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Active Chile: Andean Skiing and Atacama Desert Adventures

12 days from £5,890pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Chile

  • Portillo Ski Resort

Overview & Highlights

Seize the opportunity to ski in Portillo, Chile, where the season begins in July. Then head up to the Atacama Desert for limitless outdoor fun.

Few places on Earth match up to the variety Chile can offer in one holiday. As summer gets into full swing in Europe and North America, Chile’s higher Andean slopes are blanketed in a fresh carpet of snow and winter sports enthusiasts head for the ski runs high above Santiago. Chile’s well-established ski resorts have always welcomed a steady trickle of adventurous international visitors between late June and mid-September. Our holiday offers you the opportunity to ski this year in the Andes, where you’ll spend 4 days at the resort of Portillo. There’s another excellent reason to head for Chile in the northern summer: it’s the dry season in the high-altitude Atacama region, on the border with Bolivia. For the actively inclined, this is an invigorating spot to go walking, biking or horse riding among volcanoes, altiplanic lakes and horizon-stretching salt flats. This holiday operates every Friday between July and September.

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  • Skiing at Portillo
  • Excursions and activities at Tierra Atacama

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Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • This really is Extremes of Chile going from desert conditions to frozen  mountains. He prepared for some tiring travelling - and some stupendous scenery. 

    DR, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Many good memories - arriving at Macchu Picchu was something we had wanted to do for many years, so was probably the most memorable.

    CA, Wembley
  • Seeing the Condors taking flight first thing in the morning in the most stunning setting is a memory that will live with me forever. Looking down from the Sun Gate…

    CD, Corbridge
  • Every day was a pleasure. Scenery wonderful. Machu Picchu was jaw dropping.

    IT, Sutton Coldfield
  • I could not fault the restaurants recommended by Sally, our tour leader. The Central Market in Santiago, Restaurant Bota Salvavidas in Valparaiso, Broccolinos in Punta Arenas, La Tablita in El…

    RP, Buckinghamshire
  • All the walks are memorable for me. I also enjoyed the warm weather, friendly smiling Colombian people (contrary to the negative and scare mongering stories about Colombia I heard in…

    TU, Ilford
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Heloise Buxton Travel Expert Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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Bartolome, Galápagos

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Real Latin american experts

  • Mary
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

  • Alex
    Alex Walker - Travel Expert

    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

  • Millie
    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

  • Heloise
    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

  • Chris
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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