This 12 night holiday explores places off the beaten track of great beauty and away from the tourist hot-spots. We visit Chilean family friends of ours who show us around their estates and stay at charming hotels and secluded lodges noted for comfort, delicious food and good local wines. This is not a walking or riding holiday but has both on offer and a flavour of all that we love in this diverse and dramatic country.
The holiday starts by exploring the cosmopolitan capital Santiago from where we drive south to the vineyards of the Colchagua valley and some of Chile’s finest wines. From here we go to a culinary lodge nestled in the foot of the Andes.
Now we return to Santiago to fly south to the Lake District staying in Puerto Varas before flying on to Balmaceda and pick up the Austral Highway to a remote area of Northern Patagonia. Here we stay for 4 nights amongst lakes and snowy capped mountains. There is riding on sturdy horses or walking in magical country, trout fishing in the lakes and white water rafting in the Baker River.
£6,100 per person sharing a room
£6,800 per person individual room
The prices are per person quoted in Pounds Sterling and include 12 nights full board, wine with lunch and dinner, services of English speaking and local guides, transport throughout the trip, internal flights and entrance fees as specified. International flights are not included.
Accommodation en route: The first and last nights are in a luxury hotel in the heart of Las Condes in Santiago, 2 nights in a vineyard hotel, 2 nights in a charming gastronomic hotel in the foothills of the Andes, 2 nights in a modern hotel in Puerto Varas and 4 nights in log cabins overlooking General Carrera lake, the second largest lake in South America. All accommodation has private bathrooms.
Arrival &Departure Airport: Santiago Arturo Benitez Airport