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Atacama to Patagonia: Walking & Wine Holiday

Steer clear of the crowds with private guides in the deserts, explore Torres del Paine from the comfort of an exclusive lodge, then wind down in the winelands.

This is a classic combination of Chile's extremes, made extraordinary. Experience Atacama away from the crowds with your private guide, then explore the pathways of Torres del Paine in comfort from a specialist lodge. To finish it all off, you have time to relax in the winelands of the fertile Central Valley.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 - Arrive in Chile, see Santiago

Arrive in Santiago this morning to be met and transferred to your hotel downtown. Set off directly to explore the city with your guide on a flexible tour tailored to your interests.
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Day 2 - Travel to the Atacama Desert

Fly to Chile's desert north. This afternoon your private guide leads you along the edge of the Valle de la Muerte and down to a crater in the Valle de la Luna to watch the sun set over the Atacama.
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Day 3 - Walk along a riverbed to an ancient settlement

Enjoy a day getting to know the area as you walk along a dry riverbed through the open desert to an ancient settlement. Lunch today is traditional Atacameña fare served in local family's smallholding.
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Day 4 - Walk along an Inca pathway

Travel higher this morning for a full day walk down through a wide valley, rich with birdlife and grazing llama, passing giant cacti and Incan farm terraces to a remote Andean village.
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Day 5 - Visit the Tatio Geysers and walk

One of the classic excursions in the Atacama is a sunrise visit to the Tatio geysers, the world's highest (4,320m above sea level). Combine this visit with a much quieter riverside walk.
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Day 6 - Walk up a high volcano

Having built up your oxygen levels over the past few days, today is the time to summit the 5,600m Toco Volcano. This evening, head into the desert to explore the night skies by telescope.
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Day 7 - Travel to the far south of Patagonia

Today brings a contrast of landscapes that only Chile can offer, as you wake with views of the desert and go to sleep looking out over glaciers across the watery expanse of the Last Hope Sound.
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Day 8 - Travel to your lakeside lodge

The morning is yours to stroll along the shores of the sound. After lunch you will be taken to your luxury yurt looking out over the mountains of Torres del Paine.
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Day 9

Each day you have a choice of half or full day excursions as part of a small group of lodge guests with a guide. Head into the National Park to get close to the famous mountains and wildlife.
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Day 10 - Walk to the base of the Torres

You might like to challenge yourself to hike up the steep slope to reach the base of the granite towers which give the park its name, or a more gentle walk around Laguna Azul.
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Day 11 - Walk with views of the Cuernos del Paine

Walk in the central part of the park, around the waterfalls of Salto Grande and Salto Chico, from where you get the most wonderful views of the black basalt peaks of the Cuernos, horns, of Paine.
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Day 12 - Walk to a nearby waterfall

Your lodge is particularly unusual for being nestled in a huge private reserve of old-growth trees. Today you might like to hike a trail through the forest. This afternoon follow a trail to a pretty waterfall.
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Day 13 - Travel to the winelands of Colchagua

Another long day of travel takes you from Torres del Paine to Chile's Central Valley where you spend your last three nights in a charming colonial home in Chile's wine producing heartland.
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Day 14 - Enjoy a long lunch, and wine tasting

Spend this morning walking into the hills above one of the region's oldest wineries, working up a thirst to taste wines both here and at your next vineyard, where you'll enjoy a long, leisurely lunch.
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Day 15 - Explore the wineries at your leisure

Today, your last in Chile, you might like to visit the wonderful curiosity that is the nearby Museum of Chile. There are more wineries to visit and more wines to taste, all within easy reach.
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Day 16 - Travel home from Santiago

Depending on the time of your flight home, you should have time this morning to relax before the three hour drive back to the airport in Santiago.
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1 of 16

Day 1 - Arrive in Chile, see Santiago

Arrive in Santiago this morning to be met and transferred to your hotel downtown. Set off directly to explore the city with your guide on a flexible tour tailored to your interests.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero chile atacama bolivia border sign

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Day 2 - Travel to the Atacama Desert

Fly to Chile's desert north. This afternoon your private guide leads you along the edge of the Valle de la Muerte and down to a crater in the Valle de la Luna to watch the sun set over the Atacama.
Images itinerary images original ksfqldxv1yevc1mmfusqwidb8jzrd7fv chile atacama view hut c camilo silva pura aventura jpg20201119 474 gbwlpa

