Best time to be there
As the climate varies hugely from north to south, different places are best at different times, although spring (September to December) is universally good. Atacama can be visited year-round, central Chile enjoys a Mediterranean climate with good weather throughout. Patagonia is best for hiking in Spring or Summer.
LAN Chile daily via Madrid
GMT -4 hours
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Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area
Highlights - Unique 'open air' museum; Incredible moai statues; Unspolit and islolated wilderness... Read more ...
Highlights - Fly south to Puerto Montt, one of the principal gateways to the Chilean Lake District; Visit the island of Chiloe; Sail through majestic Glacier Alley... Read more ...
*Relax in cosmopolitan, trendy Santiago *See the earth’s clearest skies and driest desert *Wine taste in the Colchagua valley Read more ...
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12 DAYS FROM £4,495 PER PERSON
* Experience Lunar landscapes and star filled skies
* Boutique vineyards in the Colchagua Valley
* Explore Chilean Patagonia
HIGHLIGHTS OF CHILE
10 DAYS FROM £2,995 PER PERSON
* Relax in cosmopolitan, trendy Santiago
* See the earth's clearest skies and driest desert
* Wine taste in the Colchagua valley
Chile is a land of extremes and staggering beauty. The longest country in the world, it is bordered on the east by the Andes and on the west by the Pacific Ocean and stretches from the Atacama Desert in the north to Cape Horn in the far south.
Chile holidays with Abercrombie & Kent will bring you closer to the people and places that define this wonderful country.
Many holidays in Chile begin with the most famous of its national parks, Torres del Paine in southern Patagonia (designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve). Vast granite towers plummet to a lavish valley of lakes, waterfalls, glaciers and icebergs, habited by a wonderful variety of wildlife. Spend some time here on your holiday to Chile to appreciate the region's beauty and look for more than 100 species of bird, armadillo, guanaco and, if you are lucky, Chile's own big cat, the puma.
Water and land merge seamlessly together in the majestically beautiful Chilean Lake District - an ideal setting for a holiday in Chile. Snow-capped volcanoes are reflected in the brilliant blue of the lakes, often fed by rivers that provide some of the best fishing in the southern hemisphere. In total contrast, turn your Chile travel north to the Atacama Desert, an adventure playground of geysers, moon valleys and salt lakes where at night the clear skies are littered with thousands of stars.
Santiago is the capital as well as gateway to the ski areas and best beaches. Maipo Valley is just south of here and produces some of the New World's finest wines, a visit here is well worth building in to your Chile holiday.
For a dramatic chapter in your holiday to Chile, visit Easter Island, a tiny fragment of land lying some 2,000 miles off the west coast of Chile. It is best known for its moai, more than 600 huge figures sculpted from volcanic-rock, situated on ahu, gazing out to sea. Nobody knows exactly how, why or when they were put there. The island is one of the most isolated and mysterious places on earth and is a fitting adjunct to the spectacle of Chile.
Chile Holidays 2013, 2014 with Abercrombie & Kent, let our experts design your perfect Chile holiday.
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. However, as a guide, a 10 day holiday in Chile will cost from £2,995 per person based on two adults sharing including all international and internal flights and subject to availability.
Travel on the 6th December on the Uncharted Patagonia Adventure Programme for the special rate of £6,515 per person (£1,702 single supplement) excluding flights. Terms & conditions apply.
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Stay 4 nights in June, July, August and September 2013 and only pay for a 3 night package. Terms and conditions apply
Suggested Chile Accommodation Offers
Cruceros Australis is an expedition cruise line offering three and four day itineraries, cruising the stunning southernmost fjords of Chile and Argentina, inaccessible by road or plane.
Perched on the shores of Lake Pehoé in Torres del Paine National Park, Explora Patagonia was conceived as an exploration base and offers spectacular views of Patagonia's astonishing natural beauty. The hotel's....
Amid dense green forest, along the banks of Dorita Bay and accessible only by dirt road or by sea lies a raw paradise overlooking a magnificent remote and pristine landscape.
Matetic vineyard is located in the Casablanca Valley between Santiago and the Chilean coast. This completely enclosed valley, which is 9,000 hectares in length...
Located on mythical Easter Island and overlooking the magnificent Pacific Ocean, A&K welcomes exploras new addition to their collection, Posada de Mike Rapu...
The modern architecture of this property contrasts well with the stark, yet stunning surrounds of the Atacama Desert. Styled with hand-made Atacameñian textiles and crafts, the hotel offers an authentic cultural feel...
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The Hotels you (Charlie Lockwood) selected were superb in Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, what a pleasure it has been to stay in the Orient Express Hotels, everyone was so helpful, the exception being the Four Seasons Hotel in Buenos Aires equally superb.
- TW, London
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A Roof for Chile
Began in the late 1990s to build dignified emergency housing for 350 families in extreme poverty, and has provided transitional houses for impoverished families across Latin America.