Chile is a long, narrow country stretching along South America's western edge, with more than 6,000km of Pacific Ocean coastline. Santiago, its capital, sits in a valley surrounded by the Andes and Chilean Coast Range mountains. The city's palm-lined Plaza de Armas contains the neoclassical cathedral and the National History Museum. The massive Parque Metropolitano offers swimming pools, a botanical garden and zoo.
Atacama Desert: Considered the world’s driest desert, this spartan, dramatic plateau is a hot spot for stargazers.
Patagonia: A region encompassing the vast southernmost tip of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile, with the Andes Mountains as its dividing line.
Easter Island: Chilean territory, is a remote volcanic island in Polynesia. Its native name is Rapa Nui. It’s famed for archaeological sites created by inhabitants during the 13th–16th centuries.
Valparaíso: A port city on Chile’s coast. It's known for its steep funiculars and colorful, clifftop homes. La Sebastiana, the quirky former residence of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, is now a museum with far-reaching Pacific views. During the 19th century, an influx of European immigrants left their mark on the city’s architecture and cultural institutions, many of which congregate around downtown Plaza Sotomayor.
All of our Chile tours can be taken independently, or they can be combined for a longer stay as is shown here. This itinerary can be customized to satisfy your travel dreams.
Day 1: Arrival Santiago, Chile
Our Accessible Travel representative welcomes you at the international airport Arturo Merino Benitez, Santiago, as the morning sun rises over the Andes Mountains. A 30-minute ride through fields and into town will take us to Las Condes, an upscale Santiago suburb. Our hotel is located near the best commercial and residential area in Santiago. It is within easy walking distance of the Pedro de Valdivia subway station, putting the entire city in the palm of your hand. Nearby you will find restaurants and shops.
After hotel check-in and freshening up we meet our bilingual guide for a Santiago city tour featuring the most important historical, political and cultural sites.
Overnight in Santiago.