Our Chile holidays take you to the heart of this stunning country, which stretches 4,300 between South America’s epic Andes mountain range and the wild Pacific Ocean.
Just 150 miles wide at its broadest point, this slender land packs a huge array of scenery and sights into its narrow borders. So much so, that holidays in Chile reveal a world of surprises and discoveries, from smoking volcanoes and vast steppes to bustling cities – all towered over by the snow-veiled Andean peaks.
We offer Chile tours as one component of our wider South America tours, so you can experience not only the best bits of this fascinating country but also the highlights of Brazil and Argentina in one amazing journey.
Highlights of our Chile holidays
The starting point for our Chile holidays is its cosmopolitan capital of Santiago, one of the world’s most spectacularly situated cities. Overlooked by soaring mountains - the glowering Andes to the east and smaller peaks to the west - this massive metropolis is packed with sights, from its UNESCO-protected 16th century San Francisco church to its handsome Plaza de Armes square, charming La Barrio district and elegant Club Hipico horseracing circuit. Our escorted tours of Chile give you plenty of time to get to know this irresistible city, savouring its markets, visiting its spectacular Andean viewpoints and tasting some of the robust Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon wines cultivated in the surrounding vineyards. Our Chile tours also give you the option of visiting the lovely ‘garden city’ of Viña del Mar and bohemian, bayside Valaparaiso, a colourful mosaic of houses and funicular railways sprawling over steep hillsides.
From here, our Chile tours branch out into Argentina, journeying across the breathtaking Andes to the wine-growing town of Mendoza and tango-passionate Buenos Aires. Other highlights queue up behind – the majestic Iguassu Falls, where 250 crashing cascades form a stunning wall of water, and unmissable Rio de Janeiro, with its samba clubs, Copacabana beach and iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.
What’s more, you’re free to extend your holidays in Chile with a stay picturesque Buzios in Brazil – a charming seaside village lined with beautiful beaches, cobbled lanes and fabulous restaurants.
If you’re keen to experience this incredible place, have a look through our Chile holidays and South American tours here.