Deserts and Vineyards
Want to take in Chile without rushing? This is the trip for you! You’ll be charmed by Chile’s oldest port, star gaze in the desert and enjoy a private wine tasting tour in the Maipo Valley.
The Desert & Vineyards trip starts off in Valparaíso where you'll get to know the colonial city. Explore its emerging arts scene with a guided tour, and wander the UNESCO listed historic quarter. You’ll then head on to the Atacama Desert where you’ll stay at a beautiful boutique hotel. Ride into the desert and be treated to an evening stargazing with a local - a night you'll remember forever. Your trip finishes in eclectic Santiago, before finally returning home, full of newly made memories.
Enjoy a private wine tasting tour in the Maipo Valley
Star gaze in the the Atacama Desert with an Atacaman local
Discover the history quarter of Valparaíso; a UNESCO World Heritage Site
This exciting trip to Chile includes international flights, a private car and driver, excursions, accommodation, breakfasts and some lunches and dinners.
From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip. All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.
You’re finally off on your adventure! You’ll be met at Santiago airport by a guide who will take you to your hotel to settle in. After a half day orientation tour, your time in the charming portside city of Valparaíso is yours to do with as you please. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site historic quarter, gaze up at the colourful cliff side homes or check out Chile’s oldest port. There's plenty of art galleries if you fancy picking up a new piece of artwork, or just wander the streets and admire the colourful murals that adorn the city walls.
Places to Stay
On day five you’ll head out into the desert. Other than the poles, the Atacama Desert is the driest place on the globe – but fortunately for you, your hotel boasts a lovely pool! Spend your time in the desert as you choose. We'd recommend a horse riding excursion for amazing views, and an evening spent stargazing with an Atacaman local. The unpolluted skies are some of the best in the world for spotting constellations! Head to the spectacular Moon Valley at sunset, known for its rugged sand and stone formations carved out by wind and water for an out of this world experience. If relaxation is the order of the day, you can also choose to take a day trip out to the Puritama Hot Springs and feel any stresses melt away in the thermal waters.
Things to do
Arrive at your Santiago accommodation on day 9, the charming Hotel Le Reve, where you'll be greeted with a welcome cocktail, before being able to spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
On day 10, you'll enjoy a private tour to Maipo Valley to visit two famous vineyards; Viña Santa Rita and Perez Cruz Winery, where you'll of course get to sample some of the finest Chilean wines whilst learning about how the wine is made. We can't think of a more perfect way to soak up the charm of the area!
The following day you'll head home feeling relaxed and recharged after your Chilean adventure.