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Atacama Patagonia Bariloche Torres del Paine

The Best of Chile & Argentina

Venture out to the Atacama desert, where burnt orange canyons and weirdly sculpted rock formations stand brilliant against an azure sky and steaming geysers rocket steam to dizzying heights. You’ll explore your other-worldly surroundings with a series of nature walks, challenging treks and horse rides, all privately guided and tailored to your particular interests and physical requirements. The star gazing here is truly spectacular – don’t miss it!

Next head south to the emerald hills of the Lakes District. Here you’ll stay at the outstanding Vira Vira, a hacienda style boutique hotel bringing the “farm to fork” concept to the fore with an onsite dairy and wheat crops to keep fresh homemade bread in constant supply, not to mention onsite thermal springs amidst verdant gardens.

Enjoy Tipiliuke and its similar concept in the Lakes District, before a ‘stint’at Eolo in El Calafate, your starting point exploring Patagonia and its icefields.

Journey further south into the depths of Patagonia staying in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park, perched above the milky, turquoise waters of Lake Pehoé, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Paine Massif. The wilderness is yours to explore by 4×4 vehicle, walking through ethereal forests, wildlife watching and birdspotting, hiking part or all of the famous W trek and horse riding across the open pampas.

Round up a just-under-three week journey back in Santiago, the hub to the rest of Chile, and appreciate three weeks exploring wilderness areas of both Chile and Argentina.

You will love

  • Other-worldly Atacama landscapes
  • Tranquility in the Lakes District
  • Patagonia and its bounty of nature
  • Variety, exclusivity choice



Arrive to Calama airport and road transfer to your accommodation. The afternoon and evening are at leisure.


Your accommodation Includes guided explorations of the Atacama desert; the flamingoes & salt flats, moon valley, the altiplano lagoons, geysers & thermal pools plus guided walks & trekking, bike riding, horse riding and bird watching.


Another day is set aside for you to enjoy activities in the Salar de Atacama, the Cordillera de la Sal, the Cordillera de Sarapana and in the Andes Mountains


One further full day is for you to explore more of the Atacama – either on half or full day excursions and experiences at a style, pace and length of your choice.


Road transfer back to the airport and fly to Pucon to the emerald hills of the Lakes District and stay at the outstanding Vira Vira, a hacienda style boutique hotel bringing the “farm to fork” concept to the fore with an onsite dairy and wheat crops to keep fresh homemade bread in constant supply, not to mention onsite thermal springs amidst verdant gardens.


Enjoy activities at the lodge such as walks or hikes, fishing, horse riding, canoeing, stand-up-paddleboarding or simply enjoying the farm-to-table cuisine, a cheese factory tour, or birdwatching.


Further enjoy activities at the lodge, perhaps mountain biking, a cultural Mapuche experience, white-water rafting, or activities with an additional cost such as a helicopter ride, yoga or a wellness treatment.


After breakfast, road transfer to Llao Llao, passing by San Martin de los Andes, arriving to the lodge late afternoon. The journey takes approximately 6 hours, plus time for stops enroute. Enjoy mountainous scenery and the stunning lakes and forest scenery as you pass by.


Enjoy activities inside the lodge such as the hydrogym, salsa or tango lessons, pilates, yoga, the jacuzzi, sauna, gym, reading room, or games such as bingo or card games. Outdoor activities include walks, mountain bike rides, tennis, boating, fishing, rafting, 4×4 adventures, bird watching and more.


Further enjoy all of the activities at the lodge. Specialist activities with an instructor (additional cost) may include archery or rappelling, you may want to windsurf or stand up paddle, or enjoy walks at a style, pace and length of your choice.


Fly from Bariloche to El Calafate, then road transfer to Eolo lodge. Check in this afternoon and the remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure, or you may wish to head out for a small hike or horse back ride if time allows.


Enjoy activities at the lodge such as trekking, mountain biking, bird watching, horse back riding, 4×4 explorations, zip lining, heading out to Los Glaciares National Park to visit the glacier, kayak, hike or for a boat journey


Further head out to take part in activities on or nearby the lodge such as visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier, fly fishing, spending a full day at El Chalten, or at Estancia Cristina.


After breakfast check out and road transfer south, crossing into Chile, to reach Explora Patagonia, the only lodge right in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park. Arrive this afternoon and the remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to rest and to admire the lodge and views over the three towers.


Head out with your guide on a choice of over 40 explorations – hike, horseback ride, take a high mountain ascent, travel overland, or embark on a self-guided excursion – you choose!


Further explore the area, perhaps hike the Mirador Toro or the Lago Grey, horseback ride the Laguna Negra, travel overland taking in flora and fauna such as guanacos and puma at Estepa Patagonica, or take a high mountain ascent to Cerro Tenerife.


Enjoy one more day to explore the region on a choice of activities offered by Explora Patagonia.


Road transfer to Punta Arenas and fly to Santiago. Check into your accommodation at The Singular and perhaps head out this afternoon to explore Lastarria, its markets and nearby restaurants.


Check out of your accommodation and commence your journey homebound.


A selection of the finest lodges and hotels

Nayaro Alto Atacama – San Pedro

Surrounded by salt mountains, crumbling ruins, and flanked by the winding San Pedro River, Alto Atacama has one of the most breathtaking settings in the world. The lodge is a stunning example of innovative and sustainable architecture, blending seamlessly into the surrounding red rock hillside. Read More

And Beyond Vira Vira – Pucon, Northern Patagonia

The Hotel Vira Vira is set on a working farm in a beautiful and unique location in the northern Lakes District, the mecca for adventure sports in Chile. Experience life on a working farm whilst indulging in exquisite paddock-to-plate dining and enjoying a variety of exciting activities immersed in the natural beauty of this stunning region. Read More

Tipiliuke Lodge – San Martin

Tipiliuke Lodge sits in the foothills of the Andes in the Lake District of the northern Patagonia at the heart of a historic 50,000 acre working cattle ranch. Exploration can be undertaken on foot or on horseback and the fly fishing is world class. Relax and enjoy the spectacular setting and authentic estancia experience. Read More

Llao Llao – Bariloche, Northern Patagonia

Llao Llao creates a blend of high standards, elegance and Patagonian beauty. Many of the rooms overlook the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes and the Cerro Lopez mountain peak and are inspired by the warmth of the scenery, creating cosy and luminous spaces. Llao Llao is the most exclusive resort in Argentine Patagonia. Read More

Eolo – near El Calafate, Southern Patagonia

On the edge of the Glaciers National Park, close enough to provide easy access for wilderness adventures but removed from the tourist hub of El Calafate. Hear the wind whistle and watch the sun change colour over the never-ending Patagonian Steppe and appreciate the views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and lake. Read More

Explora Patagonia – Torres del Paine

Explora Patagonia is located at the centre of the Torres del Paine National Park, the heart of Patagonia, on the shores of Lake Pehoe. Enjoy the most majestic of views right from the lodge itself, and enjoy over 35 half and full day explorations which there are to choose from. Disconnect and unwind in remote Patagonia at Explora. Read More

The Singular Lastarria – Santiago

Blending seamlessly into the bohemian neighbourhood of Lastarria, The Singular Santiago combines the style of early 20th century buildings with neoclassical French architectural influences. The result is a striking new addition to the Santiago cityscape. This trendy retreat embraces artistic heritage while adding cutting-edge modernity. Read More

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