Overview & Highlights
Explore Chile’s volcanic and glaciated wilderness landscapes on foot, by bike, or on the water. Chile hosts some of the most dramatic scenery in the world and has a good infrastructure for outdoor activities. Osorno volcano and the Torres de Paine National Park are the pinnacles of its natural scenery.
Chile, with its long Pacific coastline extending from the northern desert through the lush pastures of the volcano-studded lake district to the glaciers of Patagonia, is one of Latin America’s most rewarding countries for outdoor adventures.
There’s a well-developed infrastructure to cater for the demand for outdoor adventures. Chile offers a range of well supported and guided activities including hikes, volcano climbing, river rafting, horse riding and mountain biking. While the country lacks visible historical culture, it makes up for it with its exquisite natural landscapes.
This private holiday includes different outdoor experiences: hiking, biking, river-rafting and kayaking. The hikes are challenging: you’ll enjoy them best if you are used to walking for several hours a day in countryside which can be steep and rocky.
Good weather can’t be guaranteed of course in a region of fast-changing climatic conditions, but in the southern summer – November to March – you have a good chance of catching some clear, sunny days, promising a magical experience.
- Day walk in Huerquehue National Park
- Half-day river rafting on the Rio Trancura (class 3)
- Full-day kayaking in the Reloncavi fjord
- Half-day cycling along the shores of Lake Llanquihue
- Day walks in Torres del Paine National Park
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Arrive in Santiago. Transfer to your hotel in the Providencia district.
Fly to Temuco, transfer to Pucón.
Hiking in Huerquehue National Park.
River rafting on the River Trancura.
Public coach to Puerto Varas.
Cycle along lakeshore to Frutillar.
Kayaking on the Reloncavi Estuary.
Fly from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas and transfer to Torres del Paine National Park.
Trek along the Valle del Francés – part of W Trek.
Hike towards the Grey Glacier – part of W Trek.
Hike to the foot of the towers, the “Torres” del Paine.
Transfer to Punta Arenas, fly to Santiago.
Transfer to airport for international flight home.
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What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
For me, it was the Atacama desert. It is the driest desert in the world, and we had thunder storms!! But it left snow on the volcanos and fluffy clouds in the brilliant blue sky. Perfect for landscape photography. The great guides, and the friendly fellow travelers.MB, Chelmsford
The Penguin tour was excellent. It covered all the main places I wanted to see, from the Atacama to Patagonia. There are not many companies that cover so much, for group travellers.
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Real Latin America Experts
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
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.
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.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.