Central + South America


huge open spaces, outdoor adventures, the atacama desert, majestical fjords

A long, narrow ribbon squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific, and stretching from the spectacular desolation of the Atacama desert to the calm beauty of the lakes and the wild drama of Patagonia’s steppes, fjords, glaciers and mountains, Chile is a series of dramatic and startlingly different landscapes. And then, perhaps even more startling is Easter Island - Rapa-Nui - caught in a time-warp five hours’ flight away in mid-Pacific.

For true outdoor adventure, we work with highly professional local outfitters who can access the most spectacular wilderness and provide the most expert hiking, riding and fishing guides. For greater luxury, we have found the best of the estancias and the chic new lodges that dot both the wine country and more remote areas.

Chile’s airline, which runs a good, regular service up and down the length of the country, means that you can take in all of its huge variety in the same holiday.

Best visited: November to March

All itineraries are individually designed, but as a guide, we can arrange ten days in Chile (not including flights) from £4000 per person.

“Thanks, cazenove+loyd for enabling me. Time and again I step out into the unknown assured that I’ll be in excellent hands, and come away with the fondest memories.”

Crown Jewels

For over 20 years we have been creating the best luxury tailor-made holidays, we know our countries inside and out and really know how to get under the skin of each one and the best way to experience them.

explore The Atacama desert

Deep desert canyons, salt lakes and high altiplano in the shadow of volcanoes - The Atacama Desert is a Mecca for those who want to explore the extreme. Just north of Chile it borders both Bolivia and Argentina, and is home to some fantastic lodges.

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the extraordinary and remote easter island

Easter Island is arguably the strangest and most remote place on Earth. The Polynesian island famed for its curious Moai statues and strange mixture of history, cult and mythology. It poses as many questions as it answers.

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wine tasting in torres del paine

Some of the best wine in South America is grown in vineyards with a beautiful backdrop of the snow-capped Andes. March is a great time to be here when the harvesting festivals begin.

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explore chiloe and the fjords

South of Puerto Montt lies the island of Chiloe and a coastline dotted with deep fjords. It is the least accessible coastline in Chile, in the bottom quarter of the country. With the lack of roads, the big distances, limited accommodation and the need of a boat means that you have a wild coastline virtually to yourself.

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fishing in southern chile

In between Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas in Southern Chile, this wild country and fresh glacial water make for exciting fishing in a truly magnificent landscape.

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The creation of each individual itinerary starts with a client’s dream.  In discussion we translate these initial desires and aspirations into our vision of the best achievable holiday. Our meticulous planning and love of our destinations ensure that we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We promise you precious and everlasting memories.

highlights of chile

discover the highlights of Chile


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As every one of the holidays we create is unique, all of our clients come back with different and interesting stories. We love to hear from our clients on their return to find out about their most memorable moments. We from c+l are also always travelling to our destinations and every trip allows us to refine and add value to our clients' future experiences. Below is a selection of ones that we think stand out as ‘extraordinary’.

i really need some space

With raging waterfalls and placid lakes, jagged mountain ranges and arid deserts, Argentina and Chile have room for it all as Hans Dieter John experienced on his first trip to Chile.

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vineyards by bicycle

Rolando Stein was sent on a mission to explore the wine regions of Chile, but he had one condtition, to do it all by bicycle. For him this was the perfect way to get back to the country he adores.

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stepping into nature

The landscapes of Chile blew Geetika Jain away. She spent 10 days getting to know the lie of the land in places she had only dreamed of visiting.

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the travesia experience

Leslie Martin and a group of her girlfriends packed up their bags to explore the Chilean Atacama desert and travesia into Bolivia. They were in for a breath-taking experience of a lifetime.

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The length & breadth

The best places to visit in Chile with expert private guide

One of our clients, Jeff Cohen, enjoyed the trip of a lifetime exploring South America. In Chile, his favourite destination, he travelled from the islands and lakes in Northern Patagonia, to the wine regions surrounding Santiago, to the Atacama Desert in the North.

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Our relationships count for a lot and we still work with some of the same people we have worked with for twenty years. There is also constant change and the teams are always reviewing and adding to the experiences which they can offer and the lodges, hotels and guides they work with.

Oscar Moya


private guided tour of rural Chile

One of our expert guides, Oscar Moya, has worked at the wonderful Explora Hotel in the Atacama Desert for more than six years and has spent more than 9 years now working in this region in Northern Chile.

Going through life as a nomad and always travelling is part of Oscar: he was born in the Amazon jungle in Brazil and grew up partly in the Arabian Desert, to later move to Chile with his family. Together they experienced living in many locations between the Atacama Desert and the Northern area of Patagonia.
After constantly moving around, Oscar and his family settled in Santiago for a long time, where he completed his military service and was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel throughout Chile. During this period of time he learnt about the great outdoors, which instilled in him a desire to incorporate this into his work for the rest of his life. He decided to leave Santiago to explore further afield and came to live and work in the driest desert in the world at the foot of the Cordillera de Los Andes.
Oscar also knows Bolivia very well and can provide our clients with a real ‘under-the-skin’ experience of traversing the Uyuni Salt Flats and exploring the hidden wonders of this magical region.

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At c+l, we have no vested interest in the hotels and lodges which we select - we review everything and choose the best for a particular client. And because we visit our three regions on a regular basis and have details conversations with over 90% of our clients on their return, our choices can be refined continually. The choice of what is best for the client is our only consideration


remote luxury hideaway Patagonia Chile

Awasi is an incredible boutique hotel perfect for those who want an active yet luxurious retreat in the Atacama Desert. Located inside an ancient site, surrounded by a historic wall which for years housed shepherds and herders. The adobe cottages have private patios and outdoor showers, a restaurant serving locally inspired food and a beautiful outdoor pool to relax by.

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Hotel De Larache

luxury hotel patagonia chile

This hotel near the small oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama has more the feeling of a relaxed space to absorb the dramatic landscape than making its own design statement. An airy open-plan layout succeeds in merging interior and exterior so your gaze is constantly drawn to the distant volcanoes and stunning sunsets.

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The Singular

Adventure holiday Patagonia luxury hotel

The Singular welcomes guests to its elegantly converted factory, with its soaring ceilings, restored brick and industrial features, but yes still cosy and warm. We think it is the perfect launching point for exploring Patagonia and the Torres del Paine National Park in luxury, and in our opinon one of the finest hotels in South America.

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Vina Vik

Chile holiday specialists wine region

Still in the construction stage Vina Vik is two hours south of Santiago. Owner Alexander Vik, already has three hotels in Uruguay, and judging from his previous ventures and attention to detail the new hotel will be stylish and unique.  He is also on a crusade to produce a top cabernet-based wine one of the biggest projects undertaken in Chile’s wine region. 

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Tierra Patagonia

incredible patagonia chile hotel

Three of Chile’s leading architects, Cazu Zegers, Roberto Benavente and Rodrigo Ferrer designed Tierra Patagonia with the intention of maximising the awe-inspiring views yet minimalizing the impact on the land, we think they have done this perfectly. Luxury, adventure and spectacular architecture combine at this eco-friendly hotel with unparalleled views.

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