Chile & Argentina Private Tour

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Why You Should Go

When hiking a wide range of areas on the Patagonian Andes, it is easy to see how Torres del Paine still has hundreds of unnamed mountains, with many points inaccessible and unexplored. The features of Patagonia are remarkable: wild rivers, muddy rainforests, glaciated peaks, granted monoliths, and vast steppes. This is a place for reflection, deep solitude, and unforgettable outdoor activities.

We feel the splendid, stark wilderness of Chile’s Atacama Desert rightly deserves a place among the world’s notable natural wonders. Atacama’s unmatched beauty and colorful moonscape-like remoteness is truly spellbinding. In the backdrop of spectacular volcanoes, some rising upwards of 20,000 feet, Atacama (covering 40,541 sq. miles) stretches 621 miles from Peru’s southern border into northern Chile. Extraordinary full-day excursions here include the otherworldly Valley of the Moon, the Salt Flats of Tara, (featuring turquoise oasis’ with three types of flamingos living off the microscopic life), and the geysers of El Tatio.

Best Travel Time: Fall Winter Spring

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Torres del Paine

HOW MUCH WILL THIS TRIP COST?

Dependent on exact logistics and seasonality, our comprehensive private luxury tour costs are upward of

USD $5,000 – $6,000 per COUPLE per DAY.

  *Inclusive of all luxury accommodations, private guide/driver, meals per itinerary, INTERNAL air flights/rail /private transfers, & all taxes/service fees.

Sample Itinerary

12 Days

Each private luxury tour is custom to the wishes of each client. This itinerary is a sample. Partnering with our long-established relationship with United Airlines, our sister company, TRAVNET, may provide competitive Polaris/Business Class international airfare, along with mileage points conversion.

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Day 1

Fly to Santiago
Through our sister company, premium air provider TRAVNET, we may assist with your international airfare, as well as with mileage points conversion.

Puritama hot springs near San Pedro d’ Atacama, Chile
Puritama Hot Springs, Atacama Desert, Chile
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Day 2

Arrive Santiago + Fly Santiago/Calama + Drive Calama/Atacama

Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Alto Atacama

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Andean Flamingos in Laguna Chaxa, Chile
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Day 3-5

Atacama Desert Activities
We feel the splendid, stark wilderness of Chile’s Atacama Desert rightly deserves a place among the world’s notable natural wonders. Atacama’s unmatched beauty and colorful moonscape-like remoteness is truly spellbinding. Biking, trekking and horseback riding are among the fun activities in this alternate universe.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Alto Atacama

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Licancabur Volcano, Chile
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Day 6

Drive Atacama/Calama + Fly Calama/Santiago
Upon arrival in Santiago, you will embark on a half-day Santiago private tour. It is one of the most modern cities on the continent, yet still retains a colonial influence with many beautiful, historical buildings and plazas. It is also a city surrounded by fertile wine-producing valleys and world-class ski resorts and is within an hour’s drive of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the fabulous museums, shops, and restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodations: Singular Santiago

Santiago city in Chile
Santiago Skyline and Andes Mountain Range
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Day 7

Valparaiso + Casablanca Valley Private Tour
You will be met by your private guide and driver for a full-day private tour, beginning with a city tour of Valparaiso and continuing on to Casablanca Valley, before being returned to your hotel to rest for your flight tomorrow to Patagonia.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Singular Santiago

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Casablanca Valley
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Day 8

Fly Santiago/Puerto Natales + Transfer to Patagonia
Upon arrival in Puerto Natales, you will be privately transferred to Patagonia Camp or the Singular Patagonia. To read more about remarkable Patagonia, visit our blog post here.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Patagonia Camp or Singular Patagonia

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Patagonia Camp
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Day 9

Patagonia Camp or Singular Patagonia Activities
Today you may enjoy a full-day excursion exploring and hiking the Chilean Patagonia, including a four-hour boat ride on the lake surrounded by icebergs, before continuing on to Sal Grande where you will hike up Nordenskjold with views of the amazing Paine Massif.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Patagonia Camp or Singular Patagonia

