to the lakeside town of Pucon in Chile’s Lake District.View details about Vira Vira
Explora Rapa Nui
Explora Rapa Nui is the best base from which to explore the wonders of Easter IslandView details about Explora Rapa Nui
The Aubrey hotel offers a haven of tranquility right in the centre of Santiago.View details about The Aubrey
Set overlooking a lake, this modernist architectural gem has played host to royalty and offers a restful stay in stunning suroundings.View details about Hotel Antumalal
The Singular Patagonia
This landmark hotel in Patagonia brings to life the history of the region in five star luxury and comfort.View details about The Singular Patagonia
Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel
A stylish boutique hotel in the heart of Santiago’s bohemian quarter.View details about Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel
Quincho Country Home
Log fires and fine dining with wonderful views of the surrounding lakes and volcanoes in this country home.View details about Quincho Country Home
Tierra Patagonia is a faraway luxury hotel, ideally located to explore the wonders of the Torres del Paine National Park.View details about Tierra Patagonia
The ideal base to explore the Atacama Desert with top quality service, cuisine and accommodation.View details about Awasi Atacama
Recently refurbished and set in expansive grounds on the edge of San Pedro, this hotel enjoys wonderful views and offers top quality excursions.View details about Explora Atacama
A comfortable boutique hotel perfectly located to explore Valparaiso’s historic quarter on foot.View details about Casa Higueras
Luxury yurts set amongst the lakes and mountains of Chilean Patagonia.View details about Patagonia Camp
Purpose-built glass and steel boutique hotel with stunning views of local mountain ranges and volcanos.View details about Tierra Atacama
A beautifully restored period building in a residential part of the city, with all the comforts of a private home.View details about Le Reve
Hangaroa Eco Village and Spa
A modern ‘resort-style’ hotel carefully designed to blend in with the local geology on the edge of the main settlement of Hanga RoaView details about Hangaroa Eco Village and Spa
An historic townhouse which has been imaginatively extended to provide a first-class modern boutique hotelView details about Hotel Magnolia