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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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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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