Nordenskjold Lake, Patagonia, Chile
Nordenskjold Lake, Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Natales, Chile
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Day 10

Torres del Paine Excursion
You may begin your day by trekking the Ascencio Valley where, from above, you will see the Ascencio River. A boxed lunch will be provided. After lunch, you will continue to the forest of the native Lenga (Beech) trees until reaching the glacial moraine. From here it’s a one-hour trek to the top. This trek is spectacular and you get to view the three granite towers with their glacial lake below, that made the park famous.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Patagonia Camp or Singular Patagonia

Torres del Paine mountains and lake.
Torres del Paine Towers, Chilean Patagonia
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Day 11

Drive Patagonia/El Calafate + El Calafate Excursion
El Calafate is a small tourist village placed on the southern coast of Lago Argentino and considered the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. Here you will be able to see the Perito Moreno Glacier, considered the eighth wonder of the world and the spectacle of the national park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Eolo Lodge

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Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate
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Day 12

Fly Argentina/Home

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Guanacos in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Hotels

The 50-room Explora Atacama is a 5-star adventure property, offering four pools, horseback riding, hiking, and cycling. Similar to the Explora property in Patagonia, the service and guides here are top quality and world-class. Located on 42-acres in the Ayllu de Larache (the former land of the ancient Aymara people), the grounds are comprised of 20 indigenous parcels that are preserved by Explora. Upon arrival, you will sit down with one of Explora’s guides and plan out your excursions for the next day, repeating this process each day of your stay. Excursions are meant to be shared experiences among Explora’s guests, however, with no minimum participant number you may sometimes enjoy a private excursion experience. One of the unique features of the lodge is its special stargazing observatory, located just a short walk from the main building. With nightly viewings, this remote location offers one of the clearest skies for star-gazing anywhere on the planet! To read more about this property, click here.

Explora Atacama

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The 50-room Explora Atacama is a 5-star adventure property, offering four pools, horseback riding, hiking, and cycling. Similar to the Explora property in Patagonia, the service and guides here are top quality and world-class. Located on 42-acres in the Ayllu de Larache (the former land of the ancient Aymara people), the grounds are comprised of 20 indigenous parcels that are preserved by Explora. Upon arrival, you will sit down with one of Explora’s guides and plan out your excursions for the next day, repeating this process each day of your stay. Excursions are meant to be shared experiences among Explora’s guests, however, with no minimum participant number you may sometimes enjoy a private excursion experience. One of the unique features of the lodge is its special stargazing observatory, located just a short walk from the main building. With nightly viewings, this remote location offers one of the clearest skies for star-gazing anywhere on the planet! To read more about this property, click here.

Although on the bigger size with 205 rooms, we love this sophisticated Santiago property in the Las Condes area! The details of rich wood paneling and marble floors make for a clean and classic feel. The rooms are decorated in a truly classic style with white and light yellow hues and are fully equipped with mordern amenities. Bathrooms feature marble finishes, large soaking tubs, and separate standing shower facilities. Guests can enjoy the 100 Grandos Bar for cocktails at the beautiful rooftop or relax and unwind at the glass-roofed spa (with pool!) and onsite fitness center. Additional dining includes four restaurants including Estro, offering traditional Chilean cuisine.

The Ritz-Carlton Santiago

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Though we prefer the Explora Patagonia’s unique location as the only luxury lodge within the confines of Torres del Paine National Park, we consider the 5-star Singular Patagonia to be the highest quality property in all of Patagonia! An approximately 10-minute drive from the town of Puerto Natales, the Singular is built on the National Historic Landmark site of an early 20th-century meatpacking and refrigeration plant. When walking through the various areas of the 57-room property, you see how much the sites industrial equipment has been integrated within the striking, modern design of the hotel. We were most impressed with the Singular’s 19-foot glass walls with picturesque views of the sea and mountain peaks. We feel the dining here is among the finest we have seen in all of South America: fresh breakfast buffet at Desayunador and lunch and dinner at El Asador for grilled meats and regional specialties. The homemade ice cream here is beyond delicious! Amenities include a spa, indoor/outdoor pool, and outdoor excursions with the Singular’s well-traveled guides.

