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Easter Island & Chilean Patagonia: Combine two of Chile's top highlights

Days: 12 | From: $10,750/per person

Start in metropolitan Santiago, Chile’s capital city, then fly to Easter Island, one of the most physically isolated islands in the world. Return to the mainland to discover wine country and Valparaiso, then travel south to the windswept Strait of Magellan and explore Chile’s spectacular Torres del Paine National Park.

  • Includes accommodations at first class hotels that reflect the best of local culture
  • Includes excursions and tours with superb private guides
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At a glance

  • Santiago
    2 nights: explore the bustling capital city
  • Easter Island
    3 nights: discover the unique history and culture of this beautiful place
  • Valparaíso
    2 nights: visit Chile's renowned wine country and the port city of Valparaíso
  • Puerto Natales
    1 night: get to know the stark beauty of the Last Hope Sound
  • Torres del Paine
    3 nights: stay in an exceptional lodge in one of the world's most beautiful parks

  • All itineraries are fully customizable. We will send you a personalized variation that reflects your interests and travel dates at no extra cost. Call to discuss your travel plans with one of our Specialists who know this region firsthand.

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Sample itinerary

Day 1:

Welcome to Santiago

Chile - Santiago in winter

Arrive to Santiago, Chile’s metropolitan capital, where your private guide will take you to your boutique hotel in the charming Lastarria neighborhood. Lastarria is a nice area for walking around, with quiet streets, flowering trees, attractive colonial architecture, and a variety of restaurants and boutiques.

Accommodations: Hotel Magnolia

Hotel Magnolia is set in a renovated 1929 mansion in downtown Santiago, close to Santa Lucia Hill, museums, the historic center, and Barrio Lastarria. Designed by award-winning architect Cazú Zegers, who also designed traveler-favorite hotel Tierra Patagonia, the Hotel Magnolia seamlessly blends preserved historic marble and vintage furnishings with modern amenities. The 42-room hotel offers a restaurant, bar, library, and rooftop lounge with panoramic views.

Alternative lodging options: Lastarria Boutique Hotel, Singular Santiago
Day 2:

Historic Highlights, the Central Market, and San Cristobal Hill

Chile - Santiago at dusk

Take a private tour of Santiago and visit the colonial and modern highlights, including the Plaza de Armas and the La Moneda Presidential Palace. You’ll also spend time in the Central Market, an enormous, active marketplace, and head to the top of San Cristobal Hill for views of the entire city. After your tour, spend the rest of the day exploring on your own and trying out the city’s restaurants – we’ll provide a list of our top recommendations!

Accommodations: Hotel Magnolia

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 3:

Fly to Easter Island, One of the World’s Most Remote Inhabited Islands

Easter Island - Moai Statues

Depart the mainland and head to mythic Easter Island on a flight of roughly five hours. A local representative will be waiting at the Mataveri Airport to take you to your lodgings, a beautiful and refined boutique hotel overlooking the South Pacific Ocean. Here, you will meet the staff and guides, have a briefing to go over your excursion options for the coming days, and enjoy time to relax and begin exploring this beautiful area.

Accommodations: Explora Rapa Nui

Explora Rapa Nui sits on a hill overlooking the expanse of the South Pacific Ocean, and is the most refined lodging on Easter Island. The hotel design, with its 30 rooms and suites, fits harmoniously into the geography of the island and was carefully constructed to have minimal impact on the environment. Local volcanic rock and pine wood were the primary construction materials. Excursions are led by outstanding local guides and are tailored to match your interests and activity level. An exceptional option for your visit to Easter Island.

*Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

Days 4-5:

Mysterious Ancient Cultures and South Pacific Scenery

Easter Island - Moai Statues

Spend the next few days exploring this fascinating island, enjoying the laid back rhythm of its people and the sheer beauty of the South Pacific setting. Discover the birth place of the ancient Moai statues and try to decipher the mysteries of the island’s ancient culture. You have a variety of excursion options: Visit the archaeological site Ahu Vinapu, where you will find some of the highest quality stonework on the islands. Venture to the southernmost volcano on the Island, Rano Kau, to peer into the massive extinct crater from the rim. See iconic Ahu Akivi, the site of seven Moai overlooking the expanse of the ocean. Choose from active hiking and biking or more relaxed exploration!

Accommodations: Explora Rapa Nui

*Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:

Return to the Mainland / Travel to Valparaíso

Valparaiso (photo credit Casa Higueras)

Fly back to the mainland and transfer out to the central coast. Your hotel is located in the historic port city of Valparaíso. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003 for its architectural and cultural significance, the city is one of Chile’s most interesting.

Accommodations: Casa Higueras

Located in Valparaiso on Chile’s Central Coast, Casa Higueras is a boutique hotel built in a restored 1930s mansion with expansive views of this historic port city and the sea. Its 20 guest rooms have beamed ceilings and built-in cabinets, and evoke Valparaíso’s marine history. The hotel offers a highly-rated restaurant, an infinity pool, and a deck overlooking the water.

