Chile luxury vacations

luxury Chile vacations


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Central + South America


huge open spaces, outdoor adventures, the atacama desert, majestic 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 the 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, horseback 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 vacation.

Best visited: November to March

All itineraries are individually designed, but as an indication, we can arrange ten days in Chile (not including international flights) from $6800 per person.

“An unforgettable trip. The service everywhere was particularly outstanding and everyone we met was super-polite. Thank you again and looking forward to organising the next trip with you.”
Rogers Family, London UK
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We know Chile better than most. The possibilities are endless and ever-changing. On the map below, we have plotted some of our current favorite places to stay, some c+l highlights and a few pertinent client stories. And you can see if there is a team member traveling in that particular country and link through to them and what they are up to, so you can get them to call you on their return.

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For over 20 years we have been creating the best luxury tailor-made vacations, 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

Chile luxury travel specialist 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 vacation specialists

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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trekking in torres del paine

Trekking in torres del paine

The Torres del Paine National Park is at sea level but the peaks soar to nearly 10,000 feet so you can trek and ride in spectacular scenery with the drama of coast and sea in close proximity.

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explore chiloe and the fjords

Chile bespoke travel, 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

specialist fishing trips 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 vacation. Our meticulous planning and love of our destinations ensure that we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We promise you precious and everlasting memories.

experience the highlights of chile

tailor-made vacation to see chile's highlights

In a two week trip to Chile clients can easily take in three dramatically different areas without feeling rushed. Thanks to excellent domestic flights it is now possible to explore Chile’s incredible variety making it possible in a shorter space of time.
 A trip to experience Chile’s highlights would start in the far North of the country and the incredible Atacama Desert, journeying through the stunning Lake District and Santiago and ending in Patagonia and the Torres Del Paine National Park in the far South. A trip like this is ideal for those wanting to explore Chile’s incredible areas of natural beauty.

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chile and argentina combination trip

chile and argentina vacation ideas

Explore some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world on an extraordinary sabbatical or gardening leave trip through Chile and Argentina. Chile and Argentina offer some of the most spectacular road-trips with breathtaking views along the way, and in the company of our best guides so you do not miss a single thing. After a days driving stop off in our choice of super-luxurious lodges which can be your base for riding, trekking, fishing or climbing. Enjoy an off the beaten track experience with no other people in sight, just you, the pristine wilderness and an unforgettable journey.

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family vacation experts chile

With direct overnight flights to Santiago from many US cities you can be in the lunar landscape of the Atacama desert for a late lunch the following day. We personally know each of the hotels we work with in the fun and lively oasis town of San Pedro where children are welcome and the activities are endless: sand-boarding, biking, floating in a salt lake, basking in thermal springs, hiking, night observatory visits, or just simply relaxing by the pool and enjoying the spectacular surroundings.

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As every one of the vacations 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 traveling 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’.

road trips and FISHING in chilean patagonia

fishing vacations chile patagonia


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i really need some space... escape to chile

Chile vacation specialists

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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exploring the vineyards of chile by bicycle

cycling in chile

Rolando Stein was sent on a mission to explore the wine regions of Chile, but he had one condition, 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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getting to know the lie of the land

wildlife vacation South America

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: chile to bolivia

Tailor-made vacation to Chile

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

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exploring the length + BREADTH of chile

Adventure vacation Chile

One of our clients, Jeff Cohen, enjoyed the trip of a lifetime exploring South America. In Chile, his favorite destination, he traveled 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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Atacama desert adventure vacation Chile

Jenny Wilkinson visited the Atacama Desert, the driest desert on Earth and was mind-blown by its stunning landscapes and surprised by the variety of wildlife abundant in the area. 

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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


Best adventure guide Chile

Oscar Moya, one of our expert guides, has worked at Explora Hotel in the Atacama Desert for more than six years and has spent over 9 years working in this region of Northern Chile. Traveling and living on the move is part of Oscar; he was born in the Amazon jungle in Brazil, later moving to the Arabian Desert finally settling in Chile with his family. Together, they have experienced living in many different locations between the Atacama Desert and the Northern area of Patagonia. Oscar's time spent in Santiago completing his military service fueled his love of the great outdoors. He now lives and works in the driest desert in the world at the foot of the Cordillera de Los Andes. Oscar's unbeatable local knowledge gives our clients real under the skin experiences exploring 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 detailed 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

l aposada de los farios,

Tucked away in Chilean Patagonia overlooking the magnificent Rio Cisnes (Swan River) La Posada de los Farios is undeniably spellbinding. With no more than six guests a week, this sixty year old working cattle ranch is as remote as it is rustic. Apart from a few gauchos, horses, dogs, cattle, and a vociferous early-rising cockerel half a mile away, nobody lives there. 

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Atacama desert

Atacama desert luxury hotel, Awasi

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,
san pedro

Patagonia Chile luxury hotel de larache

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,

luxury hotel Patagonia Chile, The Singular

The Singular welcomes guests to its elegantly converted factory, with its soaring ceilings, restored brick and industrial features, yet is still cozy 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 opinion is one of the finest hotels in South America.

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Vina Vik,

Luxury hotel wine region Chile, Vina Vik

 Vina Vik is a comfortable two hour drive south of Santiago in the Millahue wine district. Owner, Alexander Vik has a line of stylish hotels in Uruguay and this is his first venture in Chile.  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,

Luxury Chile hotel Tierra Patagonia

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

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