View of Valle de la luna Monn Valley Salt Mountain Range Atacama Desert Chile

Dramatic Contrasts of Chile (Winter programme)

Embark on an unforgettable 8-day journey through three of Chile’s most contrasting landscapes

  • 8 Days, 7 Nights | From USD 4,176 | Atacama Desert, Santiago, Lake District
  • Adventure

  • Culture

  • Food & Wine

  • Romance

  • Wildlife

  • Family

Your journey at a glance

Embark on an unforgettable 8-day journey through the Atacama Desert, Santiago and Pucón, three of Chile’s most contrasting landscapes. Your adventure kicks off in the desolate Atacama Desert, the aridest desertscape in the world, and a place of dramatic, exotic beauty. Explore San Pedro de Atacama, a silent witness to the passage of time, considered to be the archaeological capital of Chile. Observe strutting flurries of flamingos in the shallows at the Los Flamencos National Reserve salt flats, and marvel at the craggy terrain of Moon Valley, a lunar landscape of exquisite rock formations.

The next leg of your adventure whisks you away to spellbinding Santiago. Discover a heady mix of exclusive boutiques, sprawling shopping centres, magnificent architecture, theatres, art galleries, fine dining options, nightlife, and bustling markets. Get acquainted with Santiago’s barrios and explore Barrio Italia, famous for the creativity of its residents. The captivating Barrio Lastarria alive with artists, musicians and writers, and Barrio Bellavista boasting a bohemian, vibrant ambience.

Your journey culminates just outside the adventure capital of Chile, Pucón. Offering the best in exciting exploits, dive into myriad of 39 activities including rafting, hiking, skiing, kayaking, horseback riding and fly-fishing. Relax in thermal springs and marvel at gorgeous national parks. Discover the fascinating Mapuche culture and explore the traditional Mapuche way of life in this landscape where volcanoes, mountains, and lakes create one of the most beautiful natural landscapes Chile has to offer.

3 nights Atacama Desert | 1 night Santiago | 3 nights Lake District

Plan your journey

This unforgettable journey showcases just a few of our favourite experience combinations in this iconic destination. It is merely an example from which you can use to start dreaming and creating your own adventure with one of our dedicated Travel Specialists.