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Resting on an inland plain, with the Andes glimmering in the distance, Santiago, the capital of Chile, is the fifth largest city in South America and home to nearly 5 million inhabitants; a third of Chile's total population.  With its many museums, events, theatres, restaurants, bars, it is also the political and cultural centre of the country. Its central location within Chile makes it a great base for visiting other areas and it is possible to ski in the nearby Andes and, later the same day, relax on the beach. 

The city's European heritage is evident in the Parque Forestal, modelled on Parisian parks by a French landscaper. Walkers pass down tree-lined paths along the Mapocho River, past small squares and the Museo de Bellas Artes.  Across the river, the Parque Metropolitano is Santiago's playground, with walking trails, picnic areas, and a zoo.

For the more adventurous, a hike up Cerro San Cristobal offers stunning views of the city, but it can also be reached by bus or funicular.

Santiago de Chile Tours with Abercrombie & Kent, let our experts design the perfect holiday for you.



Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Exploring Mountains and Vineyards in Chile

Nights: 10 | from £7,085pp

Take your time to explore, relax and experience a few of Chile’s best regions. Taking the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Patagonian wilderness... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Tropics to the Arctic 2017

Nights: 25 | from £90,250pp

Set out on a globe-spanning journey designed by A&K's pioneering founder Geoffrey Kent. Sample exotic destinations ranging from Easter Island and the... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Special Interest

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Highlights of Chile

Nights: 9 | from £4,090pp

Chile is astonishingly diverse yet wonderfully accessible – In just 10 days you can hit up sassy Santiago, luxuriate amongst the vines and sophisticated... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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Lakes & Fjords of Chile

Nights: 13 | from £4,660pp

Certainly one for water lovers this itinerary will mesmerise as it shows off Southern Chile’s glassy lakes, fjords, glaciers and time trapped islands,... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture | Cruising

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Luxury Small Group Journeys - Patagonia: Tierra del Fuego to Torres del Paine 2017

Nights: 9 | from £7,495pp

Travel to the ends of the earth on this diverse itinerary that ranges from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires to rugged, untouched wilderness and the southernmost... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Lastarria Boutique Hotel

A lovingly converted, historic town house dating from 1927 and well located in a central, bohemian district of Chile's capital after which the hotel was... Find out more

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The Ritz Carlton Santiago

The exterior of the Ritz-Carlton Santiago may appear understated when compared with other hotels in the city. However, once you step inside it becomes... Find out more

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The Singular Santiago

The Singular Santiago is an intriguing new addition to Santiago's vibrant Barrio Lastarria. The overall atmosphere is understated and classic, combining... Find out more

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Silversea Cruise - Valparaiso, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nights: 21 | from £11,900pp

Tick off a host of bucket list experiences on this South American cruise, from walking with penguins in the Falklands and watching glaciers calve in Patagonia... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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The Singular Patagonia

Chile

One Complimentary Night
Stay three nights at The Singular Patagonia on a Full Board basis and receive one free night in The Singular Santiago, in a Patio style room. Valid for travel between 30th September 2016 and 31st May 2017. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Tierra Atacama, Chile

Chile

Save from £485 per person
Stay at the Tierra Atacama and one other Tierra property (Tierra Patagonia or Tierra Chiloé and receive a 15% discount with stays of six nights or more. Offer valid until April 2017. Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

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Tierra Patagonia, Chile

Chile

Save from £485 per person
Stay at the Tierra Patagonia and one other Tierra property (Tierra Atacama or Tierra Chiloé and receive a 15% discount with stays of six nights or more. Offer valid until April 2017. Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

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Graeme, Charlie, Melissa, Dave, Kerry and Kelly are experts in designing the perfect holiday in Latin America to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of our hotels and resorts featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean in our Travel Blog pages.

To find out more about our Latin America team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 547 701 or enquire online

 

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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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