Singular Patagonia

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Though we prefer the Explora Patagonia’s unique location as the only luxury lodge within the confines of Torres del Paine National Park, we consider the 5-star Singular Patagonia to be the highest quality property in all of Patagonia! An approximately 10-minute drive from the town of Puerto Natales, the Singular is built on the National Historic Landmark site of an early 20th-century meatpacking and refrigeration plant. When walking through the various areas of the 57-room property, you see how much the sites industrial equipment has been integrated within the striking, modern design of the hotel. We were most impressed with the Singular’s 19-foot glass walls with picturesque views of the sea and mountain peaks. We feel the dining here is among the finest we have seen in all of South America: fresh breakfast buffet at Desayunador and lunch and dinner at El Asador for grilled meats and regional specialties. The homemade ice cream here is beyond delicious! Amenities include a spa, indoor/outdoor pool, and outdoor excursions with the Singular’s well-traveled guides.

The extraordinary Explora Patagonia is our favorite luxury lodge in the entire 1,242-mile stretch of the Patagonia Andes. The 49-room Explora Patagonia is located in the very heart of Patagonia in the unspoiled Torres del Paine National Park, sitting on the shores of Lake Pehoe. This lodge is the quintessential base for exploring the array of ecosystems in Torres del Paine National Park, designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve! Despite its remote location, Explora Patagonia provides all essential luxuries in a comfortable, understated way that reflects Patagonia’s natural environment. The sleek, linga-wood designed rooms seem large when looking out at the splendid views. A deciduous mountain tree, the Patagonia linga is now fully preserved in its unique South American environment. Though it is perhaps not as architecturally striking as the Singular, the Explora Patagonia more than makes up for it with one of the most spectacularly picturesque settings of any lodge we have stayed at in the world! Explora’s luxurious amenities include open-air hot-tubs with the Paine River insight, a heated pool, spa, sauna, Chilean bar, and its own horse stable. With the area’s highest quality guides, wonderful food selections, and many hiking and horseback riding options, this place is certainly worthy of a four-night stay. Of special note, Explora is the only lodge in Patagonia with its own bred and trained stable of horses. All horses have been raised on the Ibanez Estate, not far from the Explora property. It should be noted that Wi-Fi here is only available in the common areas and not in the rooms, as the goal of Explora is for guests to relax and sleep in rooms while engaging in camaraderie and communication in the common areas. For this to happen, disconnection is key!

Explora Patagonia

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The extraordinary Explora Patagonia is our favorite luxury lodge in the entire 1,242-mile stretch of the Patagonia Andes. The 49-room Explora Patagonia is located in the very heart of Patagonia in the unspoiled Torres del Paine National Park, sitting on the shores of Lake Pehoe. This lodge is the quintessential base for exploring the array of ecosystems in Torres del Paine National Park, designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve! Despite its remote location, Explora Patagonia provides all essential luxuries in a comfortable, understated way that reflects Patagonia’s natural environment. The sleek, linga-wood designed rooms seem large when looking out at the splendid views. A deciduous mountain tree, the Patagonia linga is now fully preserved in its unique South American environment. Though it is perhaps not as architecturally striking as the Singular, the Explora Patagonia more than makes up for it with one of the most spectacularly picturesque settings of any lodge we have stayed at in the world! Explora’s luxurious amenities include open-air hot-tubs with the Paine River insight, a heated pool, spa, sauna, Chilean bar, and its own horse stable. With the area’s highest quality guides, wonderful food selections, and many hiking and horseback riding options, this place is certainly worthy of a four-night stay. Of special note, Explora is the only lodge in Patagonia with its own bred and trained stable of horses. All horses have been raised on the Ibanez Estate, not far from the Explora property. It should be noted that Wi-Fi here is only available in the common areas and not in the rooms, as the goal of Explora is for guests to relax and sleep in rooms while engaging in camaraderie and communication in the common areas. For this to happen, disconnection is key!

