Land Rover crossing a river

Southern Chile Islands & Lakes Expedition

Hit the open road on an adventure | From USD 11,065 | Chile

Your journey at a glance

Immerse yourself in this 11-day set-departure itinerary that explores a land of myths and legends, unique folklore and culinary traditions. Your journey kicks off in Santiago, Chile’s dynamic capital, with an exploration of the city’s barrios. This off-the-beaten-path tour will provide a uniquely entertaining insight into the origins of the city and its expansion over the course of the last 200 years.

Your journey then takes you to Chiloé, a magical world abundant with lush nature and a singular culture. Explore this intriguing island with its colourful wooden churches, 16 of which have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The next leg of your adventure takes you to the Chilean Lake District. This region technically begins once you have crossed the Bío-Bío River, some 500 km (310 mi) south of the Chilean capital. In the 19th century, German settlers arrived in the area, and their stamp is particularly visible in and around the southern city of Puerto Varas. This region boasts a magnificent natural environment, embodying mountains, lakes, forests and national parks that make this Chilean destination a major drawcard.

Your journey culminates at &Beyond Vira Vira, situated just outside Pucón. Coined the “Adventure Capital” of Chile, this area offers a plethora of outdoor activities such as rafting, trekking, skiing, kayaking, fly-fishing, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Adventure activities aside, Vira Vira also offers the opportunity to embark on captivating cultural excursions, gaining insight into the Mapuche people, and relishing delicious varieties of cheese at the lodge’s cheese factory. You can also unwind with soothing wellness treatments, yoga sessions or an indulgent dip in a bubbling hot tub under the night sky.

2 nights Santiago | 3 nights Chiloé Island | 2 nights Puerto Varas | 3 nights Pucón

What we love about this journey:

  • Small groups of just 4 to 10 guests, which means plenty of flexibility and privacy
  • Guided throughout by Gary James, a sought-after Chile specialist and an English speaking guide
  • 2 guests per vehicle (families of 3 to 4 can be accommodated in the same vehicle at a special rate)
  • Luxury 4×4 Land Rover Discovery 4 and/or Discovery Sports vehicles with 2 guests plus guide
  • Set departure dates coincide with autumn and spring (snow-capped mountains, lush, colourful flora and vibrant culture)
  • Tuck into local gourmet meals and delicious home-cooked fare

Limited departures | 11 Days
USD 11,065 per person

Please keep in mind that this journey's dates may be flexible to suite the preference of your group. Speak to one of our Travel Specialists to find out more.

Two exclusive set departures:

  • 01 – 11 April 2019
  • 01 – 11 October 2019


01 - 11 April

USD 11,065

01 - 11 October

USD 11,065

What's included
  • All nights of accommodation mentioned in the program
  • Transportation in the best available vehicles as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tours as mentioned in the program with English speaking local guides
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • Domestic Air Tickets and local airport tax
  • Taxes included, where applicable
  • International Airfare / Airport taxes
What's not included
  • Early check-in or late check-out charges
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, etc
  • Any video/still camera fee during the trip
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks (except for local brand drinks at andBeyond Vira Vira, which are included)
  • Excess baggage
  • Insurance
  • Visa or reciprocity fee expenses
  • The rate is valid for the below dates mentioned only;
  • 01 – 11 April 2019
  • 01 – 11 October 2019
  • The rate is based on a minimum of 8 guests travelling. Should the number of guests be less than 8, we would need to re-quote
  • The quote is per person and based on sharing the same room
  • Single room will attract a single room supplement
  • Airfare for internal flights is based on present schedule fare in economy class and is subject to increase
  • This offer only applies to the hotels specifically mentioned in the itinerary
  • &Beyond trading terms apply

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