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Quintessential Chile from £4,995

Highlights - Exceptional boutique wineries; Enjoying 'the great outdorrs'; Scenery of deserts and glaciers... Read more ...


Highlights of Chile

Highlights of Chile from £2,995

*Relax in cosmopolitan, trendy Santiago *See the earth’s clearest skies and driest desert *Wine taste in the Colchagua valley Read more ...


Run & Reforest in Patagonia  - Macizo del Paine

Run & Reforest in Patagonia from £1,830

The Patagonian International Marathon takes place in the majestic Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia. Read more ...



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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.

Fly to

LAN Chile daily via Madrid

flying time

16 hours

time difference

GMT -4 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area 



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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CHILE
Returning clients frequently tell us about extraordinary, unexpected moments on their A&K holidays in Chile. Here's a hot contender for the top ten. One of our traveller's helicopter had landed on a Patagonian glacier to find the guides had chipped off ice and laid out a frozen selection board of cheese and ham, accompanied by a scotch on the natural rocks.

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Such flourishes, of course, sit alongside enviable knowledge of the great outdoors. A returning guest recounted a dramatic hike in the Torres del Paine National Park where, after spotting several magnificent condors, they were buffeted by heavyweight mountain winds. The guide calmly demonstrated a sideways traversing technique, before leading them to a sheltered rocky overhang to rest while the gusts subside.

Two very different examples of how our guides can make an Abercrombie & Kent holiday to Chile both memorable and safe. They're part of a multi-centre South American team offering seamless travel across the continent. With 22 multi-lingual staff, our Santiago office can also arrange unique experiences from private polo classes to dinner at the home of famous chef, Emilio Peschiera, and surprise opera performances during private suppers.

Chile, you'll gather, offers a diverse holiday. Hugely diverse. There's sophisticated Santiago, a gateway to fine wineries, with its acclaimed Pre-Columbian Art Museum; and coastal Valparaiso where our guide responded to your request for 'real life' by swapping the private car for a tram, a funicular and long walk along tiny cobbled alleys teeming with locals.

Book-ended by the Andes and Pacific, it also has marvellous wilderness from Patagonia's widescreen scenic drama to the South's Lake District with its blue waters, white-tipped volcanoes and forests, and the North's Atacama Desert where salt flats, geysers and volcanic peaks come with the planet's starriest sky. And we haven't even mentioned subtropical Easter Island with its enigmatic stone moai and mysterious, compelling history.

A&K is waiting to show you the lot, but first, a final traveller's tale of seriously remote comfort. His guide, knowing the party were keen photographers, took them to a sublime spot where Atacama dunes were alchemised gold by the setting sun. He then iced the cake by whipping out a chequered tablecloth for a cheese and wine feast: a gourmet greeting for the stars.

 

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Suggested Chile Accommodation Offers

Australis Expedition Cruises

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.


Explora Patagonia 

Chile 

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....


Termas de Puyuhuapi

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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.


La Casona at Matetic

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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...


Explora Rapa Nui's Posada de Mike Rapu

Located on mythical Easter Island and overlooking the magnificent Pacific Ocean, A&K welcomes exploras new addition to their collection, Posada de Mike Rapu...


Tierra Atacama

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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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Guest Testimonial

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


A&K Philanthropy

A roof for Chile
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.



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