Eolo is a country lodge, comfortable, spacious, and somewhat similar to ancient Patagonian “estancias”. The lodge is a compound of 17 suites, all with panoramic views. Similar to the Patagonia Camp, Eolo offers a wonderful natural setting with no sacrifice in comfort and outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and horseback riding. One can observe Lago Argentino towards the north, La Anita Valley towards the east, and the Torres del Paine and the Rico branch of the same lake towards the south. A client staying here mentioned the lamb she had here was the best anywhere in South America!

Eolo Lodge

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Eolo is a country lodge, comfortable, spacious, and somewhat similar to ancient Patagonian “estancias”. The lodge is a compound of 17 suites, all with panoramic views. Similar to the Patagonia Camp, Eolo offers a wonderful natural setting with no sacrifice in comfort and outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and horseback riding. One can observe Lago Argentino towards the north, La Anita Valley towards the east, and the Torres del Paine and the Rico branch of the same lake towards the south. A client staying here mentioned the lamb she had here was the best anywhere in South America!

Nestled in the private Los Huemules Conservation Reserve and surrounded by the Southern Ice Fields of Patagonia, Explora El Chaltén was recently opened in 2021. The 20-room luxury property’s minimalist design seamlessly blends with the surrounding nature, offering exclusive views of Patagonia’s iconic peaks–particularly the Marconi Glacier. Committed to sustainability, the hotel boasts eco-friendly architecture (even being built on stilts as not to impact the environment!). The most excellent part of Explora El Chaltén is the range of guided explorations offered, from trekking through ancient forests, to navigating glacial rivers, to climbing up rocky mountains. Luxury amenities include a spa equipped with a sauna and panoramic views of ñirre forest, five open-air hot tubs, and an onsite restaurant and bar offering a dynamic menu focusing on the environment’s raw materials.

Explora El Chaltén

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Nestled in the private Los Huemules Conservation Reserve and surrounded by the Southern Ice Fields of Patagonia, Explora El Chaltén was recently opened in 2021. The 20-room luxury property’s minimalist design seamlessly blends with the surrounding nature, offering exclusive views of Patagonia’s iconic peaks–particularly the Marconi Glacier. Committed to sustainability, the hotel boasts eco-friendly architecture (even being built on stilts as not to impact the environment!). The most excellent part of Explora El Chaltén is the range of guided explorations offered, from trekking through ancient forests, to navigating glacial rivers, to climbing up rocky mountains. Luxury amenities include a spa equipped with a sauna and panoramic views of ñirre forest, five open-air hot tubs, and an onsite restaurant and bar offering a dynamic menu focusing on the environment’s raw materials.

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Please note we specialize in global private luxury travel, including private guides and drivers throughout,

high-quality accommodations, inclusive of safari lodges and ryokans, in-country rail/air, and all taxes/service fees.


Dependent on destination and seasonality, our comprehensive private tour costs are upward of USD 5K-6K per couple per day.

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Location

Overview

Chile
Temperature
Highs: Mid 80’s
Lows: Mid 50’s
Area
756,950 SQ KM
292,260 SQ MILES
Capital
Santiago
Population
18.1 Million
Language
Spanish
Currency
Chilean Peso
Argentina
Temperature
Highs: Low 80’s
Lows: High 50’s
Area
2.8 Million SQ KM
1.1 Million SQ MILES
Capital
Buenos Aires
Population
44.3 Million
Language
Spanish
Currency
Argentine Pesos

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