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 7:

Day Trip to Wine Country and Valparaiso, a Colorful Port City

Chile - Valparaiso - Port view

Travel into the wine region and stop for a tour and tasting at Viña Catrala, a boutique winery known for its pinot noir and sauvignon blanc.

Return to Valparaíso, one of the first Chilean cities founded by the Spanish and the former home of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, and spend the afternoon wandering among colorfully painted buildings and winding, art-filled streets, with spectacular views of the harbor below. Your private guide will lead you through two of the most famous and eclectic neighborhoods, Cerro Concepción and Cerro Alegre, and you will have the chance to visit one of Pablo Neruda’s three homes-turned-museums, La Sebastiana.

Accommodations: Casa Higueras

*Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8:

The Windswept Strait of Magellan and Last Hope Sound

Chile - Patagonia - Puerto Natales

Fly south to Punta Arenas (or fly directly to Puerto Natales on select seasonal flights) and enjoy a scenic private transfer to your hotel, set just outside Puerto Natales. Located at the opening of the Última Esperanza Sound, Puerto Natales is a picturesque small village and the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park.

Accommodations: Simple Patagonia

The Simple Patagonia Hotel is designed to highlight the sweeping landscape surrounding it. The architecture is simple, dominated by large spaces and panoramic windows, and complemented by the warmth of native wood and comfortable, rustic furnishings. The 11-room hotel offers a bar and a restaurant serving traditional Patagonian dishes.

*Includes: Breakfast

Alternative lodging options: Weskar Patagonian Lodge, Singular Patagonia
Day 9:

Navigate to Balmaceda Glacier / Zodiac into Torres del Paine

Patagonia - Torres del Paine - Horses

Cross the Last Hope Sound by boat to Balmaceda glacier, disembarking there to explore the area on foot. Continue by a smaller zodiac boat along the Serrano River into Torres del Paine National Park. Enjoy a traditional Patagonian lunch before driving to your lodge. This is an exceptional and much less commonly traveled way into the park.

Accommodations: Tierra Patagonia

An exceptional option in the area of Torres del Paine National Park, Tierra Patagonia Hotel sits on a bluff where the pampa meets Lake Sarmiento, with views across the lake to the peaks of the Paine Massif from all rooms. The beautifully well-designed building seems to emerge from the hillside and blends harmoniously with the landscape. Patagonian details decorate its three suites, 34 superior rooms and three standard rooms. The hotel has a restaurant and bar, library lounge, spa with heated pool and hot tub, and one of the loveliest views in Torres del Paine.

*Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Alternative lodging options: Patagonia Camp, EcoCamp Patagonia, Awasi Patagonia, Explora Patagonia, and others
Days 10-11:

Explore Torres del Paine National Park

Enjoy guided excursions each day to see the park’s iconic sites, such as the soaring granite towers from which it takes its name. Each day you can choose from active excursions, such as hiking, and more relaxed ones, such as driving tours and scenic walks. The guides at your lodge with discuss the options with you and help you plan a trip that matches your interests.

Accommodations: Tierra Patagonia

*Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12:

Depart for Home or Your Next Destination

Today you will say goodbye to your local guide and head to the airport for your flight home or to your next destination.

*Includes: Breakfast

More Photos From This Trip

View of Santiago de Chile with Los Andes mountain range in the backPuerto NatalesZodiac into Torres del Paine National ParkEarly Morning Torres del Paine, ChileGuanaco in Torres del PaineTierra Patagonia ExteriorPatagonia - Torres del Paine - Hiking trailChile - Tierra Patagonia - Walking Trails

Popular Ways to Customize This Itinerary

  • Add a few extra nights in Santiago or visit the coastal city of Valparaíso. We can arrange a variety of activities, including city tours, wine tours, culinary excursions, visits to historical sites, and active options such as hiking, biking and horseback riding.

  • Explore the glaciers and fjords at the bottom of South America with the possibility of stepping foot on Cape Horn by taking a small ship Patagonia cruise on the Stella Australis or Ventus Australis.

  • Stay a few nights on a vineyard in the Casablanca, San Antonio or Colchagua wine valleys. Tour and taste the wines from small boutique wineries or bike from one to another and enjoy the culinary tastes of Chilean wine country.

  • Extend your visit with some time in the lovely Lake District or the Atacama desert.

  • Include some downtime for rest and relaxation! Some free time to unwind or have a massage will allow you to feel refreshed and ready for the remainder of your trip. Many of our properties include excellent spas or wellness centers. We can help arrange these services or include properties that offer health & wellness amenities.

  • Contact us to learn about more options for designing and customizing your trip.

Reviews From This Trip

5 stars

  • Easter Island was amazing. The excursion guides were a joy to be around.
    William Scott
  • The Explora Hotel in Easter Island was beautiful. The rooms were amazing with views over the landscape.
    Dory Gasorek
  • Tierra Patagonia was amazing - service, ambience, staff, facilities, guides, were top notch.
    Jean Hendrickson

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