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Day 3 - Walk along a riverbed to an ancient settlement

Enjoy a day getting to know the area as you walk along a dry riverbed through the open desert to an ancient settlement. Lunch today is traditional Atacameña fare served in local family's smallholding.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero chile atacama abandoned houses on way to rio grande

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Day 4 - Walk along an Inca pathway

Travel higher this morning for a full day walk down through a wide valley, rich with birdlife and grazing llama, passing giant cacti and Incan farm terraces to a remote Andean village.
Images itinerary images original 93s58mo6juzrc48iwp8t02ld1gavv1dj chile atacama tatio geysers figures standing in steam20161111 17160 1pxghti

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Day 5 - Visit the Tatio Geysers and walk

One of the classic excursions in the Atacama is a sunrise visit to the Tatio geysers, the world's highest (4,320m above sea level). Combine this visit with a much quieter riverside walk.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero chile atacama standing on top of toco volcano

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Day 6 - Walk up a high volcano

Having built up your oxygen levels over the past few days, today is the time to summit the 5,600m Toco Volcano. This evening, head into the desert to explore the night skies by telescope.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero chile patagonia torres del paine the last hope sound in puerto natales

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Day 7 - Travel to the far south of Patagonia

Today brings a contrast of landscapes that only Chile can offer, as you wake with views of the desert and go to sleep looking out over glaciers across the watery expanse of the Last Hope Sound.
Images itinerary images original nrwqyhaqghoeye5q9zc3jerrrfan4rq9 chile patagonia torres del paine patagonia camp yurts and lake20160223 25636 7wv685

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Day 8 - Travel to your lakeside lodge

The morning is yours to stroll along the shores of the sound. After lunch you will be taken to your luxury yurt looking out over the mountains of Torres del Paine.
Images itinerary images original hcucfp8x0iypzazq5q6tv5oywgov8bye chile patagonia torres del paine reflections of glacier grey20161111 11632 jxpw9x

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Day 9

Each day you have a choice of half or full day excursions as part of a small group of lodge guests with a guide. Head into the National Park to get close to the famous mountains and wildlife.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero chile patagonia torres del paine mirador torres sunrise person c matthew power

10 of 16

Day 10 - Walk to the base of the Torres

You might like to challenge yourself to hike up the steep slope to reach the base of the granite towers which give the park its name, or a more gentle walk around Laguna Azul.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero chile patagonia torres del paine patagonia camp walkers below cuernos

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Day 11 - Walk with views of the Cuernos del Paine

Walk in the central part of the park, around the waterfalls of Salto Grande and Salto Chico, from where you get the most wonderful views of the black basalt peaks of the Cuernos, horns, of Paine.
Images itinerary images original rapneyaoy56unsuccb9cgm1ieeusnl9j chile patagonia torres del paine patagonia camp waterfall el toro20201005 27062 189gswr

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Day 12 - Walk to a nearby waterfall

Your lodge is particularly unusual for being nestled in a huge private reserve of old-growth trees. Today you might like to hike a trail through the forest. This afternoon follow a trail to a pretty waterfall.
Uploads images chile wine shutterstock green vineyard green mountains20180829 76980 13j7wqu

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Day 13 - Travel to the winelands of Colchagua

Another long day of travel takes you from Torres del Paine to Chile's Central Valley where you spend your last three nights in a charming colonial home in Chile's wine producing heartland.
Images itinerary images original y5blldcmur1qxz2nbn07ip00831zf1eg chile winelands santa cruz montgras tasting guide close up20200310 9307 88ibtm

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Day 14 - Enjoy a long lunch, and wine tasting

Spend this morning walking into the hills above one of the region's oldest wineries, working up a thirst to taste wines both here and at your next vineyard, where you'll enjoy a long, leisurely lunch.
Images itinerary images original ileoo1hcg4upbf2vdkrbfzlgxv2r22z8 chile winelands lapastolle winery20201119 474 12stx6l

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Day 15 - Explore the wineries at your leisure

Today, your last in Chile, you might like to visit the wonderful curiosity that is the nearby Museum of Chile. There are more wineries to visit and more wines to taste, all within easy reach.
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Day 16 - Travel home from Santiago

Depending on the time of your flight home, you should have time this morning to relax before the three hour drive back to the airport in Santiago.

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