Luxury Chile Holidays

Geographically, Chile is one of the most diverse countries in the world. A narrow strip along the west coast of South America, it is 2,833 miles in length but is never more than 221 miles wide. The Andes provides its eastern border, the Pacific Ocean the western. Top to bottom, it incorporates bone-dry deserts, salt flats, temperate rainforests, glaciers and fjords. On a personalised luxury holiday to Chile with Lightfoot Travel, you’ll discover the magic of this breathtaking land.

Santiago is a great starting point for any itinerary in Chile. This cosmopolitan city boasts stylish boutique hotels and plenty of colonial charm, and if you need a respite from city life the coast is an hour away. There’s also top skiing in the nearby mountains, while the famous vineyards of Rapel Valley are easily reachable.

North, near the border with Bolivia, lies the Atacama Desert. There’s a remarkable barren beauty in its vistas that range from otherworldly salt pan expanses and dramatic volcanoes to geo hot springs and geysers.

Down south lies the lush landscapes of the Lake District. Here you’ll find a paradise for outdoor adventurers with wonderful hiking, kayaking and fly-fishing available among its shimmering lakes, deep forests and conical volcanic basins.

In the far south is Patagonia, a land that has tempted explorers for centuries, and is the crowning glory of all of Chile’s natural wonders; think thick swathes of green, temperate rainforests, ancient glaciers and fjords overhanging the ocean, and whales frolicking off the coast.

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Our favourite itineraries in Chile

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Chile destinations

  • Chilean Patagonia
  • Atacama Desert
  • Santiago & Surrounds
  • Easter Island
  • Chilean Lake District

Good to Know

Time difference: GMT -4

Capital Santiago

Main Language: Spanish

Currency: Chilean Peso (CLP)

Best time to go: From October to March. Atacama can be explored all year, ski season (Jul to Sep), High Season (Dec to Mar)