This challenging 8-day adventure will catapult you from the green valleys of central Chile to the magical surroundings of the Atacama Desert. On the way, fly over miles and miles of deserted beaches, visit the world’s largest copper mine and touch down at 8,000 ft high San Pedro de Atacama. Here you will find ancient villages, 4,000 year old mummies, geysers, hot springs and salt plains that stretch out as far as you can see – it’s all there, waiting to be found in the desert. As you head back south, don’t miss Valle de Elqui, Chile’s Pisco capital. Visit the most important observatory in the Southern Hemisphere and end up at Valparaiso, a port city packed with history.
Discover the beauty of Chile’s Lake District while you over fly active volcanoes. Go salmon and trout-fishing and enjoy your fresh catch for dinner. Soak in one of the region’s finest hot springs. Visit Chile’s most renowned vineyards and learn the basics on wine-tasting. Experience some of the most exciting white-water rafting in the world. Get to know Chiloe, an island scattered with small fishing villages, each with a story of its own. All of this in 9 days? Believe it – we will show you how it’s done.
If you have a little more time, don’t miss the opportunity to take this extended tour. Ever wanted to chart a course through the highest mountain range in the American continent? This is your chance as you take advantage of most of the attractions of our Southern Wonders tour, and top it all off with an across-the-border, over-the-Andes odyssey to majestic Bariloche, Argentina. Explore this gateway to Patagonia while you stay at one of the world’s finest hotels, Llao Llao.
So you want to see Chile … then it doesn’t get any better than this. Pull out all the stops and go the whole way as you take 18 adventure-filled days to get to know the very best that the country has to offer. From the arid deserts in the north to the lush forests and snow fields in the south, The Chilean Caper is the unique combination of our Atacama Adventure and A Peek at Patagonia tours. It’s also an experience you will never forget.